Kate Burke and Luke Plumb share a love for 1970s Irish folk revival music, having obsessively absorbed the music of the era – in particular Planxty’s revolutionary treatments of traditional songs. Kate & Luke now bring their formidable instrumental skills, strong vocals and creative minds to making groove-based, complex interpretations of traditional song on their self-titled debut album.
Featuring Jarlath Henderson on pipes and whistles, and John McCusker on fiddles and whistles and more, this album features some of the great popular folk songs of our time.
released May 27, 2019
Luke Plumb: vocals, mandolin, bouzouki
Kate Burke: vocals, guitar
Jarlath Henderson: pipes, low whistles on "The Witch of the Westmorland"
John McCusker: fiddle, harmonium, whistles on "Slow Train Through Georgia"
Mixed by Luke Plumb & Calum Malcolm
Mastered by Calum Malcolm
Produced by Luke Plumb
All tracks traditional, arranged by Luke Plumb & Kate Burke except
"A Bullocky's Girl" by Ben Scott
"Crazy Man Michael" by Richard Thompson & David Swarbrick
"Slow Train Through Georgia" by Norman Blake
"Lost Chances" - trad/words by Anne Hills, arranged by Bill Jones
"The Witch of the Westmorland" by Archie Fisher