Hunger of the Skin - New Album from Brian Finnegan
'Hunger of the Skin' is the title of the new album from Armagh flute & whistle player Brian Finnegan.
"A master player, what fearless invention...it was like the music had temporarily taken human form.’" - The Irish Post
Frontman with the Irish/UK band Flook for more than 25 years, the band which has collected awards and a huge fan base wherever they toured, along with the coveted BBC Folk Award in 2006, Brian Finnegan releases a new solo album on March 12th.
'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 released track from the album ‘Flow, In The Year Of Wu Wei’ was was nominated for an RTE Radio 1 Folk Award in October 2020, in the ‘Best Original Track' category. The track was described as ‘An extraordinary piece of music, from an extraordinary musician.’ by Ellen Cranitch at RTE Lyric FM.
Brian 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.
Available at www.brianfinneganmusic.com