NEW JUST OUT AUGUST 2011
Irish fiddle - mastering the art by Kevin Burke
‘A must-have DVD for all aspiring fiddle players. Packed full of fantastic tips, tricks and ideas.’
‘A superior instrumentalist in any idiom … impressively virtuosic’
The New York Times
On this DVD Kevin Burke guides us through playing traditional Irish music on the fiddle. Working with talented pupil Amy Atkinson, Kevin explores all areas of playing Irish music on the fiddle, from bow control to the finer points of phrasing and ornamentation. Full of fantastic insights and tips and tricks, this DVD is sure to help all players improve and develop their playing of Irish music on the fiddle.
Suitable for all standards Kevin looks at:
• Bowing Techniques
• The Grace Note
• The Roll
Full of fantastic advice and information this DVD will be one you return to again and again!
Finally … a chance to learn how to play Irish fiddle music from the master!
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. He has been established as a first class musician ever since his work in the early 1970’s (with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band and with his far-reaching solo album, If the Cap Fits). During his long musical career 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.
Kevin’s contribution to music was acknowledged by The National Endowment for the Arts when he was awarded 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.
By 1980 Kevin had 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 1985 Kevin was a founding member of the group, Patrick Street, and this band, highly successful on both sides of the Atlantic, has recently released its 10th album.
Kevin spent much of the 90’s recording and performing in a series of highly successful concert tours with Johnny Cunningham from Scotland and Christian Lemaitre from Brittany, a trio of fiddle players known as The Celtic Fiddle Festival and he has also become a featured member of Grammy winner Tim O’Brien’s wonderful ‘crossover’ band, The Crossing.
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