LUKA BLOOM : Collaborations with Other Artists
1989 Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
1990 Grace Pool - Where We Live
1998 Conor Byrne - Wind Dancer
2001 Cherish The Ladies - The Girls Won't Leave The Boys Alone
2004 Gavin Moore - Until Today
2004 Yvonne Casey - Yvonne Casey
2006 Eithne Ní Chatháin - Eithne
2008 Christie Hennessy - The Two Of Us
2008 Fiona Joy Hawkins - Blue Dream
2012 Davoc Rynne - The Humours Of Ennistymon

Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
© 1989 Epic Records
Indigo Girls 01. Closer To Fine
02. Secure Yourself
03. Kid Fears
04. Prince Of Darkness
05. Blood And Fire
06. Tried To Be True
07. Love's Recovery
08. Land Of Canaan
09. Center Stage
10. History Of Us

Luka Bloom
Background Vocals on Closer To Fine

Grace Pool - Where We Live
© 1990 Reprise Records
Grace Pool 01. Me Without You
02. Once A Forest
03. Wedding On The Lawn
04. Paint The Ending
05. August Freeze
06. I Can't See You
07. Dream And Distance
08. Springs Desire
09. Swing Hard
10. Sweet Law Of Repetition

Luka Bloom
Acoustic Guitar & Vocal on Paint The Ending

Conor Byrne - Wind Dancer
© 1998 Newberry Recording Ltd.
Wind Dancer 01. Face With A View / Scully Casey's
02. The Lone Bush / Junior Crehan's
03. Lonely Streets
04. Daddy, Swing Me High - Christy Moore
05. Tonn Teine / The Connacht Carrot
06. Wind Dancer
07. Hands Of A Farmer - Luka Bloom
08. Birdman
09. The Morning Thrush
10. The Coolea Jig / Winnie Hayes'
11. The Emigrant's Farewell - Cathy Jordan
12. The Boy On The Hilltop / The Piper's Despair / O'Raghallaigh's
13. Padraig The Fiddler
14. We Have All The Time In The World

Produced by Luka Bloom
Guitars on tracks 1; 2; 3; 4; 7; 8; 10; 11 & 14

Cherish The Ladies - The Girls Won't Leave The Boys Alone
© 2001 Windham Hill Records -
Cherish The Ladies 01. The Broom Of The Cowdenknowes
02. Freeborn Man Of The Travelling People
03. Rambling Irishman
04. Bonny Blue-Eyed Nancy
05. Mullin's Fancy
06. Erin Gra Mo Chroi
07. An Poc Ar Buille
08. I'll Walk Beside You - Luka Bloom & Cherish The Ladies
09. The Collier's Set
10. Queen Of Connemara/The Carroe Jig/The Lilting Fisherman
11. Down By The Glenside
12. The Jolly Beggarman
13. Last Night's Fun/The Chattering Magpie/The Black Haired Lass/The Commodore

Gavin Moore - Until Today
© 2004 Crazy Mo Records
Until Today 01. Your Way Home
02. She Wanted
03. Wanderer
04. Each Moment
05. Singing My Songbird Away
06. In The Shadows
07. Trying To Resist
08. Hide & Seek
09. Don't You Know?
10. Apple Pie

Luka Bloom
Electro Acoustic Guitar: Your Way Home & Wanderer
Backing Vocals: Wanderer

Yvonne Casey - Yvonne Casey
© 2004 celticgrooves
Yvonne Casey 01. Reels: Liz Carroll's / Paddy Ryan's Dream
02. Bruca Manigua
03. Reels: Yvonne Casey's / Maud Millar / The Floggin' Reel
04. Jigs: Killimor Jig / Jackie McCarthy's
05. Reels: Jack Coughlan's / Kilteery / Andy McGann's
06. Hornpipes: Hennessy's / Paddy Cronin's
07. Ska
08. Reels: The Maid in the Meadow / Honeymoon Reel
09. Jigs: Paddy Taylor's / June McCormack's
10. Reels: Jimmy Kelly's / The Balharbour Reel (feat. Luka Bloom)
11. Jigs: The Frost is All Over / Brian Conway's
12. Reels: The Reel of Mullinavat / Micho Russell's
13. Comanche Moon

Yvonne Casey: Fiddle
Kevin Griffin: Banjo
Terry Bingham: Concertina
Eoin O'Neill: Bouzouki
Quentin Cooper Grau: Mandolin, Guitar
Luka Bloom: Guitar
Ger Hoyne: Bodhran
John O'Connell: Double Bass

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Eithne Ní Chatháin - Eithne
© 2006 Eithne Ní Chatháin -
Eithne Ni Chathain 01. Guí - Prayer (Eithne Ní Chatháin)
02. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Sandy Denny)
03. The Munster Jig, The Lark in the Bog (trad. arr. Eithne Ní Chatháin)
04. One Morning in June (Eithne Ní Chatháin)
05. Pretty Bird (Hazel Dickens)
06. What's in the Bag Love? (Eithne Ní Chatháin)
07. Turas go Tír na nÓg (trad. arr. Eithne Ní Chatháin)
08. Bonny Blue-Eyed Lassie (trad. arr. Eithne Ní Chatháin)
09. Fáinne Geal an Lae, Andy McGann's, The 4 Courts (trad. arr. Eithne Ní Chatháin)
10. Eileanóir na Rún (trad. arr. Eithne Ní Chatháin)

Eithne Ní Chatháin - vocals, fiddle, piano
Luka Bloom - guitar and backing vocals on track 2
Nóra Keane - backing vocals on track 5
Ciarán O'Grady - concertina on track 9

Luka Bloom: "I heard Eithne sing in Kildare a few years ago and was blown away by her
voice. Her background is as a singer of old Irish songs, both in the Irish language and in
English. I was so taken by her singing I wrote a song for her. It's on 'Before Sleep Comes'
and is called 'She Sings Her Songs With Open Eyes'.
Eithne is blessed with a very pure and true voice, which is very haunting and beautiful.
She is also an accomplished musician, and has written some of the songs on her album.
Eithne has done gigs with me, and I have played on her new album, on the wonderful
Sandy Denny song 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes'."

Christie Hennessy - The Two Of Us
© 25 April 2008 -
Christie Hennessy - The Two Of Us 01. Don't Forget Your Shovel - Featuring Luke Concannon (Nizlopi)
02. Getting Over You - Featuring Hermione Ross
03. I Will - Featuring Bianca Kinane
04. Someone Else's Son - Featuring Ronan Keating
05. All The Lies That You Told Me - Featuring Frances Black
06. Oh Jealous Heart - Featuring Tommy Fleming
07. Lonely Boy - Featuring Paul Brady
08. If You Were To Fall - Featuring Mary Black
09. I Will Never Love Again - Featuring Moya Brennan
10. When Will We Learn - Featuring Christy Moore & Luka Bloom
11. Mr Blue - Featuring Victoria Hart
12. Roll Back The Clouds - Featuring Aled Jones
13. Messenger Boy - Featuring Monto

"This album didn't start out as a duets album. John Themis and I wrote a song we felt would
be suitable for Christy Moore, Luka Bloom and myself to sing for a fantastic cause, the charity
'Children in Crossfire'.

I had a great day recording with Christy and Luka in the studio in Dublin. Though we never
expected the single to grow from that into a duets album... When he heard the track, I was
asked by Dave Pennefather from Universal Music Ireland if I'd ever thought about making a
duets album. It sounded great, so he told me to pick all the artists that I'd like to work with -
artists that would mean something to me and my songs. So firstly, I'd like to say thanks to him
for making this happen and secondly, a massive big hug and thanks to everyone who gave
their time and their art for this album."

Christie Hennessy - November 2007

Fiona Joy Hawkins - Blue Dream
© 2008 Little Hartley Music -
Blue Dream 01. Freedom
02. Feeling Sunshine
03. From The Outside
04. Sapphire Interlude
05. Standing Up
06. Cerulean Interlude
07. Blue Dream
08. Lilac Interlude
09. Contemplating - Featuring Luka Bloom
10. Sunrise at Ularu
11. Samites Interlude
12. Song Phonique
13. Indigo Interlude
14. The Void
15. Turquoise Interlude
16. Voice of Angels
17. Cobalt Interlude
18. Prelude to a Painting
19. The Midnight Interlude
20. Moving On
21. Azure Interlude
22. Somewhere

Blue Dream is a 70 minute suite of music written by Fiona Joy Hawkins, produced by
Grammy winner Will Ackerman (Founder of Windham Hill Records) and recorded at
Imaginary Road Studios on a Steinway B.

Featuring guest performances by Luka Bloom, this album goes from quiet contemplative
piano to full orchestral, to world sounds, rhythms, jazz influences and back again to the
perfect "Bach" moment all in a breath. Blue Dream can best be described as World
Fusion Piano...

As well as Luka Bloom and Will Ackerman, Blue Dream includes performances from
some of the best instrumental artists in the world including T-Bone Wolk (Hall and Oates),
Heather Rankin (The Rankin Family), Eugene Friesen (Paul Winter) and Jeff Haynes
(Pat Methany) and many more...

Will Ackerman
Windham County, Vermont, 2008

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Davoc Rynne - The Humours of Ennistymon
© 2012 -
The Humours of Ennistymon 01. The Piper's Despair (Reel: Trish Dillon & Davoc Rynne whistles and the clan backing)
02. Down The Broom (Reel: Trish & Davoc whistles and the clan backing)
03. Lark In The Morning (Double Jig: Johnny Hehir, Trish & Davoc and the clan backing)
04. Carrigdhoun (Song: Anne Rynne vocal, Luka Bloom guitar)
05. Munster Cloak (Mazurka: Johnny, Trish & Davoc and the clan backing and humming)
06. Dick Gossip (Reel: Trish & Davoc whistles and some of the clan backing)
07. The Galtee Mountain Boy (Song: Christy Moore with clari backing at the end)
08. The Humours Of Ennistymon/The Battering Ram (Double Jigs: Johnny, Trish & Davoc)
09. Aisling Geal/Sunny Banks (Slow air/Reel: Davoc solo followed by reel with some of the clan)
10. Blackwater Side (Song: Anne vocal, Luka Bloom guitar)
11. Fairy Queen/The Derry (Hornpipes: Johnny, Trish & Davoc and the clan backing)
12. The Chattering Magpie/Flax In Bloom (Reels: Davoc whistle, Conor Byrne flute arid some clan)
13. The Congress/Killarney Boys of Pleasure (Reels: Johnny, Trish & Davoc with clan backing)
14. Murphy's (Reel: Johnny, Trish & Davoc)
15. The Road To Abbeyfeale (Waltz: all the clan)

Extract from Sleeve Notes:
When I first clapped eyes on Barry Moore (aka Luka Bloom) he was twelve years old. He was way up stairs in a small bedroom in the Moore family home playing his guitar. I was way too busy courting his older sister to pay much attention to him!

Barry was the first one to suggest to me that I make an album. He has always said that I have an unusual style and a great story to tell. I take me hat off to you Barry - you were The One that sowed the seed!

One day towards the end of last March I am on the phone talking family and stuff to Christy. Out of the blue I say to him "would you play bodhran for me in a studio if I made an album?" He answers without any hesitation "Yes". I am a bit taken aback with the quick answer. "Can you give me some dates?" says I timidly. Sooner or later...?" asks he. "How about Sunday afternoon 22nd April?" says he. I am flabbergasted. "How can you come up with a date like that so quickly?" "Well I have a diary in front of me!" says he, as cool as a cucumber.

Next I am on the phone to Quentin Cooper (sound engineer) and the whole deal is set up. Marked up in his diary and all ready to go - Sunday 22nd from 1am to about 5pm in the Old Courthouse Studio in Ennistymon. Got to get Anne on board but she is the easiest - always very willing and always very able. And next I phone up the bouzouki player, broadcaster and all round good guy -the great Eoin O'Neill. I book him for the day.....

Recorded at The Courthouse Studio, Ennistymon Co Clare
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Quentin Cooper
Photographs: Leah Wolf, Turlough Rynne and Katie Theasby
Cover photo: Aine Rynne
Album Artwork: Turlough Rynne

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