Archive: 27th Feb 1987 – Interview with Kevin Burke (Patrick Street)

Patrick Street: The Pluck of the Irish “Someone once said that the Chieftains are pre-Beatles Irish music,” says fiddler Kevin Burke, “and that our bands are post-Beatles Irish music. There’s an element of truth in that.” The “our bands” that Burke is referring to are De Danann, Planxty and the Bothy Band, the three great progressive folk groups that blossomed in Ireland in the… Read More Archive: 27th Feb 1987 – Interview with Kevin Burke (Patrick Street)

Archive: Review – 4/Jul/2000 – Stray Leaf Folk Club

Andy Irvine – Stray Leaf Folk Club, Mullaghbane, Co. Armagh, Ireland – 4/Jul/2000 Commissioned by the Irish Times July 4 2000 but unpublished  Most roles and occupations in life are applied for, coveted, stolen or won; with others, the job is so novel it happens by stealth.  After forty years in and around the business of ‘folk music’, Andy Irvine… Read More Archive: Review – 4/Jul/2000 – Stray Leaf Folk Club