Bob Lusk

Bob Lusk
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(Photo by Jean Haines)

"His music flows in a gentle baritone, smooth and gradeful, like sea gulls gliding toward shore. His repertoire is vast, a unique variety of Irish folk tunes...He plays everything from guitar to mandolin, from banjo to fiddle.." James Copploa - Rondout Landing Newspaper

"His tone is smooth and his a-cappella numbers, some in Gaelic were .....satisfying. Standout songs included "The Star of the County Down"...and "Katie Morgan," a low-down drinkin'-and-wishin'-she-was-marryin'-me song". Todd Paul - Woodstock Times

From New York to Florida, by way of the big clipper ships, the far east and the British Isles, Bob Lusk's songs encompass the whole world and hundreds of songs.

A veteran of both the Irish and American folk circuit, Bob is an experienced balladeer and multi-instrumentalist. He sings in a strong baritone, from rousing "pub song" favorites to tender love songs and accompanies himself on guitar, cittern, banjo, and concertina.

Like the minstrels of old, he performs songs that weave a tale of people’s history. His songs also reflect a strong social conscience and a lifetime of working for peace, justice and social action. He is a long time member of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild,  a former staff member of Sing Out! Magazine, the country’s premier folk music magazine, and a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 1000.

For bookings call (845) 594-4412 or e-mail “”

“Slainte from Ulster County N.Y. Irish Music of the Catskills”
is now available on Compact Disk (CD)!
Send $15 (includes shipping) to
Bob Lusk, 6012 Indrio Road, E-6 Fort Pierce, Florida, 34951

Performance Credits

Hudson River Maritime Museum
Hurley Heritage Society
James Baird State Park
Martin Van Buren Residence
Senate House State Historic Site
Vassar Institute, Poughkeepsie, NY

*Festivals & Events*
Barberville Spring Frolic
Florida Historical Society
Lake County Folk Festival
Mill Mansion Celtic Day in the Park
City of Kingston St. Pat's Day Parade
Reenactment of the Burning of the
City of Kingston, NY
Town of Valatie, NY, Irish Festival
Woodstock, NY Renaissance Faire

*Schools & Educational Programs*
Brevard Theatrical Ensembal
D&H Canal Society
Dicken's Carolers
Shelbark Farms
Winterbear Montessori School

*Coffeehouses & Pubs*
Depuy 1790 Canal House
Fiddler's Green Book Store
Hudson Valley Folk Guild
Kingston Holiday Inn
McCaffery's Cottage Inn
St. Charles Hotel


Building of the Canals
Catskill Mountain Music
Celtic New Year (Samhain)
Celtic Music of Colonial Times
Greenwich Village Songwriters of the 1960’s
Historic Folk Music of N. Y. State
Historic Folk Music of Florida
Hudson Valley Traditions
Renaissance Faires
Robert Burn's (Scottish)Celebration
Saint Patrick's Day
Sea Chanteys and Pirates
Senior Citizen Programs
Traditional Dance Tunes
Vocal Toning


For larger events Bob's programs are available with a variety of backup musicians, including your choice of instruments from A-Z.

Accordian, Autoharp, Banjo (tenor & 5-string), Bass, Bazouki, Bodhran, Celtic Harp, Concertina, Drums, Dulcimer (mountain or hammered), Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Uilleann Pipes, Mandolin, Scottish Bagpipes,and Zither.