Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler. He was born in London to parents from County Sligo in 1950. He took up the fiddle at age eight, eventually acquiring a virtuosic technique in the Sligo fiddling style. He later became a member of the well known Irish traditional music groups The Bothy Band (in 1976) and Patrick Street (in 1986). ...show more

Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler. He was born in London to parents from County Sligo in 1950. He took up the fiddle at age eight, eventually acquiring a virtuosic technique in the Sligo fiddling style. He later became a member of the well known Irish traditional music groups The Bothy Band (in 1976) and Patrick Street (in 1986).

He settled in Portland, Oregon in 1979. He has played as a longstanding member of the Celtic Fiddle Festival since their inception in the early 1990's. Burke currently lives in Portland with his wife and two children. Burke was a 2002 winner of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship.. ...show less