John Doyle | Louis Campbell


John Doyle | Louis Campbell

John Doyle | Louis Campbell

Saturday 11th August 2018

Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm

The Gateway Centre
Tickets £15 on the door



John Doyle

Irish guitar wizard John Doyle is attributed to be one of the pioneering players in the modern era. 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; and now Usher’s Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle), not to mention the hugely popular Transatlantic Sessions. This list is a veritable who’s who of the greatest names in Irish music, and these are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle’s signature guitar sound, singing or song writing is essential.

Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music. He is often imitated but never equalled his style has provided the template from which many guitarists followed in his wake.

Louis Campbell

Louis Campbell first arrived at the Bath Traditional Music Summer School when he was eleven years old and it was clear then that he was going to become one of the greats of the UK scene. Very quickly he was playing in sessions and performing regularly with a lot of the best players in Bath.

Now at the age of 18, Louis has played more gigs than he can count and has been part of the UK National Youth Folk Ensemble. He was personally invited on stage to join Marin Carthy and Sam Sweeney the last time they played in Bath.