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The Legend of Luke Kelly

Pavilion Theatre
Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire
Sunday 30th March 2008
Tickets: €18/14/10
Booking: 01 – 2312929
and new online booking:
Pavilion Theatre audiences can look forward to the fantastic night of paying tribute and enjoying the music of the legendary Luke Kelly. Chris Kavanagh brings his Legend of Luke Kelly show back to Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, 30th March.

In 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Luke Kelly. He left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century.

In October 2001 the show ‘A tribute to Luke Kelly’ was launched at Dublin’s Hotpress HQ before an audience, which included Luke’s siblings and relations. The show proved to be a huge success and the band were booked for a three month residency at The Olympia Theatre and since have amazed audiences following powerful performances in many prominent Irish venues.
Sell out shows all over the country has helped the band secure shows around Europe and there is a trip to Australia lined up this spring too.
Lead singer, Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talent captures the depth and passion of the great man. Chris also plays the long neck 5 string banjo, which was Luke’s instrument. He is joined onstage by accomplished musicians Graham and Gavin Doyle, and multi instrumentalist Joe Finn, who all consider it an honour to bring Luke’s memory back to the live stage. Three of the four band members are from Dublin, with Joe being an Offaly man. The band have the support of Luke’s family and they have come to many of the performances over the last few years.
This is a show not to be missed.

‘A Beautiful Blast From Our Beautiful Past’ - Eamon Dunphy on ‘The Last Word’
‘You Might Find You Have To Pinch Yourself’ - RTE’s ‘Open House’
‘A Must’- ‘The Irish Times’
Chris Kavanagh sings lead vocals and plays long neck 5 string banjo banjo.
Joe Finn plays uileann pipes, whistles and fiddle.
Graham Doyle plays acoustic guitar and sings backing vocals.
Gavin Doyle
plays bass guitar and sings backing vocals.

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