Kevin Burke’s sparkling, lyrical fiddle has earned him a reputation as one of the finest, most influential players in music today, a leading exponent of the highly ornamented Sligo style. From the time of his work with the legendary Bothy Band, he has defined Irish fiddling for a generation.
His work with artists as disparate as Kate Bush, Arlo Guthrie and Christy Moore has given him an audience that not only spans continents but defies attempts at categorization. Throughout the eighties he toured and recorded with guitarist Micheal O'Domhnaill and the influential band Patrick Street, as well as his own critically–acclaimed group Open House. Kevin is now a highly sought-after session and touring musician, and is a member of Tim O’Brien’s Crossings ensemble. Many of his recordings are available on Green Linnet Records.