Monday 22 May 2017
Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll; Eileen Ivers; Karan Casey; Solas; Michael Black; Mary Black; the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; The Teetotalers (Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle); and now Usher's Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle) - a veritable who's who of the greatest names in Irish music. These are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle's signature guitar sound, singing or songwriting is essential. In recent years, John has focused primarily on writing songs based on the varied experiences of Irish emigrants - his great grandfather on the torpedoed S.S. Arabic in 1915; famine victims on the coffin ships to Quebec; Confederate and Union Irish fighting against one another at Fredericksburg; an Irishman's journey through the First World War. In reviews, these songs on Doyle's 2012 release, "Shadow and Light" have been said "to be destined to be classics in the Irish folk music songbook. His talents as songwriter are rare and exquisite."
In demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music.
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See below for details of all forthcoming events. Forest Folk meets on the first Monday of the month for Singarounds – 7.30 to 11 pm; and third Mondays of the month for Concert Nights – 8 to 11 pm, doors open 7.30 pm, unreserved seating.
To reserve and buy tickets: Tel 01329 833625 / 023 9226 4288 / email email@example.com. Please send cheque payable to FOREST FOLK (together with a stamped, addressed envelope) to Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PR and we’ll send tickets by return.
Membership: Forest Folk membership costs £10 per person or £15 per couple per year, your year starts when you join up. Membership will give you a discount on your guest night ticket.
To find us: The North Boarhunt Village
Hall & Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, near Wickham, Hampshire
2 January Singaround
16 January Steve Knightley (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)
6 February Singaround
20 February Breabach (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)
6 March Singaround
20 March Maddy Prior, Hannah James & Giles Lewin (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)
3 April Singaround
Easter Monday 17 April Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (tickets £12 non members, £10 members)
1 May Singaround
22 May John Doyle (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)
5 June Singaround
17 June The Big Sing at Forest Folk from noon till 11 pm
19 June Le Vent Du Nord (tickets £18 non members, £16 members)
3 July Singaround
17 July Melrose Quartet (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)
Looking forward to:
16 October Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders (tickets £14 non members,
20 November Tide Lines (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)
18 January Steve Knightley
15 February Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle
14 March The Poozies
18 April Bob Fox
25 April Show of Hands
16 May Jim Causley
20 June Martyn Joseph
16 July Forest Folk Day
18 July Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons
19 September Tony Christie & Ranagri
17 October The James Brothers
21 November Skerryvore
(Friday) 2 December Christmas Ceilidh with Simon Care's Banter
19 December 2016 Les Barker
Monday 18 May 2015 - Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Monday 8 June 2015 - Mànran
Monday 20 July 2015 - The Dovetail Trio
Monday 21 September 2015 - The New Rope String Band
Monday 16 November 2015 - Oysters3
Monday 14 December 2015 - Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit
Monday 21 December 2015 - Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
To reserve and buy tickets: Tel 01329 833625 / 023 9226 4288 / email firstname.lastname@example.org Please send cheque payable to FOREST FOLK (together with a stamped, addressed envelope) to Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PR and we’ll send tickets by return.
Take the B2177 from Wickham to Southwick, Trampers Lane is second left (at North Boarhunt), the hall and social club are about half a mile down the road on the right, opposite the bottle bank sign. There is plenty of room in the car park behind the village hall so please do use it - many thanks. There are two disabled spaces at the front of the building (which is wheelchair accessible) - please keep free for those who need to use them.