Chris Kavanagh & band perform “The Legend of Luke Kelly”
Support Act: Sean Matthews – www.seanmathews.com
Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly.
He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s cultural treasures.
Dublin man & multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh has been singing & playing music since he was three years old. His Grandmother instilled a love of folk music in him from this tender age, with bands such as The Dubliners & The Clancy Brothers played regularly in his childhood home. Chris is well known for his passionate performances of folk singer Luke Kelly’s songs with his successful band “The Legend of Luke Kelly”, but he is also an extremely skilled songwriter & composer. His 2011 album “Voice of the People” showcases his skills to perfection, & Chris’s musical arrangements around the songs, coupled with his exceptional singing talents bring a long-awaited freshness to the folk music scene.
Band Members :
Chris Kavanagh – Lead vocals / 5-string banjo / Guitar / Piano (Dublin)
Joe Finn – Uilleann pipes / Whistles / Fiddle (Offaly)
Michael Howard – Guitar / Vocals (Dublin)
Hilary Kavanagh – Bass / Vocals (Dublin)