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Talented Luka Bloom to perform at the Belltable this September

The incredibly talented Luka Bloom shown here performing will be performing at the Belltable in Limerick this September.

Talented Luka Bloom to perform at the Belltable this September

By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins

Luka Bloom, one of Ireland’s most respected folk artists will be performing at the Belltable on Friday, September 8th.


With a poet’s heart and a rockstar’s soul, Luka Bloom has produced over 20  albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.

A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters. Like many who write songs, Luka‘s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets.  Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. 

As the younger brother of Christy Moore, talented musicians certainly run in the family and Luka once supported Christy on tour.

Luka Bloom has released 23 albums with his latest album ‘Refuge’ being released this October. Luka said about his new offering “In Autumn/Winter 2016 the world seemed to become a loud and brutal place. People hurting from war, homelessness and climate change. People respond in different ways, I sought refuge in songs. I wrote some, I learned some and I visited some old ones”.

The Irish Times said “With each successive album, Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form”.

Luka Bloom will be performing at the Belltable on Friday, September 8th at 8 pm. Tickets are priced €16-€18 and can be purchased here.

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