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Brian Finnegan with The Hunger of the Skin Band

One year after the triumphant launch of ‘Hunger of the Skin’, Brian Finnegan and his hard hitting, ‘Hunger of the Skin Band’ return to home shores for a short Irish tour in December 2022.
Voted ‘FolkWorld, Album Of The Year 2021’, ‘Hunger of the Skin’’ has been brought to life at some of the world’s biggest festivals in 2022, garnering a 5 star review in The Times for their live show at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections Festival, and hailed for their ‘supersonic’ set at Festival Interceltique De Lorient in Brittany.

A past pupil of the fabled institution, The Armagh Piper’s Club, Brian’s music is forged from the tradition he grew up in, and his fearlessly inventive approach to composition and arrangement.
Frontman with the dazzling group Flook for more than 25 years and collecting awards and a huge fan base wherever they toured, Flook charged back to the top table in 2019 after a 4 year hiatus
with the release of their 4th studio album ‘Ancora’.
Finnegan is a celebrated composer, collaborator and producer and has toured and recorded with artistes as diverse as KAN, Cara Dillon, Boris Grebenshikov, Anoushka Shankar, Bebel Gilberto
and most recently with Ed Sheeran on his Divide album.
In March/April 2020, he created his most expansive and ambitious collection of work to date.  Featuring a genre crossing cast of 24 musicians, and recorded remotely in home 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
The ‘Hunger of the Skin Band’ features;
Brian Finnegan on whistle/flute
Seán Óg Graham on guitar,
Liam Bradley on drums,
Patsy Reid in fiddles
Danny Byrt on percussion and drums,
Conor McCreanor on bass


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