Music

The Legend of Luke Kelly

The Legend of Luke Kelly is an authentic song and music show celebrating the life and songs of Ireland’s most iconic and greatest folk singer and former member of The Dubliners Luke Kelly. Created and performed by the renowned Chris Kavanagh the show is not a tribute but a journey through Luke’s music that has received rave reviews in Ireland and abroad.

An overwhelming endorsement of authenticity are the huge amount of followers and regular sell-out performances in Ireland’s most prestigious venues such as Vicar Street, Cork Opera House & The National Opera House,as well as sold out shows abroad.

The show is regularly enjoyed and endorsed by Luke Kelly’s family. Luke Kelly’s brothers Jimmy and Paddy,as well as his nieces have joined and performed with Chris on stage.Creator Chris Kavanagh recreates the best loved songs from Luke as well as his own compositions through a 90 minute show with live band .To experience the  passion of the songs and music is a unique experience,as the audience join in on many of the songs in full voice as they raise the roof in celebrating Ireland’s most famous Dubliner .

Dublin man & multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh has been singing & playing music since he was three years old. His Grandmother instilled a love of folk music in him from this tender age, with bands such as The Dubliners & The Clancy Brothers played regularly in his childhood home.

Chris is well known for his passionate performances of folk singer Luke Kelly’s songs with his successful show The Legend of Luke Kelly, but he is also an extremely skilled songwriter & composer. His 2011 album “Voice of the People” showcases his skills to perfection, & Chris’s musical arrangements around the songs, coupled with his exceptional singing talents bring a long-awaited freshness to the folk music scene.

Sat 21 January 2023

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Tickets: £18/16

Watch Chris perform his tribute to Luke Kelly on ICC digital:

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