The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock are a fine band who mix trad and rock in a way that is anything but dodgy and wholly contemporary. But for their latest project, the band have written a large-scale work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout.
For Lockout, as it’s simply known, the band played with an electric guitar orchestra (citing composers such as Glenn Branca in their decision to do so) to add that necessary scale to the work.
Check out footage from a rehearsal of the first movement filmed in the now defunct Factory arts space on Barrow Street in January. Details of the first performance of it will be announced later in the year with an album to follow 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