SAT Lighthouse 1:45 – 3:15pm Songcatchers Round Robin
SAT Stage 3 4:30 – 5:30pm CD Launch
SUN Stage 5 3:15 – 4:15pm
With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists, who has been on song since the 1970’s. Luka continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do. 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. 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. Eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Port Fairy in 2019. He is a man of limitless passion for music, change, tradition and its lessons. For Luka, it’s all about the song.
“Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider … he is on top form.” – The Irish Times