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 into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook. This group possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

The List

May 2002

one of the most enjoyable experiences in the world of contemporary instrumental Celtic music

Time Out

Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music

The Rough Guide to Irish Music

April 2001

A sensational live act…. in the front rank of the innovators

London Evening Standard

Folk musicians for people who don’t like folk music

The Irish Post

Never have I seen so many people so completely and utterly spellbound…the most magical of experiences.

Irish Music Magazine

You need a cold shower to fully wake up to the phenomenal potential of this music

Bristol Venue Magazine

Probably many people’s choice as band of the year…little short of miraculous. Their last album ‘Flatfish’ was excellent, but even that cannot prepare you for the rapport that exists between these four musicians on stage. Flook has to be an essential live experience.

The Scotsman

Sheer musical magic…Stunning technique, impossibly agile rhythm work and virtuoso flights of jazzy improvisation add up to one of the most enthralling sounds around.

Glasgow Sunday Herald

Multi-layered, rhythmically sophisticated and meltingly beautiful.

The Shetland Times

They looked for all the world like four people – until they started playing when they became as tight as one while producing a sound as rich as ten

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