The new album from Brian Finnegan, featuring a genre crossing cast of 24 musicians, 8 tracks of newly composed original music, written in March and April 2020 and recorded at home in studios around the world. ‘Flow, In The Year Of Wu Wei’ is the first single from ‘Hunger Of The Skin’, it was released in June 2020 and was nominated for the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards 2020, ‘Best Original Track’.
★★★★ THE IRISH TIMES
★★★★ "A mesmerising album of instrumental tunes... he wrests tune after delicious tune from the air"
"Flook’s flute/whistle maestro has been nominated as Musician Of The Year at this year’s BBC Folk Awards and, on the evidence of this highly ambitious, immaculately constructed suite, his place at the top table is well merited."
"A magnificent album"
"It floats along with gravity defying lightness and beauty... ‘Bones’ is not a collection of sets and tunes that merely go together–it’s a complete and unified vision, Finnegan’s ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’"
"The work of a singular artist weaving his very own fabric onto an old structure."
THE IRISH POST
"without doubt one of the world's finest whistle players"
‘the acute sense of creative musicianship extends straight out to the intensely imaginative arrangements....enchanting.
Arrangements unfolded in unexpected directions, giving this album a fresh and exciting sound, interlaced between melodies and flourishes are the whispers of a jazz inflected influence which bubbles to the surface and submerges again. Each artist takes to the fore throughout the delivery of their promise of an homogenous quartet.
With the flutes and whistles of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly, this iconic band weaves and spins traditionally rooted tunes into an enthralling sound.