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Celtic music at its dynamic best,
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Pulsating Celtic music at its dynamic best. Flook is an Anglo-Irish four-piece who play acoustic instruments and deliver traditional Irish themes and styles with a funked-up blend of modern and world idioms, uniting rhythm and beat. The music moves at pace, dropping to more emotional excursions from time to time to allow you to rest your tapping foot. This is an exciting amalgam of flute, fiddle, bodhran, and guitar, with some more exotic instruments making occasional inroads.
The flute and fiddle playing has a wonderfully breathy quality. Celtic music is a vibrant, life affirming artistic dimension and the breathiness of the playing makes it all that more vital and accessible. The spontaneity of Flook's music comes across. This is a CD to play when you need your spirits lifted. It is energetic, energising music.
The members of Flook have won numerous awards (in Ireland, Britain, and North America) for their musicianship. The driving rhythms of the flute and whistle are magical and you can fully understand, listening to the CD, that this is a superb live band. Superb CD.