Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 2013-2014

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required

Kevin Doyle

Coolidge Auditorium

Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle of Barrington, Rhode Island, first learned Irish step dancing as a child from his mother, who learned the steps from her mother in Ireland's County Roscommon.  From the age of ten, Doyle competed successfully in many East Coast feis (competitions), earning U.S. Irish Dance Champion honors. He teaches and performs with Rhode Island Celtic music performers Pendragon, folk performers Atwater-Donnelly, and international Irish dance ensemble Atlantic Steps. 

Doyle is a recipient of a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. In today’s concert he will perform with an all-star lineup of Irish musicians, including 2013 Heritage Fellow Séamus Connolly.

This concert is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

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A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. All concerts are held in the Coolidge Auditorium (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress). Presented in Partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.