Celebrating the memory of a musical legend

On January 30, 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly, whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s cultural treasures.

Dublin singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh along with fellow musicians The Patriots makes a welcome return to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday October 10 at 8pm with his hugely popular tribute show, The Legend of Luke Kelly.

Chris was born and raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly’s music led him to learn to play the five-string long neck banjo in 2001.

Over the past 12 years Chris has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street and the Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly’s family.

He has also toured this show abroad in England, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia and in November 2011 Chris stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour and also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street.

A fantastic night of music is guaranteed and fans of Luke Kelly will not want to miss this. Tickets are available at Roscommon Arts Centre on (090 ) 6625824 or www.roscommonartscentre.ie

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