Saturday, November 26, 2022
Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles
Thanksgiving Holiday Concert
“Health to the Ladies”

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street 
Cumberland, RI 02864
7:00pm
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Travel “over the river (the Blackstone, of course) and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go” to celebrate a Thanksgiving weekend with Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles! Funded in part by a grant from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, this custom-themed concert “Health to the Ladies” is named for an old traditional jig and calls out a toast to the generations of women who keep Irish traditions alive from pantry to parlor as old ways and new customs blend around holiday hearths at home and in America. “Health to the Ladies” will spotlight the contributions in dance, music, and song made by some amazing and historic Rhode Island women of the performing arts. Their influence was felt nationally and locally, from vaudeville to the age of radio and television, and on dance stages or in concert halls and recording studios.

This seasonal celebration of families and their ladies features Kevin Doyle, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Mary Lee Partington, regional vocal award-winner/NCTE inaugural Teacher of Excellence, Sheila Falls, American & All-Ireland fiddle champion and director of Gaelic Roots at Boston College, Torrin Ryan, multiple All-Ireland medalist and first on uilleann pipes, Tim Keohane, noted guitarist/vocalist of traditional Irish folk and popular repertoire, and a cameo dance appearance by The Dancing Doyles – Maureen Doyle & Shannon Doyle. Also, Josh Kane, honors at Ireland’s Fleadh Cheoil and original cast member of Roscommon Soles, performs on flute and whistle and draws on his early training in step dance to infuse the tunes with the rhythm and roots of tradition.


Saturday, October 22, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Adult Beginner Irish Step Dance Workshops

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street 
Cumberland, RI 02864
1:00-2:00pm
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Blackstone River Theatre will offer two 60-minute workshops in IRISH STEP DANCE FOR BEGINNER ADULTS with instructor Kevin Doyle. Sign up for one or both! Both of these group workshops are geared towards total beginner adults and needs a minimum of seven students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $20 per student per workshop. Pre-payment necessary! 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 and will allow you to start to learn this wonderful dance form in hopes that you’ll join a series of 6-class sessions that will be offered in Winter, 2023. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No special shoes are need for this beginner level class.


Saturday, September 3, 2022
Newport Waterfront Concert


Irish Folk Music & Ceili Dance
King Park
Newport, RI
3:00-6:00pm
Roscommon Soles: 4:00-6:00pm
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Kevin returns to the Waterfront series in Newport with Roscommon Soles! Joining Kevin will be Mary Lee Partington, Sheila Falls, Torrin Ryan, Tim Keohane  and Maureen Doyle as we kick off the Labor Day Weekend!! See poster for details. You never know if there will be surprise guests. Come join in the fun in the City by the Sea!


Saturday, June 11, 2022
Rhode Island Historical Society

1872 Jubilee Birthday Party

John Brown House Museum Lawn
Providence, RI
1:00-4:00pm

The RIHS will be hosting a free, blowout birthday party 1:00 to 4:00pm on the John Brown House Museum Lawn for our 1872 Jubilee. The celebration will feature featuring history-inspired ice cream, live music from Roscommon Soles, lawn games, the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village Zoomobile, and a new exhibit on the 250th anniversary of the Burning of the Gaspee! We hope to see you there!

Our 200th Jubilee Series is made possible by our presenting sponsor Amica Insurance and supporting sponsor Bank of America.


Saturday, June 18, 2022
10th Annual Blackstone River Theatre
Summer Solstice Festival


Diamond Hill Park
Route 114
Cumberland, RI

Kevin is thrilled to be a part of the return of the Blackstone River Theatre’s Summer Solstice Festival. He will be joining Torrin Ryan for a set of tunes and dance and sharing some steps with many of the great groups appearing at this GREAT festival!! Lots of great music, song and dance. Hope to see you there!!

Festival runs 11:00am to 7:00pm. Evening music session 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Check website (link below) for admission, schedule, and other details. Rain date: June 19th.

(401) 725-9272
www.riverfolk.org/brtssf/index.html 

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Hathaway School


Sunday, May 22, 2022
Annual Meeting
The Museum of Newport Irish History

Hibernian Hall
2 Wellington Avenue
Newport, RI

Kevin will be providing Irish music and dance for the annual meeting of The Museum of Newport Irish History. Joining Kevin will be Josh Kane on flute and whistles along with special guests! See flyer for more info.

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Hathaway School


May 16 & 17, 2022
Dance Classes

Hathaway School
Portsmouth, RI

Kevin will be teaching two all day dance programs (assisted by his daughter Shannon), thanks to a supporting grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. 

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DNE School of Dance


Saturday, April 30, 2022
Workshops

DNE School of Dance
Chelmsford, MA 

Junior Celtic Co. Workshop — 2:00-3:15pm 
Senior Celtic Co. Workshop 3:30-4:45pm

Barrington Public Library


Friday, April 22, 2022
2:00-3:30pm
Free Concert

Barrington Public Library
Barrington, RI

Performers include Atwater~Donnelly, Barry Brown, Maureen and Kevin Doyle with Torrin Ryan, and Morgan Johnston.

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Peterborough Concert Series


Saturday, December 18, 2021
8:00-10:00pm 

A Celtic Christmas
Peterborough Town House 
Peterborough, NH

Get in the holiday spirit by coming to A Celtic Christmas with ISHNA! PCS welcomes Kevin Doyle and his sister Maureen to do some Irish step dancing at their upcoming Celtic Christmas at the Peterborough Town House. Kevin is a schooled dancer who has performed globally, including at the White House! He and his sister started dancing as children with their mother and have been at it for over five decades now. Don't miss this wonderful event!

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Roscommon Soles


Saturday, September 4, 2021
3:00-6:00pm 

Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles
King Park
Newport, RI

Kevin Doyle and the Roscommon Soles close out the waterfront music series in Newport, RI. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy a great afternoon of music, song, and dance. IT’S FREE!!!

Mad Week


July 18-23, 2021 

MAD WEEK via Zoom
A Virtual Week of Irish Music and Dance
Featuring Kevin Doyle teaching Irish Step Dance and American Tap!

Kevin has been invited back once again to share his Irish Step Dance and American Tap Dance as part of the week long event at the Irish Musical Arts and Dance Week {Mad Week 2021} a program of the O'Neil-Malcom Branch of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann {CCE}. Lots of wonderful classes with many talented artists!! Hope to see you on Zoom.

Priority registration open now:
www.ccemadweek.com

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