Sly Dog~Madtown and the Celtic Music Association present...
Sunday, September 25th, 7:30 pm
at the home of Robin & Will's.
Contact us for an invitation.
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. In the US he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA, in Ireland the prestigious Gradam Ceoil award, both acknowledging him as a master of the tradition. Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he sometimes puts it. This is very evident in his live solo release, “In Concert”, a performance of mostly unaccompanied traditional pieces. His solo concerts are mesmerizing, you feel like a fortunate guest in the home of this gracious master of the vibrant Irish tradition.
“Kevin Burke plays the fiddle so smoothly, with such buoyancy, and with such relaxed showmanship, that even a large concert hall becomes intimate.” The New Yorker
A lyrical player of emotional electricity.” The Washington Post
“Burke imparts a rhythmic intensity that is remarkably powerful...a superior instrumentalist in any idiom...impressively virtuosic.” The New York Times
Sunday, September 25th, 2016, 7:30 pm.
Voluntary contribution $15 and optional dessert potluck.
At the home of Robin & Will's near westside of Madison, Hilldale area.
Address given following registration
Bring either a dessert or an evening snack which is optional. Most importantly, come, with or without. Shoes off at the door - consider slippers or socks. Young children are discouraged.
Reservations: Contact for invitation, IrishBox42@gmail.com, (608) 609-6308, Voluntary contribution when you arrive. Let us know if you are coming so that we can plan seating.
Gerry O'Beirne, Singer/songwriter from Ireland. Gerry plays outstanding guitar and has heartfelt song writing skill with great voice. His second visit at Sly Dog~Madtown. He's the best! Either Friday or Saturday, Nov. 4th or 5th, 2016. (Final date to be announced.) At Sly Dog~Madtown.
Please note: "Sly Dog - Madtown" is simply the name we chose to describe our private parties in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business,) although voluntary contributions are accepted at the party on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only. We are member # 109764 of Folk Alliance International and utilize the guidelines set fourth by FAI, ASCAP, and BMI.