in the Irish
tradition - he plays in the highly ornamented Sligo
style. He has been a driving force in Irish traditional music
since the revival in the 1970s.
Burke was born in London of Sligo parents. He returned to Ireland and played for a while with Christy Moore after his leaving Planxty. He then replaced Tommy Peoples as fiddle player with The Bothy Band from 1976-79. After it's demise, he teamed up with Micheal O' Domhnaill, also of the Bothy Band, touring throughout Europe and the United States. He currently plays with Open House, a band which grew out of his last solo album.
- 1995 Open House - Second Story
- 1992 Open House
- 1985 Funny Reel
- 1984 Up Close
- 1982 Portland (with Micheal O Domhnaill)
- 1981 Eavesdropper
- 1978 If the Cap Fits
- 1979 Promenade (with Micheal O Domhnaill)