Luka Bloom

When the lockdowns began, I thought about trying the online gigs. But I just missed the true feeling of a room full of people too much. And so the virus gave me a precious gift; time. Time to be still, time to dream, and time to create. 

LIVE AT DE ROMA is a recording from my favourite venue, De Roma in Antwerp, November 2019. Then BITTERSWEET CRIMSON, recorded in Windmill Lane in February 2020, just before lockdown number 1. And finally, the stillness, and the solitude of this Corona year, brought me right into the bosom of my old friend the guitar. This led to OUT OF THE BLUE, my first record with no voice or lyric, just the guitar. 

These 3 records are a good reflection of my life in this strange time we have been living through. And I have decided to present them together, on my 66th Birthday, the 23rd of May. I can’t wait to hit the road soon, and sing these songs, and play these tunes wherever the road takes me. 

Peadar O’Riada: ‘Music tends to reflect the musician playing, and moreover, the composer of the song or music. The more honest the piece, the more powerful the performance. Luka swims naked in the flow of his truthful music.

Iarla O’Lionaird: ‘This recording illustrates amply Luka’s innate and deep love of music-rendered as it is with equal measures of magic and masterly execution.’

Martin Hayes: ‘Luka has achieved the most important thing when it comes to the playing of these tunes; he has captured their beauty’.

Steve Cooney: ‘I’m delighted that Luka has finally placed his immense guitar-playing skills front and centre on this new offering….A thing of magic and beauty created by a fully committed heart’.

Approx Duration: 2 hours (including interval)

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