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Tour Poster Germany 1999 09 October 1999  Kiel - Räucherei
10 October 1999  Hamburg - Grünspan
11 October 1999  Berlin - Columbia Fritz
13 October 1999  München - Café Muffathalle
14 October 1999  Tübingen - Sudhaus
06 November 1999  Cologne - E-Werk
07 November 1999  Münster - Odeon
08 November 1999  Ludwigsburg - Skala
11 November 1999  Karlsruhe - Tollhaus

Räucherei, Kiel
Saturday, 9 October 2002
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
Sunny Sailor Boy
Rainbow Day
Black Is The Colour
Love Is A Monsoon
The Acoustic Motorbike
Here And Now
Water Ballerina
The Hungry Ghost
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Ciara
The Fertile Rock
Holy Ground
Looking For The Perfect Tune
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time

Leaving Lhasa
Everybody Hurts
I Need Love
Rescue Mission
Gabriel
Räucherei
Photo & Setlist: Michelle Kinkead
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Grünspan, Hamburg
Sunday, 10 October 1999
Hamburg
Photo & Setlist:
Michelle Kinkead
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
Sunny Sailor Boy
The Acoustic Motorbike
Rainbow Day
Black Is The Colour
Love Is A Monsoon
You
Water Ballerina
Here And Now
I'm A Bogman
Diamond Mountain
Blackberry Time
The Hungry Ghost
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Ciara
The Fertile Rock

Leaving Lhasa
Looking For The Perfect Tune
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time

I Need Love
Rescue Mission
Holy Ground
Gabriel
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Columbia Fritz, Berlin
Monday, 11 October 1999
Berlin
Photo & Setlist:
Michelle Kinkead
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
You
The Acoustic Motorbike
Sunny Sailor Boy
Rainbow Day
Black Is The Colour
Love Is A Monsoon
Rescue Mission
Keeper Of The Flame
Here And Now
Water Ballerina
Everybody Hurts
Gabriel
Ciara
Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock

Looking For The Perfect Tune
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
I Need Love
Leaving Lhasa

Special Guest: Kieran Goss

E-Werk, Cologne
Saturday, 6 November 1999
Diamond Mountain
Holy Ground
Ciara
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Gabriel
Sanas
Forgiveness
Here And Now
Water Ballerina
I'm A Bogman
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
You
Bridge Of Sorrow
Sunny Sailor Boy
Rescue Mission
I Need Love

Leaving Lhasa
The Fertile Rock
Looking For The Perfect Tune
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
True Blue
Black Is The Colour
E-Werk

Odeon, Münster
Sunday, 7 November 1999
Odeon Diamond Mountain
Holy Ground
Ciara
Blackberry Time
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
The Hungry Ghost
Gabriel
Sanas
Keeper Of The Flame
Here And Now
I'm A Bogman
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
You
Bridge Of Sorrow
Sunny Sailor Boy
Rescue Mission
I Need Love

Leaving Lhasa
Everybody Hurts
The Fertile Rock
Looking For The Perfect Tune
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Black Is The Colour

FolkWorld - 12/1999

Luka's Audiences

The Irish singer/songwriter Luka Bloom toured once again Germany in November. Marcus Metz went to meet him for an interview at his last gig in Germany, on Thursday, 11/11/99 at the Tollhaus in Karlsruhe.

Where have you been recently? - "This tour started in Oslo on the 3rd of October. We were in Oslo and Copenhagen. Then we did about eight shows in Germany. And then I went in and did two weeks in Belgium and two weeks Holland - and then back into Germany again. So it's nice. I continue on till the 1st of December."

Are you content with the audience? - "I seem to have a core audience in Germany that's not necessarily very big. I have that interesting relationship with Germany: I've never got things right. When I've had a great promoter I didn't have a great relationship with the record company. Earlier on when I had problems with the promoter I had a good record company. But next year I'm going to get it right. This is very difficult. It's very important to have a good relationship with people you work with particularly in Germany because it's a very big country and a lot of people want to come here. But I'm very fortunate in that. I seem to have a core audience. I coming to places like to Karlsruhe tonight. I've never played here before and there'll be 250 people here which - I think - it's amazing. So I just keep coming back in the hope one time I come back everything will be in place. I have a great promoter in Karsten Jahnke but the next time I come I am going to pay more attention to Germany."

Do you think the audience in Ireland is different? - "Oh yeah, yeah! It's completely different. It's a even a difference in the audience in Holland - never mind Ireland. I find it amazing. It's a bit more predictable when you tour America. Cities don't change so much. But playing in Amsterdam is completely different from playing in Hamburg which is completely different from playing in Munich. I mean it's not just the difference Hamburg audience and Munich audience. I mean people are the same and they feel similarly. But just the way they react is different. There's a phenomenon in audiences in Germany that I find really amazing. There's a certain kind of warmth, it's a surprising warmth. In Holland and in Australia and in Ireland I'm used to people shouting all the time. But in Germany I find audiences really, really listening to you. But the way they respond is with this long applause at the end of a song. People don't shout or whistle so much but with this applause that sometimes goes on for ages (laughs) and you just have to stand there and wait for it to end... It's very kind actually."

Single You just released an EP - it's a duet with you brother (Christy Moore)... - "Yeah, it's a song that I wrote last year which I wanted to record with my brother, and I did it last May. We really just recorded it. I wanted to have something for fun for summer in Ireland, it's like a summertime song for Ireland. But Karsten Jahnke liked it so much he wanted me to let some people hear it. That's no big deal, it's just something for fun."

But this is the first time you did some recording with him? - "No, I played on a record of his in 1981."

But not a real duet? - "No, never. That's the first time. That's true. First time we've done that, that's correct. It's difficult for us to do anything together 'cause we're quite different and our style of playing is different and the style of my singing is different. So it's not easy for us to get together in studio and for something really good to happen. When we get together at home with the family we sing songs together. But it's not a natural chemistry for us musically. I knew it would work with him playing bodhrán, drum and me singing, playing guitar and he sang a bit also. It's good fun!"

Will that be on the new album? - "Yeah! I don't know if he'll be on it but the song will be."

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