UW-WC Presents John Doyle on Friday, Dec. 2

Traditional Irish Folk Music

Guitarist John Doyle will perform on Friday, December 2 at 7:30pm at UW-Washington County’s theatre.  John first appeared on the UW-WC’s stage in 2007, when he performed with fiddler, Liz Carroll. A gifted guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer, Doyle is welcomed back, this time with his own trio.

Doyle has played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Preserving the tasteful simplicity of tradition, he adds a contemporary edge, finding fresh life in even the most well-worn of tunes.

John has recorded two solo albums, including Wayward Son, which the Irish Edition hailed as a contender for “Album of the Year”; and has become a highly sought-after accompanist and session player for the likes of Joan Baez, Eileen Ivers, Tim O’Brien and others. Immensely talented, Doyle is blessed with an acute ear and a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing and performing. He is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional music

Anyone interested in guitars, will also have the opportunity to visit “The Art of the Guitar” display in UW-WC’s art gallery. The exhibitdisplays the handiwork of West Bend native, Brian Eckert. Eckert has built seven guitars and several will be on display along with photographs and hand tools. He will be available before the Doyle concert and during intermission to answer any questions.

Tickets for Friday’s performance are $13 adults, $10 seniors (over 62) and youth (under 18).  Tickets may be purchased at the door (while supplies last) or in the main office between 8am and 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 4:30pm on Friday. Reservations can be made by calling (262)-335-5208.  The University is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend.  Free parking is available.


Sue Bausch