Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock feature at the Nenagh Arts Centre on March 8th matching Irish folk and traditional sounds with more modern experimental rock sounds.
With the release of their album ‘The Brutal Here and Now’ they have looked to refine their craft, creating melodic folk rock with a dark, modern feel. They veer away from their peers in tracing a line from the Irish 60s folk revival through progressive, kraut and post rock.
Lyrically springing from English and Irish folk song; the compositions deal with complex themes of personal and national identity, Irish history, mythology, revolution and the cynical cyclical nature of greed and power. Live they are a powerful five-piece, overlaying intricate folk melodies with swirling squalls of feedback, delay and soaring three-part harmonies.
The UK Guardian described their album as ‘a delight’ and rhe Irish Times said it was ‘brazen, blazing and brilliant’ while Hot Press stated that it was ‘utterly spell-binding’.
This concert takes place on Saturday, March 8th at 9pm. Support is by Pauric O’Meara. Admission at a special price of four for €30 or €10 each. Online booking at www.nenagharts.com