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Burke, Kevin & Cal Scott, Across the Black River

This recording is an exciting collaboration between renowned Irish fiddler, Kevin Burke, and guitarist/composer, Cal Scott. For over 30 years Kevin has been a well-known figure in the Irish music world both as a soloist and as a member of such esteemed groups as The Bothy Band, Patrick Street and The Celtic Fiddle Festival. Cal Scott, a principle member of Oregon's perennially popular Trail Band, has played in folk, rock and jazz groups for three decades; recorded and produced over twenty CDs; and has composed music for many films including over thirty documentaries for PBS. Across the Black River features the unique talents of musicians, Johnny B. Connolly (accordion) from Bridgetown, Michael McGoldrick (flutes) from Capercaillie and Phil Baker (bass) from Pink Martini. As well as beautifully crafted interpretations of traditional tunes Across the Black River includes two waltzes, both written by Cal, a reworking of a Bill Monroe bluegrass classic and an air written by Phil Cunningham in remembrance of his brother, Johnny, the famous Scottish fiddler.