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Kevin Burke: Sweeney's Dream

Kevin Burke: Sweeney's Dream

Hailed as "virtuosic and powerful" by the New York Times, Kevin Burke is a master of the highly ornamented Sligo style of Irish fiddling. Born in London, England, his strong family ties to County Sligo on Ireland's west coast immersed him in one of the Celtic world's most revered musical legacies. Performing with such seminal groups as the Bothy Band, Open House, and Patrick Street and with artists such as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, and Ry Cooder further honed his superb musicianship. Recorded in 1972, this album captures young Kevin Burke's stunning artistry during his earliest years in the United States. Instrumentation ranges from solo fiddle to group pieces that include guitar, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, and bodhrán. 46 minutes. 17 tracks. 28-page booklet with extensive notes. Reissue of Folkways 8876.

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Track Listing

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Love at the Endings/ John McGrath's Reel (medley) Kevin Burke 2:23
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102
The Humours of Lissadell / Sweeney's Dream (medley) Kevin Burke 2:12
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103
Murphy's Hornpipe Kevin Burke 2:47
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104
The Sligo Maid / The Woman of the House / The Sailor's Bonnet (medley) Kevin Burke 3:30
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105
The Strayaway Child Kevin Burke 3:07
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106
The College Groves Kevin Burke 2:04
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107
Toss the Feathers Kevin Burke 2:55
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108
The King of the Fairies Kevin Burke 2:46
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109
The Mason's Apron / Laington's Reel (medley) Kevin Burke 2:36
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110
The Bunch of Keys / The Girl That Broke My Heart (medley) Kevin Burke 3:04
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111
Bonnie Kate / Jennie's Chickens (medley) Kevin Burke 3:06
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112
Rise a Mile (Ride a Mile, Ride a Mule) Kevin Burke 1:50
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113
Brendan McGlinchey's Reel (Splendid Isolation) / Sweeney's Buttermilk (medley) Kevin Burke 2:29
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114
Tuttle's Reel / The Chicken in the Saucepan (The Maids of Mitchelstown)(medley) Kevin Burke 2:30
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115
The Kid on the Mountain Kevin Burke 2:42
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116
The Killarney Wonder Schottisches: Gurren Castle and The Finnea Lasses / The Long Note (medley) Kevin Burke 3:17
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117
George White's Favourite / The Happy Days of Youth / Coleman's Cross (medley) Kevin Burke 3:14

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