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Luka Bloom, in conversation and performance with Donal Dineen
Luka Bloom moved to New York in 1987, recording his album Riverside there, a record inspired by his time in the city. In conversation with Donal Dineen, Luka will tell the story of the life in Ireland that pushed him to go, New York‘s influence on his artistic and personal life, and the fuel that only that city could give to both his work and his career, including counting Lou Reed among his fans and friends.
A musical pioneer since his days as presenter of No Disco, through to his long-running late night radio show Here Comes The Night, Donal Dineen has always sought out and encouraged music in all genres. An admirer of Luka for 20 years, their show at I.NY will be their first meeting, and first opportunity for Donal to discuss Luka’s life and music with him.
Luka and Donal will be in conversation for the first half of this event, followed by a solo set from Luka playing the music that influenced him and/or was borne from his time in New York City.