Our May 3 show with Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles has been postponed due to the coronavirus. We will reschedule in December 2020.
With Mother’s Day flagged on May’s calendar, Blackstone River Theatre presents Roscommon Soles – Health to the Ladies! Titled from an old Irish tune, this performance breezes into a good old summertime-themed show of dance, song, and music in tribute to the most important ladies in our lives. The concert features the Irish step and American tap dance of award-winning Kevin Doyle and The Dancin’ Doyles. Roscommon Soles is a traditional Irish stepdance-driven ensemble led by National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle. Joined by the “Dancin’ Doyles” (sister Maureen and daughter Shannon), collectively they celebrate the steps that traveled with their mother and grandmother, Margaret Taylor Doyle, from County Roscommon, Ireland, across the Atlantic to the shores of 1930s America. Roscommon Soles is inspired by a show created for the Library of Congress and American Folklife Center as part of the NEA Heritage Awards in Washington, D.C. Roscommon Soles specializes in dances, tunes, songs, and stories capturing the Irish love of family and friends, wherever the road rises to meet them. The ensemble includes singer Mary Lee Partington, All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Sheila Falls, award-winning Josh Kane on flute, All-Ireland Champion Torrin Ryan on uilleann pipes, pianist Cathy Clasper-Torch, and dancer C.J. Jefferson. Joining the performers for Health to the Ladies is Nathan Gourley on guitar.
*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge