Later this month some great Celtic performers are coming to Central Virginia. First off, there’s Kevin Burke and John Carty on Thursday, February 20 at In Your Ear Music and Recording, 1813 East Broad Street (19th and E. Broad), Richmond, VA. Part of the JAMinc concert series, where performers volunteer their time by doing in-school performances the day of the show (closed to the public).
|Kevin Burke and John Carty|
Kevin Burke is a well known fiddler, having worked with Christy Moore, Tim O’Brien and many more over the last 30 plus years. However, I’m actually more familiar with John Carty and I hope that he will not only be playing fiddle but will also feature some Irish tenor banjo and/or tenor guitar at this performance. I have a couple of John’s CDs and find him to be a brilliant, creative musician. Jam Inc. concerts are always intimate, house-concert style performances - a great place to see live music. For more info call 804 320-7067 and ask for Wally. (Note: Burke and Carty will also be a C-ville Coffee on Wed. 2/19).
On the very next night, Friday, February 21, Irish trad super-group Dervish brings “the session to the stage” at Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater. Led by the charismatic, bohemian-like singer Cathy Jordan, Dervish lives up to its name by being one of the few mainstream Irish acts that retains the feeling of authenticity, as if they would be just as happy playing in the corner of roadside tavern as they are in a majestic theater. Nonetheless, this will be a big show filled with high-energy tunes and tight arrangements. Joining them for this performance is sean-nós dancer Brian Cunningham. Tickets here.