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The Bullet in the Brick

The Bullet in the Brick

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock return with a new piece called “The Bullet in the Brick”, released today, the calendar centenary of the Easter Rising.

Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in “Lockout”, the band’s multi-movement work set for release later in 2016, “The Bullet in the Brick” explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship “The Helga”, the murder and attempted cover-up of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

Track Listing:
1. A Destroyer on the Liffey
2. The Bullet in the Brick
3. A Proclamation

Incredibly moving and unflinching in its execution, this latest example of innate creativity from Spook of the Thirteenth Lock furthers cements their status as one of the most unmissable acts in Ireland today.

- State Magazine

Performed by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Electric Guitar Orchestra:
Albert Baker, Mark Balbirnie, Eamon Brady, Susan Callaghan, Mary Carton, Bill Coleman, Mark Jordan, Hugh McCabe, David McDonald, Collin J Morris, Patrick Wall

Recorded by Liam Caffrey.
Mixed and produced by Liam Caffrey and Enda Bates.

Available now to download from Transduction Records

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Reflecting The Rising

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will perform as part of RTE’s Reflecting The Rising concert, celebrating the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

The concert takes place on Easter Monday on Lower Fitzwilliam Street with The Spook onstage at 11am.

The set will include two new compositions written for the centenary “A Destroyer on the Liffey” and “The Bullet in the Brick”.

More details here.

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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.

More info

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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