Out of the Blue Available for Preorder

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February 6th 2020 was the date of my last solo show . It was in a lovely festival in Geneva. Then the virus came. During 2020 I just surrendered to this new world, and let go of the need to be out there doing the gigs. Steve Cooney had just released his beautiful cd of old harp tunes. I picked up my guitar, and began to learn the beautiful Bridget Cruise from that record. After a few more tunes, I decided to try and interpret the stunning Aisling Gheal. I’ve been listening to Iarla O’Lionaird sing it for decades. Then I tried some classic tunes from Peadar O’Riada, Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill, and then Cathal Hayden. Basically I returned in my mind to the teenage boy in Kildare in the 1970s, sitting alone in a room, playing guitar every day, with no audience.…

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THE BOTTOM LINE NEW YORK 1993

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Greetings from my West of Ireland solitude…..I found a photo a while ago, and it made me smile and yes, there is a story…

So, the people in this photo are David Byrne, Vin Scelsa, Lou Reed, Roseanne Cash, and me.
It is from February 19th, 1993.
This story begins in a Flanders field, in July 1992. 

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CUPPA TEA TV PRESENTS: LUKA BLOOM IN CONCERT

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Greetings from the Real Wild West of Ireland. Sunday March 22nd at 7pm Irish time, you can see Cuppa Tea TV Presents: Luka Bloom in Concert in The Aloe Tree, in Ennistymon, in Co Clare. It will be broadcast on Luka’s Facebook page and also on YouTube (Luka Bloom Live at the Aloe Tree). It was filmed this evening. We decided not to do it live, but pre-record it. The Aloe Tree is a wonderful Health Food Store in Ennistymon County Clare. After the store closed today Saturday 21st at 5pm, myself, Myriam Deliuium, Damian O'Rourke and Tessa O'Connor prepared for the concert. We observed all the social distancing protocols.  There was no audience, just two cameras and a microphone. I sing every day at home, but just to go out and sing some songs for anyone who cares to tune in, was such…

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