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date: 19 November 2019

Doyle, Johnlocked

  • Daniel Neely

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(b Dublin, Ireland, Jan 21, 1971). American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer of Irish birth. Born into a musical family, he was influenced by his father, a singer, and grandfather, an accordionist. He formed the Chanting House with the singer Susan McKeown in 1989. In 1991 he followed McKeown to New York and in 1992 they expanded the group to include the multi-instrumentalist Séamus Egan and the fiddler Eileen Ivers. In 1994 Doyle joined a group with Egan and the fiddler Winifred Horan that in 1995 became Solas. The full group, which included the accordionist John Williams and the vocalist Karan Casey, released its first album, Solas (1996), and quickly became an important traditional Irish act. Doyle appeared on Solas’s first four records and was a sideman for many of its members’ side projects, both before and after leaving the group in 2000.

Doyle released his first solo album in ...

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