- 26 Feb 21
The album is available for pre-order from today.
Armagh native Brian Finnegan has been the frontman of Irish/UK band Flook for more than 25 years, collecting awards and a huge fan base wherever they toured, along with the coveted BBC Folk Award in 2006. On March 12th, the renowned flute and whistle player will release Hunger of The Skin, his latest solo album.
Hunger of the Skin was written in March and April 2020 and recorded at home and in studios around the world. In Brian's own words, the album was "inspired by the extraordinary events that began in March 2020 when the world hunkered down and the slow burn recalibration of life began; people swept off the streets, out of each other's lives, each other's arms. Hunger of the Skin is a collection of music in praise of the power of human touch, of shared mind, stories, music and dreams, of real connection, not virtual and real embodied joy".
The first track released from his album, ‘Flow, In The Year Of Wu Wei’, was nominated for an RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award in October 2020, in the ‘Best Original Track' category.
Finnegan is joined on the album by Sean Óg Graham (who co-produced), Liam Bradley, Ian Stephenson, Patsy Reid, Eva Roa Flores, Ashley Hoyer, Ollin Roa Finnegan, Sarah Allen, Niamh Dunne, Morna Finnegan, Gearóid MacLochlainn, Connor McCreanor, Anton Boiarskikh, Paul Dunlea, Sheema Mukherjee, John Joe Kelly, Leon Hunt, Melvin Iffil, Ed Boyd, Joseph Carmichael, Boris Grebenshikov, Ant Romero, Tony Donnelly and Colum Sands.
Pre-order the album here.