Luka Bloom - 50 Years of Song

Friday 12th April 2024

Luka Bloom - 50 Years of Song

12 April 2024 | Albany Town Hall

The very embodiment of the folk singer, Luka Bloom has that deep sense of social justice with an uncanny ability to distil contemporary life into the pithiest and most alluring combinations of lyrics and melody lines.  He has released four albums since his last Australian tour. His voice is still as open and honest as it was over 30 years ago, and his guitar finds chord combinations that are all his own.  Passion, playfulness and pause for thought: a hearty combination in any gig.

Location: Albany Town Hall

Date: Friday 12 April 2024

Time: Doors open 7.30pm | Luka Bloom 8:00 – 9:50pm

Tickets: $55 - $60 from Paperbark Merchants instore or online at:

“On Friday the 20th November, 1992, I did my first gig in the Southern Hemisphere.  It was in the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

My love for Australia was born, and it has never dimmed, or faded, not in the slightest. Over 14 tours, I have loved every show, every town or city I have played in.  It is always fun and always an adventure.

When my 15th tour of Australia begins in February 2024, it will be 5 years since my last visit in 2019. Too long.

But there it is; so much has happened in our world.

Approaching 70 now, I am closer to my final visit to Australia than my first one.  Every gig counts these days. They always did, but especially now.  Every opportunity to sing in Australia is precious to me.  I am grateful for the welcome you have given me, and my songs. And cannot wait to return.

This tour will be long, with cities I have never before sung in, like Cairns, Townsville; and later Albany in the Southwest. It will be great to make some new friends and meet the friends I know already.

Since the last tour I have recorded 4 albums:

Live in De Roma is from a concert in the great Roma Theatre in Antwerp, in November 2019.
Bittersweet Crimson is a studio album from Windmill Lane, recorded in February 2020, just before ’The Great Pause’ of Covid.
Out of the Blue, is an instrumental album recorded during ’The Great Pause’ from 2021.
Wave up to the Shore is a collection of 50 songs and tunes from across the 50 years I have been doing this.

We have some catching up to do, in the great red land.  I can’t wait.”


“What a hard working national treasure this artist is, equipped as he is with the wit, storytelling, musicianship, singing and songwriting genes this magical country of ours seems to have by the boatload.” THE IRISH EXAMINER

Unallocated theatre seating on the flat floor and in the mezzanine dress circle – please arrive early to secure your preferred seats.  Please note: there is no disabled access to the dress circle (access via stairs only).

Cash/EFTPOS bar available – no BYO alcohol.

Event Details

Time: Doors open at 7.30pm

Location: Albany Town Hall Auditorium

Venue: Albany Town Hall

Cost: $55 - $60 from Paperbark Merchants :

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: Albany Town Hall

Organisation: City of Albany - Arts and Culture

Phone: 08 6820 3853

Email: [email protected]

Event Date(s)

  • Friday 12th April 2024

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