Kevin Burke
In Concert
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From the legendary Bothy Band to recent groups Open House, Patrick Street and two runs with the Celtic Fiddle Festival tour, Irish fiddler Kevin Burke hardly needs an introduction. This concert recorded in his adopted Portland, Oregon, reveals Burke's uncanny genius. There's no band or sidemen to get in the way. Burke stands virtually naked on stage, holding the audience spellbound with his dazzling lyrical fiddling. It's a powerful performance; you hear every bow stroke, visualize every finger slide, and feel a wide range of emotions. It runs deep, it's haunting at times but it always communicates with the soul. Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Aidan Brennan guest on three tracks including the finale, a joyous "Lucy Campbell/The Jolly Tinker." - Dan Willging

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