Luka Bloom 2016 tour debuts at The Source Arts Centre Thurles

With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and the 2012/13 Heartman Tour proves he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song.

 Luka Bloom 2016 tour debuts at The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Like many who write songs, Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin.


Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. His newest tour and first Irish gig for 2016 at The Source Arts Centre has been coupled with the release of the new album FRÚGALISTO. This is your only chance to catch him live before spring as he heads off to Australia for an extensive tour.


Luka Bloom

The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Friday12 February, 8pm


For all bookings and enquiries  ring 0504-90204 Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm or book online at

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