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Kildare > Arts > Luka Bloom In concert

Luka Bloom In concert

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th April
8.00pm (Tickets €18 / €15)
Booking 045 448333

Luka Bloom is set to play two gigs at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge (10th & 11th April), following the release of his new album ‘Amsterdam’ on March 28th. Recorded during a show in Holland just over one year ago, the album has been a labour of love for Luka and is one of the most eagerly anticipated live albums this year.

Kevin Barry Moore was born on 23 May 1955, in Newbridge, county Kildare. The youngest of six children he was born into a very musical family and started writing and honing his guitar playing skills from a young age. He first took to the road at the tender age of 14 on a tour of English folk clubs…that was back in 1969.

Barry has toured extensively in Europe and the US, and has made his home in various locations along the way, including Holland, Washington and New York. It was while travelling to America that he thought new country, why not a new name. And so some 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Luka Bloom was born. The name came from Suzanne Vega’s song ‘Luka’ and James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’.

2001 saw Luka become an independent artist, launching his own web site and revisiting his early years with the release of ‘The Barry Moore Years-- Earlier Works’. Luka is launching ‘Amsterdam’ on his website one week before official release – check for further information.

Fans of Luka will tell you, a live gig with Luka Bloom is not to be missed – and will not be easily forgotten!
Check out Luka’s website

For further information, please contact:

Catríona or Grainne on (045) 448314/5
or by e-mail at

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