PICS: People absolutely loved RTÉ's documentary about Luke Kelly
A fascinating watch.
RTÉ aired Luke Kelly: Prince Of The City on Monday evening, showcasing The Dubliners icon's life, from his restless upbringing in Dublin, to his star status as one of Ireland's finest ever musicians.
Concluding with chronicling Kelly's untimely death in 1984 at the age of 43, the documentary made for joyous and emotive viewing in equal measure, including a lovely anecdote about Ed Sheeran and Glen Hansard.
Here is some of the best reaction to a fantastic watch.
Luke Kelly documentary on RTE1. My evening sorted.
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 4, 2016
A great reminder that being authentic is all we need to do.#LukeKelly put his heart & soul into his voice, how powerful that realness was.
— Síle Seoige (@SileSeoige) July 4, 2016
— Roisin Ingle (@roisiningle) July 4, 2016
His version of scorn his simplicity always brings a tear to my eye #Lukekelly
— Niamh Thornbury (wear a mask) (@niamharmagh11) July 4, 2016
Luke Kelly's voice is unbelievable! Could listen to him all day
— Michael Keogh (@MichaelKeogh95) July 4, 2016
— Dave O Sullivan 🇮🇪 (@Dave_O_Sullivan) July 4, 2016
#LukeKelly a genius. No other words
— Stephen Harrison (@stevieh89) July 4, 2016
I've seen tis show before, but still hits the heart. Amazing he died in 84. An here he is, stil da absolute king of Irish ballads #Lukekelly
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) July 4, 2016
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) July 4, 2016
#lukekelly Raglan Road. ..... it doesn't get any better than that song ✌
— Martin Mallon (@BigTop1978) July 4, 2016
Worth paying aTV licence to watch a brilliant programme #LukeKelly
— Jim Farnan (@fairgreen1) July 4, 2016
A brilliant tribute to #lukekelly on rte, an Irish legend
— Mickey (@MickeyC1888) July 4, 2016
If it wasn't for #LukeKelly and Raglan Road I don't think I would have done so well in my leaving cert English! Only poem I could quote!
— Siobhan Aylward (@SiobhanAylward) July 4, 2016
— Peter O Flynn (@Flynner004) July 4, 2016
"And the crowd knew every - well, they knew the chorus." Beautiful, Glen. Beautiful. #lukekelly
— An Spailpín Fánach (@anspailpin) July 4, 2016
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