From: Sarah Allen / FLOOK [sarah_at_flook_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 24 April 2006 12:54


Welcome to Flook News. We have been touring almost constantly since mid February and therefore finding time to write and send out Flook News has proved difficult. So this is a very abridged newsletter, mostly just to tell you about 2 UK dates we have coming up this weekend.
Friday 28th April
Hebden Bridge
Picture House
01422 842807

Saturday 29th April
Whitchurch, North Shropshire
Leisure Centre
01948 840408

There's plenty more gigs over the coming months, in places as far flung as Mexico, Sardinia and Canada. All details are here:

One more thing - we have a page on MySpace now, if you're into that sort of thing. If you are, then please pay us a visit at:

More news in a couple of weeks

See you along the way,

Sarah, Brian, Ed and John Joe



Haven (CD) 2005
In the pantheon of Irish/English folk groups they don’t come much more revered than Flook. Irish Post, November 2005

Haven swings with a blazing intensity that captures their kinetic live performances. The Observer, November 2005

The flute/guitar/bodhran combo keep racking up the superlatives. Breathtaking tunes with the unmistakable Flook feelgood signature. BBC, November 2005


Rubai (CD) ( 2002 Rubai was nominated as Best Album in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2003
an extraordinarily good record

head and shoulders above the rest... Magnificent.
The Irish Times

one of the essential albums of 2002


Flatfish (CD) 1999
Flatfish is, quite simply, one of the most stunning contemporary Celtic albums you'll hear this or any other year.

No frills, no studio gloss, just simple unadorned pleasure from start to finish
The Rough Guide to Irish Music

a cornucopia of sublime musicianship. Rating: * * * * * The Scotsman

Flook! Live! (CD) 1997
There is a certain instinctive magic about the interaction between the flutes that has nothing to do with studied technique or painstaking arrangements”
Folk Roots, March 1997

“The tunes are mostly new, the pace effortless, the standard of playing quite brilliant...the ultimate modern flute album.” The Irish Times, May 1997

a sound of marvellous vitality and quicksilver loveliness The Scotsman, January 1997
(We have located a few copies of this CD, and this link will become active in the next few days)
Also available (by post only):
Brian Finnegan Mad for Trad Tin Whistle Tutorial (CD-ROM) - £28
If you can pay by sterling cheque, and would rather order any of these titles, or albums from previous bands we have played in, by post, then you can print out an order form from this link:

And don't forget, you can now download Flook MP3s, either individual tracks or complete albums, from Tradtunes
Haven, Rubai, Flatfish and Flook! Live! all available.

All Flook albums are now available from iTunes UK

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