Luka Bloom kicks off 2016 tour in Thurles

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Luka Bloom kicks off 2016 tour in Thurles

Luka Blook will debut his new album - 'Frugalisto' - and kick off his 2016 tour when featuring at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, February 12th at 8pm.

With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists.

Having produced twenty albums since the 1970s Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do and the 2012-13 'Heartman Tour' will prove that he is still making provocative and poetic music which delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and places them in a song.

And, like many who write songs Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar.

What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets.

Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument and, bit by bit, the songs come to life. And, eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg or even Doolin.

Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful and captivating way.

The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo.

His newest tour and first Irish gig for 2016 at The Source Arts Centre has been coupled with the release of the new album 'Frugalisto'.

This is your only chance to catch him live before Luka Bloom heads off to Australia for an extensive tour.

So, don't miss Luka Bloom at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, February 12th at 8pm.

For all bookings and enquiries please call the box office on 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Frida - 10am to 5pm and Saturday - 2-5pm) or alternatively you can book online at


Children’s performing arts network Starcamp is set to host summer camps in nine Tipperary locations next July and August.

Supported once again by banana importers Fyffes, Starcamp creator Aideen O’Grady says the week-long camp for boys and girls (aged 4-12) is “designed to teach performance and build confidence through song, dance, drama and games”.

The dates and venues where the camps will be held are: Colaiste Dun Iascaigh in Cahir (July 25th-29th), the Strand Theatre in Carrick-on-Suir (August 2nd-6th), Cashel Community School (July 18th-22nd), Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel (August 8th-12th), Nenagh Arts Centre (July 4th-8th), Roscrea (July 25th-29th -venue to be confirmed), the McAuley Community Centre in Templemore (August 2nd-6th), Ursuline Convent Secondary School in Thurles (July 18th-22nd) and the Tipperary Excel Art & Cultural Centre in Tipperary Town (July 11th-15th).

Interested parents can obtain further information on