Flook, 'Live at the Lion', 16th May 2022


Tickets are available online through the link below: 

Doors at 7:30pm

  Flook were shortlisted for Best Folk Group in Ireland’s RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019.

Ancora was nominated as Best Album in BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019.

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

Brian Finnegan - whistles and flutes
Sarah Allen - flutes and accordion
Ed Boyd - guitar
John Joe Kelly – bodhrán

“Tour de force return after decade and a half – a luminous reunion ****”
The Irish Times

“Flook’s role and influence in the exploding excellence of instrumental folk music of various persuasions on these islands shouldn’t be underestimated… as vital as ever … Class is indeed permanent” fRoots

“Virtuoso playing abounds … the most creative bodhran player on the planet … superb technique plus a genuine feel and some stonking tunes is a powerful recipe” MOJO

“Considered, intelligent and compelling, their virtuosity and sheer joy at making music shines through in every note” Ellen Cranitch, RTE Lyric FM

“Mysterious, joyful, a wonder to behold” Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter

“Flook are back with a bang, and better than ever – a very welcome return from one of folk’s finest bands” Irish Music Magazine

“…it’s Flook’s absolutely unique combination of sensational musicianship and sensational symbiosis, the rapport and interplay, the astounding precision of phrasing and rhythm, the unfathomable tightness and phenomenal agility, the boldness of their musical flights, and yes, the immense variety concealed within the beauteous intricacy of the traditional-styled yet mostly self-penned tunes they play…. As brilliant, inventive, and tremendously exciting as always. Music to move and uplift. Again and again. Encore!!” David Kidman, Fatea

"Iconic, ground-breaking, progressive and all-round brilliant”
Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster

"In the pantheon of Irish/English folk groups they don’t come much more revered than Flook." Irish Post

“Four brilliant musicians. Four times as much brilliant music” Time Out

Ómós Sheamuis / The Quickenbeam


The Lion Hotel

24 Bridge Street


DE56 1AX