The legend of Luke Kelly is set to be unleashed at the Centenary Centre.
Irish folk group, Chris Kavanagh and The Patriots present the Legend of Luke Kelly of The Dubliners. The group started out performing a tribute to the Dubliners’ Luke Kelly and have since been to various parts of the world with their show – and will be performing next Saturday, August 17, at 8pm, at the Peel venue.
The group includes Chris Kavanagh (lead vocals/long neck 5-string banjo), Joe Finn (uilleann pipes/whistles/fiddle), Gavin Doyle (bass/backing vocals), Graham Doyle (guitar/backing vocals).
The band has been selling out venues across Ireland for many years since they began in Dublin’s Hot Press HQ in 2001.
Chris bears a remarkable resemblence to the late Luke Kelly, both vocally and visually. Luke was an Irish singer and folk musician from Dublin, Ireland, notable as a founding member of the band The Dubliners. He died in 1984
Luke Kelly is rated as one of the greatest folk singers to come out of Ireland.
Chris and the band have set out to recaptured his sound and have brought it to new generations.
The band has travelled abroad including Australia, the UK and parts of central Europe on their tours.
Chris has also recorded a folk album of original tracks. The title track Voice of the People (written by Chris and Hilary Kavanagh), tells the story of
Luke Kelly’s life and how he saw the world from his own perspective. Chris also had the honour of standing in with the Dubliners on their tour of Germany in 2011. He also appears on their 50th Anniversary DVD, recorded in Vicar Street as a special guest.
The Centenary Centre show starts at 8pm. Tickets, £16, from Celtic Gold in Peel, Peter Norris Music in Douglas, Shakti Man in Ramsey, Thompson Travel in Port Erin and the website centenarycentre.com