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Folk fans to flock to Flook

Flook (pronounced Fluke), a sensational live act and stunning contemporary Celtic group, will perform at Tyers Hall on Sunday 16 March 2003.

By Latrobe Shire - 13th March 2003 - Back to News

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The group, direct from Ireland and the UK, comprises of young and extremely talented instrumental musicians who offer a new wave of traditionally inspired Irish music.


Latrobe City Arts Manager, Mr Paul Holton, said that it is great for Latrobe City to have access to such diverse and beautiful music, and the tumultuous welcome and applause given them at the Port Fairy Folk Festival during the past weekend was an indication of their popularity on the folk scene.


"Flook are a wonderful group that creates inspiring and harmonious music," Mr Holton said. "It is great that people in Latrobe City will be able to see such talented and inspirational international musicians."


Flook produces original contemporary compositions that dominate their repertoire and excel the boundaries of any previous music that has had its roots in traditional Irish music. The refreshing compositions are greatly enhanced by the level of musicianship in the group, with all players contributing imaginatively to the dimension of their music.


"John Joe Kelly, noted as one of the best bodhran (Irish hand held drum) players in the world, combines his talents with Ed Boyd's distinctive bouzouki/guitar work. Together they create a dream team rhythm section that is gently glided over by flutes played by Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen," Mr Holton said.


The exceptional ability that the members of Flook have, to react and respond to one another on stage, creates unique and spontaneous live performances. The four talented musicians produce an incredible range of sounds and stunningly vibrant music that has earned them praise and awards around the world.


Flook’s global success is also due to their two-year tour of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, Japan and Australia, in which they performed at Peter Gabriel's WOMAD Festival in Adelaide, Perth International Arts Festival and Port Fairy Music Festival.


"The music of Flook speaks for itself and hearing it is the only way to understand how rare and brilliant it is," Mr Holton added.


Flook will play at Tyers Hall, Sunday 16 March 2003 starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Select Music Systems or at the door.


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