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Flook! Live!

Flook!: Live! (Small Time Small CD 9495)


Small Time Small CD 9495 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Recorded live at Sidmouth Festival on 6-7 August 1996
except [5] recorded live in Angie's Kitchen, South Norwood, in October 1996;
Engineered by Q. Fletcher;
Mastered and edited by Nick Freetz;
Photography by Dave Peabody, Jürgen Grimme and Ron Hill


Sarah Allen: accordion, flutes, whistle;
Brian Finnegan: flutes, tin whistles;
Michael McGoldrick: flutes, tin whistles;
Ed Boyd: guitar, bouzouki


  1. Branholm / Trip to Herve's (4.06)
  2. Knocknamoe Jig / Custy's / Trip to Brittany (4.50)
  3. Jizique (5.11)
  4. Brian's Reel / Peter's Epic Journey (3.18)
  5. In Another Life (5.05)
  6. Blackberry Blossom / The Independence (4.18)
  7. The History Man (3.32)
  8. The Dub Reel (6.01)

Track 1a Máire Breatnach;
Tracks 1b, 2c Michael McGoldrick;
Track 2a Eamon McElholm;
Track 2b, 6ab trad. arr. Flook!;
Track 3 Gilles Le Bigot;
Tracks 4a, 5 Sarah Allen;
Track 4b Brian Finnegan;
Track 7 Andy Cutting;
Track 8 Copyright Control

> Folk Music > Records > Flook: Flatfish

Flook: Flatfish

Flook: Flatfish (Flatfish 002CD)


Flatfish Records 002CD (CD, UK, 1999)

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Recorded by Jonathon Barrett at Suide 16, Rochdale, in August 1999;
Mixed by Claire Lewis and Jacquie Turner at Realworld Studios;
Mixing producer Andrew Cranshaw;
Mastered at BPM;
Design by Guy Jackson Productions;
Illustration by Andrea Davies;
Photography by Nick David


Sarah Allen: flute, alto flute, whistle, accordion;
Ed Boyd: guitar, bouzouki, mandolin;
Brian Finnegan: flutes, whistles, bansuri;
John Joe Kelly: bodhrán


  1. Calico: The Happy Aunt / The Central Line / The Paper Bird (3.21)
  2. E Reels: Blink / West Clare Reel / Lexy Macaskill's (3.43)
  3. The Gentle Giant: Macedonian Oro / The Gentle Giant (4.11)
  4. Sligo Reel: The Sligo Reel / The American Polka (4.11)
  5. Flatfish: Flatfish / Thornhill Road / White Ashes (7.30)
  6. Happy Jigs: A Short Journey I / A Short Journey II (3.17)
  7. Bruno: Bruno / A Quiet Autumn (4.39)
  8. Waltzes: Vero's / The Acharavi Waltz / From Kerry We Did Sail (7.36)
  9. Flutopia: Munera de Casa / Gavotenn bro. dardoup / Macedonian Oro / Thomas McIlvogue's (7.59)

Tracks 1abc Diarmaid Moynihan;
Tracks 2ab, 3a, 4b, 8a, 9abc trad.,
Track 2c Dr. John Macaskill;
Tracks 3b, 5bc Brian Finnegan;
Tracks 4a, 6ab Eamon McElholm;
Track 5a Sarah Allen, Brian Finnegan;
Tracks 7ab Sarah Allen;
Track 8b Kathryn Tickell;
Track 8c Fred Guichen;
Track 9d Thomas McIlvogue

> Folk Music > Records > Flook: Rubai

Flook: Rubai

Flook: Rubai (Flatfish 004CD)


Flatfish Records 004CD (CD, UK, 2002)

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Recorded by Mark Tucker at Presshouse Studios, Devon;
Additional recording at Ibiza Studios, Devon;
Bass recorded by Kim Planert at Secret Music, Glasgow;
Percussion recorded by Martin Cradick and Ed Boyd at March Hare Studios, Bath;
Trombone recorded by Dave Little at Sound Station, Galashiels;
Mix and post production at Presshouse Studios, Devon;
Mixed and produced by Flook and Mark Tucker;
Design by Guy Jackson Productions;
Illustration by Andrea Davies;
Photography by Julian Andrew


Sarah Allen: flute, alto flute, accordion;
Ed Boyd: guitar, bouzouki;
Brian Finnegan: flutes, whistles;
John Joe Kelly: bodhrán, mandolin

Martin Cradick: wah wah mandolin;
Colin Farrell: fiddle,;
Seckou Keita: hi-hats, shaker, sogo;
Rory McLeod: trombone;
Mark Tucker: e-bow acoustic guitar;
Ewen Vernal: bass


  1. Pod: Baldy Hollow / The Empty Pod (4.54)
  2. Ballybrolly Jigs: The North Star / The Ghost of Ballybrolly / Mulineira de Santalla d'Ozcos (4.26)
  3. Beehive: Beehive / Poon Hill / Vladimir's Steamboat (4.59)
  4. Glass: Glass Polska (4.24)
  5. G.D.'S: Hooper's Loop / Pressed for Time (3.53)
  6. Granny: Granny in the Attic / Blue Ball / The False Proof (6.07)
  7. Rosbeg: Suaimhneas Intinne / Rosbeg (4.51)
  8. Larry: Kalamantinos / Larry Get Out of the Bin / Elzic's Farewell (4.56)
  9. Natterjack: Ramnee Ceilidh / Natterjack's Reel / Conlágh's Big Day (4.48)

Tracks 1a, 3a, 6ab Sarah Allen;
Tracks 1b, 2ab, 3b, 7ab, 9c Brian Finnegan;
Track 8b Sarah Allen, Brian Finnegan;
Tracks 2c, 8ac trad.,
Track 3c Jay Ungar;
Track 4a Ale Möller;
Track 5a Sarah Allen, Ed Boyd, Brian Finnegan, John Joe Kelly, Mark Tucker;
Tracks 5b, 9a Gordon Duncan;
Track 6c Jowan Merckx;
Track 9b Colin Farrell

> Folk Music > Records > Flook: Haven

Flook: Haven

Flook: Haven (Flatfish 005CD)


Flatfish Records 005CD (CD, UK, 2005)

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Recorded by Mark Tucker at Presshouse Studios, Devon;
Additional recording, mix and post production at Ibiza Studios, Devon;
Mixed by Mark Tucker and Ed Boyd;
Ewen Vernal recorded by Iain Graham in Glasgow;
Seckou Keita and Andy Davies recorded by Ed Boyd in Bath;
Leon Hunt recorded by Josh Clark in Bath;
Padraig Rynne recorded by Mud Wallace in Randalstown;
Catriona McKay recorded by Fionan De Barra in Glasgow;
Design by Guy Jackson Productions;
Illustration by Andrea Davies;
Photography by Nick David


Sarah Allen: alto i& concert flute, accordion;
Ed Boyd: guitar, bouzouki;
Brian Finnegan: flutes, whistles;
John Joe Kelly: bodhrán, mandolin

Andy Davies: Hammond organ;
Leon Hunt: 5-string banjo;
Seckou Keita: percussion;
Catriona McKay: harp;
Padraig Rynne: Anglo concertina;
Mark Tucker: e-bow acoustic guitar;
Ewen Vernal: bass


  1. The Tortoise and the Hare: Sleeping Tortoise / The Girls in Boisdale (5.31)
  2. Gone Fishing: Gone Fishing / Shuffle (4.02)
  3. Mouse Jigs: Son Ar Rost / Jig for John #1 / The Mouse in the Kitchen (4.21)
  4. Souter Creek: The House of Little Lights / Souter Creek (5.09)
  5. Asturian Way: Peter Street / The Drunken Acrobat / The Asturian Way (4.12)
  6. Wrong Foot Forward: Wrong Foot Forward / Apollo Bay Reel / The Cats of Camazen (5.43)
  7. Padraig's: Thank You Sean / Fechin Inn (4.34)
  8. Road to Errogie: Tir Rafartaigh / The Road to Errorgie (4.48)
  9. On One Beautiful Day: On One Beautiful Day (Eräänä Kauniina Päivänä) (3.31)

Tracks 1a, 2a Sarah Allen;
Track 1b Ryan J. MacNeil;
Track 2b Damien O'Kane;
Track 3a Herri Leon;
Track 3b Liz Knoles;
Tracks 3c, 5b Colin Farrell;
Tracks 4a, 5c, 6b, 7b Brian Finnegan;
Track 4b Aidan O'Rourke;
Tracks 5a, 6a Sarah Allen, Brian Finnegan;
Track 6c Brendan Ring;
Track 7a Padraig Rynne;
Track 8a Michael Rooney;
Track 8b Adam Sutherland;
Track 9 Esko Järvelä

> Folk Music > Records > Brian Finnegan: The Ravishing Genius of Bones

Brian Finnegan: The Ravishing Genius of Bones

Brian Finnegan: The Ravishing Genius of Bones (Singing Tree STM001)

The Ravishing Genius of Bones
Brian Finnegan

Singing Tree Music STM001 (CD, UK, 9 August 2010)

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Produced by Leon Hunt, Ed Boyd and Brian Finnegan;
Recorded by Leon Hunt and Ed Boyd at The Brown Ratio, Bath;
Additional editing by Josh Clark;
Mixed by David Lord, Leon Hunt, Ed Boyd and Brian Finnegan at Inner State Studio, Bath;
Mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio, Cowley, Oxford;
Additional recording by Boris Rubekin at Aquarium International St Petersburg, Russia;
Album artwork by Germano Ovani;
Album design by Lizzy Doe;
Album photography by Dougal Waters


Brian Finnegan: whistles and flutes;
Ed Boyd: guitars;
Leon Hunt: banjo, dobro;
Ian Stephenson: double bass;
Aidan O'Rourke: fiddle [7];
Damien O'Kane: banjo [3b], tenor guitar [7];
Rex Preston: mandolin [2-3];
Rachel Cross: fiddles [9a];
Justin Adams: electric guitar [4];
Tim Robinson: calabash [4];
Jamie Matthews: harmonica on [2, 6];
Lucy Wright: jew's harp [4];
James Fagan: bouzouki;
Melvin Ifill: steel drums;
John Joe Kelly: bodhrán;
Crooked Still … Aoife: Cory, Greg and Rushad;
Andrey Surotdinov and the St Petersburg Strings:
    Andrey Surotdinov: violin, viola;
    Natalia Maikova, Alexander Baranov, Nastya Guseva, Alexander Fedeev: violins;
    Alexaner Gorbunov: viola;
    Alexey Zhilin: cello


  1. Steps: Three Little Steps / Goldy's (4.33)
  2. Fly: Lunchtime Boredom / Bok-Espok / Rusty Gully / Superfly (8.14)
  3. Marga's: Marga's Moment / The Crooked Still Reel (6.01)
  4. Belfast: Back to Belfast / Anne Lacey / Eroticon VI (5.04)
  5. Starrs: Last of the Starrs (4.59)
  6. Joy: Seaside Dee / Two for Joy / Castlerock Road (6.16)
  7. Frida: Forest Baby / Morna / Blue Gaze (6.13)
  8. Only: If Only a Little (2.56)
  9. Nightride: The 40 Year Waltz / Night Ride to Armagh (6.07)

Tracks 1ab, 3ab, 5, 6b, 7abc, 8, 9ab Brian Finnegan;
Track 2a Padraig Rynne;
Track 2b Kepa Junkera;
Track 2c trad.;
Track 2d Kevin O'Neill;
Track 4a Barry Kerr;
Track 4b Liz Carroll;
Track 4c Adam Sutherland;
Tracks 6ac Damien O'Kane

> Folk Music > Records > Flook: Ancora

Flook: Ancora

Flook: Ancora (Flatfish 006CD)


Flatfish Records 006CD (CD, UK, 12 April 2019)

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Produced by Mark Tucker and Ed Boyd;
Executive producer Sarah Allen;
Additional production by Steve Jones [2, 9];
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Tucker at Abbey Recording Studios Eynsham and The Green Room, Devon;
Additional recording by Ed Boyd, Sean Og Graham, Dave Sinko, Jamie Pryke and Brian McDonagh;
Photography by Naoki Fujioka;
Cover drawing by Germano Ovani;
Cover design by I Want Design


Brian Finnegan: flutes, whistles;
Sarah Allen: alto i& concert flute, accordion;
Ed Boyd: guitar, bouzouki, piano;
John Joe Kelly: bodhrán

Simon Chrisman: hammer dulcimer [4-5];
Phil Cunningham: piano accordion [3];
Amadou Diagne: percussion [1, 5, 7, 9, 12];
Philip Henry: lap steel [7];
Trevor Hutchinson: upright bass [1, 7];
Melvin Ifill: steel drums [4];
Matthias Loibner: hurdy-gurdy [8-9];
Conor McCreanor: upright bass [2, 4-5, 10];
Niall Murphy: fiddle [5, 7];
Patsy Reid: cello, viola, violin [10];
Eva Tejador: pandereta asturiana [6];
Mark Tucker: theramin [12]


  1. Reel for Rubik / Toward the Sun (5.07)
  2. The Crystal Year / Foxes' Fock (5.19)
  3. Companion Star (2.48)
  4. The Coral Castle (4.19)
  5. Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head (5.59)
  6. The Bunting Fund (1.39)
  7. Ocean Child (2.40)
  8. Lalabee (4.22)
  9. Jig for Simon (3.22)
  10. Ellie Goes West (3.46)
  11. Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman (4.41)
  12. Ómós Sheamuis / The Quickenbeam (5.25)

Tracks 1ab, 2a, 7, 10, 11a Brian Finnegan;
Tracks 2b, 9 Sarah Allen, Brian Finnegan;
Tracks 3, 5a, 6 Sarah Allen;
Track 4 Brian Finnegan, Ashley Broder;
Track 5b Simon Chrisman;
Track 5c Jarlath Henderson;
Tracks 5d, 12a Zoë Conway;
Track 8 Matthias Loibner;
Tracks 11b, 12b John McSherry;
Track 11c Sam Lakeman


Flook at the Hudson Records Listening Club on 5 July 2020:

> Folk Music > Records > Brian Finnegan: Hunger of the Skin

Brian Finnegan: Hunger of the Skin

Brian Finnegan: Hunger of the Skin (Singing Tree STM013)

Hunger of the Skin
Brian Finnegan

Singing Tree Music STM013 (CD, UK, 12 March 2021)

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Produced and arranged by Brian Finnegan and Seán Óg Graham
except track 5 arranged by Brian Finnegan, Seán Óg Graham and Liam Bradley;
Recorded and mixed by Seán Óg Graham in Bannview Studios, Portglenone;
Additional recording at Simpson Street Studios, The Broen Ratio, Magic Room;
Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering, Limerick;
Cover artwork by Rus Khasanov;
Design by Jesse Smith

Folk Radio UK review by Johnny Whalley


Brian Finnegan: flutes, whistles;
Seán Óg Graham: acoustic and electric guitars, tenor guitar, bouzouki, keyboards, button accordion, programming cavaquinho, ukulele

with guests
Liam Bradley: drums, percussion, loops [1-8];
Ian Stephenson: upright bass [ 3, 6-7], fretless bass [2, 4], guitar and piano [6];
Patsy Reid: fiddle, viola, cello, string arrangements [2-4, 9];
Ashley Hoyer: mandolin [6];
Sarah Allen: alto flute [8];
Niamh Dunne: fiddle, viola, string arrangement [7];
Morna Finnegan: poem ‘Dare’ [2, 9];
Gearóid MacLochlainn: poem ‘Dust’ [1];
Connor McCreanor: electric bass [1];
Anton Boiarskikh: trombone [5];
Paul Dunlea: trombone [2];
Sheema Mukherjee: sitar, vocals [4];
John Joe Kelly: bodhran [4, 7];
Eva Roa Flores: vocals [7];
Ollin Roa Finnegan: voice [5];
Leon Hunt: banjo [1, 9];
Melvin Iffil: steel pans [2-3];
Ed Boyd: guitar [1];
Joseph Carmichael: guitar [3];
Boris Grebenshikov: poem ‘Bird Crusade’ [5];
Ant Romero: percussion [3];
Tony Donnelly: vocals [6b];
Colum Sands: vocals [3];
Jenn Butterworth: guitar [7]


  1. Dusts / An Damhsa Dubh (5.17)
  2. Fathom (3.56)
  3. Crossing Rubicons / Ollin (7.39)
  4. Chase the Shouting Wind (5.20)
  5. Flow, in the Year Of Wu Wei (7.02)
  6. Two Trees / Tony (7.16)
  7. Trigger’s Laments / Jig for Amélies / Red Planet Blues (5.49)
  8. Equator Light (4.50)
  9. Dare (3.16)

All music by Brian Finnegah;
Track 1 features the original poem ‘Dusts’ by Gearóid Mac Lochlainn;
Tracks 2, 9 feature the original poem ‘Dare’ by Morna Finnegan;
Track 3 features the original poem ‘The Coming of Light’ by Mark Strand;
Track 5 Features the original verse ‘Bird Crusade’ by Boris Grebenshikov

> Folk Music > Records > Flook

Other records with Flook

Folk Festival Sidmouth (Godd Disks GOTTBOX 011) Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004

Folk Awards 2006 Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK02, 2006

> Folk Music > Records > Sarah Allen

Other records with Sarah Allen

See also the discography of Sarah Allen's former bands The Barely Works and Big Jig.

Sally Barker & The Rhythm, Beating the Drum, CD, Hypertension HYCD 200 124, 1992

The Oyster Band, Holy Bandits, CD, Cooking Vinyl COOKCD058, 1993

Sally Barker, Favourite Dish, CD, Hypertension HYCD 296 165, 1996

Show of Hands, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, CD, Hands On Music HMCD01, 1996

Sally Barker & Keith Richard Buck, Passion and the Countess, CD, Rideout RDEPR09, 1998

Sally Barker, Maid in England, CD, Old Dog PUP2, 2003

Susan McKeown, Sweet Liberty, CD, World Village 468029, 2004

Belinda O'Hooley, Music Is My Silence, CD, RabbleRouser RR001, 2005

Oysterband, The Shouting End of Life, CD, Cooking Vinyl COOKCD091, 1995

Reg Meuross, Still, CD, Offspring OFFCD00111, 2006

Suntrap: Unravelling (Fellside FECD234) Suntrap, Unravelling, CD, Fellside FECD234, 2010

Kathryn Locke with Chodompa Music: La (Kathryn Locke CHODOMPA1) Kathryn Locke with Chodompa Music, La, CD, Kathryn Locke KLCD001/CHODOMPA1, 2021

Kathryn Locke: Sin (Kathryn Locke KLCD002) Kathryn Locke, Sin, DL, Kathryn Locke KLCD002, 2021

> Folk Music > Records > Brian Finnegan

Other records with Brian Finnegan

Various Artists: Evolving Tradition 2 (Mrs Casey MCRCD6991) Various Artists, Evolving Tradition 2, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD6991, 1996

Emily Smith: A Different Life (White Fall WFRCD001) Emily Smith, A Different Life, CD, White Fall WFRCD001, 2005

Ruth Notman, The Life of Lilly, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD9002, 2009

Folk Awards 2011 (Proper PROPERFOLK11) Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK11, 2011

KAN: Sleeper (KAN KANCD01) KAN, Sleeper, CD, KAN KANCD01, 2012