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Friday, March 20, 2020 

Atwater~Donnelly Band
with Cathy Clasper-Torch and Kevin Doyle  
Swansea Public Library Event
Christ Church
57 Main St.
Swansea, MA

$5 — tickets can be picked up at the library
(508) 674-9609


Saturday, March 21, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Roscommon Soles

Smith Street 
Providence, RI  
12:00 Noon

Come and enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Providence that kicks off at 12 noon. The Roscommon Soles ensemble will be singing and dancing all the way down Smith Street spreading the Irish Heritage and Pride!


Saturday, April 25, 2020
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

*** NEW DATES ***
Adult Beginner Irish Step Dance Workshops 
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864
> More Info 

Blackstone River Theatre will offer two 90-minute workshops in IRISH STEP DANCE for beginner adults with instructor Kevin Doyle. Sign up for one or both! This group workshop is geared towards beginner adults and needs a minimum of six students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $25 per student per workshop. 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 workshop 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.


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 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, Rhode Island 02864


Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Blackstone River Theatre 
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864

With Mother’s Day flagged on May’s calendar, Blackstone River Theatre presents Roscommon Soles – “A Health to the Ladies!” Titled from an old Irish tune, this performance breezes into a good old summertime-themed show of dance, song, and music in tribute to the most important ladies in our lives. The concert features the Irish step and American tap dance of award-winning Kevin Doyle and The Dancin’ Doyles. Roscommon Soles is a traditional Irish stepdance-driven ensemble led by National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle. Joined by the “Dancin’ Doyles” (sister Maureen and daughter Shannon), collectively they celebrate the steps that traveled with their mother and grandmother, Margaret Taylor Doyle, from County Roscommon, Ireland, across the Atlantic to the shores of 1930s America. Roscommon Soles is inspired by a show created for the Library of Congress and American Folklife Center as part of the NEA Heritage Awards in Washington, D.C. Roscommon Soles specializes in dances, tunes, songs, and stories capturing the Irish love of family and friends, wherever the road rises to meet them. The ensemble includes singer Mary Lee Partington, All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Sheila Falls, award-winning Josh Kane on flute, All-Ireland Champion Torrin Ryan on uilleann pipes, pianist Cathy Clasper-Torch, and dancer C.J. Jefferson.

Call in your reservations to 401-725-9272. 
$25 or $30 at the door.  

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge.


Saturday, June 20, 2020

10th Annual Blackstone River Theatre's Summer Solstice Festival
Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114
Cumberland, RI

Four stages of Celtic and world music plus Irish step dance, and 40+ craft & food vendors! Atwater~Donnelly Trio, Mari Black Band, John Doyle & Mick McAuley, Kevin Doyle, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Exiles, Genticorum, The Gnomes, The Winifred Horan Trio, North Sea Gas, RUNA, Torrin Ryan, The Vox Hunters, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, and more! 

Festival runs 11:00am-7:00pm
Evening music session 8:15pm
Check website for admission and other details.
(401) 725-9272 

Raindate 6/21

Common Ground: A Community Mosaic – Musical Mosaic Edition

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Common Ground: A Community Mosaic – Musical Mosaic Edition 
Virtual Performance via Zoom
6:00pm – 7:00pm

TICKETS $10 Members │ $15 Non-Members
Purchase Tickets 

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is collecting stories from the people of Greater New Bedford for Common Ground: A Community Mosaic and is partnering with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra to bring you Common Ground: A Musical Mosaic Edition. During this live online event, experience a rich musical tapestry of different cultures and histories from around the world. Your musical journey will whisk you away to Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Israel, and China, tracing the many paths immigrants from around the world have taken to arrive in New Bedford. A solo violin piece based on a Chinese folk melody and written by local Chinese-American composer Dr. Jing Wang will be one highlight of the evening. Dance legend Kevin Doyle will join the musicians, adding his lively step-dancing and clogging to Irish jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, and reels. 

More Info 

The State Ballet of Rhode Island

Sunday, November 22, 2020
(Rain Date: November 29th)

"A Take It Outside" Community Performance
with the support of Rhode Island Commerce

The Exiles with Kevin Doyle
52 Sherman Avenue 
Lincoln, RI 02865
(Note: Sherman Avenue exit off Rte. f 146 is closed for construction; access via Great Road)
Grounds Open: 1:00pm
Show Starts: 1:30pm 

Tickets are $30.00 per person and must be reserved by calling (401) 334-2560.
Space is limited, so please be sure to register early. 

Join Artistic Director Herci Marsden and The State Ballet of Rhode Island as they christen their new outdoor stage on the grounds of The State Ballet of Rhode Island/Brae Crest.  The State Ballet of Rhode Island will perform Herci Marsden’s Act 3 Ballet Divertissement, from “Coppelia” with Principal Dancer Ashley Pabon and Guest Artist Josh Thake, from Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

Participating in this unique outdoor performance are The Exiles, who focus on the instrumental music of Ireland – the jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs – and feature the award-winning step dancing of Kevin Doyle. The band is Bob Drouin on fiddle and bouzouki, Russell Gusetti on guitar and concertina, Torrin Ryan on uilleann pipes (the Irish bagpipes), and step dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle. 


This will be a COVID compliant performance and will require pre-registration. For the safety of our performers and patrons, this performance will adhere to the following COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines:

• Anyone Exhibiting or Feeling the Symptoms of COVID-19 Should Not Attend
• Temperatures of Patrons Will Be Taken Upon Arrival on the Grounds
The Person Making the Reservation will Act as The Contact for All in the Party
Masks Must Be Worn at All Times While on the Grounds
All Members of the Same Reservation Must Sit Together

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