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Theatre Royal: Saturday 3rd February

Join us for an evening to celebrate 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 singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old.

He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly's music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo in 2001. When Chris performs, his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by.

Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & The Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly's family. Chris released his own album of original material "Voice Of The People" in 2011 and shortly afterwards stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour, and also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street. He is joined by other accomplished musicians and all consider it a great honour to bring Luke's memory back to the stage.

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €21.00 / €19.00 conc. available from the box-office /

Tel: 874402 or online @ http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/the-legend-of-luke-kelly

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