Kevin Burke


Kevin Burke

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Kevin Burke



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Born = birth year and age|1950
London, England
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Instrument = Fiddle
Genre = Irish
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1958–present
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Associated_acts = The Bothy Band, Patrick Street
URL = [http://www.kevinburke.com/ www.kevinburke.com]
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Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler. He was born in London to parents from County Sligo in 1950. He took up the fiddle at age eight, eventually acquiring a virtuosic technique in the Sligo fiddling style. He later became a member of the well known Irish traditional music groups The Bothy Band (in 1976) and Patrick Street (in 1986). He settled in Portland, Oregon in 1979. He has played as a longstanding member of the Celtic Fiddle Festival since their inception in the early 1990's. Burke currently lives in Portland with his wife and two children.

Burke was a 2002 winner of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship. [http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/Heritage02/Burke.html]

Discography

*1977 - "Sweeney's Dream"
*1978 - "If the Cap Fits"
*1981 - "Eavesdropper" (with Jackie Daly)
*1984 - "Up Close"
*1985 - "Funny Reel"

With Celtic Fiddle Festival

*1993 - "Celtic Fiddle Festival"
*1998 - "Celtic Fiddle Festival: Encore"
*2001 - "Rendezvous"
*2005 - "Play On"
*2008 - "Equinoxe"

With Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

*1979 - "Promenade"
*1982 - "Portland"

With Open House

*1992 - "Open House"
*1994 - "Second Story"
*1997 - "Hoof and Mouth"

Kevin Burke and Jed Foley

*2006 - "In Tandem"

Kevin Burke and Cal Scott

*2007 - "Across The Black River"

ee also

*Irish fiddling
*Music of Ireland

External links

* [http://www.kevinburke.com/ Kevin Burke official site]
* [http://www.greenlinnet.com/artists/kevin-burke Kevin Burke page] from Green Linnet site
* [http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/Heritage02/Burke.html Kevin Burke page] from National Endowment for the Arts site


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