Live in Concert - LUKA BLOOM & SARA RYAN
***TRACTON MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL***
We are delighted to welcome Luka Bloom and Sara Ryan to the Inkwell Theatre stage!
Sunday, 7th July at 8pm
Inkwell Theatre, Minane Bridge
Ticket: €20 plus booking fee
Tickets also available in the XL Shop in Minane Bridge!
Luka Bloom opened the Tracton Arts Festival in 2017 and we are delighted to have him back as a closing act for this year's TRACTON MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL!
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. Last year’s 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. Passion, playfulness and pause for thought: a hearty combination in any gig. Siobhan Long, Irish Times. March 2018.
With each successive album, Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form.
– The Irish Times **** 2016 Review of 'Frugalisto'
With a poet's heart and a rockster's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's 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. A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters. 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. Almost 40 years since recording his first album, we welcome Luka Bloom back to The Inkwell Theatre once more!
Special Guest: SARA RYAN
Sara Ryan is a vocalist, songwriter and performer. Hailing out of Newbridge, County Kildare and now based in Cork City. Following the success of her debut single ‘Belle’ which won her acclaim and recognition as ‘Best New Comer’ on Dublin City FM, ‘Belle’ being ‘Best New Single’, Sara was then crowned ‘New Folk Artist of the Year’ at the prestigious Irish Folk Music Awards 2017.
Playing to over two thousand people at the Doolin Folk Festival this past summer and extensively touring her Debut EP ‘Glitter Skies’, Sara thrilled audiences throughout the country. Sara has shared the stage with artists such as Mick Flannery, Jack L, John Spillane and Luka Bloom.
This summer, Sara will tour, Switzerland and Germany followed by an extensive Irish National Tour in September and October, to promote the release of her Debut Album, “Breathe”.
Phone: 021 488 7770Tracton Arts and Community Centre Minane Bridge