Returning after 16 years – Flook

Making a welcome return to Orkney, some 16 years since their last visit… FLOOK!

One of the most innovative and exciting live acts to come from the English/Irish folk scene, Flook weave Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen’s flutes with the guitar of Ed Boyd and John Joe Kelly’s bodhran, into one breathtaking and groundbreaking sound.

Whilst there is no shortage of virtuosity amongst the the individual members, the unrivalled impact of the group, upon audiences and critics alike, stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins: a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

The group reformed a few years ago after a prolonged break from live performances, and can now be seen at a few hand-picked festivals and concerts across Europe each year. Having wondered whether we might ever see them together again, let alone in Orkney, we’re delighted to be welcoming them back to the festival in May.

“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.”   The Scotsman