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Susan McCroskey Burke

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Susan McCroskey Burke is in demand as a traditional dance fiddler and  an anchor of the Celtic music scene in the Northwest. Her fiery and swingy style uniquely colors Irish, Scots and Cape Breton music.

Currently she appears with several Northwest bands: Red Crow, The Home Rulers, The Yes Bees, Making Time, and others. Early years with the Scots fusion bands, Keltoi, and Dowry developed her strength in arranging and performing to a wide range of audiences.

 Making her home in the Seattle area, Burke  hosts both Scots/Cape Breton and Irish sessions, and directs a student  group, Fiddlers Green. She has been a fiddle tutor at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Dusty Strings, and many private and festival workshops over the years. Susan has contributed to  a number of recording projects with Bronn Journey, Dowry, William and Alene Bertman, Steven Bell, and others.
Susan’s debut solo recording,  Journey Home,  features  traditional tunes of Scotland, Cape Breton, and Ireland, and includes  instrumentalists Mike Saunders, Bill Boyd, Jennifer Parkinson, Dave Skorupa, Jeff Hollingsworth, and Dave Mathews.