Flook

Flook

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes showcasing fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

Their first release, Flook! Live! in 1997 was heralded as "the ultimate modern flute album" by The Irish Times, but it was with the release of their debut studio album Flatfish in 1999 that the group burst onto the international music scene. This album introduced master bodhran player John Joe Kelly to Flook's line up of flutists Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen and guitarist Ed Boyd. Flatfish was hailed as "stunning", "remarkable" and "little short of miraculous".

However it was Flook's live performances that really captured the hearts of those who watched and listened. The rapport between the four musicians and the sheer enjoyment they developed in playing together was commented on by audiences and critics alike.

Rubai, released in 2002 and nominated for BBC Folk Album of the Year, was widely applauded by both journalists and fellow musicians and cemented Flook's reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge from the English/Irish folk scene, and they went on to win the coveted award for Best Group at BBC Folk Awards 2006.

Forthcoming appearances

No future appearances for Flook have yet been entered