Tuesday 17 May, 2022: 7.30pm
Please note seating is unreserved.
Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. There is certainly no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins. More than twenty five years after their first gig together, Flook continue to inspire and enchant audiences of all ages.
Their most recent album Ancora, released in 2019 to critical acclaim and nominated for BBC Folk Album of the year, clearly demonstrates that, with their roots firmly anchored in the tradition, Flook still hold fast to their reputation as major musical innovators. Brian Finnegan - whistles and flutes Sarah Allen - flutes and accordion Ed Boyd - guitar John Joe Kelly – bodhrán
“Tour de force return after decade and a half – a luminous reunion.” The Irish Times
“Flook’s role and influence in the exploding excellence of instrumental folk music of various persuasions on these islands shouldn’t be underestimated… as vital as ever … Class is indeed permanent” fRoots “Virtuoso playing abounds … the most creative bodhran player on the planet … superb technique plus a genuine feel and some stonking tunes is a powerful recipe.” MOJO
“Considered, intelligent and compelling, their virtuosity and sheer joy at making music shines through in every note” Ellen Cranitch, RTE Lyric FM “Mysterious, joyful, a wonder to behold” Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter “Flook are back with a bang, and better than ever – a very welcome return from one of folk’s finest bands.” Irish Music Magazine
“…it’s Flook’s absolutely unique combination of sensational musicianship and sensational symbiosis, the rapport and interplay, the astounding precision of phrasing and rhythm, the unfathomable tightness and phenomenal agility, the boldness of their musical flights, and yes, the immense variety concealed within the beauteous intricacy of the traditional-styled yet mostly self-penned tunes they play…. As brilliant, inventive, and tremendously exciting as always. Music to move and uplift. Again and again. Encore!!” David Kidman, Fatea
"Iconic, ground-breaking, progressive and all-round brilliant.” Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster
"In the pantheon of Irish/English folk groups they don’t come much more revered than Flook." Irish Post “Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music.” Time Out
This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we strongly encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.