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Luke Clerkin

Folk // Tallaght, Dublin // He / Him

Known for his euphoric live performances, deep and infectious music, and his extraordinary work ethic, Luke Clerkin is an artist to be reckoned with. With a career that has seen him famously play over 250 gigs in 2015, gain international recognition through multiple tours, festival appearances and chart topping singles, Luke is showing no signs of giving up.

The two time SCC (put full name here) songwriting competition winner has gained support from industry stalwarts such as Luke Concannon of Nizlopi fame, with whom he has forged a supportive relationship as a friend and mentee. Clerkin’s music, which has seen him work with highly renowned producers such as Declan Legge, Gavin Doyle and jaako, has been featured extensively on national radio and television. Whilst each of his releases have also received critical acclaim from music bloggers and journalists all over the world.

Coming from the working class area of Tallaght in Dublin, Luke wears his heart and his hometown on his sleeve, using his music to not only escape his own struggles with mental health, but to also help others with theirs. The current North Clondalkin Library Musician in Residence released his ‘Live From The Library’ EP on February 24th. This release marks the beginning of a new journey for Luke’s music, showing his songs in their purest form, with vulnerabilities and imperfections included.