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Luka Bloom for Dublin
The Kildare folk-rocker plays three gigs in a day.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 24 May 2012
Forget Leopold, it’s Luka Bloom’s Day you want to be celebrating on June 16 when he gets on his bike for Dublin dates in the Café du Journal, Monkstown (10 am); Celtic Note, Nassau Street (1pm); and The Bike Yestival (3pm).
Tickets to the intimate morning gig which includes breakfast and a signed copy of the Moore boy’s new album, This New Morning, are €30. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection also gets an airing on June 28 when he plays the Dublin Button Factory.
The Hot Press Newsdesk
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