Kevin Doyle | Irish Step Dance | American Tap Dance | NEA National Heritage Fellow

 

 

Performance Calendar

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

 

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 13, 20, 2019
Six-Week Beginner Tap Dance Class
(for Beginner Adults and Teens)
Instructor: Kevin Doyle
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
6:30-7:30pm

This series is designed for total beginner adults and teens. Minimum of 6 students needed to hold workshop. Fee for the six-week class is $90. Any hard-soled shoe, whether taps, or hard rubber or all leather is fine for this beginner class. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Come discover the rhythm that beats within each of us with acclaimed dancer Kevin Doyle. Students will learn beginner tap terminology and dance some classic routines Kevin learned from his teacher, the legendary Theresa Landry.

HOW TO REGISTER
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS/WORKSHOP (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.

If you are interested in this workshop, please:
1. E-mail
russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864

 

 

 

 

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 13, 20, 2019
Six-Week Irish Step Dance Class
(for Total Beginner Adults)
Instructor: Kevin Doyle
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
7:45-8:45pm

This group class is geared towards beginner adults and needs a minimum of five students, with a maximum of ten. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Come and explore some close-to-the-ground rhythms of beginner Irish step dance with instructor Kevin Doyle as you will learn some steps of the jigs and reels that his mother brought with her from County Roscommon. The class is designed to be low impact and lots of fun! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No special shoes are need for this beginner level class.

HOW TO REGISTER
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.

If you are interested in the adult beginner Irish step class, please:
1. E-mail
russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (see also March 27)
Continuing Beginner Tap Dance 90-Minute Workshop
(for Beginner Adults and Teens)
Instructor: Kevin Doyle
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
6:30-8:00pm

This workshop is designed for adults and teens who have some knowledge of basic tap terminology and would like to learn some classic tap routines such as the Waltz Clog and others. Minimum of 5 students needed to hold each workshop. Fee for a workshop is $30. Sign up for one or both. Any hard-soled shoe, whether taps, or hard rubber or all leather is fine. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Atwater~Donnelly and Friends
(Cathy Clasper-Torch, Kevin Doyle, Benedict Gagliardi and Arman Aromin)
Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, RI
9:30-11:00am

Bank of America Arts Showcase Concert for Rhode Island high school students.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Please join the Roscommon Soles as we celebrate Providence's St. Patrick's Day Parade. We will be part of this great event and plan to share the music, song, and dance as we roll down Smith street. Come join as we all celebrate the Wearing of the Green!!
Parade kicks off at 12:00pm

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (see also February 27)
Continuing Beginner Tap Dance 90-Minute Workshop
(for Beginner Adults and Teens)
Instructor: Kevin Doyle
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
6:30-8:00pm

This workshop is designed for adults and teens who have some knowledge of basic tap terminology and would like to learn some classic tap routines such as the Waltz Clog and others. Minimum of 5 students needed to hold each workshop. Fee for a workshop is $30. Sign up for one or both. Any hard-soled shoe, whether taps, or hard rubber or all leather is fine. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Private House Concert
Kevin will join the fabulous David Paton for an afternoon of great music, song, and dance. David will have some musical guests joining in and it promises to be a fun and entertaining concert.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Roscommon Soles
Blackstone River Theatre's Summer Solstice Festival
Roscommon Soles take the stage with Mary Lee Partington and the Dancin' Doyles (Maureen and Shannon Doyle) along with their musical friends — Sheila Falls Keohane on fiddle, Josh Kane on flute, Torrin Ryan on pipes, and Owen Marshall on bouzouki and guitar.
Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114
Cumberland, RI

Festival runs 11:00am-7:00pm
After festival music session 8:15pm
$20 Festival tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, Kids under 5 - free
(401) 725-9272
www.riverfolk.org/brtssf/index.html
Rain date: Sunday, June 16th

 

 

 

 


June 23 thru June 28, 2019
Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts Acadia Trad Festival
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine
Held on the beautiful campus of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Acadia Trad Festival summer music school is a jam-packed week of classes, workshops, jam sessions, concerts and dances. Kevin will teaching old style step dance as well as American Tap dance.

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Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2019
New Bedford Folk Festival
Kevin is thrilled to be invited back again this year to be a part of a great Folk Festival in the historic City of New Bedford! Check out the website for details!

Featuring:
Anne Hills, Art Tebbetts, Beaucoup Blue, Bourque Émissaires, Bon Débarras, Bua, Chris Pahud, Chris Smither, David Jacobs-Strain, Diana Jones, Don White, Gerry Colvin Trio, Kevin Doyle, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Livio Guardi, Liz Stringer, Matt Watroba, Mike Laureanno, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Pamela Means, Radoslav Lorković, Rosi and Brian Amador, Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald with Jeremiah McLane, Seth Glier, Susan Werner, The Kennedys, The Nields, Zoë Lewis

South Coast Stage Performers:
Back Porch, Barbara Phaneuf, Charlie Cover, Dori Rubbicco, Fourteen Strings, Golden Lane, Grace Morrison, Joanne Doherty, MaryBeth Soares & Dave Pereira, Matt Borrello, Molly O'Leary, New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, Putnam Murdock, Richard D. Lewis, Sacred Harp with The Beans, Sally Racket, Sarah Donner, The Jethros

New Bedford Folk Festival Website

 

 

 

 

August 9, 10 & 11, 2019
An Rí Rá Irish Festival
Butte, MT
Kevin returns to one of his all time favorite Festivals and is looking forward to seeing so many friends there that have welcomed him into the Butte family!! The An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival is a celebration of the Irish heritage and contribution to the people of Montana. This festival has created its place as a world-class event that draws people from not only Montana, but across the United States and internationally. The An Rí Rá is regarded as one of the best Irish festivals in North America. Be prepared with your lawn chair and umbrella for this beautiful outdoor Montana event.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Exiles
Shamrocks & Seashells: An Evening of Irish Music and Fun at the Beach
Easton's Beach
Rotunda Ballroom
Newport, RI

 

 

 

 

August 23-25, 2019
Rockport Celtic Festival: Exploring Celtic Roots & Branches
Curated by A Celtic Sojourn's Brian O'Donovan & Maeve Gilchrist
For over three decades, Brian O'Donovan has been hosting A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH, a program exploring traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world. He's also well known for his live concert series A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, as well as many other presentations around New England.  In partnership with Rockport Music and working in close collaboration with fellow Artistic Director, Edinburgh-born harpist/composer Maeve Gilchrist, Brian is proud to present the first annual Rockport Celtic Festival- Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches. Featuring a wide and quite extraordinary variety of new and familiar musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, the weekend will focus on the genre's broad and vibrant range with a strong emphasis on crossover and collaborative work between musicians from different genres including classical, jazz, and American Traditional. This will be a dynamic and interactive weekend featuring mainstage concerts, workshops, intimate salon-style sessions in our third floor space, and much more. This will be a gathering rarely, if ever, seen before.

FEATURING:

  • Maeve Gilchrist & Brian O'Donovan, co-artistic directors
  • Mick McAuley (Solas) - accordion, guitar, whistle
  • John Doyle – guitar, vox
  • Oisin McAuley – (Danu), fiddle
  • Bruce Molsky & Allison de Groot – fiddle, banjo, vox
  • Palaver Strings (13 member chamber orchestra)
  • Dana Lyn – fiddle, guitar, composer
  • Kyle Sann a– guitar, composer
  • The Seamus Egan Project with Moira Smiley
  • Jenna Moynihan – fiddle
  • Mairi Chaimbeul – harp
  • Eamon O'Leary and Jefferson Hamer (Murphy Beds)
  • Maura Shawn Scanlin and Conor Hearne (Rakish)
  • Kevin Doyle – dancer
  • ...and more!

Kevin will be dancing as part of the Friday night (August 23rd) concert with this All Star cast. Get your tickets early... it will sell out!!

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October 11, 12 & 13, 2019
Richmond Folk Festival
Richmond, VA
One of Virginia's largest events, this festival draws visitors from all over the country to downtown Richmond's historic riverfront. The Festival is a FREE three-day event that got its start as the National Council for the Traditional Arts' National Folk Festival, held in Richmond from 2005 to 2007. The festival features performing groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions on seven stages.

With Kevin Doyle and Friends: Kevin is delighted to be part of this fantastic festival! Joining Kevin will be Donna Long (Keyboard), Rose Conway Flannagan (Fiddle), Shannon Heaton (Flute), and Junior Stevens (Button Accordion).

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