Saturday, May 02, 2009


I apologize for the absence of new posts lately. Over the next few days, I'm going to post some new music recommendations, starting with a new discovery of mine, a group called Flook.

Flook is an Irish/folk group from England made up of four musicians: Sarah Allen (flutes), Brian Finnegan (whistles, flutes), Ed Boyd (guitars, bouzouki), and John Joe Kelly (bodhran, mandolin). They play instrumental tunes in the general Irish-Celtic-Folk-Traditional vein, one of my favorite styles. However, they put a spin on the music I haven't yet been able to define but really makes it something special. Check out the audio samples at the links below and you will be hooked. There are some great live Flook videos over at YouTube as well.

(Even if you are not "into" traditional acoustic Irish music, I guarantee your toes will be tapping to this album! "Haven" is available on CD and digital download from and iTunes.)

("Rubai" is available on CD and digital download, from iTunes but not

Flook: Flatfish

("Flatfish" is available in digital download from and iTunes but not on CD currently, unless you happen to find a used copy.)

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