Master fiddle player Kevin Burke talks about getting the ‘nyah’ into his music and loving the tunes ‘with no notes’!
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Toner Quinn speaks to renowned fiddle-player Kevin Burke about his music and recordings and his work with groups such as the Bothy Band and Celtic Fiddle Festival.
Through his work with traditional music groups such as the Bothy Band, Patrick Street, Open House and Celtic Fiddle Festival, his duo albums with the late singer and guitarist Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, and the solo albums If the Cap Fits, Up Close and In Concert, Kevin Burke has had a major influence on modern Irish fiddle-playing. In this interview, editor Toner Quinn asks Kevin about learning music in South London, moving to Ireland in the 1970s to play with Christy Moore, joining the Bothy Band, his work with Ó Domhnaill, Patrick Street and the Celtic Fiddle Festival, and his thoughts on teaching Irish traditional fiddle.
For more on Kevin Burke, his new tune book The Solo Albums and his most recent album Sligo Made, visit www.kevinburke.com.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/journalofmusic/from-the-bothy-band-to-the-celtic-fiddle-festival-an-interview-with-fiddle-player-kevin-burke
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A boy in post war London, learning the fiddle from Ms. Christopherson, bumping into Joe Burke at JFK after failing to get Arlo Guthrie’s phone number from Directory Enquiries, and so much more. This was delightful. Have a listen.