A treat from Kevin!

Kevin has been recording some tracks with his good friend, veteran rock guitarist, John Brennan, and together they have come up with some fascinating music. These two clips give a glimpse of their musical scope. Bach Minuets played in aDetails

Live in Brittany

CD: $16 Live in Brittany Celtic Fiddle Festival Kevin Burke – Fiddle Christian Lemaítre – Fiddle André Brunet – Fiddle and Foot-tapping Nicolas Quémener – Guitar   Individual tracks can be downloaded from Loftus Music: Gavottes ‘Swing’ Trip to Durrow/TheDetails


I went to Brittany in Jan 2013 where I met up with André, Christian and Nicolas to record a new CD – “Live in Brittany” The release date is May 20th, 2013. Here’s a photo from one of our concertsDetails


Strings that I like to use are Pirastro Obligato, Jargar Forte, Pirastro Tonica, Pirastro Synoxa Plus, Pirastro Aricore and over the last year or two I have been using 2 types of string made by D’Addario – Helicore (Heavy Tension)Details


For amplification purposes I use an MBC-603 condenser microphone on a stand. I also have a Kurmann Soundpost pick-up (manufactured in Switzerland by Ronnie Arber Audiotechnik, Edisonstrasse 7, CH-4053 Basel) which I sometimes use in conjunction with the microphone.


The bow that I have used for the last few years was made by my younger brother Noel who has become a very fine maker and winner of several prestigious awards. He began his bow-making career in Portland, Oregon underDetails

Into the West

I started paying attention to some of the music that was being talked about by my schoolmates and became very interested in Blues, Ska, R&B and then I heard about Bob Dylan. There was a great deal made of hisDetails

Misspent Youth?

When I was a teenager (about 13 or 14) I started going to music pubs regularly, once or twice a week, usually with my parents or other friends of the family, to hear the sessions and maybe even join in!Details


Jessie Christopherson was giving me Violin lessons and at the same time I was learning about the Fiddle at home from my parents’ record collection and from family friends. Most of the musicians I was hearing at home played ‘byDetails

On The Fly

CD $16 On the Fly A new Patrick Street CD with Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, Ged Foley and John Carty featuring Jackie Daly ON THE FLY is the new album from celebrated traditional Irish band PATRICK STREET, on Loftus Music.Details

Street Life

STREET LIFE Patrick Street Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Ged Foley, Andy Irvine Produced by Ged Foley and Patrick Street Guest musicians: Steve Cooney percussion, Gay Dalzell harmony vocals, Matt McElroy banjo, Bruce Molsky fiddle, Bernie Nau piano, Cal Scott altoDetails

Live in Concert

CD $15 LIVE from Patrick Street Produced by Patrick Street Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Ged Foley Recorded live in November 1998 while on tour in Britain and Ireland. Tracks: McKenna’s Jigs The Raheen Medley Braes of Moneymore MyDetails

Made In Cork

CD $15 Made in Cork Patrick Street Produced by Patrick Street Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Ged Foley Tracks: Bring Back the Child/Páidin O’Rafferty The Coalminer/The Heather Breeze/Turf House Her Mantle So Green The Midnight Ramble/The Bogman/The Old StageDetails

Corner Boys

CD $15 Patrick Street Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Ged Foley Tracks: The White Petticoat/The Kerry Jig/Katy is Waiting Sweet Lisbweemore Mike McDougall’s/Paddy Canny’s/Jim Keefe’s Devanney’s Goat/The Leitram Rover/Michael Ryan’s Moorlough Shore The Kanturk Polka/Joe Burke’s Portarlington Jig/Billy McCormick’s/MunsterDetails