Brian Finnegan

Brian Finnegan
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Brian Finnegan

Brian Finnegan Biography (Wikipedia)

Brian Finnegan (born 20 August 1969) is an Irish flute and tin whistle player from Armagh, Ireland.

Finnegan, began playing whistle at age 8 and flute at age 10 as a student of the Armagh Pipers Club under the tuition of the Vallely family. He first came to public attention with the Irish group Upstairs in a Tent, and then in 1993 he made a solo album When the Party's Over, which was recorded at Redesdale Studios. In 1995 he formed Flook. Originally a three piece who toured as 'Three Nations Flutes' with Sarah Allen and Mike McGoldrick, they later added Ed Boyd on guitar forming Flook. When Mike left the band in 1997, John Joe Kelly (a frequent guest musician) was added as a band member on bodhrán. Flook continue to tour all over the world with fans across the globe. In 2006 Flook were awarded best band in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is a frequent tutor for Folkworks and Burwell Bash where he has been a tutor since 1994. He tours regularly across the USA, Latin America and Ireland with guitarist William Coulter with whom he released the EP 'Toward the Sun' in 2015. He also plays with an influential Russian rock group Aquarium, both live and on their studio albums (since approximately 2009). He worked on cross genre project Parallelogram who toured across the UK in 2007 blending Jazz and Folk. Parallelogram featured fiddler Aidan O’Rourke, accordionist Martin Green, guitarist Kris Drever, saxophonist Pete Wareham, bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer John Blease.

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Frida: Forest Baby / Morna / Blue Gaze
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Frida: Forest Baby / Morna / Blue Gaze
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Marga's Moment / The Crooked Still Reel
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Marga's Moment / The Crooked Still Reel
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Nightride
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Nightride
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Joy
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Joy
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Father Roche / Liam Murphy's Delight
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Father Roche / Liam Murphy's Delight
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Belfast
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Belfast
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THE 40 YEAR WALTZ/NIGHT RIDE TO ARMAGH
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THE 40 YEAR WALTZ/NIGHT RIDE TO ARMAGH
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Starrs
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Starrs
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The Last of the Starrs
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The Last of the Starrs
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Marga's: Marga's Moment / The Crooked Still Reel
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Marga's: Marga's Moment / The Crooked Still Reel
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Fly: Lunchtime Boredom / Bok-Espok / Rusty Gully / Superfly
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Fly: Lunchtime Boredom / Bok-Espok / Rusty Gully / Superfly
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Steps
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Steps
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Steps: Three Little Steps / Goldy's
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Steps: Three Little Steps / Goldy's
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Starrs: Last of the Starrs
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Starrs: Last of the Starrs
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Belfast: Back to Belfast / Anne Lacey / Eroticon VI
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Belfast: Back to Belfast / Anne Lacey / Eroticon VI
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Nightride: The 40 Year Waltz / Night Ride to Armagh
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Nightride: The 40 Year Waltz / Night Ride to Armagh
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Only: If Only a Little
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Only: If Only a Little
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Joy: Seasick Dee / Two for Joy / Castlerock Road
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Joy: Seasick Dee / Two for Joy / Castlerock Road
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