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Kevin Burke: In Concert


Download links and information about Kevin Burke: In Concert by Kevin Burke. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 49:41 minutes.

Artist: Kevin Burke
Release date: 1999
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 49:41
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No. Title Length
1. The Butterfly 2:28
2. Bonnie Kate / Jenny's Chickens 3:14
3. Kitty O'Shea 4:59
4. The Cottage Groves / Maudabawn Chapel / The Beare Island Reel 4:26
5. Itzikel 3:46
6. Up Sligo / The Rollicking Boys Around Tandaragee / Out With the Boys 3:51
7. The Mountain Road / Doctor Gilbert / McFadden's Handsome Daughter 3:28
8. Walsh's Hornpipe / The Old Torn Petticoat (Two Versions) / The Bank of Ireland 6:17
9. Sean Ryan's Jigs 3:53
10. Roll In the Barrel / In the Tap Room / The Earl's Chair 4:40
11. The Blackbird (Two Versions) 4:15
12. Lucy Campbell / The Jolly Tinker 4:24



Maybe the prospect of listening to almost an hour's worth of solo Irish fiddle doesn't sound that exciting to you. That's understandable. Most non-fiddlers would probably feel the same way. Let's give Kevin Burke's live solo album a try, though: listen to the opening number, a modal slip jig called "The Butterfly" (which I believe is also known by the less diplomatic name "Skin the Peelers"); notice how he plays with the rhythm, hesitating in unexpected places while never losing the thread of the tune, spinning the whole thing out like some kind of mournful dance. Then hang on while the applause dies down, and listen to him swing into "Bonnie Kate," an utterly joyful and footloose reel. Hear him pounding out those backbeats? Don't you feel like you've just been forgiven of all your sins? Elsewhere he welcomes fellow fiddler Martin Hayes on stage for several duets and on a couple of tunes he's accompanied by guitarist Aidan Brennan. All of it is marvelous.