Sunday 10th November, from the Music at The Museum concert series
Music at the Museum presented Luka Bloom in the final lunchtime concert for 2013 on Sunday 10th November at 12.30pm. A singer and songwriter whose music is defined by passion, lyricism, and a respect of tradition coupled with a willingness to defy expectations, Luka Bloom is one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists.
With a poets heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and the 2012/13 Heartman Tour proves he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song. Like many who write songs, Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin.
Luka Bloom writes and performs songs and has done for 4 decades now. For a man of limitless passion for music, change, tradition and its lessons, he says of it all that “It’s all about the Song”.
Photographs by kindest permission of Ciaran Conneely
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