Luka Bloom needs no introduction to American shores, having found his second home there in the late 80’s. He has since toured the world many times over and released more than a dozen albums in that time. His latest offering, Frúgalisto, describes his experiences of his new home in North County Clare.
“Wind and rain howling all around me, it felt apocalyptic and wild, and I loved it.
A visitor to Clare since 1973, I never really felt the Winter wind before. In three short years I have come to love this time of warm fires and slow tunes. There is no hurry, because it is down time. Even the Wild Atlantic Way cannot entice big numbers to come in winter. And so we go quiet. We play with and for, each other. This inspired The January Blues. The song FRÚGALISTO I owe to Fergal Smith and all the good people of Moy Hill Community Garden”.