Born in Dublin, John Doyle is a Grammy nominee, has performed for President Obama at the White House, and has been lauded with every accolade imaginable in Irish music.
He is not only a fine singer but more importantly, an imaginative and original songwriter who really grabs audiences with his ability to tell a story through song. Coupled with his high standing as one of the best acoustic guitarists around, this makes for a memorable evening's music.
He is world-renowned for his work as founding member of the groundbreaking Irish/American band Solas; in partnerships with musicians such as Tim O’Brien, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Liz Carroll, Kate Rusby, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever and Karen Matheson, his exciting yearly contributions to the Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings on Compass Records.
‘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 . . . In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive. What are they putting in the potable water in County Sligo, where John now resides, that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?’ Wall Street Journal