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Barry Moore AKA Luka Bloom

From: Kildare

Active: 1983-86

Style: Folk / Singer-songwriter



Barry Moore (b.1955) is the younger brother of Christy Moore. He recorded as a solo artist for several years and fronted a rock band called Red Square in the mid-80s (1983-86). When success eluded them -- or perhaps he was simply tired of being referred to as Christy Moore's younger brother -- Barry went to the USA where he changed his name to Luka Bloom, in 1987. It took a few years for the new name to 'take' in Ireland but as Luka Bloom Barry's international career seemed to take off, and he has sustained a highly successful recording career ever since.

Luka Bloom's official website offers an exclusive CD called "The Barry Moore Years" which compiles recordings from 1975-1986 but omits the Red Square recordings. All tracks are taken from his solo recordings pre-Red Square records except for two previously unreleased tracks.

Barry Moore Discography

• Treaty Stone
LP - Mulligan Records - LUN 022 - 1978
With Christy Moore guesting on vocals

• Danny Boy / Girl
7" - Mulligan Records - LUNS 724 - 1979 - PS

• various artists - The Anti-Nucleur 12" Single
12" - Alternative Energy Records - 1 - IRL - March 1979 - PS
See Compilations section for full track listing.
4-track EP with songs by Christy Moore, Barry Moore and the Early Grave Band.
track: People Will Die

Barry Moore & Eamon Murray - In Groningen
LP - Kloet Muziek - 001 - Netherlands - 1980

• No Heroes
LP - Ruby Records - RR 001 - IRL - 1982
note: private pressing, not the EMI Ruby label

• Deadly Potions / Lion of the Mountain
7" - Ruby/HOPE Records - CLEAN SEAS 001 - 1983 - PS

• It's a Passion / Out On A Limb
7" - Touch Records - bm001 - 11/1986 - PS?

Luka Bloom - It's a Passion / Te Adoro
7" - Mystery Records - MRS 16 - 1987/88 - PS?

Luka Bloom - The Barry Moore Years
CD - ??? - ??? - 200?

• various artists - Undercurrents
2xCD - Origin Records - ORG REC 005 - IRL - April 2001
See Compilations section for full track listing.
track: Rescue Mission


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Last update: 27 September 2010.

See Also: redsquare.html

External Links: Barry Moore/Luka Bloom Official Website

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