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Luka Bloom (born 23 May 1955 as Barry Moore) is an accomplished Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter. He is also the younger brother of Irish folk singer Christy Moore.

In order to avoid the pressure of being related to Christy Moore, Bloom adopted his pseudonym. "Luka" is taken from the title of Suzanne Vega's song "Luka" about child abuse and "Bloom" refers to the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses. Bloom is,…

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  • enjoying head and heart, nice new album, thx Barry
  • the concert in Mechelen was again a great Luka Bloom experience, thanks Barry for the little chat after the gig.
  • @clearskies. For me "Riverside" is as essential as "The Voyage" . Its apples and oranges - they have a very different take on irishness as I see it - from the outside I know
  • Lees het aritkel over Luka Bloom in New Folk Sounds 133 (februari/maart 2011). www.newfolksounds.nl
  • Great concert in Utrecht, for almost two hours music. For some vids see [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfJG0JcqLEA] video [/url]
  • Thanks for the fantastic gig in De Roma in Antwerp yesterday, I completely forgot time and place and got in trance with your outstanding performance. Thanks a lot for giving me this feeling in the hectic period that I'm going through.
  • Would be good if he was as popular in Ireland than other countries in Europe! Although he will never be as good as his brother
  • 'Turf' and 'Before Sleep Comes'... two of my alltime favorites
  • I love his soulful voice
  • cool

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