Presented as part of the Guitar Festival of Ireland this gig marks the penultimate night of the festival with two of Ireland’s most notable traditional musicians. Trad marvel John Doyle joins forces with the legendary Seamie O’Dowd in a night not to be missed.
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 vertible who’s who of the greatest names in Irish music.
Seamie O’Dowd is a guitarist,singer, and songwriter who also plays fiddle,harmonica,mandolin,and a number of other instruments.
He has travelled worldwide playing music and has shared stages and played with many great musicians and bands including Mairtin O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Tommy Emmanuel, Dervish,Steve Wickham,Matt Molloy, Liam O’Flynn,Thom Moore, Dick Gaughan, Rick Epping,Aminah Hughes and many others