Kevin Burke's Open House
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Seattle, WA
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Kevin Burke's Open House
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ATM 1 block north at Marketime.

Abbey Arts & Hearth Music present:
Kevin Burke's Open House

Celtic Supergroup reunites for NW Tour!

The Open House members were Paul Kotapish, Mark Graham and Sandy Silva. I had first met Paul when Micheal and I played in Corvallis on our first trip to Oregon. Some years later Micheal and I were about to set off on a tour of the US with Malcolm Dalglish and Grey Larsen when Micheal was severely injured in a car accident. Micheal was unable to travel because of his injuries but it was too late to cancel the tour. Paul was contacted and was kind enough to agree to be my accompanist for those few weeks and ever since then we have played together fairly regularly. p>Paul used to play in a great old-timey band called the Hurricane Ridgerunners and one of his bandmates was Mark Graham. Paul, Mark and I would often meet and play music together.

Soon we decided to form a group. Before making our group "official" we asked another friend, Sandy Silva if she would be interested in joining with us. She agreed so we now had a band! Paul played guitar, mandolin and cittern, Mark did most of the singing and played harmonica and clarinet, and Sandy was the "drummer" of the band with her rhythmic and percussive dancing. We played a mixture of traditional music drawn from various cultures and Sandy added a great visual presence to the group's concert performances.

Open House stayed together for some years, made 3 recordings and finally disbanded in Jan. 1999.


Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No