The Legend of Luke Kelly
Chris Kavanagh celebrates the memory and music of Luke Kelly.
Sunday 9 February 2020
The Legend of Luke Kelly featuring Chris Kavanagh celebrates the memory and music of one of Ireland’s cultural treasures and greatest folk artists of the 20th Century.
Dubliner Chris Kavanagh’s passion for Luke Kelly’s music led him to learn to play the five-string long neck banjo and over the past 15 years, he has toured this show across Ireland, England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia, with regular attendance by Luke Kelly’s family. Chris not only bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man. In 2009 to mark Luke's 25th anniversary, Chris and co-writer (Hilary Kavanagh) composed a song titled "Voice of the People". There have been countless songs written about Luke but this song is different in the sense that it was written from Luke's perspective and portrays the way he felt about his own life. In November 2011 Chris stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour and also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street.
“A beautiful blast from our beautiful past” - Eamon Dunphy
“You might find that you have to pinch yourself” - RTE's Open House
“A Must!” - The Irish Times
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