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Lockout at Quarter Block Party

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will perform “Lockout” at St. Peter’s Church in Cork on February 6th as part of the Quarter Block Party festival.

Quarter Block Party are delighted to bring “Lockout” to Cork for its second ever performance, and first in Cork.

“Lockout” is a new large-scale work by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock about the 1913 Lockout. For this project the band are joined by an electric guitar orchestra, bringing this unique sound into the world of contemporary Irish traditional music.

“Lockout” is a grand departure for the band, bringing an epic volume and scale to their unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds, and adding a sharper, more political voice which addresses the recent anniversary of the Lockout, and its relevance today.

On support is Cormac Dermody, Radie Peat (members of Lynched) and Brian Flanagan are a trio from Dublin that play traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. Murder ballads, barn-dances, whaling songs and old-time tunes are treated with considerable weight, with an emphasis on harmony and swelling, droning, chordal arrangements.

Tickets are €12.50 (inc booking fee) or €40 for Quarter Block Party weekend pass.

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Spook at Quarter Block Party flyer

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Lockout live review

State reviews the debut performance of ‘Lockout’:

The sound is glorious, rich, textured and mountain stream crystal clear…

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Lockout - debut performance

Lockout

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock & Electric Guitar Orchestra
present
“Lockout”
Debut performance Saturday Nov 21st
Hangar, Andrew’s Lane
With very special guest Dónal Lunny
Doors 7:30pm
Performance starts 8pm

“Lockout” will be performed in full for the first time with a special show at Hangar, with 18 musicians in what promises to be a unique and powerful performance. The band are honoured to be joined by legendary traditional musician Dónal Lunny, a driving force behind Planxty and The Bothy Band.

“Lockout” is a new large-scale work by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock about the 1913 Lockout. For this project the band are joined by an electric guitar orchestra, bringing this unique sound into the world of contemporary Irish traditional music. “Lockout” is a grand departure for the band, bringing an epic volume and scale to their unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds, and adding a sharper, more political voice which addresses the recent anniversary of the Lockout, and its relevance today.

Tickets - €10 early bird / €15 plus booking fees available from www.tickets.ie

 

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The Political Voice in Irish Music

Given the recent turmoil in Irish life you would think that artistic communities would be bursting at the seams with commentary, anger, disbelief, remorse, and whatever thoughts are required for us to circle round on ourselves and transcend the mess we are living in. But this is not the case in Irish music. Where is the anger? Where is the vitriol?

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Lockout Open Rehearsal #2

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will perform the second open rehearsal of “Lockout” on August 9th at The Grand Social at 3pm. Admission is free.

Lockout Open Rehearsal #2

Check out a clip of the band performing “James Nolan Laid To Rest/The Asquith Inquiry” from The Parlour:

 

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