With each successive album, Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form.


NEW ALBUM: Sometimes I fly

Review of “Sometimes I fly…” by Dai Jeffries of folking.com

Sometimes I Fly… This album was recorded by Radio Bremen in 2001. Luka Bloom is big in Germany; he’s big in Ireland naturally but for some unfathomable reason he isn’t really big in the UK. Sometimes I Fly… is his second live album and was probably recorded about the same time as the first, given that they have several songs in common.

Most of the songs come out of Luka’s early days beginning with the anthemic ‘Diamond Mountain’ from the album Turf. Instead of pressing on in the same vein he follows that with the gentle, moody ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ and by the time he’s finished ‘Ciara’ he has the audience eating out of his hand. That may have something to do with the guitar break he plays but they even applaud the little sigh he lets out before moving on.

For my money, there are three absolute classic Luka Bloom songs in this set. The first of these is ‘Gone To Pablo’, a seemingly simple song which deceives us into following the narrative we imagine before the twist comes in the reveal. Next is Luka’s greatest hit, ‘You Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time’, a song with a chorus that everyone can sing along with but which hides a world of pain for its two protagonists. Thirdly comes ‘As I Waved Goodbye’ about the Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet – what a masterpiece.

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Tour: Luka Bloom RIVERSIDE Holland and Belgium 2020
09/04/20Maastricht, LimburgMuziekgieterijNetherlands
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Boschstraat 7. Venue phone: +31 43 343 3337.
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Keizerstraat 101. Venue phone: +31 76 515 6677.
Time: 8:30pm.
14/04/20GroningenNieuw KerkNetherlands
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Nieuwe Kerkhof 1. Venue phone: +31 50 312 3756.
16/04/20EnschedeGrote KerkNetherlands
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Oude Markt 32. Venue phone: +31 53 485 8585. Buy Tickets
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Sint Stevenskerkhof 62. Buy Tickets
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Jan van Lieshoutstraat 3,. Venue phone: +31 40 244 2020. Buy Tickets
21/04/20DiestCC DiestBelgium
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: +32 13 46 06 40. Address: Nijverheidslaan 24. Venue phone: +32 13 46 06 40. Buy Tickets
22/04/20EvergemCC EvergemBelgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Weststraat 31/A.
23/04/20DendermondeCC BelgicaBelgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Kerkstraat 24. Venue phone: +32 52 20 26 26.
25/04/20LierCultuurcentrum LierBelgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Aarschotsesteenweg 3. Venue phone: 03 488 06 79. Buy Tickets
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Romain Deoninckplein 2. Venue phone: +32 9 265 8830.
28/04/20TervurenCC De WarandepoortBelgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Markt 7. Venue phone: +32 2 766 53 47.
29/04/20KortrijkSchouwburg KortrijkBelgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Schouwburgplein 14. Venue phone: +32 56 23 98 55.
30/04/20TurnhoutDe Warande,Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: http://www.warande.be/activiteit/luka-bloom. Venue phone: 014 41 69 91.
30/04/20TurnhoutDe Warande,Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: http://www.warande.be/activiteit/luka-bloom. Venue phone: 014 41 69 91. Buy Tickets

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