Danny Doyle

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Danny Doyle
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1960s-1970s

Danny Doyle is an Irish folk singer.


After leaving school at the age of fourteen, Doyle started doing odd jobs, including working as general factotum in Dublin's Pike Theatre, where he began to pick up, from the travelling players, songs from the Irish countryside.

During the 1960s and 1970s, he was one of the top Irish singers, regularly featuring in the Irish charts and scoring three No.1 singles (notably displacing ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me" after just one week at the top).[1] He has recorded 25 albums, including Emigrant Eyes, a collaboration with his sister Geraldine, a comedienne popular in Australia. He is probably best known for his 1967 Number One hit "Whiskey on a Sunday".

He has appeared in concert throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, New York and the Albert Hall, London.

Although retired from performing, he joined numerous musicians on stage at the end of the 2010 Milwaukee Irish Fest, in what is known as the Scattering.


Selected singles[edit]


  • "Step it Out Mary" (IE #4) 1967
  • "The Irish Soldier Laddie" (IE #7) 1967
  • "Whiskey on a Sunday" (IE #1) 1967
  • "The Mucky Kid" (IE #17) 1968
  • "The Green Hills of Kerry"
  • "A Daisy a Day" (IE #1) 1973
  • "Thanks for the Memories" (IE #2) 1974
  • "Special Love Song" (IE #11) 1974
  • "Somewhere, Somebody's Waiting" (IE #5) 1976
  • "The Rare Auld Times" (IE #1) 1978
  • "The Rare Auld Times" (re-release) (IE #14) 1979


  • Raised on Songs and Stories
  • The Highwayman
  • Twenty Years A-Growing
  • Collection Vol. 1 (Emerald Encore)
  • Collection Vol. 2
  • Folkmaster's Ensemble
  • Under a Connemara Moon
  • Classic Collection
  • St. Brendan's Fair Isle
  • Emigrant Eyes
  • The Wearing of the Green


  • The Gold Sun of Freedom (with Terrance Folan)
  • Festival Legends, Songs & Stories (John O'Brien Jr.)


External links[edit]

  • Danny Doyle Home Page: [1]