MCTA Presents Irish Fiddler Kevin Burke
Frostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will once again host legendary Irish fiddler Kevin Burke on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.
Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional Irish music for more than 30 years. He has been established as a first-class musician ever since his work in the early 1970s 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, Burke, a National Heritage Award Fellow, has earned international acclaim in Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk musics foremost groups.
Although Burke has spent much of his life playing in groups, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he puts it. This is evident in his new live solo release, “An Evening With Kevin Burke,” a collection of performances and stories before audiences in Ireland and the U.S. Whether solo or accompanied, Burke is an immensely engaging performer.
Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, MCTA is a program of FSU, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council.
For more information, email MCTA at email@example.com or call 301-687-8040.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Mountain City Traditional Arts
25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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