Doyle, McAuley and McAuley

John Doyle, Mick McAuley, and Oisin McAuley are three of Ireland’s shining stars of traditional Irish music. Over many years of extensive touring with indisputable world class bands (Solas and Danú), all three have become luminaries on their respective instruments and approaches. John was a founding member of the groundbreaking band, Solas, and is in-demand as guitarist, producer, arranger and performer. As a young musician, John immediately gained massive attention with his singular percussive and original guitar style. John has gone on to become a highly-accomplished songwriter penning songs that for all the world sound as if they come from an ancient time. John’s original rhythmic and percussive guitar style has been emulated by guitarists all over the world. Mick is an Irish musician, composer, and songwriter who has recorded and toured internationally for many years. While his music is rooted firmly in the Irish tradition, he has been part of a movement which continues to push the musical boundaries of that tradition to bring Irish music to a wider and more diverse audience around the world. A multi-instrumentalist, Mick plays accordion, melodeon, concertina, whistles and guitar. Most recently, he spent many months as accordionist for Sting in his Broadway Production, The Last Ship. Oisin has been involved with music from an early age, starting with the fiddle when he was nine and living in Carrick County, Donegal. Traditional music took a back seat to classical when McAuley moved to Belfast to earn a music degree at Queen’s University. He is now based in Boston, where he is assistant dean at the acclaimed Berklee School of Music. A powerful and driving Donegal style fiddler, Oisin’s performances with Danú, and now with Doyle and McAuley, are virtuosic and deeply rooted in the West Ireland musical tradition at the same time. Doyle, McAuley, and McAuley are an experience not to be missed.

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