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Red Square (Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on June 9, 2022 by Fanning Sessions

red square

From Dublin, Red Square were Barry Moore (guitar & vocals), Niall Conheady (guitar), Paul Holmes (bass) and Dave Bell RIP (drums). They recorded 3 tracks for Dave Fanning circa 1986,  ‘Street Fight’ and ‘Trains’ have not yet been located. Thanks to Colm Kavanagh for this recording and to Gordon White for the request. Barry, brother of Christy, subsequently adopted the name Luka Bloom.


Luka Bloom – Rescue Mission (acoustic)

Posted in Music with tags on May 18, 2021 by Fanning Sessions

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A recent tape listen brought two tracks from Luka Bloom to light. One of these, ‘Mary Watches Everything’ has previously featured but ‘Rescue Mission’ was new. Both were recorded live in studio probably as part of an interview. We’ve been fans of Luka since first hearing Dave play Red Square, we then saw him perform as Barry Moore before he adopted the name Luka Bloom. A frequent and well travelled live performer we last saw him in De Barra’s of Clonakilty. Luka has just released an instrumental album ‘Out Of The Blue‘ and has european dates lined up for late 2021. 

Rescue Mission

Luka Bloom (live in studio)

Posted in Music with tags , on March 4, 2011 by Fanning Sessions


Not sure when these two tracks by Luka Bloom were recorded, I will update as details emerge.. if I had to guess I would say 1989 or 1990.

I Need Love (LL Cool J)

Mary Watches Everything

Luka Bloom

Posted in Music, Uncategorized with tags , on May 5, 2010 by Fanning Sessions


From Newbridge in Co. Kildare, Luka Bloom first came to prominence for this observer at least as Barry Moore, a member of Red Square, a Dublin based post punk act with George Sweeney (guitar, vocals ex Vipers) and Joe Lahart (bass). That band was active from 1983 until 1986 when Barry chose to pursue a career as a solo singer-songwriter which he has been doing successfully ever since. This track appeared on Luka’s 1988 solo album although I cannot confirm if this is that version of the track. Incidentally the track also appeared on a 2001 compilation ‘The Barry Moore Years‘ , a snapshot of the years 1975 – 1986. Luka has just released an album ‘Dreams in America‘ and is currently touring the UK.

It’s A Passion