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Kevin Burke & Cal Scott
Kevin & Cal

We Are No Longer Handling Bookings for Kevin Burke & Cal Scott

"Kevin Burke is one of the great living Celtic fiddlers."   The New York Times

“Suite” is pure listening pleasure. .. It’s jaunty, witty ,haunting, and bracing in that order, and held together with considerable skill, care, and imagination.” The Irish Echo, Earl Hitchner

"Their nearly two-hour concert was an uninterrupted display of smooth virtuosity. "   IrishPhiladelphia.com

The New York Times puts Kevin Burke & Cal Scott's CD "Across the Black River" on its list of "most notable world music CDs of the last year."

Kevin Burke and his highly fluid and ornamented Sligo-style of fiddle is easily one of the most recognizable talents in Irish music today. From his early days with the ground-breaking and now legendary Bothy Band in the mid-70s to his tours with the Irish supergroup Patrick Street and the Celtic Fiddle Festival, Kevin Burke is widely respected as both an ensemble player and a dynamic solo performer.

Multi-instrumentalist Cal Scott has been playing a variety of music for years, everything from folk to jazz, on bass, brass and guitar, to name a few. He has honed that musicianship into a career as a composer, arranger and producer. With extensive film and television scores to his credit as well as his own CDs, Cal brings a seasoned and complementary aesthetic to his accompaniment with Burke. He frequently sings his own songs when performing a show with Burke. This is a duo of incredible musical depth.

"Burke’s fiddling is one of the high spots of the current Irish musical scene."   The Irish Times

The duo met while Cal was working a score for a documentary on Northern Ireland. Their new CD Across the Black River is a collaboration incorporating their own new compositions, traditional Irish music and even a bluegrass classic. Guest musicians on some of the tracks include Johnny B. Connolly on accordions, Michael McGoldrick on flutes and Phil Baker on double bass.

Following the international acclaim in the 1970s with the Bothy Band and his first solo album If the Cap Fits, Kevin Burke moved to the West Coast in 1980. He continued performing with Bothy Band guitarist and singer Michael O Domhnaill and their Promenade and Portland albums became the classic must-haves for Irish music fans. Kevin formed Patrick Street in 1985 and the group continues to tour worldwide and has released an amazing 9 albums. Even Kevin's own solo recordings, especially In Concert, highlight the commanding presence of his solo fiddle. Kevin Burke has never stopped being a tour de force in Irish traditional music. In 2002, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in a ceremony in Washington, DC for his artistic excellence and contributions to the field. It's this country's top honor for a folk artist and previous honorees have included B.B. King and Doc Watson.

Upcoming Engagements

Performer Website

Video clip: Irish Session Suite premier in Portland (20 sec .mov clip)

Sound clips:
New CD: Suite
Tracks with string quartet

1st Movement (mid-point of the jig set , 2 min.) MP3 file

3rd Movement (Cailin Deas Cruite 2 min.) MP3 file

Across the Black River
Green Fields of Woodford / Seanamhac Tube Station (John Carty) MP3 file
The Lighthouse Keeper's Waltz (Cal Scott) MP3 file
Doon Reel / Reel of Mullinavat MP3 file

Video clip
You Gotta Have Harp concert excerpt on YouTube
Promotional Materials
  Promotional sheet (PDF)
  Press Kit (PDF)
  11x17 generic poster (4mb)
  Kevin's Press Photo download
  Cal Scott Press Photo download
  Kevin & Cal Press Photo1 download
  Kevin & Cal Press Photo2 download
Stage Plot/Tech Specs

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