This film tells the story of Luke Kelly from his birth
in inner city Dublin to his tragic-early death forty
four years later.
Together with contributions from Ronnie Drew, Christy
Moore, The Dubliners, Phil Coulter, John Hume, Bill Whelan,
Shane Mc Gowan, Gerry Adams, Eamon Dunphy, and Lukes'
own family; the film contains an extraordinary version
of 'Raglan Road' together with rare footage of the songs'
composer Patrick Kavanagh. Other songs include the 'Town
I loved so well', 'Joe Hill', 'The Auld Triangle', 'The
Night Visiting Song', 'The Sun is Burning' and extraordinary
renditions of the Ray Davis classic 'Days'
Producer: Noel Pearson
Director: Sinead O'Brien
"This film is a long overdue
portrayl of a much loved and still sadly missed figure
on the dublin scene... the archive footage is particulary
"In this definitive films,
the music is what eventually remains. And I am now
almost completley convinced, in the absence of any
new evidence to the contrary, that Luke Kelly was actually
the greatest singer of all time. Not the greatest folk
singer, bit the greatest singer, ever, of anything,
in the history of the world"
the luke kelly memorial cd
A Luke Kelly Memorial CD was produced to accompany the documentary.
No longer available.