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FLOOK NEWS : August Update

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  • Sarah Allen / FLOOK
    FLOOK NEWS Welcome to Flook News. We ve just a couple of concerts this month, both in Spain. Mostly we re busy putting the finishing touches to the new album,
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 1, 2005
      FLOOK NEWS

      Welcome to Flook News.

      We've just a couple of concerts this month, both in Spain. Mostly we're
      busy putting the finishing touches to the new album, which is still on
      course to be ready at the end of September.

      Meanwhile we are delighted to announce our 10th Birthday Tour Dates.
      We've tried very hard to spread them around the UK and Ireland, so
      there should be one close enough for everyone ... if you're prepared to
      drive a little way! There's no gig in Wales on the tour, but we hope
      that some of you may be able to travel as far as Bristol to help us
      celebrate - it's our actual 10th Birthday on Tuesday November 8th, so
      it promises to be a good night. Otherwise you can come to see us
      sooner, in Cardiff, at the brand new Celtitude Festival at the start of
      September. Also ahead of the tour, we have a fantastic concert lined up
      for those of you in or near Belfast, our yearly return to the Open
      House Traditional Music Festival, always a high point of our yearly
      calendar. All details are below.

      And to conclude this month's newsletter, a quick advertising plug on
      behalf of RadioBritfolk, a brand new initiative owned by folkWISE, a
      new organisation run by performers for the benefit of performers
      http://www.folkwise.org/

      Radio Britfolk is perhaps one of the most exciting new thing to happen
      to the UK folk world in a long while. Developed by a group of pro folk
      musicians http://www.radiobritfolk.co.uk aims to become a major hub
      and world-wide shop window for all the folk music of these islands.

      Imagine an on-line folk festival - with 'main stage' shows (like other
      radio stations, but with a theme or story to tell), session-type shows,
      (show-casing lesser-known music and artists, often with a strong local
      slant), and workshop shows (how to play an instrument etc) available 24
      hours a day, offering a balance of traditional and new music from
      Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England and beyond, with all genres and
      styles represented. We'll be playing 10-20 hours of music a day, with
      the schedule changing every week.

      There are listings pages, an online shop/links page, message board,
      reviews and more (and we'll be adding ideas as they occur to us). You
      can become a member (and access the more exciting features), you can
      make a show yourself (programmes can be put together anywhere in the
      world, following guides and scripts available from the site), you can
      sponsor various parts of the site, and even post your own album tracks
      on the Billboard (all other programming is strictly controlled to BBC
      standards).

      Programmes are currently presented by well-known musicians and
      established broadcasters, but we encourage anyone with a good idea to
      get involved. Read the Make a Show page to see how to submit your
      Proposal to the Programme Exec.
      Give it a listen, read the FAQs, have a good browse round, and see how
      you'd like to be part of it!


      That's all for this month. Keep in touch
      Brian, Sarah, Ed and John Joe


      FLOOK DATES FOR THE DIARY

      Saturday 6th August
      SPAIN
      Galicia
      Zas Festival

      Saturday 20th August
      SPAIN
      Fuengirola (M�laga)

      Sunday 4th September
      UK
      CARDIFF
      Celtitude - Cardiff International Celtic Festival
      The Point, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay
      02920 494917
      http://www.celtitude.co.uk

      Wednesday 21st September
      UK
      St Ives, Cornwall
      St Ives September Festival 2005
      St. Ives Guildhall
      01736 798881
      www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

      Friday 30th September
      IRELAND
      Belfast
      Open House Traditional Music Festival
      plus Le Vent du Nord
      Northern Whig, Cathedral Quarter
      Bridge St
      9pm �10
      http://www.openhousefestival.com

      ***10th Birthday Tour Dates***

      Thursday 3rd November
      UK
      Brighton
      Komedia
      01273 647100
      http://www.komedia.co.uk/

      Friday 4th November
      UK
      Manchester
      Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
      0161 912 5616
      http://www.watersideartscentre.co.uk/

      Saturday 5th November
      IRELAND
      Dublin
      The Green Room
      + 353 1 670 3666
      http://www.greenroomdublin.ie/

      Sunday 6th November
      IRELAND
      Ennis, Co Clare
      The Glor Centre
      +353 65 684 3103
      http://www.glor.ie/

      Monday 7th November
      UK
      London
      Purcell Room
      Folk in the Fall
      0870 401 8181
      http://www.rfh.org.uk/

      Tuesday 8th November
      UK
      Bristol
      St Georges Hall
      0117 923 0359
      http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/

      Wednesday 9th November
      UK
      Leeds
      City Varieties
      http://www.leeds.gov.uk/CityVarieties/

      Thursday 10th November
      UK
      Gateshead
      The Sage Gateshead
      0191 443 4661
      http://www.thesagegateshead.org/

      Friday 11th November
      SCOTLAND
      Edinburgh
      The Queens Hall
      0131 668 2019
      http://www.thequeenshall.net/index.php

      Saturday 12th November
      UK
      Birmingham
      MAC
      0121 440 3838
      http://www.macarts.co.uk/?page==home

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      MAIL ORDER

      Rubai (CD) (http://www.flook.co.uk/rubai.html) 2002
      Rubai was nominated as Best Album in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2003

      an extraordinarily good record
      fRoots

      head and shoulders above the rest... Magnificent.
      The Irish Times

      one of the essential albums of 2002
      Songlines

      BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/pages/albums/rubai.htm
      OR FROM USA OR CANADA: http://www.worldvillagemusic.com/468015.htm


      Flatfish (CD) 1999
      Flatfish is, quite simply, one of the most stunning contemporary
      Celtic albums you'll hear this or any other year.
      Songlines

      No frills, no studio gloss, just simple unadorned pleasure from start
      to finish
      The Rough Guide to Irish Music

      a cornucopia of sublime musicianship. Rating: * * * * *
      The Scotsman

      BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/pages/albums/flatfish.htm


      Flook! Live! (CD) 1997
      There is a certain instinctive magic about the interaction between the
      flutes that has nothing
      to do with studied technique or painstaking arrangements�
      Folk Roots, March 1997

      �The tunes are mostly new, the pace effortless, the standard of
      playing quite brilliant...the ultimate modern flute album.�
      The Irish Times, May 1997

      a sound of marvellous vitality and quicksilver loveliness
      The Scotsman, January 1997

      BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/pages/albums/flooklve.htm


      Also available (by post only):
      Brian Finnegan Mad for Trad Tin Whistle Tutorial (CD-ROM) - �28

      If you can pay by sterling cheque, and would rather order any of these
      titles, or albums from previous bands we have played in, by post,
      then you can print out an order form from this link:
      http://www.flook.co.uk/ordercd.htm

      And don't forget, you can now download Flook MP3s,
      either individual tracks or complete albums, from
      Tradtunes http://www.tradtunes.com
      Rubai, Flatfish and Flook! Live! are all now available.
    • Sarah Allen / FLOOK
      FLOOK NEWS Welcome to Flook News. This month we re giving you a quick update of our summer appearances, and we would also like to draw your attention to a
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 1, 2006
        FLOOK NEWS

        Welcome to Flook News. This month we're giving you a quick update of
        our summer appearances, and we would also like to draw your attention
        to a fund-raising appeal on behalf of Brian, who's running a mountain
        marathon next month.

        Newly announced gigs include some dates in the lovely West Country of
        England - we will be appearing at Cornwall's Equinox Festival and have
        concert dates in Wimborne, Dorset, and Frome, Somerset. We're also
        delighted to be heading back out to the very wonderful Celtic Colours
        Festival, in Canada's Cape Breton. You will find all our tour dates are
        regularly updated at: http://www.flook.co.uk/tourdates.html

        Now for the fund-raising bit.....September 16th and 17th 2006, see
        Brian competing in the 'Lowe Alpine Mourne Mountain Marathon'. This
        gruelling event is now considered one of the most poplular indurance
        events of its kind. Ran over two days in the Mourne Mountain Range,
        Co.Down, Ireland, teams of 2 must navigate their way through the
        toughest mountain terrain using a compass, map and their wits, while
        carrying the minimum supplies possible to survive sleeping overnight on
        the mountains. This year, Brian is teaming up with a fellow musician,
        the brilliant Cork piper Diarmaid Moynihan (and very brave man!), and
        they've decided to compete the event to raise money for the Macmillan
        Cancer Support Children's Nurses in the Royal Victoria Hospital,
        Belfast. There are currently two specialist chidren's nurses with
        Macmillan in the RVH, and their skill and dedication to the work they
        do provides incredibly vital support. The guys need your help and it's
        a very good cause! If you feel you're in a position to donate a little
        money, you can do that easily online by visiting:
        www.justgiving.com/brianflook
        Alternatively, there will be sponsorship forms and a collection bucket
        at all Flook shows from now until the big weekend.

        That's it for now. Don't forget to look out for us on MySpace at:
        http://www.myspace.com/2flutes

        See you along the way,
        Sarah, Brian, Ed and John Joe

        DATES FOR THE DIARY

        Sunday 6th August
        UK
        Wickham Festival
        http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/

        Thursday 10th August
        UK
        Sidmouth Folk Festival
        http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/

        Friday 11th August
        UK
        Fairport's Cropredy Convention
        http://www.fairportconvention.com/crop/cropmenu.htm

        Saturday 12th August
        UK
        Snape Maltings
        http://www.snapemaltings.co.uk/

        Monday 14th - Friday 18th August
        UK
        Ed and Brian teaching at The Burwell Bash
        http://www.burwellbash.info/

        Saturday 19th August
        IRELAND
        The World Fleadh
        Log on to http://www.theworldfleadh.com/ for the latest news about The
        World Fleadh taking place 14th - 20th August.
        Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketlord.com and outlets nationwide
        or by calling +353 1850 221 222.

        Saturday 26th August
        FRANCE
        Bourg de P�age
        http://www.festival-celtique.com

        Saturday 2nd September
        IRELAND
        Gig N The Bann
        Portglenone, Co Antrim
        http://www.gignthebann.com/

        Thursday 7th September
        UK
        Frome
        Merlin Theatre
        http://www.merlintheatre.co.uk/

        Friday 8th September
        UK
        Bromyard Folk Festival
        http://www.bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk/

        Saturday 9th September
        SPAIN
        Orejo (Cantabria)
        Festival de la Cornamusa

        Friday 22nd September
        UK
        Cornwall
        Equinox Fayre,
        Colliford Lake, Bolventor, Bodmin Moor
        01208 821469
        http://www.ncarts.org.uk/nca_events.htm#17

        Saturday 23rd September
        UK
        Dorset
        Wimborne
        Allendale Centre
        details tbc

        Sunday 1st October
        IRELAND
        Belfast
        Openhouse Festival
        at The Black Box
        with Crooked Still (http://www.crookedstill.com)
        Doors 8pm
        http://www.openhousefestival.com/

        Friday 6th October and Saturday 7th October
        CANADA
        Cape Breton, NS
        Celtic Colours Festival
        (902) 562-6700
        www.celtic-colours.com
        __________________________________

        MAIL ORDER

        Haven (CD) 2005
        In the pantheon of Irish/English folk groups they don�t come much more
        revered than Flook.
        Irish Post, November 2005

        Haven swings with a blazing intensity that captures their kinetic live
        performances.
        The Observer, November 2005

        The flute/guitar/bodhran combo keep racking up the superlatives.
        Breathtaking tunes with the unmistakable Flook feelgood signature.
        BBC, November 2005

        BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/pages/albums/haven.htm
        OR FROM USA OR CANADA:
        http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=3375830

        Rubai (CD) (http://www.flook.co.uk/rubai.html) 2002
        Rubai was nominated as Best Album in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2003

        an extraordinarily good record
        fRoots

        head and shoulders above the rest... Magnificent.
        The Irish Times

        one of the essential albums of 2002
        Songlines

        BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/pages/albums/rubai.htm
        OR FROM USA OR CANADA:
        http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=2790862


        Flatfish (CD) 1999
        Flatfish is, quite simply, one of the most stunning contemporary
        Celtic albums you'll hear this or any other year.
        Songlines

        No frills, no studio gloss, just simple unadorned pleasure from start
        to finish
        The Rough Guide to Irish Music

        a cornucopia of sublime musicianship. Rating: * * * * *
        The Scotsman

        BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/pages/albums/flatfish.htm


        Flook! Live! (CD) 1997
        There is a certain instinctive magic about the interaction between the
        flutes that has nothing
        to do with studied technique or painstaking arrangements�
        Folk Roots, March 1997

        �The tunes are mostly new, the pace effortless, the standard of
        playing quite brilliant...the ultimate modern flute album.�
        The Irish Times, May 1997

        a sound of marvellous vitality and quicksilver loveliness
        The Scotsman, January 1997

        BUY NOW: http://www.baka.co.uk/shop/system/index.html
        (We have located a few copies of this CD, and this link will become
        active in the next few days)

        Also available (by post only):
        Brian Finnegan Mad for Trad Tin Whistle Tutorial (CD-ROM) - �28

        If you can pay by sterling cheque, and would rather order any of these
        titles, or albums from previous bands we have played in, by post,
        then you can print out an order form from this link:
        http://www.flook.co.uk/ordercd.htm

        And don't forget, you can now download Flook MP3s,
        either individual tracks or complete albums, from
        Tradtunes http://www.tradtunes.com
        Haven, Rubai, Flatfish and Flook! Live! all available.

        All Flook albums are now available from iTunes UK

        http://www.flook.co.uk/

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