Friday, 26 October 2012

Fiddles on Friday VII

Timewarp! We go back to the 70's and we're going to Ireland, land of the master fiddlers. And Kevin Burke is a master.
Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler considered one of the top living Irish fiddlers. Born in London in 1950, moved to Ireland in 1974 where, two years later, he became a member of the The Bothy Band. In 1979 Burke moved to the United States and there he formed a duo with guitarist and former Bothy Band member Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. First lets start with a song he played in 1980 together with Mícheál Ó Domhnaill This is the song "Glen of Aherlow".... by the way, doesn't he look a little bit like that other Kevin..Kevin Costner in this video? When he started in the Bothy Band he was a follow up for the allso legendary Tommy Peoples, that was a hard task but he did it with great admirability. First take a look and a listen to Kevin with The Bothy Band back in 1976 with the song Green Groves of Erin And here another couple of great songs with the Bothy Band...nice way to start the weekend...don't try to sit still because you can't. And discover what a timeless structure some songs have. If you put a hard beat under it and play the lines with synthesizers you could call it Dance / Trance / House whatever, it still rocks. Just enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you back on misty monday :)

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