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Hello listeners, and welcome to episode 19, featuring the whistle and flute virtuoso and composer, Brian Finnegan.
When I first heard Brian's music back in 2015, I immediately fell in love with his playing and writing, and his recordings have been part of my staple musical diet ever since.
After releasing his first solo album in 1993, Brian and three others founded the anglo-Irish group 'Flook' which for over 25 years has been winning awards and gaining a substantial international fan base with their playful and dazzling take on traditional folk music.
Another band, Kan, was formed from four of the world's most influential traditional musicians and recorded one album, Sleeper, one of the most virtuosic albums I have ever heard.
As well as being on the cutting edge of traditional music with his own groups, Brian also works regularly as a session musician. He has spent the last decade touring Russia and the Far East with Russian rock group Aquarium, and recorded alongside musical titans such as Fairport Convention and Ed Sheeran.
I can't quite express how excited I am to welcome Brian onto the show. When I received a message from him agreeing to come on-board, I ran down the stairs and started jumping about the living room, much to my wife's confusion...
So, without further ado, here is the maestro Brian Finnegan.
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