Fiddler 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.

Selected discography

  • 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)

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