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If the Cap Fits
Kevin Burke
If the Cap Fits
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
Kevin Burke has been called Ireland's most lyrical fiddler. This, his landmark solo album, along with his association with The Bothy Band and Patrick Street, shows why he is a musician of rare and immense talent. Kevin has...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kevin Burke
Title: If the Cap Fits
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: MULLIGAN RECORDS
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 9/23/2008
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397302126

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Kevin Burke has been called Ireland's most lyrical fiddler. This, his landmark solo album, along with his association with The Bothy Band and Patrick Street, shows why he is a musician of rare and immense talent. Kevin has always been known for his highly individual style-vibrant, expressive, relaxed, and, at times, humorous. He is joined on this classic album by Paul Brady, Donal Lunny and Jackie Daly among others.

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Vintage Irish Fiddle from a Living Legend!
04/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Failte! (Greeting!) Kevin Burke talks about the music he grew up with as a child on the album cover. Fiddlers could be found in pubs alone or with one or two other musicians in relaxed sessions as much for their own relaxation and fun as for entertaining friends and relatives from the neighborhood. This album was cut in 1978 and is a reminder of the old ways before their were contests and other pressures brought to bear on the music. Kevin plays in a manner as if he had a symphony in his head. It is a meditation and playing to an audience of one, yourself. This is an archival gem and statement of the old way of playing Irish traditional music the traditional way. Any real Celtic Collection may need a CD or two to represent the old pub style, music for fun and relaxation. This is one of my favorites, along with Paddy Maloney and Sean Potts "Tin Whistles" from 1973. These are the classics if you ever want to get back to the roots. I love playing bodhran and bones to these CD's, as they allow the simplicity of traditional percussion to traditional, strong lead playing. Add a few friends and more than a few bottles of Guinness and you have the traditional stress management program for an evening."
A brilliant and exciting showcase from a wonderful fiddler!
Irishboy | Cleveland, Ohio | 09/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll never forget when I first heard the unbelievable second side of this album (I date myself). Kevin Burke takes you on an extended fiddle joyride that ends as powerfully as it begins. A magnificent introduction to the beauty and power of Irish fiddle music. Thanks, Kevin."
One of the most delightful Irish fiddle albums
Allen T. Garvin | Dallas, TX USA | 02/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a just plain joy to listen to. IIRC, this was Kevin Burke's first solo album (after leaving Bothy Band). The music is straight-ahead dance music, played with incredible energy. My second favorite track is the polka set, where Kevin overdubs a couple more fiddles. Of course, everyone's favorite track is the marvellous 20 minute medley of reels on the second side, starting and ending with Toss the Feathers. Absolutely marvellous!"