Luka Bloom- Refuge - Album Launch
Date: Saturday December 9th Doors Open 8pm
'Refuge' is the newest album from Luka Bloom, marking his 40th year as one of Ireland's best known and most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.
'Refuge' in his own words:
"Sometimes records are planned for months or even years.
Sometimes records sneak up on you.
During 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.
And here it is – REFUGE. 11 songs, recorded in the amazing studio that is Lettercollum Recording Studio, with John Fitzgerald and mastered by my old friend Brian Masterson"
The cover painting is called ‘At One’ – by Tim Goulding, an Irish artist from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork. The original painting 'At One' can be viewed at the gig. The cover is designed by Steve Averill. Admission €15.