On Shadow and Light, his second solo effort and the follow up to Wayward Son (2005), Doyle establishes himself as a masterful composer as well. 10 of the album’s 11 tracks were all written by Doyle and include an engaging and mesmerizing combination of songs and tunes. Notable tracks include the Civil War inspired “Clear the Way”, which tells the story of the Irish Americans who served, “Liberty’s Sweet Shore” about Irish immigration to the US, and the blockbuster set of tunes entitled “Donald Ward’s” which features an otherworldly performance from guest fiddler Stuart Duncan. Through it all, Doyle’s tenor vocals and driving guitar playing are front and center, establishing him as a multi-faceted talent in Irish music with a album that is destined to become a classic in the genre.
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