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Monday 19 November 2018

Luka's new album to bloom at the Savoy

NTERNATIONALLY 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.

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