Steve Burke’s seventeen comments

  • Re: The Vanguard Community Centre

    Hi Sarah more…

  • Re: The New Inn Sessions

    in response to a query from 'Ceolachan' today (21st Sept 2019) the fortnightly sessions are 'live and kicking' @ the New Inn Clitheroe. The next is tomorrow 22nd - and thereafter every two weeks after that. Start around 2.30pm and runs until approx 7.00p... more…

  • Re: Why Irish Music?

    Planxty opened the first door to ITM for me in 1974 - and what a house on the other side! Some rooms staying exactly the same, some ever changing, lots of weird and wonderful extensions and no shortage of young 'uns to keep the whole shebang alive. more…

  • St Patrick’s Day Concert with Drop the Floor

    The celebratory concert filled with traditional Irish music will be held on Saturday, March 16th, in the assembly hall at the The Old School Rooms at SMSJ, Lowergate. Guitarist Richie Moss said: “The band love the response from the audience - in previou... more…

  • Re: Donald Blue

    This tune appears on Drop the Floor's latest album 'Fairly Cookin' - following an adapted version of David Francie's 'Annies House. I can't comment on other versions or settings of the tune but, as far as I'm concerned, it continues to have resonance and... more…

  • Drop The Floor’s Second Album Launch: Fairly Cookin’

    'Drop The Floor are the heartbeat of Clitheroe’s traditional music dynasty. The quartet is bonded by friendship and their musical empathy is seamless. When playing live DTF never fail to have an immediate impact on the audience – be it a festival stag... more…

  • Molly Ban Lyrics

    Track Five on 'Ushers Island' is Andy Irvine's beautiful rendition of 'Molly Ban'. This is not the version by the Dubliners, Alison Krauss - nor any of the other written versions I have tracked down on the net. Can anyone refer me to a written copy of th... more…

  • Re: The New Inn

    As the second session in December 2017 would have fallen on Christmas Eve this year it has been brought forward to 23rd December. The starting time is likely to be 3.00 pm 'ish' but could well run on into the evening depending on the stamina of the regula... more…

  • Re: Any new great bands or great musicians on the Irish traditional scene from the last decade?

    Great thread, and source of bands to check out, I look forward to doing so. Can I also suggest this Lancashire Band 'Drop the Floor' via these links: more…

  • Re: Hoping to find a Susato “B” narrow bore whistle

    Hi David more…