Much-loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom will take to council’s Venue 114 stage with passion and playfulness for one performance only on Friday, March 1 at 8pm.
The very embodiment of the folk singer, Luka Bloom has that deep sense of social justice with an uncanny ability to distil contemporary life into the pithiest and most alluring combinations of lyrics and melody lines.
His latest album, Refuge, put a finger on the fractured nature of so much of what’s happening in our world today, from homelessness to war to climate change.
His voice is still as open and honest as it was over 30 years ago, and his guitar finds chord combinations that are all his own.
For 40 years, Luka Bloom has been making records and travelling the world singing his songs and since 1992, Luka has toured Australia 12 times.
His first Australian show was at a packed Enmore Theatre in 1992.
“Although this was my first ever concert in Australia, already it felt like a homecoming,” Luka said.
“I knew I instantly loved this country and hoped I would return many times.
“Apart from Ireland, Australia is a country I actually miss when I am away too long.
“Like Ireland, Australia is clearly not a perfect place, nowhere is. But it is a home away from home for me. I miss my friends there, I love the shows and the festivals. But that is a given.
“I love my job and I am utterly blessed that my songs bring me back to Australia again and again to sing with people I love to see.”
Tickets are $59.90 per person. To book, visit www.venue114.com.au or call 5413 1400 (phone charges do apply).
Event parking is free and public transport is available nearby.
Venue 114, formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre, is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.
“What a hard working national treasure this artist is, equipped as he is with the wit, storytelling, musicianship, singing and songwriting genes this magical country of ours seems to have by the boatload.” The Irish Examiner