Luka Bloom - Tour Archive
Luka Bloom - Ireland 2008
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4 Jan 2008   Newbridge - Riverbank Arts Centre - Charity Concert in aid of Sensational Kids
26 Jan 2008   Kildare Town - Afri Conference at Féile Bríde
13 Mar 2008   Clonakilty - De Barra's Folk Club
4 May 2008   Belfast - The 9th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival - The Black Box
7 May 2008   Newbridge - Riverbank Arts Centre - Culture Factory Fundraiser Gig
6 Jun 2008   An Currach - Gaelscoil Chill Dara - Benefit Concert in aid of The Myers Family Fund
3 Jul 2008   Listowel - St John's Theatre & Arts Centre
4 Jul 2008   Ballyferriter - Tigh Ui Chathain - Kane's Bar
8 Jul 2008   Clonakilty - De Barra's Folk Club
10 Jul 2008   Garranes, Allihies - Dzogchen Beara - Benefit Concert
15 Jul 2008   Clonakilty - De Barra's Folk Club
16 Jul 2008   Waterville - Tech Amergin Community Arts Centre
17 Jul 2008   Killarney - The Granary
19 Jul 2008   Cobh - Sirius Arts Centre
22 Jul 2008   Clonakilty - De Barra's Folk Club
25 Jul 2008   Bantry - Bantry House
26 Jul 2008   Skibbereen - Cork X Southwest Music Festival - Showgrounds
30 Jul 2008   Miltown Malbay - Tom Malone's Pub & Markethouse
31 Jul 2008   Lisdoonvarna - Royal Spa Hotel
30 Aug 2008   Borrisokane - Clarke Hall
10 Oct 2008   Birr - Birr Theatre & Arts Centre - Album Launch
11 Oct 2008   Carrick-on-Shannon - The Dock
15 Oct 2008   Belfast - Waterfront - Studio [cancelled]
17 Oct 2008   Waterford - The Forum
18 Oct 2008   Cork - Savoy
30 Oct 2008   Clonakilty - De Barra's Folk Club - Luka Bloom with Band
1 Nov 2008   Dublin - Vicar Street
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The Conor Leigh Fund - Fundraising Events

4 January 2008 - Celebrate the new year with Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom Luka Bloom
will appear in concert at
The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare,
on Friday January 4th 2008 to raise funds for Sensational Kids.
Tickets € 25 - Support Act is Karl Vincent.
Tickets are available from The Riverbank Box Office Phone 045 448333
or any of the charity committee members

Luka Bloom's live performances are prolific and highly entertaining... Don't miss it!

Karl Vincent is a native of Kildare who has also played in the Red Hot Music Club as part of their limited yearly concerts and the Green Room Sessions. Recently he played in the Olypmia Theatre as part of the St. Patricks Day festival.
Karl has also gained interest to appear on indie compilation Cds and has attracted the interest of publishing companies and was commissioned to write the song for KRM Radios "Search for a Star". Karl Vincent's debut E.P. Lovers and Liars received widespread airplay, interest and favourable reviews. Karl is now working on a set of new material for future release. With a unique voice and crafted songs it's worth trying to catch one of his live gigs.

www.conor.ie


Kildare Home :: What's On

Luka Bloom
Fri 4 Jan 2008 @ 8.30pm

Luka Bloom At The Riverbank


Luka Bloom will appear at the Riverbank, Newbridge on Friday January 4th to raise funds for local registered charity Sensational Kids. Sensational Kids is fundraising to open an occupational therapy centre for children with special needs.

Information: Sensational Kids | www.sensationalkids.ie | info@sensationalkids.ie

kildare.ie/events/


Luka Bloom Luka Bloom

4 Jan 2008
Riverbank Arts Centre

Time: 8.30pm | Tickets: €25
With support from Karl Vincent.

Luka Bloom's live performances are prolific and highly entertaining whilst support act Karl Vincent is worth catching with his unique voice and beautifully crafted songs. A very special night. Don’t miss it.

Proceeds are in aid of Sensational Kids, a registered charity fund-raising to open an occupational therapy and sensory integration centre for children with special needs. Their website is at www.sensationalkids.ie

Tickets available from the Riverbank or Sensational Kids.

www.riverbank.ie


Luka Bloom @ Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Charity Concert for Sensational Kids - Friday, 4 January 2008
Riverbank Arts Centre
Luka Bloom Luka Bloom
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Photos by Maryline >>


Kildare Nationalist - Thursday, January 10, 2008

Yellow Brick Road at the Riverbank

The Riverbank theatre and arts centre in Newbridge is back up and running following the Christmas break, with a huge variety of events planned, ranging from stage productions to exhibitions....

The Riverbank opened its 2008 programme with a terrific performance by local artists Luka Bloom (Barry Moore) and Karl Vincent, which really wowed the audience and also resulted in a substantial donation of €5,000 to another Kildare charity, Sensational Kids, which provides sensory therapies for children with special needs....

Information on all events, workshops and exhibitions, can be obtained by contacting the Riverbank on 045 433480 or logging onto www.riverbank.ie.

By Vicki Weller
www.kildare-nationalist.ie/news/


Kildare Post - Friday, January 11th, 2008

Sensational Night For Sensational Kids

Over €5,000 was raised at a charity concert for Sensational Kids in the Riverbank last weekend.

Local talents Luka Bloom and Karl Vincent played to a packed audience for the gig, which was organised to support local charity Sensational Kids.

The charity is fundraising to open an occupational therapy and sensory integration centre for children in Kildare.

After a moving presentation from Sensational Kids about their plans to open an occupational therapy centre to help children with ordinary everyday tasks that other children take for granted, Karl Vincent took to the stage. With a his husky voice he enthralled the audience with his own songs and also had them singing along and doing backing to his own version of Video Killed The Radio Star.

He left the stage to a tremendous round of applause from the audience who really enjoyed his performance.

Next up was Luka Bloom and what a show! From moving ballads to hilarious songs about bog men he entertained the audience from start to finish and left them shouting and stamping for more at the end. Between songs he told stories and joked with the crowd.

They were even treated to a few new songs, including one that he had just finished writing two days ago! Luka put on a tremendous show, moving the audience to silence in parts with his moody ballads and then racing back with hilarious upbeat songs that had the audience singing and clapping along. It was a truly sensational night, enjoyed by all.

Most importantly the event raised €5,000 for Sensational Kids. Luka Bloom said that he was delighted to help this deserving charity, and particularly liked the name, Sensational Kids, as it focuses on a child’s ability rather than disability. Sensational Kids would like to thank the Riverbank, Karl Vincent, Luka Bloom and all who attended for their support. For more information about Sensational Kids and upcoming events visit the charity’s website www.sensationalkids.ie

www.kildarepost.com/2008/01/11/


Féile Bríde 2008

Afri Conference at Féile Bríde
Afri (Action from Ireland) have a one day Peace and Justice conference at Féile Bríde 2008.
Féile Bríde - Brigid's Festival is a week long series of events
running up to Brigid's Day on the first day of February.

Seeing the World in a Different Way

Saturday, 26th January 2008
Derby House Hotel, Kildare Town

Timetable

1.00 pm Gathering at the Flame in the Market Sq. Kildare
1.30 pm Registration
2.00 pm Opening Song 'I am not at war with anyone' with pupils of Ballymanny National School
2.15 pm Introduction
2.20 pm Short film with Ronan Halley
2.30 pm Richard Moore - the Derry Lama! | Song - Luka Bloom | Q & A
3.20 pm Break
3.25 pm Calling the Shots - Drama introduced by Pete Mullineaux and Therese Osborne
3.55 pm Tea Break
4.10 pm Bruce Kent - Towards the Abolition of War | Q & A
5.00 pm An Irish Response introduced by Barbara Raftery and featuring the ‘After School Arms Club’
5.20 pm Mark Thomas - Comic Adventures of a Political Activist
6 20 pm Closing with Music
7.30 pm Dinner
9.00 pm World Music Party followed by Seisiún - Ceol, Rince agus Craic!

Seeing the World in a Different Way was the theme of Afri's Feile Bríde Conference 2008. Speakers such as Richard Moore, Mark Thomas, Bruce Kent, Therese Osborne, Barbara Raftery and members of the 'After School Arms Club' ensured that it was a memorable, informative and inspiring event.

As well as exceptional speakers, we also had excellent drama from students of De La Salle and Presentation Secondary Schools in Kildare, who presented a wonderfully creative and stimulating piece entitled 'Calling the Shots, expertly produced and directed by the uniquely talented Pete Mullineaux.

The music began with students from Scoil Mhuire Junior School performing local man Luka Bloom's song 'I am not at war with Anyone'. Later we had music from the aforementioned Luka Bloom, as well as Eithne Ní Catháin, Cormac Breatnach and more.

The day concluded with a world music party and seisiúin, bringing down the curtain on a unique combination of education, information and entertainment.

Contributors
Bruce Kent, Sr Barbara Raftery, Mark Thomas, Pete Mullineaux,
Theresa Osborne, Carol Fox, and Richard Moore

In 1972, aged 10, Richard Moore was blinded by a rubber bullet fired at point blank range into his face. Demonstrating an extraordinary ability to accept and deal with adversity, Richard never allowed himself to wallow in bitterness or self-pity. ‘I learned to see life in a different way’ is how he explains this extraordinary positive attitude and his unique philosophy of life and positive attitude. Since he was blinded he has completed his education to University level, become a husband, father, accomplished musician, folk group leader and successful businessman. And ten years ago he founded ‘Children in Crossfire’ aimed at addressing the needs of children around the world who are caught up in poverty and violence. He has recently met the soldier who blinded him and they have embarked on a journey of friendship. His memoir 'Can I give him My Eyes' will be published in 2008.

www.afri.ie/pdf/feilebride2008 | www.afri.ie/ed-feilebride-2008

De Barra's Folk Club - Clonakilty, West Cork
LUKA BLOOM - Thursday, March 13th

Tickets: €20 - Doors @ 9pm

De Barras Luka Bloom, still to this day is one of the countries if not Europe's most talented singer songwriters, and someone who is often credited with being one of the main players in establishing Ireland's contemporary singer songwriting scene as well as one of the pioneers of electro-acoustic music.

Today he is as brave and unflinching as ever in his artistic endeavours as is the proof in his latest album 'Tribe' a collaboration with Clare based contemporary music writer Simon O'Reilly, This experimental album in which Bloom mostly sang, playing guitar on just two tracks, is a testament to his great talent and constant evolution.

However it is in performing where Luka has earned most of his formidable reputation and to see him live is to witness the craft at its pinnacle. His solo shows are full of beauty, warmth, humour and the vigorous energetic strumming of his guitar for which he is famed. Add to this the amazing variety of his songs that delve deep into love, nature, identity and defiance and it is clear to see why he is perhaps one of the most consistent and talented artists in Irish music over the last thirty years.

www.lukabloom.com | www.myspace.com/lukabloom

Gig guide: www.debarra.ie


Irish Music Magazine - March 28, 2008

'Fall' For The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2008!

The 9th Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival jumps back into action on Thursday, May 1st with an ever more ambitious programme transforming the city centre once again with art, literature, music, comedy and theatre. Over twenty venues in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter will come alive with arts activity during the festival which will feature 140 acts from all around the world.

As always this year's music programme is eclectic and features everyone from Liam Clancy, the man hailed by Bob Dylan as "the best ballad singer I ever heard in my life", to the maverick genius of Mark E Smith and his band, The Fall.

Other musical thrills come in the form of Beatlegras who revisit the Beatles songbook Bluegrass style, American icon, Jonathan Richman, accordion virtuoso, Sharon Shannon, legendary singer-songwriter, Luka Bloom and Canadian Roots superstars, The Wailin' Jennys. If comedy is your thing, performing this year are Jerry Sadowitz, Simon Munnery, Andrew Maxwell, Brendon Burns and Andy Parsons.

A wide-ranging programme of theatre includes a unique presentation of Spokesong and Pentecost by Stewart Parker in the old Northern Bank Building and the Edinburgh Fringe hit 'Wish I had a Sylvia Plath'. The story of imprisoned Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is told in 'The Lady of Burma', and the play 'Woody Sez' celebrates the life of Woody Guthrie. A strong literature line-up includes the feminist icon, Germaine Greer, Booker Award nominee, Colm Tóibín and poet rapper, Lemn Sissay. Add in an entire weekend of Circus and Street Theatre, Visual Art, Sound and Vision and a fantastic closing event featuring the Ulster Orchestra and a the soaring talent of Sinead O'Connor and Belfast is poised to enjoy a truly world class festival of arts and culture.

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival runs from May 1st-11th, 2008.
The full programme will be available from April 4th on www.cqaf.com. Contact: Tel: 028 90246609.
For more information please contact: Anna Burns, Press Officer, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival,
Email: press@cqaf.com or Tel: 028 9023 2403

www.irishmusicmagazine.com/2008/03/28/


Luka Bloom @ The Black Box, Belfast
Sunday 4 May, 3.00pm


One of our best loved singer-songwriters, Luka Bloom retains an innocence and optimism in his work that translate as neither naivete nor wishful thinking - rather an eloquent belief in human communion - musical or otherwise - as a force for good. This has largely been the inspiration behind his latest album Tribe.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

www.blackboxbelfast.com


The Irish News Online - Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Easy style gets city crowd to sing along
LUKA BLOOM The Black Box


There is nothing nicer than a singer/musician stopping during the chorus of a well-loved song, putting down his guitar and letting the audience sing as if they were in their own living rooms.

That sort of intimacy is priceless and it’s the sort that Luka Bloom can conjure up in an instant – or in a Sunday afternoon gig at the Black Box as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

Sunny Sailor Boy had the full house gently u-a-u-aying and joyfully warbling "You couldn’t have come at a better time".

Bloom's songs are Irish to the core but his scope is universal.

He sang Tribe for the Dalai Lama when the Tibetan leader visited Derry; he connects Mohamed’s Algerian homeland with fiddle music and Galway in No Matter Where You Go, There You Are and he wrote that great song of the Irish diaspora, City of Chicago ("I hear Christy’s in town. Thanks for comin’ to listen to the original," he quipped.)

There's obviously something in the Moore DNA that sparks creativity.

Luka – aka Barry Moore – has his brother's flair for finely crafted songs that tell stories, or have a political message or talk of his inner feelings.

He is a searingly honest songwriter who wears his songs on his sleeve.

He is also good company. He connects with his audience as much through his wit and personality as through his repertoire.

Bloom's guitar-playing is just as expressive but the show got an added kick when the festival’s artist in residence, the wonderful young violinist Ruby Colley, joined in.

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Robert McMillen
www.irishnews.com/appnews/540/5860/2008/5/7/


Culture Factory Culture Factory fundraiser with
Luka Bloom & Friends @ The Riverbank, Newbridge, May 7th


Culture Factory hold their second fundraiser gig in the Riverbank Arts Centre on Wednesday the 7th of May. And to show his support for the Young people of the town Newbridge man Luka Bloom (known more to his family as Barry Moore) has offered his services to perform. Acoustic hero, Moore began his career in the US in the late 70’s playing in small clubs around Washington DC and New York City. From these small shows his popularity grew throughout the 80’s and by the early to mid-90’s he had a global cult following allowing him to tour all over the world. He’s won guitar critics respect for his innovative use of strumming techniques and is could almost be considered Newbridge’s biggest export, second only to his brother Christy. The performance promises to show Luka Bloom at his very best, playing songs that span his entire career.

Support on the night comes from Local Newbridge acts Cutting Off Kids, Ciaran ‘Sully’ O’Sullivan and newly formed Mary Bellos in their first Newbridge performance. The Culture Factory will also premiere their documentary 'The Culture Factory: A Beginning?'.

The Culture Factory group was born of the frustration and anger at the lack of facilities for the young people of Newbridge and it was quickly agreed that that something must be done to tackle the chronic shortage of services. We aim to provide a suitable space that will promote the creative collaboration between artists & young people, many of who, are excluded from what is traditionally regarded as the ‘arts sector’. The funds will go towards our brochure & company registration with charitable status.

Tickets for the show cost €10/€15 and are available at the Riverbank box office. They can be ordered by contacting them at 045-448333.

info: Harry Bealy

The Myers Family Fund

John Spillane's concert is on Saturday 17th May at 8.00p.m. in the school. Tickets cost €15 each or €25 for a ticket to this concert and Luka Bloom's concert. Both will be great nights, so come along and enjoy!

Luka Bloom's concert is on Friday June 6th in the school at 8.00 p.m. He will be supported by Philip Scott. Tickets for this concert are €15 or €25 for both concerts as above.

Luka Bloom

Gaelscoil Chill Dara
An Bóthar Glas, An Currach, Co. Chill Dara
Fón 045 442300
more info: www.gaelscoilchilldara.com/the_myers_family_fund.html

Photo by Mick


Leinster Leader - Thursday, 08 May 2008

Luka Bloom for Myers Fund concert
By PAUL O'MEARA

Luka Bloom Sterling Irish musicians Luka Bloom and John Spillane are to perform at separate concerts to be held at Gael Scoil Chill Dara on 17 May and 6 June respectively.

Proceeds from the concerts will go to the Myers Family Fund, which was set up following the fatal collision near Nurney where two children from the Myers family lost their lives.

"The concerts will be staged in the school and hopefully, if the weather is good, people will be able to experience the pleasant surroundings. John Spillane will be of particular interest, not least because he has released a new album," said principal Sean De Paor.

The fund was established to provide support for the Myers family from Nurney, following recent tragic events. Niamh and Cian Myers lost their lives in a road accident, which also resulted in their mother Deirdre and brother Eoin receiving serious injuries. Both children were pupils at the school and the fund was set up by a group of parents who also have children studying there.

Declan Rasmussen, chairman of the fund committee, thanked all who have supported the fund so far, explaining that it would provide practical support for the family.

The Myers Family Fund account was opened at the Naas branch of the Bank of Ireland (a/c no 86930742; sort code 90-12-39).

"More events are planned over the coming months and we hope people will give as generously as possible to help the family at this very difficult time," said Mr Rasmussen, who can be contacted at 087-6900761. Tickets for the concerts cost just €15 each, or €25 for tickets to both events. Both concerts will take place at 8pm.

Meanwhile those interested in taking part in the mini-marathon can contact Rosa Terasa at 086-2930137.

www.leinsterleader.ie/news/Luka-Bloom-for-Myers-Fund


Luka Bloom's 4th visit in Dzogchen Beara

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Luka Bloom
made his 4th visit to Dzogchen Beara,
again to help raise funds for the Spiritual Care Centre.
The meditation room was filled to capacity to enjoy another fine evening's entertainment.
On his first visit the Care Centre was a dream. So it was a thrill for Luka to return
this time with the project so close to completion.

www.dzogchenbeara.org
photos: www.dzogchenbeara.org/images/437 | www.dzogchenbeara.org/images/435

"Summer Nights" - Irish Tour Thu 3 July 2008
St John's Theatre & Arts Centre
The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry
Phone: +353 68 22566
Website: www.stjohnstheatrelistowel.com

Fri 4 July 2008
Tigh Ui Chathain - Kane's Bar
Main Street, Ballyferriter (Dingle Peninsula), Co Kerry
Phone: +353 66 9156359

Tue 8 & 15 July 2008
De Barra's Folk Club
55, Pearse St., Clonakilty, West Cork
Phone: +353 (0)23 33381
Website: www.debarra.ie

Wed 16 July 2008
Tech Amergin Community Arts Centre
Waterville, Co Kerry
Phone: +353-66-9478956
Website: www.techamergin.com

Thu 17 July 2008
The Granary
The Pound, Touhills Lane, Beech Road
Killarney, Co Kerry
Phone: +353 (0)64 20075
Website: www.granarykillarney.com
Tickets: €20

Sat 19 July 2008
Sirius Arts Centre
The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co Cork
Phone/Fax: +353 21 481 3790
E-Mail: cobharts@iol.ie
Website: www.siriusartscentre.ie
Tickets: €20

Tue 22 July 2008
De Barra's Folk Club
55, Pearse St., Clonakilty, West Cork
Phone: +353 (0)23 33381
Website: www.debarra.ie

Fri 25 July 2008
Bantry House
Bantry, Co Cork
Tickets at Door
Website: www.bantryhouse.com

Wed 30 July 2008
Tom Malone's Pub & Markethouse
Miltown Malbay, Co Clare
Phone: +353 (0)65-708-5916
Website: www.tommalonespub.com

Thu 31 July 2008
Royal Spa Hotel
Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
Phone: +353 (0) 65 7074288
Website: www.royalspahotel.com

Luka Bloom Newsletter - 05 June 2008

De Barra's Folk Club - Clonakilty, West Cork
LUKA BLOOM - Tuesday, July 8th, 15th and 22nd

Tickets: €20 - Doors @ 9pm

De Barras This July De Barra's are delighted to announce a special residency with the amazing Luka Bloom. Luka Bloom, still to this day is one of the countries if not Europe's most talented singer songwriters, and someone who is often credited with being one of the main players in establishing Irelands contemporary singer songwriting scene as well as one of the pioneers of electro-acoustic music. Today he is as brave and unflinching as ever in his artistic endeavours as is the proof in his latest album 'Tribe' a collaboration with Clare based contemporary music writer Simon O'Reilly, This experimental album in which Bloom mostly sang, playing guitar on just two tracks, is a testament to his great talent and constant evolution. However it is in performing where Luka has earned most of his formidable reputation and to see him live is to witness the craft at its pinnacle. His solo shows are full of beauty, warmth, humour and the vigorous energetic strumming of his guitar for which he is famed. Add to this the amazing variety of his songs that delve deep into love, nature, identity and defiance and it is clear to see why he is perhaps one of the most consistent and talented artists in Irish music over the last thirty years.

www.lukabloom.com | www.myspace.com/lukabloom

Gig guide: www.debarra.ie

De Barra's, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Luka Bloom
De Barra's - 22 July 2008
Keeper Of The Flame
Lonesome Robin
Make You Feel My Love
I Need Love
Throw Your Arms Around Me
In Between Days
Sunny Sailor Boy
In My Secret Life
Islands In The Stream
Monsoon
I'm On Your Side
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
Te Adoro
You
The Acoustic Motorbike
When Your Love Comes
There Is A Time
Eastbound Train
I Love The World I'm In
Lorelei
City Of Chicago
No Matter Where You Go, There You Are
Every Man
Perfect Groove
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Fire
Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within You

Setlist: Richie


Luka Bloom & Conor Byrne @ De Barra's, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Luka Bloom & Conor Byrne
Photos & Review by Richie >>

Luka Bloom @ Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co Cork
Saturday, 19 July 2008

Luka Bloom & Conor Byrne
Luka Bloom & Conor Byrne
Photos by Dolf

Setlist by Rebecca >>

Bantry House presents
LUKA BLOOM

Summer Nights Tour
25th July 8pm
Book tickets on 027 50047 (Euro 20)
www.bantryhouse.com

Luka Bloom will be performing in the Library at Bantry House on 25th July at 8 pm.
Seats can be reserved by ringing Bantry House on 027-50047, or by e-mailling info@bantryhouse.com,
and tickets sold on the night.
Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland - News for July


CORK X SOUTHWEST 2008
Showgrounds, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Saturday, 26 July 2008


The full stage times have been announced for this weekends
Murphys Live presents... Cork X Southwest festival.

The one-day event takes place in The Showgrounds in Skibbereen, Co. Cork this Saturday 26th July and will feature The Walls, Cathy Davey, Jape, The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Andrew Weatherall, Fish Go Deep, John Spillane, Roesy and Luka Bloom amongst many others.

Tickets priced only €50 are available now from www.corkxsw.com and from local selected outlets including Plugd Records, Washington St., Cork (021 4276300), Directors Cut, Skibbereen, (028 22284), De Barras, Clonakilty (023 – 33381), Hickeys Music, Bantry (027-51666), Eric Hickeys Newsagent, Bandon (023-41176) Music Zone, Carrigaline (021 4377768), Tom Baylo’s Music, Fermoy (022-31012) Music Express, Killarney (064-33077)

A fantastic range of local food produce will be on offer including Carribbean Enterprises, Roumoulds crepes, West Cork Grill and Deli, Declan O Flynns gourmet sausages and Mo Crawleys organic vegetarian smokehouse.

For full line-up, sideshow events, ticket details, site map and camping information see www.corkxsw.com

The stage-times are:
De Barra's Sitting Room
2.00pm The Ceili Allstars
3.00pm McArthur Park
3.30pm Damien Shine
4.00pm Saint Bourbon
4.40pm John Spillane
5.30pm Tadgh Cooke
6.10pm Juno Falls
6.50pm Jessie Kennedy
7.20pm Armoured Bear
8.00pm Luka Bloom
8.40pm Thomas Truax
9.30pm Roesy
10.20pm Preston Reed



Cork X Southwest Sitting Room Sessions
Photographic sequences directly from the Sitting Room Sessions
hosted by De Barras during the Cork X Southwest Festival

more info: www.corkxsw.com | www.drop-d.ie

Luka Bloom @ Tom Malone's Pub, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Luka Bloom
Photos, Setlist & Review by Rebecca >>


Luka Bloom @ Royal Spa Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Luka Bloom
Photos, Setlist & Review by Rebecca >>


LUKA BLOOM
Satuday, 30 August 2008
Clarke Hall, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary


Luka Bloom Luka Bloom will play in the newly renovated Clarke Hall on Saturday 30th August in what promises to be a brilliant nights entertainment in Borrisokane. Renovation of the Hall is just about complete and the excellent committee has done fantastic work in making sure that this great facility is preserved for the artistic entertainment of both Borrisokane and the entire of Lower Ormond.

To have Luka Bloom playing in Borrisokane is a great coup for the Hall Committee and on the night, support acts will include "The Wellwishers" together with Darby Carroll and Ann Marie O'Grady. A superb nights entertainment is certain and tickets are now available from any Clarke Hall Committee Member of Town Park Committee member. Make sure to get your ticket early as this will be a concert not to be missed.

www.borrisokane.com


Nenagh Guardian - Thursday September 04 2008

Luka Bloom in concert in Borrisokane

The refurbishment of the Clarke Memorial Hall in Borrisokane an the town's impressive new Town Park will be the joint beneficiaries of the proceeds of Saturday night's concert in the Clarke Memorial Hall, writes Gerry Slevin.

Topping the bill will be Luka Bloom, the Newbridge (Kildare) Kildare native singer/composer and brother of balladeer Christy Moore. Luka will be accompanied on the bill by The Wellwishers, Darby Carroll and Ann Marie O'Grady in what promises to be quite an exciting evening of music and song.

The man responsible for bringing Luka Bloom to the Borrisokane venue is local native Michael Doorley, a personal friend and the man whose work 'Stella Days' a memoir of cinema days in Borrisokane is in pre-film production. It is expected that there will be definite word about the film's take-off very shortly. According to Michael, Luka Bloom, Darby Carroll and Ann Marie O'Grady have composed a theme song for the film to which they may give a premiere on Saturday night.

A seven-a-side all-weather pitch is the latest addition to the Town Park, planning permission having been recently received as well as for flood-lighting, changing rooms, toilets, showers and a meeting room.

Extensive renovations to the historic Clarke Memorial Hall have now been completed, this valuable amenity to the town's social, cultural and entertainment life now restored to excellent condition.

Both the Town Park and the Hall are of immense benefit to the life of Borrisokane and its people and that they are to be the beneficiaries of Saturday night's concert is a clear indication of how important it is that the Hall be packed for the event. Along with an assurance of a great evening's entertainment -- it begins at 8.30pm - there will be the knowledge of contributing to two excellent causes, so dear and so vital to Borrisokane people.

Tickets at €20 are available through Gay (067-27345), Sean (086-0678124) or through any member of the Hall or Town Park committees and will also be available at the door on Saturday night.

www.nenaghguardian.ie/entertainment/luka-bloom-in-concert-in-borrisokane


IMRO Ireland: The new album releasing October 10th 2008
www.imro.ie - 09 September 2008

Eleven Songs Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Luka Bloom will release his twelfth album, Eleven Songs, on October 10th 2008 on Big Sky Records. The album will be preceded by the lead radio single, 'I'm On Your Side'.

Returning to the raw live sound of his earlier records and brimming with inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies, Eleven Songs reminds us why Bloom is such a master of the concert stage. The album was co-produced by Luka and David Odlum (ex-Kila and ex-The Frames) and recorded in Grouse Lodge in County Westmeath.

Musicians on the album include Dave Hingerty (ex-The Frames), Trevor Hutchinson, Liam O'Maonlai (ex-Hothouse Flowers), Paul Smith, Cora Venus Lunny, Ken Edge, and the Gardiner St. Gospel Choir. Backing vocals are Sinead Martin and Robbie Moore.

Like many Irish families Luka Bloom comes from a family of singers and songwriters and first went on tour many moons ago with older brother Christy Moore. In 1987 Luka went to the US and toured with The Pogues, The Violent Femmes, Hothouse Flowers and The Cowboy Junkies, and in all has now enjoyed eighteen years of successful worldwide tours.

In 1990, Luka was signed to Warner Music in LA and over the next four years recorded three albums for them. Luka has released a further seven albums on his own label, Big Sky Records.

Over the years Luka has brought his songs to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world. In the last 10 years he has concentrated in performing in Australia, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Eleven Songs, the new album from Luka Bloom, releases October 10th 2008 on Big Sky Records through RMG Chart.

Luka will tour Ireland in October and November - tickets on sale now

10 October Birr Theatre, Birr, Co. Offaly
11 October The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon. Co. Leitrim
15 October The Waterfront, Belfast
17 October The Forum, Waterford
18 October The Savoy, Cork
01 November Vicar St., Dublin

Offaly Independent - 16 September 2008

Luka Bloom to commence new tour in Birr

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Luka Bloom will release his twelfth album, Eleven Songs, on October 10 on Big Sky Records coinciding with the start of his national tour which begins at the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on the same date. The album will be preceded by the lead radio single, 'I'm On Your Side'.

Returning to the raw live sound of his earlier records and brimming with inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies, Eleven Songs reminds us why Bloom is such a master of the concert stage. The album was co-produced by Luka and David Odlum (ex-Kila and ex-The Frames) and recorded in Grouse Lodge in Rosemount in Westmeath.

Musicians on the album include Dave Hingerty (ex-The Frames), Trevor Hutchinson, Liam O’Maonlai (ex-Hothouse Flowers), Paul Smith, Cora Venus Lunny, Ken Edge, and the Gardiner St. Gospel Choir. Backing vocals are Sinead Martin and Robbie Moore.

Like many Irish families Luka Bloom comes from a family of singers and songwriters and first went on tour many moons ago with older brother Christy Moore. In 1987 Luka went to the US and toured with The Pogues, The Violent Femmes, Hothouse Flowers and The Cowboy Junkies, and in all has now enjoyed eighteen years of successful worldwide tours.

In 1990, Luka was signed to Warner Music in LA and over the next four years recorded three albums for them. Luka has released a further seven albums on his own label, Big Sky Records.

Over the years Luka has brought his songs to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world. In the last ten years he has concentrated in performing in Australia, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

The Birr Theatre and Arts Centre box office can be contacted on (057) 9122911.

www.offalyindependent.ie


Luka Bloom @ The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
Saturday, 11th October

8.30pm

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Luka Bloom celebrates the release of his twelfth album 'Eleven Songs', with an intimate gig in The Dock before his Vicar Street show in November. Luka has enjoyed eighteen years of successful worldwide tours, and in his new studio album he returns to the raw live sound of his earlier records, reminding us why he is such a master of the concert stage. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his inspiring and sumptuously melodic new and old songs.

"Armed with just his guitar and emotive voice, Bloom magically transformed a large theatre into an intimate bed-sit." Cirque Royal, Brussels

Luka Bloom This gig will be Luka's first time to visit The Dock and it promises to be a sublime night of folk rock and roots music!

The Dock
St Georges Terrace
Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim
Box Office: 0719650828
Website: www.thedock.ie
Contact: info@thedock.ie

The Dock is housed in the beautiful 19th Century former Courthouse building, overlooking the majestic river Shannon, which has been wonderfully restored into Leitrim's first integrated centre for the arts.

The Dock houses a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and it is home to The Leitrim Design House.

CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Ticket refunds are available from the point of purchase.

Luka Bloom Aiken Promotions presents
Luka Bloom
Wednesday, 15 October 2008

8pm - Tickets: £17.50

Belfast Waterfront - Studio
2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH, Co Antrim
Tel: +44 (0)28 9033 4400
Email: enquiries@waterfront.co.uk
Website: www.waterfront.co.uk

Luka returns to perform a selection of favourites and tracks
from 11 Songs, his latest album.
"I just can't wait to pack the guitars and the toothbrush and take to the road to sing these songs, meet some friends and celebrate the life we singers have. Belfast is a city I have always loved singing in.... see you in the Waterfront!" [Luka Bloom]

www.waterfront.co.uk/pdf/WaterfrontSep08.pdf

Waterford Today - Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Luka Bloom to play Forum Waterford

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, Luka Bloom, who returns to Forum Waterford on Friday October 17th, has enjoyed eighteen years of successful worldwide tours, and will be releasing his twelfth album "Eleven Songs", worldwide in October 2008....

With his new studio album Luka returns to the raw live sound of his earlier records, reminding us why he is such a master of the concert stage. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his inspiring and sumptuously melodic new and old songs.

Luka Bloom brings his "Eleven Songs" Tour to Forum Waterford on Friday October 17th with tickets priced at €20 (incl booking fee) on sale at Next Door Forum Waterford, phone 051-871133 or through www.forumwaterford.com

www.waterford-today.ie


Luka Bloom Savoy Cork
Upcoming Shows

LUKA BLOOM
Date: Saturday 18th October 2008
Admission: €20

Savoy
Patrick Street
Cork, Co Cork
www.savoycork.com | www.myspace.com/savoycork

The Corkman - Thursday, October 02 2008

Luka's new album to bloom at the Savoy

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Luka Bloom will make a welcome return to Cork on Saturday, October 18 for what promises to be a magical night at the Savoy Theatre.

The Kildare native, the younger brother of the legendary Christy Moore, will play the venue as part of his latest Irish tour to mark the release of his 12th album 11 Songs which will hit the shelves next week.

The album has been preceded by the lead single I'm On Your Side, which has already received considerable airplay on Irish radio stations.

For almost two decades Bloom has enjoyed tremendous success across the world, getting his big break in 1987 when he toured the US with the likes of The Pogues, The Violent Femmes, Houthouse Flowers and The Cowboy Junkies. Over the past 10-years he has concentrated in performing in Australia and on the European mainland when his distinctive electro-guitar style and melodic riffs have earned him a huge fan base.

Bloom's love for playing in front of a live audience has never been more apparent than on 11 Songs. While not a live album it returns to raw almost live sound of his early albums and acts as a potent reminder of why he is such a master of the concert stage.

Co-produced by Bloom and Dave Odlum (former Kila and Frames guitarist), the pait have managed to bring together a stellar line up of backing musicians and singers. These include former Frame Dave Hingerty, Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam O Maonlai, Paul Smith, Cora Venus Lunny, The Gardiner Street Choir, Sinead Martin and Robbie Moore.

His Irish tour will offer fans a rare opportunity to hear songs from the new album live as well as many tracks from his extensive back catalogue.

Tickets for the Cork gig at the Savoy cost €22.50 from www.tickets.ie.

www.corkman.ie/news/lukas-new-album-to-bloom-at-the-savoy-1489700.html


De Barra's Folk Club - Clonakilty, West Cork
LUKA BLOOM with Trevor Hutchinson & Dave Hingerty
Thursday, October 30, 2008


De Barras Luka Bloom will play a surprise show this Thursday the 30th of October in De Barra's with his new band as a special autumnal treat!
Tickets for the show will be on the night and priced €20!
Doors: 8:30pm - for any enquiries Phone 023 33381

LUKA BLOOM W/BAND
Luka Bloom will return to De Barra's this Thursday to perform a special show that will focus on his latest release the fantastic and critically acclaimed 'Eleven Songs'. joining him on the night for this special show will be some special guests that currently make up his fantastic live band.

For those of you unfamiliar with Luka, he is one of the countries if not Europe's most talented singer songwriters, and someone who is often credited with being one of the main players in establishing Irelands contemporary singer songwriting scene as well as one of the pioneers of electro-acoustic music. Today he is as brave and unflinching as ever in his artistic endeavours as is the proof in his previous album 'Tribes' a collaboration with Clare based contemporary music writer Simon O'Reilly, This experimental album in which Bloom only sang, playing guitar on just two tracks, is a testament to his great talent and constant evolution. However it is in performing where Luka has earned his formidable reputation and to see him live is to witness the craft at its pinnacle. His solo shows are full of beauty, warmth, humour and the vigorous energetic strumming of his guitar for which he is famed. Add to this the amazing variety of his songs that delve deep into love, nature, identity and defiance and it is clear to see why he is perhaps one of the most consistent and talented artists in Irish music over the last thirty years.

Gig guide: www.debarra.ie

Luka Bloom Luka Bloom plays live @
Vicar Street on Saturday, November 1st.


Luka Bloom is back with a new album and to coincide with that release will be performing live @ Vicar St. this November 1st. Tickets for Luka Bloom are €28 on sale tomorrow Wednesday, September 10th @ 9am through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 390.

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, Luka Bloom, has enjoyed eighteen years of successful worldwide tours, and will be releasing his twelfth album 'Eleven Songs', worldwide in October 2008. With his new studio album Luka returns to the raw live sound of his earlier records, reminding us why he is such a master of the concert stage. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his inspiring and sumptuously melodic new and old songs.

Luka's performance is summed in his own words - "Every gig is precious. Whether the Spa in Lisdoonvarna, Carre in Amsterdam, or the Melbourne Concert Hall, the privilege is the same, as is the commitment to the gig."

Vicar Street
58-59 Thomas Street
Dublin 8
www.vicarstreet.com | www.ticketmaster.ie

Luka Bloom @ Vicar Street, Dublin
Saturday, 1 November 2008

Luka Bloom Robbie Moore
Trevor Hutchinson Dave Hingerty
with Robbie Moore, Conor Byrne (flute),
Trevor Hutchinson (bass) & Dave Hingerty (drums)

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