Wednesday, February 28, 2024
"The Pipes are Calling:
PPAC Celebrates the Season of St. Patrick"

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street 
Providence, RI 02903 
www.ppacri.org/wow
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

Hot off the press ! Here's the lineup for PPAC's "The Pipes Are Calling!" — a new show by Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles. FREE General Admission as a St. Patrick's Season gift to YOU from PPAC & Wonders of the Wurlitzer!

Front: Mary Lee Partington, Kevin Doyle, Sheila Falls. Rear: Maureen Doyle, John Coyne, Torrin Ryan, Josh Kane, Shannon Doyle.

Photo by Dave Brookhart

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Adult Irish Step Dance


Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864 
1:00-1:50pm: Total Beginners (or continuing beginner adults who need a refresher)
2:00-3:00pm: Continuing Beginners 

Blackstone River Theatre will offer two workshops in IRISH STEP DANCE FOR BEGINNER/Continuing beginner ADULTS with instructor Kevin Doyle on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, February 25. The 1:00-1:50 PM workshops are geared towards total beginners (or continuing beginner adults who need to refresh their memory!) The 2:00-3:00 PM workshops are geared towards continuing beginners. Both workshops need a minimum of 9 students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $25 per student for each workshop. Pre-payment necessary! Explore some close-to-the-ground rhythms of beginner Irish step dance with acclaimed dancer and 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 these beginner level workshops. Please understand that it is expected that any dance student (adults or teens or children) usually takes 2-3 beginner level sessions before they move on to a continuing beginner level, especially when time has passed since you last took a class. This is because it is SO IMPORTANT to get the basic steps and rhythms REALLY down in your head so you can more easily and confidently learn more advanced steps in future classes.


Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He achieved this highest honor awarded to an American traditional artist as a dancer devoted to and inspired by steps brought to the United States by his Irish born mother in the the 1930s. A lifelong dancer and performer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of “close to the ground” rhythms and intricate foot work as an artist, a choreographer, producer, and teacher. He was a long-time member of Pendragon and currently leads Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles while being a guest dancer with several internationally-known Irish groups.

HOW TO REGISTER
If you wish to take any class, please:

1. E-mail brt@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, Rhode Island 02864. Payment via credit card option will be implemented by early Spring 2024.

Photo by Tom Pich

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles
For a Winter’s Night


Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864 
3:00pm

Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles – For a Winter’s Night celebrates art & heart-filled memories for the turning of winter towards spring in dance, music, song and story. Bring your favorite Valentine! Today’s show will feature 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; John Coyne, noted vocalist and bouzouki player from the Boston area; Josh Kane, original cast member of Roscommon Soles on flute and whistle, plus dance appearances by The Dancing DoylesMaureen Doyle and Shannon Doyle. With more than five decades of Irish step dance under his feet, Rhode Island born Kevin Doyle is a son of County Roscommon through his mother Margaret Taylor Doyle. In 2014, Kevin was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor conferred upon a traditional artist in the United States. In the thirty year history of the Award, Kevin is only the third Irish step dancer to be so honored.
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TICKETS 
$25
($28 day of show)
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FOR THE JOY OF IT!
Friday, December 1, 2023

RI Irish Ceilidhe Club 
50 America St. 
Cranston, RI 
7:30 PM – No Cover
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A Panel Discussion on RI Irish Culture & Customs 
Presented by Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 Centennial Remembrance Committee of R.I.The 1916 Committee Lecture Series welcomes a panel of passionate participants in and promoters of Irish legacy in RI to share their knowledge and lifelong experiences in a lively & lighthearted hour of cultural conversation and good craic! 

Topics include music, song, and dance traditions and demonstrations; the role of social clubs and organizations; the Irish language; food ways and holidays…and more! 

• Moderator & Performer.... Mary Lee Partington
• Irish Step Dancer & NEA National Heritage Fellow...Kevin Doyle 
• 
Irish Step Dancer -Maureen Doyle 
• 
RI Irish Ceilidhe Club Trustee & Former President...Kathy Greenwell 
• 
Irish Language Speaker/Instructor & Fiber Artist...Sheila Hogg 
• 
Traditional Musician Josh Kane 
• Irish Set Dance Barry & Pat Callahan 

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS DAY 
Sunday, December 17, 2023


The Irish Cultural Centre 
200 New Boston Drive
Canton, MA 02021 
4:30 PM
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An Irish Christmas Day with Ishna featuring Irish Tenor Ciaran Nagle & Tara Novak

Get ready for a music, song & dance filled Irish Christmas Day with Ishna, featuring the enchanting Irish tenor Ciaran Nagle.

Spirited Irish Ballads, Christmas Carols, Fiddle, Step Dancing and Story featuring former members of Riverdance and Three Irish Tenors.

The high-stepping spirited musical selections will have audiences clapping along to lively renditions of ancient Irish Carols, contemporary Christmas standards, spontaneous humor and thrilling Irish dancing. Audiences are sure to have a most memorable Christmas experience. 

Ishna's lineup features founder Tara Novak - Fiddle, Ciaran Nagle - vocals, Dan Meyers - uilleann pipes/whistles, Bjorn Wennas - guitar, Mike Rivard - bass, Brian O'Neill - drums/perc, David McGrory - Keys, plus always crowd pleasing Irish step dancers.  

This isn’t just a concert; it is a celebration of the holiday spirit, people, community and common connections. It’s about bringing young and old together to celebrate this special time of year. You can't listen to Celtic flavored music and not be happy. 

Maureen Doyle
Maureen Doyle shares in a family tradition of Irish step dance as a duo performer with her brother Kevin Doyle, a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. Maureen learned her jigs and reels from their County Roscommon-born mother Margaret Taylor Doyle, and she danced at community events and competitions typical of the Irish American experience in the 1950s and 1960s. Maureen is a performer with Roscommon Soles an ensemble that was created for the Library of Congress in 2014 and the Irish Embassy in Washington D.C.  

Kevin Doyle   
With six dancing decades under his feet, Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, the highest honor awarded to a traditional artist in the U.S. Irish jigs and reels learned in childhood from his County Roscommon mother, along with American tap dance, showcase his magical repertoire of historic national styles. Kevin’s hornpipe, jigs, and reels have taken his performances from the West of Ireland to stages in the American West. He has danced, choreographed, and presented at Ireland’s Willie Clancy Week and stepped to the tunes of the historic Marine Band for St. Patrick’s Day as a guest of the Obama White House!

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 16, 2023

The Town House
1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors open 6:00PM) 
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ISHNA: FEATURING CIARAN NAGLE & TARA NOVAK
ISHNA COMES TO PETERBOROUGH FOR A SPECIAL CELTIC CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE FEATURING PETERBOROUGH’S OWN TENOR CIARAN NAGLE AND VIOLINIST/VOCALIST TARA NOVAK AND IRISH STEP DANCERS, ALL ACCOMPANIED BY WHISTLE, UILLEANN PIPES, GUITAR, ACCORDION, & BODHRAN!

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS. Spirited Irish Ballads, Christmas Carols, Fiddle, Step Dancing and Story featuring former members of Riverdance and Three Irish Tenors.

The high-stepping spirited musical selections will have audiences clapping along to lively renditions of ancient Irish Carols, contemporary Christmas standards, spontaneous humor and thrilling Irish dancing. Audiences are sure to have a most memorable Christmas experience. 

Ishna's lineup features founder Tara Novak - Fiddle, Ciaran Nagle - vocals, Dan Meyers - uilleann pipes/whistles, Bjorn Wennas - guitar, Mike Rivard - bass, Brian O'Neill - drums/perc, David McGrory - Keys, plus always crowd pleasing Irish step dancers. 

Celtic Christmas w/ Ishna isn’t just a concert; it is a celebration of the holiday spirit, people, community and common connections. It’s about bringing young and old together to celebrate this special time of year. You can't listen to Celtic flavored music and not be happy.

Maureen Doyle
Maureen Doyle shares in a family tradition of Irish step dance as a duo performer with her brother Kevin Doyle, a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. Maureen learned her jigs and reels from their County Roscommon-born mother Margaret Taylor Doyle, and she danced at community events and competitions typical of the Irish American experience in the 1950s and 1960s. Maureen is a performer with Roscommon Soles an ensemble that was created for the Library of Congress in 2014 and the Irish Embassy in Washington D.C. 

 Kevin Doyle  
With six dancing decades under his feet, Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, the highest honor awarded to a traditional artist in the U.S. Irish jigs and reels learned in childhood from his County Roscommon mother, along with American tap dance, showcase his magical repertoire of historic national styles. Kevin’s hornpipe, jigs, and reels have taken his performances from the West of Ireland to stages in the American West. He has danced, choreographed, and presented at Ireland’s Willie Clancy Week and stepped to the tunes of the historic Marine Band for St. Patrick’s Day as a guest of the Obama White House!

Mondays...
October 23, 30 & November 6, 13, 20, 27

Irish Step Dance for Beginner Adults

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864 
7:00-8:00pm

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a 6-week session of classes in IRISH STEP DANCE FOR BEGINNER ADULTS with instructor Kevin Doyle. Classes are geared towards total beginners (or continuing beginner adults who want to refresh their memory(!) and need a minimum of 9 students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $150 per student for the 6-week session. PRE-PAYMENT NECESSARY! Explore some close-to-the-ground rhythms of beginner Irish step dance with acclaimed dancer and 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 needed for this beginner level class. Please understand that it is expected that any dance student (adults or teens or children) usually takes 2-3 beginner level sessions before they move on to a continuing beginner level, especially when time has passed since you last took a class. This is because it is SO IMPORTANT to get the basic steps and rhythms REALLY down in your head so you can more easily and confidently learn more advanced steps in future classes.

Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He achieved this highest honor awarded to an American traditional artist as a dancer devoted to and inspired by steps brought to the United States by his Irish born mother in the the 1930s. A lifelong dancer and performer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of "close to the ground" rhythms and intricate foot work as an artist, a choreographer, producer, and teacher. He was a long-time member of Pendragon and currently leads Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles while being a guest dancer with several internationally-known Irish groups. 

HOW TO REGISTER
If you are interested in the adult beginner Irish step classes, please: 

1. E-mail brt@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

Photo by Tom Pich

Monday, October 16, 2023
Beginner Irish Step with Kevin Doyle

Just Dance!
426 Metacom Avenue
Warren, RI 02885
6:30-7:30pm

Come and explore some close-to-the-ground rhythms of beginner Irish step dance with acclaimed dancer and instructor Kevin Doyle. You will learn some steps of the jigs and reels that his mother brought with her from County Roscommon, Ireland. The class is designed to be low impact and lots of fun. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No special shoes are needed for this beginner level class.

$20 drop in

September 8-10, 2023
Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles
North Carolina Folk Fest

Downtown Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

I am excited to announce that Roscommon Soles will be performing at the 2023 NC Folk Festival! I will be joined by many other talented artists and can’t wait to bring our music, story and dance to Greensboro, NC.

The annual NC Folk Fest is a three-day, free-admission, multi-stage outdoor festival and celebration of folk and traditional music, crafts, foods, and more... in the heart of downtown Greensboro! See y'all there!

#NCFolkFestival
#FolkYeah
#NCFolkFest23

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Saturday, September 2, 2023
Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles
"Rhode To Dublin"
Waterfront Music Series



King Park
Newport, RI
3:00-6:00pm

Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles are thrilled to be invited back to this great Waterfront Music Series!! Come and enjoy the tunes, songs and dance in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island - “The City By The Sea.“ Free concert. Lawn seating - bring a chair or blanket.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Rebecca McGowan's
Summer Workshop Series


First Church Cambridge
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
7:30-8:30pm

Rebecca McGowan is delighted to welcome this incredible group of guest artists for a summer workshop series! Each is a stunning dancer, generous teacher, and master artist. This is the perfect opportunity to get inspired heading into the summer and enjoy new perspectives in your dancing. Take one, or all. Open to all continuing dancers.

June 6, 2023: Christine Morrison - Cape Breton Step Dancing

June 20, 2023: Kevin Doyle - Kevin is honored to be part of this series of workshops, and hoping to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends who love to dance!

June 27, 2023: Catherine Marafino Brice - Finding Joy in Improv

For more info, contact Rebecca McGowan at mcgowanirishdance@gmail.com

or visit www.rebeccamcgowandance.com (scroll down to workshops)

$25 each/$60 full series

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
11th Annual Blackstone River Theater Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park
Cumberland, RI

Please join Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles for a fun filled day of music, song and dance! See you there!

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Tuesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
Continuing Beginner Irish Step Dance for Adults

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street  
Cumberland, RI 02864
6:00-6:50pm

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a 4-week session of classes in IRISH STEP DANCE FOR BEGINNER ADULTS with instructor Kevin Doyle. Classes are geared towards total beginner adults and needs a minimum of ten students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $100 per student for the 4-week session. 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. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No special shoes are need for this beginner level class.

Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He achieved this highest honor awarded to an American traditional artist as a dancer devoted to and inspired by steps brought to the United States by his Irish born mother in the 1930s. A lifelong dancer and performer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of "close to the ground" rhythms and intricate foot work as an artist, a choreographer, producer, and teacher. He was a long-time member of Pendragon and currently leads Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles while being a guest dancer with several internationally-known Irish groups. Doyle's regional and national work includes Brian O'Donovan's Christmas & St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn.

HOW TO REGISTER
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 5 DAYS BEFORE THE START of any class or we'll need to cancel at that time. 

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

Photo by Tom Pich

Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2023
Tap Dance workshop with Kevin Doyle
(for beginner adults and teens)

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street  
Cumberland, RI 02864
1:00-1:50pm

A series of four 50-minute workshops in beginner tap dance for adults and teens with instructor Kevin Doyle. This workshop is designed for total beginner adults and teens as well as those who took Kevin's February workshop. Minimum of 6 students needed. Fee is $100; pre-payment is necessary. Any hard-soled shoe, whether taps, or hard rubber or all leather, or dance sneakers is fine for this beginner class. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Join us and let your body and your feet do the talking as you'll step into the world of American Tap Dance with basic beginner steps and terminology. We will tap into some of the old classic dance routines such as the Waltz Clog, Tea for Two, and others with Kevin Doyle as he learned them from his teacher, the legendary Theresa Landry.

Kevin Doyle received a National Heritage Fellowship Award, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, from the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2014. He earned U.S. Irish Dance Champion honors and expanded his repertoire to include American tap, inspired by Fox Point famous son George M. Cohan. At age ten, Kevin began study at Pawtucket's famous Theresa Landry School of Dancing. Kevin performed for many years with Pendragon and has been the lead dancer and choreographer for WGBH's A Christmas Celtic Sojourn shows several times, leads Roscommon Soles, and performs with Kieran Jordan, Childsplay and many more.

HOW TO REGISTER
1. E-mail brt@riverfolk.org to pre-register
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: 
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Celtic Crossroads Concert

South Harwich Meetinghouse
270 Chatham Road 
Harwich, MA 
www.southharwichmeetinghouse.com

Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc. proudly present our wildly popular Celtic Crossroads Concert ~ A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes & Spoken Word. There will be two performances ~ Saturday, March 18th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 19th at 3:00 pm.  

Join us at the beautifully, restored 1836 South Harwich Meetinghouse for our Celtic Crossroads Concert featuring Rose Clancy, Director, with John Alden, Max Cohen, Brendan Dolan, Bailey Ford, Jonathan Ford, Sarah Ford Marchio, Thomas Marchio, Christopher Marchio, and other special guests, with Dennis Cunningham, in the role of Shanachie. Don't miss this wonderful event which is back by popular demand! Plan to purchase your tickets early as these shows are always sell-out performances!! 

Kevin Doyle Will be joining this wonderful cast of musicians, singers, storytellers, and all-around talented people for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Beer and wine cash bar.

Tickets: $25 (Adult) and $15 (Children 12 & under) at Eventbrite.com or at the door, as available. 

Ticket Links:
Saturday, March 18 
Sunday, March 19  

For further information, call (508) 364-5223 


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
"The Pipes are Calling:
PPAC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day!"

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street 
Providence, RI 02903 
www.ppacri.org/wow
12:00 Noon

What do you get with… a flute, a fiddle, a bouzouki, an Irish Step Dancer, a singer, a storyteller and 1000 Wurlitzer Pipes and ALL with the Luck o’ the Irish☘️? A musical pot of gold and all the joy your heart can hold! Join us for a special FREE Wonders of the Wurlitzer concert, "The Pipes are Calling: PPAC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day!"

Featuring Kevin Doyle and an Ensemble of Our Region's Foremost Traditional Performers and PPAC's Wondrous Wurlitzer, played by House Organist Peter Edwin Krasinski. Kevin and Mary Lee Partington will be joined by Bob Drouin, Kevin Fallon, Mark Barchand, Ben Gagliardi, and the Dancing Doyles, Maureen and Shannon Doyle.


Saturday, February 25, 2023
Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles


Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House
300 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809 
Doors open at 6:45pm; show at 7:30pm

*** SOLD OUT ***

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 for the Stone Church Coffeehouse performance, in addition to Kevin, includes singer Mary Lee Partington; All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Sheila Falls; All-Ireland Champion piper Torrin Ryan; and vocalist/guitarist Tim Keohane.


Sunday, January 15, 2023
Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles

"Health To The Ladies"

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street 
Cumberland, RI 02864
3:00pm
Tickets (scroll down to January 15)


*** SOLD OUT ***


Travel “over the river (the Blackstone, of course) and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go” to celebrate a the season 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.


Six-Week Session
Irish Step Dance for Beginner Adults


Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street  
Cumberland, RI 02864 
Tuesdays: 
January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 21, 2023
6:00-6:50pm

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a 6-week session of classes in IRISH STEP DANCE FOR BEGINNER ADULTS with instructor Kevin Doyle. Classes are geared towards total beginner adults and needs a minimum of ten students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $120 per student for the 6-week session. 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. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No special shoes are need for this beginner level class. 

Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He achieved this highest honor awarded to an American traditional artist as a dancer devoted to and inspired by steps brought to the United States by his Irish born mother in the the 1930s. A lifelong dancer and performer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of "close to the ground" rhythms and intricate foot work as an artist, a choreographer, producer, and teacher. He was a long-time member of Pendragon and currently leads Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles while being a guest dancer with several internationally-known Irish groups. Doyle's regional and national work includes Brian O'Donovan's Christmas & St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn.

HOW TO REGISTER
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 5 DAYS BEFORE THE START of any class or we'll need to cancel at that time. 

If you are interested in the adult beginner Irish step class, please:

1. E-mail brt@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, Rhode Island 02864


Saturday, December 17, 2022
A Celtic Christmas with Ishna

Peterborough Town House
1 Grove Street 
Peterborough, NH 03458
8:00-10:00pm

More Info & Tickets
Map & Directions

Kevin and Maureen Doyle will be the featured Irish Step Dancers for this great Holiday concert! Tickets available at the Peterborough Town House website. That is Peterborough, New Hampshire! Merry Christmas!!


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
Register

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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