Performing: Luka Bloom
Doors Open: 7:00PM
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With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song.
Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named in the beginning, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. It was in a musical family he was brought up; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka (from Suzanne Vega’s song of the same name) Bloom (Joyce’s great Dubliner from Ulysses.
Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo.
Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014.
‘…someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.’ - SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES
‘Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.’ - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE