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

THE IRISH TIMES

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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LUKA BLOOM REFUGE TOUR AUSTRALIA 2019

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DateCityVenueCountry
Tour: REFUGE – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019
27/02/19NoosaThe JAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 5329 6560. Buy Tickets More information
01/03/19Sunshine CoastVenue 114Australia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 5413 1400. Address: 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575. Buy Tickets More information
02/03/19BrisbanePrincess TheatreAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102. Buy Tickets More information
05/03/19Byron BayByron TheatreAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 6685 6807. Address: 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481. Buy Tickets More information
06/03/19PORT MACQUARIEGlasshouseAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 6581 8888. Address: 30-42 Clarence Street &, Hay St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444. Buy Tickets More information
07/03/19NewcastleLizotte’sAustralia
Time: 9:00pm. Box office: 4956 2066. Address: 31 Morehead St Lambton NSW 2299. Venue phone: 02 4956 2066. Buy Tickets More information
09/03/19 – 10/03/19Port Fairy, VictoriaPort Fairy Folk FestivalAustralia
Time: 9:00pm. Box office: 5568 2227. Address: Port Fairy Victoria. Buy Tickets More information
12/03/19CanberraThe BasementAustralia
Time: 9:00pm. Box office: Oztix 1300 762 545. Address: 2 Cohen St, Belconnen. Buy Tickets More information
12/03/19CanberraThe BasementAustralia
Time: 9:00pm. Box office: Oztix 1300 762 545. Address: 2 Cohen St, Belconnen. Buy Tickets More information
16/03/19 – 17/03/19Katoomba, New South WalesBlue Mountains Music FestivalAustralia
Time: 9:00pm. Box office: 1800 651 322. Buy Tickets More information
20/03/19SydneyFactory TheatreAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: Ticketek 132 849 or Factory Box Office 9550 3666. Address: 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204. Buy Tickets
22/03/19Milton, New South WalesMilton TheatreAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 4455 3056. Address: 69 Princes Highway Milton NSW 2538. Related post. Buy Tickets More information
24/03/19Meeniyan, VictoriaMeeniyan Town HallAustralia
Time: 5:00pm. Box office: 0400 117 754. Address: 97 Whitelaw St, Meeniyan VIC 3956. Buy Tickets More information
27/03/19MelbourneThe Spotted MallardAustralia
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056. Buy Tickets More information
29/03/19MelbourneCaravan Music ClubAustralia
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 1 Victor Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165. Venue phone: +61 3 9579 4512. Buy Tickets More information
30/03/19St Kilda, VictoriaMemo Music HallAustralia
Time: 8:30pm. Box office: Box Office 9534 3556. Address: 88 Acland St, St Kilda. Buy Tickets More information
03/04/19AdelaideThe GovAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: Box Office 8340 0744. Address: 59 Port Road Hindmarsh SA 5007. Venue phone: (08) 8340 0744. Buy Tickets More information
05/04/19Perth, Western AustraliaThe Charles HotelAustralia
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: Ticketmaster 136 100. Address: 509 Charles St, North Perth WA 6006. Buy Tickets

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