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



Performance Calendar



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
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.






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!

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





July 8 to 12, 2019
Fusionworks Teen Intensive Camp
2019 Mind, Body, Spirit Dance Camp
Deb Meunier, Artistic Director
Fusionworks Dance Academy
1992 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI

Kevin is teaching July 9th and 10th Irish Step





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.

More Info





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.


  • 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!!






Saturday, August 31, 2019
Waterfront Concert
The Exiles with dancer Kevin Doyle
King Park
Newport, RI
Bring your beach chair and come to enjoy this beautiful location right on the Newport Harbor! Click on the link below for more info and other free concerts.






Thursday, September 19, 2019
Lecture and Music/Dance
Bridgewater State University
Dunn Conference Room A, Crimson Hall
(east side of campus; park in Moakley lot)
131 Summer St.
Bridgewater, MA

  • 12:30 -- Lecture on the Magdalene Laundries of Ireland, by Prof. James Smith, Boston College
  • 1:30 - 2:15 -- Music/dance with Cathy Clasper-Torch, Sheila Falls, Teddi Scobi and Kevin Doyle

Free Event/Open to Public





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).






November 2019
Childsplay's over two dozen musicians come from all over the United States and Sweden and include some of the leading virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music. For over 20 years, Childsplay has performed in the United States and Europe, showcasing different styles of fiddle music.

Kevin will be joined by Maureen Berry as the dancers of the final tour of Childsplay!!

  • November 14, 2019 -  7:30pm at the Stockbridge Theatre in Derry, NH
  • November 16, 2019 - 8:00pm at the State Theatre in Portland, ME
  • November 17, 2019 - 7:30pm at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT
  • November 21, 2019 - 7:30pm at Monomoy Regional HS, Harwich, MA
  • November 22, 2019 - 8:00pm at Symphony Space in New York City, NY
  • November 24, 2019 - 3:00pm AND 8:00pm at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

More Info & Tickets





Friday, March 20, 2020
Atwater~Donnelly Band w/ Cathy Clasper-Torch and Kevin Doyle
Swansea Public Library Event
Christ Church
57 Main St.
Swansea, MA
$5 tickets; tickets can be picked up at the library
(508) 674-9609

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

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