Out of the Blue is Luka Bloom's long-awaited release of instrumental airs and tunes, showcasing Mr. Bloom's own distinct and much-loved style of acoustic guitar playing.

The record was recorded in his home in North Clare, where Luka has been practising every day during lockdown - it's primarily a solo guitar masterclass from one of Ireland's great musical talents.

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We asked Luka for his choice cultural picks...

FILM

The latest film I loved was News of the World, on Netflix. I'm looking forward to the Billie Eilish doco.

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MUSIC

Loving the first Fontaines DC record right now.

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BOOK

Days of Clear Light, by Salmon Poetry.

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TV

The Tommy Ternan Show on RTÉ One.

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GIG

Ah lads, yer taking the mickey. Gig? What's that again? Actually, my favourite gig is my next one…

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ART

Tim Goulding, always.

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PODCAST

Let Christy Take It, or Ruairi McKernan's Love and Courage.

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TECH

The off button on my TV remote.

THE NEXT BIG THING...

The O’Connell Brothers, Jon and Kieran.

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Out of the Blue by Luka Bloom is out now, and is available from Luka's website - find out more here.