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FLOOK - Rubai


1. Pod
2. Ballybrolly jigs
3. Beehive
4. Glass
5. G.D's
6. Granny
7. Rosbeg
8. Larry
9. Natterjack
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"RUBAI" - the much awaited new album from Flook. Nine tracks of cool and transfixing tunes.

"This is an extraordinarily good record... . The duelling flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen present a gloriously intuitive vanguard, but the driving rhythmic textures of Ed Boyd on guitar and John Joe Kelly on bodhran shouldn't be overlooked either. The result is a fiery instrumental configuration that you may mentally wish to consign to the background but which surges through to the foreground with its guile, subtlety and sheer musical conviction. .... the success of Flook is a beacon of an enlightened age where traditions mix, instrumental bands are on an equal footing to vocal groups and people write tunes every bit as compelling as those you find in the tradition." fRoots

"coolness with fire, tightness with space, delicacy with toughness...a uniquely thrilling whole *****" Sunday Herald, Glasgow

"a virtuosity that transcends mere technique and approaches the sublime" Irish Music Magazine

"...keeps the ear delighted, the face grinning, the feet dancing and the heart soaring...joyous and irresistible" BBC Folk/Acoustic website

"the exuberant music made by these eight hands will transcend any album of creativity, virtuosity and warmth" Scotland on Sunday

" of the most innovative and sheer exhilarating outfits around... Rubai builds upon their expertise and almost symbiotic playing to conjure up a new box of magical tricks...this is already one of the essential albums of 2002" Songlines

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