John Doyle


Touring May 2017


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ABM is delighted to be booking solo dates for the Irish guitar wizard John Doyle. Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it’s a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them.

Liz Carroll; Eileen Ivers; Karan Casey; Solas; Michael Black; Mary Black; the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; and now Usher’s Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle) – a veritable who’s who of the greatest names in Irish music. These are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle’s signature guitar sound, singing or songwriting is essential.

Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music.

“Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now”. The Wall Street Journal

“A complete rhythm section all on his own” Chicago Tribune

“More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves” Philadelphia News

Tour Dates

11/05/2017Crail Folk ClubCRAIL
12/05/2017Stonehaven Folk ClubSTONEHAVEN
14/05/2016Milngavie Folk ClubMILNGAVIE
15/05/2017The StoreyLANCASTER
16/05/2017Kitchen Garden CaféBIRMINGHAM
18/05/2017London Irish CentreLONDON
19/05/2017The Ram Folk ClubSURREY
21/05/2017The Garret SessionsTODINGTON
22/05/2017Forest FolkWICKHAM
23/05/2017Dartford Folk ClubDARTFORD
24/05/2017Quay Arts Centre NEWPORT (Isle of Wight)
26/05/2017Beehive HonitonHONITON