LUKA BLOOM makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh this weekend, following last month's release of Refuge, possibly the most personal album the Kildare born singer-songwriter has made.
Speaking about the new album, Luka says: "Sometimes records are planned for months or even years. Sometimes records sneak up on you. Autumn/winter 2016 the world seemed to become a loud, brutal ,place. People hurting from war, homelessness, climate change...People respond in different ways. I sought refuge in songs. I wrote some, I learned some, and I visited some old ones. After a few months of quiet work, I felt the need to put these songs out into the world. At first I heard choirs and strings and trumpets. In the end I decided to keep it raw, and simple.
Luka Bloom plays the Róisín Dubh this Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.