Where was everybody?
Luka Bloom is a great Irish troubadour from County Kildare who’s been on the folk and Irish music scenes since 1969 when he started out opening for his eldest brother, the legendary Christy Moore.
Bloom stepped out onto the stage at The Egg on Friday night, only to find that three-quarters of the intimate Swyer Theatre were empty. That was unfortunate because Bloom’s passionate singing, energetic guitar playing and joke-laden storytelling are so wonderfully brilliantly and thoroughly Irish. His songs about America have that wonder of discovery about them, and the Irish tunes have that patented longing for the homeland.
It’s odd that there wasn’t a bigger turnout because Nippertown’s large Irish-American contingent almost always fills the region’s clubs and concert halls when one of their own comes to town.