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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Happy Birthday Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom, influential singer/songwriter of the Irish music world - he's a bogman - is 51 today. Baby Barry has come a long way since, and not all of it on his acoustic motorbike. Happy Birthday sir.

This weekend gone Luka finished his 2006 US tour and returns to Ireland where his next gig is in glamourous County Meath for a Jazz festival. Before an extensive tour of Germany in the autumn Luka will of course return briefly to the US when he includes the Kansas City Irish Festival.

Personally I think what Luka does with a guitar is timeless - listen to Cold Comfort - and his songs one day will be sung by all those blokes upstairs in carpeted Irish pubs who have been singing Simon & Garfunkel tunes for, oh, thirty years now. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

See also other Luka Bloom entries:
   • Not Just an Irish Folk Singer
   • Luka Bloom & Christy Moore
   • All Luka Bloom posts on Irish KC


At 3:31 AM, that girl said...

I'm a huge Luka Fan...have everything he's recorded so far...I've hit on your site via three different routes in the last week or so weird and wonderful eh?

At 3:44 AM, IrishKC said...

Indeed. Looks like the Oldcastle gig in Meath might be a bit handier for ya than Kansas City's festival?

At 5:53 AM, that girl said...

Well if I had a choice lol! Maybe he'll play NYC when I'm there in the autumn instead.


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