Ireland Looses Another Great Talent – Danny Doyle

Widely acclaimed as one of Ireland’s best Folk Singers; Dublin-born balladeer Mr Danny Doyle has sadly passed away at the age of 79 years.

In the video hereunder; Mr Doyle sings about his home town Dublin at an Irish festival in St. Paul the state capital of Minnesota, USA back in 2000. [Song written by Pete St. John, Dublin.]

Mr Doyle left school at the age of fourteen, before starting work, doing odd jobs in Dublin’s Pike Theatre. It was here that he began to pick up, countryside ballads from the numerous travelling performers of the day.

Back the 1960’s and 1970’s, his strong, powerful voice was regarded as being amongst the top five of Irish vocal public performers. Probably best known for his 1967 Number One hit “Whiskey on a Sunday”; many of his songs were a regular feature in the Irish charts; recording three No.1 singles and some 25 albums.

He appeared in many major concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, New York City; the Royal Albert Hall, London and in 2010 he came out of retirement to appear in the yearly ethnic ‘Milwaukee Irish Fest’, at Henry Maier Festival Park, Lake Michigan, USA, latter held every third weekend in August.

Like so many other Irish performers, Mr Doyle relocated to the USA in 1983.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


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