in concert Friday February 14, 2014

and workshops Saturday February 15, 2014

Redbird School of Irish Music presents Irish music legends

Kevin Burke and John Carty

concert at Conundrum Music Hall

626 Meeting Street W. Columbia

Concert 8pm

$18 at the door

Workshops at Redbird School of Irish Music

Saturday February 15 * 11:30-1:00

$40 * Advance registration required.

Irish Fiddle with Kevin Burke

Tenor Banjo with John Carty

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For workshops and concert, you will receive an email confirmation. Concert tickets will be held for you to pick up at the door under the purchaser's name.

Directions for workshop provided with purchase. Students should be comfortable with their instrument and able to learn by ear. Bring your tape/digital recorder.

Contact Andi at or call 803-206-2483 for more info.

Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years.  Whether solo or accompanied, on record or in concert, Burke is an immensely engaging performer. He has been established as a first class musician ever since his work in the early 1970’s (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 Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music’s foremost groups including Celtic Fiddle Festival, and Patrick Street. He is also a featured member of Grammy winner Tim O’Brien’s wonderful crossover band, The Crossing. Kevin is a National Endowment for the Arts 2002 National Heritage Fellowship recipient, the USA's highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. Previous National Heritage Fellows include B.B. King, Doc Watson, and Bill Monroe. 2010 saw Kevin’s induction to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. He was very honored to receive such a tribute from his adopted home state.  

“ Lyric, fluid and precisely as tricky as he needs to be…probably the greatest Irish fiddler living. “ The Village Voice

“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

John Carty is one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003.  Carty has three solo fiddle albums, two banjo albums, two group albums and a sprinkling of recorded tenor guitar and flute music recordings under his belt. Born in London, John has established himself among the elite in Irish traditional music and as a staunch supporter of its preservation. Carty developed his love for fiddle, banjo, and flute, all of which he has mastered, through his multi-instrumentalist father who was a member of the Glenside Ceili Band in London in the 1960’s.  With a firm foundation of both talent and knowledge of the tradition, John has been a welcome addition to many of the great bands of today, including Patrick Street, The Chieftains, and DeDanaan, as well as his remarkable solo career.

"Carty's playing is fascinating -- an uncanny ability for a seemingly endless spinning out of subtle variations. I Will if I Can is a spectacular production.." - Celtic Grooves

 “ One of the most accomplished Irish multi-instrumentalists alive. The flourishing diaspora of Irish traditional music had no finer exponent than John Carty …”  Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo