On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures.
Songwriter Chris Kavanagh 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 five string long neck banjo in 2001.
When Chris performs, his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by.
Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences following 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.
Chris makes a welcome return to The Source Arts Centre this month with his very special tribute to Luke Kelly. Tickets are available online or at the box office.
The Legend of Luke Kelly comes to The Source Arts Centre Thurles on Friday 13 April at 8pm. Tickets €18/16 conc. Box Office 0504 90204
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