Mick Burke: Five row box player ‘par excellence’.
I am researching the playing history of my dear friend Mick Burke (Limerick - Manchester - Clitheroe) who is sadly about to bow out. Mick remains the gentlest of gentlemen and the finest five row box player I have ever seen or heard.
I have a made a tentative start on this, based around his Clitheroe and East Lancashire playing days. I welcome more information from any who knew Mick, or ever heard him play, during his Manchester days and/or the Fleadhs he played at during this period. Not sure if he played when in Limerick but would dearly love to hear from anyone who could enlighten me on this. One of the giants of traditional irish session music whose shoulders many in this part of the world stand on.