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KEvin Burke, 4/25 – Tickets Still AvailAble

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.

Reserved tickets are $26 in advance and can be obtained online at burke2019.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets purchased at the door will be $30.00

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). 

Kevin Burke – Solo!

Kevin Burke

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.

Click here for full details, including how to procure advance, discounted tickets online.

Kevin Burke (4/25/2019)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Blue Ball Barn

1914 West Park Drive, Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, Delaware

Advance Reserved Tickets – $26.00

Tickets Purchased at Door – $30.00

Click here to order advance discounted tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL 7:00 AM ON DAY OF SHOW

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Cash, check or credit card accepted for payment at door.

Kevin Burke will perform a solo concert for the Green Willow on Thursday, April 25 at the Blue Ball Barn in Alapocas Run State Park near Wilmington, Delaware

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 GuthrieKate BushChristy 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’BrienLiam 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). 

Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music’s foremost groups including the exciting Celtic Fiddle Festival and Ireland’s long admired and respected Patrick Street. In 2007 he also set up his own record label, Loftus Music, which soon developed a reputation for excellence in both its musical output and its unique eco-friendly packaging

His contribution to music has received formal acknowledgement on both sides of the Atlantic where he has been the recipient of several awards including Ireland’s “Gradam Ceoil” (Traditional Musician of the Year, 2016), and a National Heritage Fellowship, the USA’s highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. (Previous National Heritage Fellows include B.B. King, Doc Watson, and Bill Monroe.) Kevin has also been honoured by his adopted home state with his induction to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame .

In 1980 Kevin settled in the USA and was performing with Bothy Band colleague Micheal O Domhnaill. Their 2 albums, Promenade and Portland, became, and still are, very influential resources for many traditional musicians. 

In the mid Eighties Kevin was a founding member of two influential groups, Open House and Patrick Street, whose recordings and performances were greeted with great acclaim both in Europe and US. In the mid Nineties Kevin was a founding member of yet another successful and enduring traditional group – The Celtic Fiddle Festival, this time with Johnny Cunningham from Scotland and Christian Lemaitre from Brittany. 

Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he himself sometimes puts it.  This is very evident in his new live solo release, An Evening with Kevin Burke, a collection of performances and stories before audiences in Ireland and US, including his home town of Portland, Oregon. 

Visit Kevin’s website