Our next show comes up next Thursday evening, April 25 at 7:30 pm, featuring the legendary KEVIN BURKE. This will be Kevin’s first appearance with us since 2004, and he will be performing SOLO in an intimate evening of great tunes and stories from his long career.
The show will take place at our regular venue, the Blue Ball Barn at 1914 West Park Place in Alapocas Run State Park, just north of Wilmington off US 202. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, the show will start promptly at 7:30 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: A FORMATTING ERROR ON OUR WEBSITE MAY HAVE SUGGESTED TO SOME THAT ADVANCE TICKETS WERE NO LONGER BEING SOLD FOR THIS CONCERT. WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE. ADVANCE TICKETS WILL REMAIN ON SALE ONLINE UNTIL 7:00 AM ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONFUSION.
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970’s. His far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits” and his work with such distinguished performers as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band established him as a first class musician. Never one to be restricted by geography or genre, his decades long career has seen several innovative collaborations with notable musicians of differing styles – Classical, Old Time, Bluegrass, Pop and Rock as well as the Irish Traditional music for which he is so well known. Some of the eminent players he has worked with are: Grammy winner, singer and instrumentalist Tim O’Brien; Liam O Maonlai, lead singer of the Hothouse Flowers; classical violinists Gilles Apap and Greg Ewer; Old Time favourites, The Foghorn String Band; renowned Irish bands Dervish, Solas and Lunasa and his most recent recording is a collaboration with veteran Rock guitarist John Brennan(Poco, Chris Hillman Band and others).
As we prepare to welcome Jim Malcolm back to our stage on Thursday, March 21 at the Blue Ball Barn (tickets are still available!), we thought it would be fun to dive into the archives and look back to one of Jim’s previous appearances with us.
We first met Jim in the late 1990’s when he replaced Ian F. Benzie as lead vocalist for the Old Blind Dogs and made several appearances with them for us during the years we held our concerts at O’Friel’s Irish Pub on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. In 2002, Jim left the Dogs to pursue his solo career, appearing for us on his own for the first time at the Buzz Ware Center in Arden, Delaware in October of 2003.
From May, 2004 through March, 2006 we held most of our concerts at the 4W5 Cafe, which was located at 4 West 5th Street in Wilmington (hence the name), at the corner of 5th and Market Streets. (Sadly, the venue is no longer in existence). The photos in this post feature Jim’s performance there on November 4, 2005.
Jim has returned to our stage several more times over the years, and each time he continues to charm us with his music, stories, good nature and good humor. Whether he is to you an old friend – as he is to us – or a new face, we hope you’ll come out on March 21 to join in the fun. Visit greenwillow.org, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (610) 566 4932 for more details.
We’ve had a few inquires as to whether our concert on April 25 at the Blue Ball Barn will feature Kevin Burke performing solo, or whether he will have supporting musicians with him. Allow us to clarify…
Kevin will be performing solo in an intimate evening of him playing his favorite tunes and telling his favorite stories.
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