Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Luka Bloom will be playing in Moka Live, Castlebar on Tuesday February 17. Luka Bloom recently released his 12th album, Eleven Songs, featuring the current single ‘Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within You’.
Eleven Songs sees Luka returning to the raw live sound of his earlier records, brimming with inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies and reminding us why he is such a master of the concert stage. The album was co-produced by Luka and David Odlum (ex-Kila and ex-The Frames ) and recorded in Grouse Lodge in County Westmeath.
Musicians on the album include Dave Hingerty (ex-The Frames ), Trevor Hutchinson, Liam Ó Maonlaí (ex-Hothouse Flowers ), Paul Smith, Cora Venus Lunny, Ken Edge, and the Gardiner St Gospel Choir. Backing vocals are Sinead Martin and Robbie Moore. Like many Irish families Luka Bloom comes from a family of singers and songwriters and first went on tour many moons ago with older brother Christy Moore. In 1987 Luka went to the US and toured with The Pogues, The Violent Femmes, Hothouse Flowers, and The Cowboy Junkies, and in all he has now enjoyed 18 years of successful worldwide tours.