Kevin Burke Lesson Requests – New Recording Session

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  • #13123

    Casey Willis
    Keymaster

    Howdy FV members. Mr. Kevin Burke will be back in the Fiddlevideo Studios here in a couple of weeks. I will pull together a request list based on the one-off suggestions which have trickled in since his last session. But I also thought it would be a good thing to have one thread where current members could make tune lesson suggestions…so please post away!

    And for those folks who know that we still have a bunch of Kevin’s lessons to publish from his last session, no worries…those are in the pipeline, and this just means more great lessons to be published in the months/years to come!!

    Cheers!

    C

  • #13126

    alanboyce
    Participant

    Hey Casey,

    I’m super excited for more videos. My suggestions are Glen of Aherlow and Galway Bay/Drunken Sailor

    • #13130

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, Alan.

      Good news on the first one…it’s also know as Lafferty’s Reel, and Kevin already taught it in his last recording session. I will bump it up the list to produce, but it will be a little bit.

      Galway Bay is another common request…hopefully he’ll cut it this time.

      Good suggestions, all.

    • #13185

      alanboyce
      Participant

      Thanks Casey!

    • #13725

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, Alan. Here you are, sir!

      Lafferty’s Reel

  • #13127

    Oliver
    Participant

    Hi Casey,

    Great news! Couple of suggestions: ‘The Bucks of Oranmore’ and ‘The Galway Rambler’.

    Cheers,

    Oliver

  • #13128

    olivianora
    Participant

    It would be really cool to hear Kevin Burke’s version of Blackberry Blossom.

    • #13190

      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi Olivianora,

      Thanks for the tune suggestion. Blackberry Blossom is a well known Bluegrass tune here in America and I wouldn’t doubt that a earlier version first appeared in Celtic Music, although I have only heard it played Celtic style by one
      Irish fiddler, Eileen Eivers who did a beautiful lilting rendition with John Waylon.

      Your request will be passed on to Casey and Kevin and thank you for chiming in on the forum. Happy Fiddling! Roland

  • #13191

    Casey Willis
    Keymaster

    OK, folks. Kevin just provided the below list of tunes he thought of for next week’s sessions…any votes on these?

    I’m still pulling together other tune suggestions for him to review, but I figured I’d post this to see if anyone saw something that they wanted to advocate for…

    Hornpipes
    The Long Acre
    “Cuz” Teahan’s

    Reels
    The Boys of Malin
    John Stenson’s 1
    John Stenson’s 2
    The Boys of Ballisodare
    The Gooseberry Bush
    The Galway Rambler
    The Roscommon Reel
    The High Reel
    Fred Finn’s
    Sailing nto Walpole’s Marsh
    The Maid Behind the Bar
    DUke of Leinster
    The House of Hammill
    Raheen Medley (3 Reels)
    McDermott’s Reel
    Trip to Durrow
    The Star of Munster
    Lucy Campbell
    The Jolly Tinker

    Jigs
    Palm Sunday
    The Burnt Old Man
    Shores of Lough Gowna
    Contentment is Wealth
    Stan Chapman’s
    Swedish Jig
    The Battering Ram
    The Kilfenora Jig

    Others
    O’Carolan’s Concerto
    Mrs Kenny’s Waltz

  • #13192

    alanboyce
    Participant

    Hi Casey,

    I’d be happy with absolutely anything Kevin wants to teach. That said, I’m a +1 on Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh and Shores of Lough Gowna

  • #13193

    Oliver
    Participant

    Thumbs up for ‘The Galway Rambler’. Also, from that list, would love to see ‘Contentment is Wealth’.

    Looking forward to it.

  • #13198

    malton
    Participant

    Great news,
    here’s a few votes,
    The hornpipes yes!
    The Boys of Ballisodare
    The Galway Rambler
    The Roscommon Reel
    The High Reel
    Fred Finn’s
    The Jolly Tinker
    Stan Chapman’s
    Swedish Jig
    The Battering Ram
    The Kilfenora Jig

    Others
    O’Carolan’s Concerto
    Mrs Kenny’s Waltz
    O’Carolan’s Concerto
    Mrs Kenny’s Waltz

  • #13202

    Casey Willis
    Keymaster

    Ok, folks. Thanks much for the input!

    I’ll pass this feedback over to Kevin. We’re all set to start cutting tracks tomorrow evening through Sunday.

    I’ll post the final list of lessons recorded in this thread once we wrap.

    Cheers!!

    C

  • #13203

    Casey Willis
    Keymaster

    As promised, here is the update with the listing of tunes recorded this weekend by Kevin Burke. It will be a while before production is complete on these, but it’s nice to have a backlog of good tunes to offer going forward. Keep your eyes out…here are the tunes from this weekend’s session:

    The Old Torn Petticoat
    Stack of Barley
    Garret Barry’s Jig
    The Mason’s Apron
    The White Petticoat
    Jenny’s Chickens
    Bonnie Kate
    The Maids of Mitchelstown
    King of the Fairies
    Roll out the Barrel
    Up in the Air (Jig)
    The Star of Munster Am
    The Star of Munster Gm
    The Shores of Lough Gowna
    Contentment is Wealth
    The Burnt Old Man (The Campbells are Coming)
    The Maid Behind the Bar
    The Galway Rambler
    The Boys of Malin
    John Stenson’s 1
    John Stenson’s 2
    Cuz Teahan’s
    The Long Acre

    Thanks!
    C

    • #13204

      Oliver
      Participant

      Great list, and Kevin managed to slip in ‘king of the fairies’ too. Looking forward to it Casey.

  • #13205

    Roland White
    Moderator

    Hi Casey, Sounds like productive recording weekend with Kevin. Thanks for posting the tune list. Lots of great tunes to look forward to. Thanks for all your work keeping fresh tunes coming to FV. I first heard some of these tunes many years ago in Portland when Kevin first appeared in the Pacific NW. Lots to look forward to here. Thanks Casey. R

  • #13207

    shepsj
    Participant

    Hi Casey,
    I would like to suggest Kevin do both,

    “Pigeon on the Gate” and
    “The Glen of Aherlow” (Lafferty’s)
    this would complete the set with “The Morning Dew” (Which I’ve finally learnt from your site,thanks)

    I saw him many years ago in Newtown,Wales, perform this set as a solo when he performed as “The Celtic Fiddle Festival” That’s when I decided at the age of 45 that I had to play the fiddle,so to be able to tackle the other two would be great.

    Love the site,
    Many thanks

    shepsj

    • #13208

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, Shepsj. Thanks for chiming in. We wrapped Kevin’s recording session up on Sunday, so these suggestions are just a day late, I fear. However…

      Is the Pigeon on the Gate tune this one? Or is it a different tune? I think I heard that there are multiple versions of the tune, so the one Hanneke taught might not be the one you are after. I figured I’d mention it just in case it’s the right tune…

      As far as the other tune, good news…Kevin recorded Lafferty’s Reel for this project back in March. That lesson is still on the production docket with several tunes ahead, so it will be a bit. But at least you know it’s coming to the site in the future.

      Cheers!

      Casey

    • #13726

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, ShepSJ…

      Lafferty’s Reel

      Cheers!!

      C

  • #13409

    Lassoayr
    Participant

    May be a bit late. I would be very happy if Kevin taught the Eavesdropper. Thank you for this great place of learning!

    • #13410

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, Lassoayr. Yeah, Kevin is no longer in the studio, but he seems to turn up like a bad apple round these parts so I bet he’ll be back to record later this year or in 2019. I’ll add that tune to his running request list, and he might choose to record it next time. Thanks for the suggestion!

      All the best!!

      C

  • #13728

    Brodick1
    Participant

    Hi Casey, just to say how wonderful it is to see Kevin Burke’s new lessons appearing. Have been soooo looking forward to them. A huge thanks for all the hard work that goes in to producing these videos. Cheers

    • #13731

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      You bet, B. Thx much for the kind words. Lots of work goes in, but boy it’s fun to get them out there!

      More from Andre might be around the corner…then I need to get going on Niall’s stuff…then Hanneke’s session…not enough time!!

      Cheers!

      C

  • #13737

    shepsj
    Participant

    Hi Casey,
    Thanks for a great lesson on lafferty’s Reel.
    It looks like the pipe line is very full,however I will still request that at some point it would be great to have Kevin do Tuttle’s Reel as done on his “In Good Company” CD.
    Here’s hoping,

    Steve

    • #13738

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Thanks, Steve. I get a chuckle every time I hear him finish teaching the advanced melody for Lafferty’s…that guy is a bundle of fun!

      Good news on Tuttle’s – it’s already recorded…I’ll bump it up his production list.

      👍🏻

      C

    • #13806

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Just realized I was thinking about the ending of The Long Acre Adv lesson, not Lafferty’s, Steve. I had to check out that video of Kevin singing. I’ll ask him if he remembers that session…

  • #13791

    shepsj
    Participant

    Thanks Casey,that’s fantastic news,made my day,

    Steve

    PS If you get a moment you might enjoy this clip of Kevin singing,

    • #13792

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      And this made mine, Steve. 👍🏻

    • #13809

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      I shared this with Kevin and he said “A while back alright – probably 40 yrs or more!”

      C

    • #14473

      Ringlets
      Participant

      That was a delight, Steve. Thanks for sharing the video! 😀

  • #13795

    telln
    Participant

    I had the great good fortune of sitting in on a group lesson given by Kevin yesterday at Urbana, Il. I am an older (70) student and learning, but it comes slowly. His laid back manner and great sense of humor put me at ease so, not only did I enjoy just the opportunity to be there and watch him play, I also was able to take more away from the lesson than I ever imagined I would.
    Thanks again, Kevin
    Pam Kaiser

    • #13799

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Awesome, Pam. I’m sure you told him in person, but I’ll pass these comments on to Kevin.

    • #13841

      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi Telln,

      Great to hear you were able to see Master Kevin in person. He is truly delightful & is also a master of the gift of gab. We were lucky to have him visit Bend Oregon about 10 years ago and we really enjoyed the workshop and stories. Also great to hear you’re enjoying music in your senior years, So fiddling on Sir!. Best Roland

  • #13804

    armin
    Participant

    From Sara and Armin
    Can we get Kevin to teach us
    Tarbolton
    jenny welcomes charlie
    Winnie Hayes
    thanks

    • #13807

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, Sara & Armin. I’ll add these to the list for his next lesson…which might be later this year. He may choose to record one or more of them. Thanks for the suggestions. Keep up the great fiddling, Sara!!

      C

  • #13840

    telln
    Participant

    While you are adding tunes to the list for possible lessons by Kevin, Could you add “Tom Morrisons “? It’s what he plays with Beare Island Reel in the Portland album?

    • #13842

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Thanks, Telln. Added to the running list…

  • #15032

    Caseyrd
    Participant

    If you are still collecting possible suggestions: Itzikel. It’s very beautiful, I notice I hold my breath sometimes while listening to it.

    • #15046

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, CaseyRD.

      I’ll add this to the list of possible tunes for Kevin’s next session. Thanks!!

  • #15218

    tndel
    Participant

    I would love to hear a lesson for Golden Fiddle Waltz by Randy Howard if your still taking suggestions.

    • #15219

      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, TN.

      Great tune. I’ve been working on that one and would love to cut a lesson in the next year or so…stay tuned.

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