The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock have just released a trailer for the first movement of “Lockout”, their forthcoming large-scale work.
“Lockout” was written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout. For this project, the band will be augmented with an electric guitar orchestra, bringing the unique sound popularized by composers such as Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham into the world of contemporary Irish traditional music.
“Lockout” is a grand departure for the band, adding epic volume and scale to the band’s blend of contemporary and traditional sounds and a sharper, more political voice which addresses the recent anniversary of the Lockout, and it’s relevance today.
An open rehearsal of the first movement was recorded and filmed as the centenary closed in January 2014, in the now sadly defunct Factory arts performance space on Barrow St in Dublin. The full video of this first movement, and details of the premiere performance will be announced later in the year with the album due in 2015.
Music by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock (Enda Bates, Allen Blighe, Liam Caffrey, Ronan Hayes, Brian O’Higgins)
& Electric Guitar Orchestra (Marc Balbirnie, Eamon Brady, Niall Byrne, Bryan Dunphy, Michael Fleming, Mark Jordan, Shane Latimer, Hugh McCabe, Colin Morris).
Raja Nundlall – Camera/DoP
Thom McDermott – Edit/Producer
John Breslin – Director/Edit
John Cruise – Assistant Producer
Turlough Kelly – Assistant Director
Adam Clarke – Colour Grade
Richard O’Connor – Audio Capture
Matt Hedigan – Wide Hand