The Legend of Luke Kelly Returns
‘When Chris sings, his talents capture the depth and passion of the great man that he was so heavily influenced by’
This highly acclaimed tribute show to the iconic Luke Kelly of The Dubliners will be a London premiere performance. Featuring the acclaimed vocals of arguably one of Ireland’s finest ballad singers, Chris Kavanagh, this phenomenal live show which is now in it’s 17th year and which has sold out all over Ireland, will bring you every best ballad that Luke Kelly ever sang, including ‘The Town I Loved So Well’, ‘School Days Over’, ‘A Song For Ireland’, ‘Raglan Road’, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’, ‘The Wild Rover’ and many more. Totally endorsed by Luke Kelly’s family, this wonderful show will be a rollercoaster of emotions, bringing you feet stomping songs, to tear jerkers and even though Luke Kelly has been dead for 35 years, this show goes to prove that the Legend and the songs can never die..
The show stars Christopher Kavanagh, (main vocal , banjo , keyboards, acoustic guitar) with Hilary Kavanagh (vocal, bass guitar ) Joe Finn. ( Uilleann pipes, whistle ,fiddle).
BIOGRAHY: CHRIS KAVANAGH
Chris Kavanagh – Dublin /songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly’s music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo
Over the past Seventeen years Chris Kavanagh, with The Legend Of Luke Kelly Show has amazed audiences and has had powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & the Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly’s family. He has also toured this show abroad in Scotland, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and in November 2011 Chris stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour. He also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street.