“Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music” Time Out
On 12 April 2019, due to overwhelming popular demand, the legendary folk band Flook are finally to release a new album. Coming after a gap of fourteen years, ‘Ancora’ will be released through Cadiz Music on CD and digital formats. Despite the recording hiatus between their third studio album and ‘Ancora’, in recent years Flook have played occasional live shows, including short tours of Ireland,, Japan and Germany as well as festival shows, and they will undertake a 17-date tour of England and Wales in April and May 2019.
With the flutes and whistles of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly, the iconic band Flook weaves and spins traditionally rooted tunes into an enthralling sound – with agile but tight rhythms and virtuoso improvisation. Flook possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.
Formed over 20 years ago by four friends, Flook burst onto the international music scene with their debut studio album, ‘Flatfish’. The band had a remarkably successful performing and recording career - the sheer enjoyment of playing together shone through their albums. But it was their live performances that really captured the hearts of those who watched and listened.
Brian Finnegan said, “Way back in 2005 when we released our 3rd studio album ‘Haven’, little did we know that it would be our last for almost a decade and a half. We took a break in 2008, followed our hearts and instincts and went our separate ways; had kids, got hitched, loved, lost, explored the musical world post-Flook.
Official Link: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/folk/flook/