Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland025 320 42 / 087 288 1525

The Legend of Luke Kelly

Irish Folk, The Legend of Luke Kelly



Saturday 14 April 2018, join The Legend of Luke Kelly at Palace Theatre, Fermoy and commemorate one of Irelands greatest folk heroes as Chris Kavanagh and friends regale the memory of Dubliner, Luke Kelly through the music and songs of this much loved 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. When Chris performs, his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by.

One of Irelands leading guitarist / composers, Michael Howard has composed the music for many television documentaries including ‘Ironing the Land’.  He has released an album of original material with John Sheahan entitled ‘In Our Own Time’.

Offaly man Joe Finn was born into a house steeped in traditional Irish music.  He has played with “Legend of Luke Kelly” for the past ten years and in 2008 released his first solo traditional album “The Piper Calls the tune.

Hilary Kavanagh is a singer/songwriter/bass player & Artist from Dublin. She grew up listening to folk music, and has been writing songs and poetry since she was a child. Her hauntingly beautiful song “Magdalene” is on Chris’ album “Voice of the people”.  She is currently writing new material with Chris, and working on a solo album.


‘A beautiful blast from our beautiful past’..Eamon Dunphy

‘You might find that you have to pinch yourself’..RTE’s Open House

‘A Must !’ ..The Irish Times

Band Members : 

Chris Kavanagh – Lead vocals / Long neck 5-string banjo / Guitar / Piano (Dublin)

Joe Finn – Uilleann pipes / Whistles / Fiddle (Offaly)

Michael Howard –  Guitar / Vocals (Dublin)

Hilary Kavanagh – Bass / Vocals (Dublin)

Tickets €18

Get your Tickets now @…

The Bookshop, Pearse Square, Fermoy

Palace Theatre, Fermoy

Box Office 025 32042

Categories: Music