A man billed as being “Ireland’s finest balladeer” is performing in central Iowa tonight, his only appearance in the state. Sixxty-year-old Danny Doyle has more than three decades of concert experience, using a guitar and his voice to bring the ballads and history of Ireland to audiences around the world though his songs. “Some of them are very raucous, there’s great songs for joining in. Some songs are incredibly beautiful, lyrically and musically. We just try to have a lot of fun,” though Doyle says many songs are about death and war as that’s part of Ireland.Doyle says some of his songs are contemporary, while others date back 500 years, all woven together to bring listeners a bit of the passion, struggle, humor and defiance of the Irish people. The eight p.m. show is at Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Des Moines. For more information, surf to “irishusa.com/ddoyle”.
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