Luka Bloom is a folk singer from Ireland
He was born in Newbridge, County Kildare, as Barry Moore (brother of Christy Moore). He started playing clubs in and around Dublin in 1976. Around 1987 he moved to the United States, and changed his name to Luka Bloom. 'Luka' comes from Suzanne Vega's song of the same name; 'Bloom' is from Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's novel 'Ulysses'.
Luka has made three albums under his birth name:
Under the name Luka Bloom he has made a further six albums:
- Luka Bloom
- Acoustic Motorbike
- Salty heaven
- Keeper of the Flame (a cover album, with songs from Abba, The Cure and Radiohead, among others)