Celebrating Accordion Master Joe Burke

On January 11, 2020, local Irish/Scottish music fan and supporter Nancy Iverson joined us to celebrate East Galway button accordion whiz Joe Burke’s coming 81st birthday.

On February 27, 2021, we rebroadcast a slightly edited version of the program on the occasion of Joe Burke’s death on February 20.

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Joe Burke and Charlie Lennon The Dawn / The Morning Mist The Morning Mist (New Century Music)
New Set
Cherish the Ladies The Portumna Workhouse / The Hurling Boys of Portumna Heart of the Home (Big Mammy)
Joanie Madden sends greetings
Joe and Joanie Madden The Little Thatched Cabin / The Coal Miner / The Ormond Sound A Galway Afternoon (Big Mammy)
Cherish the Ladies Queen of Connemara / The Carroe Jig / The Lilting Fisherman The Girls Won’t Leave the Boys Alone (Windham Hill)
Jimmy Keane sends greetings
Horse Keane An Caisideach Ban (Fair Haired Cassidy) (private recording)
Joe Burke and Charlie Lennon My Lagan Love The Bucks of Oranmore (Green Linnet)
Jimmy Keane and Dennis Cahill Horse Keane’s Hornpipe (private recording)
Vince Keehan sends greetings
Ann Kirrane Working the Streets One Small Star (s/p)
Joe Burke and Charlie Lennon Currants for Cakes / Raisins for Everything / The Frog in the Well The Morning Mist (New Century Music)
Kevin Burke sends greetings
Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly Rose in the Garden / Andy McGann’s Eavesdropper (Green Linnet)
Joe Burke and Charlie Lennon Le Petit Accordion The Morning Mist (New Century Music)
Paddy O’Brien sends greetings
Joe Burke Bonnie Kate / Jenny’s Chickens Traditional Music of Ireland (Green Linnet)
Gerry (fiddle) O’Connor sends greetings
Gerry O’Connor and Gilles le Bigot Jig in A / Dancing Eyes / Up and About in the Morning In Concert (Copperplate Independent)
Terry Corcoran sends greetings
Joe Burke and Charlie Lennon The Wounded Huzzar The Morning Mist (New Century Music)
Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, and Terry Corcoran The Maid on the Mountain Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (Green Linnet)
Maírtín O’Connor sends greetings
Maírtín O’Connor, Seamus O’Dowd, Jimmy Higgins, Jr., and James Blennerhassett Shop Street The Road West (Tara)
Sharon Shannon and friends send greetings
Buttons & Bows The Ballydesmond Polka / Jack the Bridge / Joe Burke’s Polka The Return of Spring (Buttons & Bows)
Sharon Shannon Rusheen Bay Sacred Earth (Celtic Collections)
Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain Bonnie Nancy The Pearl (Whirlie)
Brian Conway sends greetings
Brian Conway and Brendan Dolan Trim the Velvet / Lord Gordon’s Consider the Source (Clo Iar-Chonnachta)
Andrew Caden sends greetings
Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan Pat Ryan’s Dream / Mamma’s Pet Tribute to Michael Coleman (Green Linnet)
Frankie Gavin sends greetings
Joe Burke The Bucks of Oranmore / The Wind That Shakes the Barley Traditional Music of Ireland (Green Linnet)