Sleeve Notes — Expressions of … (1968)
I remember Danny Doyle's first appearance at Mick McCarthy's 'Embankment' when at what then seemed to be the height of the Ballad Revival, he brought a fresh new voice and (as it turned out) a winner — 'Step it out Mary' — to the Dublin scene. The troubadors of the Middle Ages roamed their war-torn world, singing of battles won and ladies lost. So it is with Danny. His soothing voice, his choice of songs illumine for us some heart-warming cameo of life — old Seth Davey with his puppets — which helps wipe away our own frustrations. We're happy just to sit back and listen so long as Danny keeps on singing.
Sleeve Notes — Whiskey on a Sunday (1976)
DOYLE was born in Dublin, Ireland reared in an area, South of Dublin's River Liffey where, within a radius of 5 miles, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, John M. Synge, Sean O'Casey and Brendan Behan were born and reared.
His first introduction to music at the age of 10, was joining the Church choir but this was to abandoned later when he joined the Irish Army where, during a 3-year period, he became a leading marksman. On leaving the Army, he worked as an Interior Decor Consultant, in Advertising and as a Shoe Store Manager, During this time, he re-kindled his musical ambition and recommenced singing on a semi-professional basis.
3 years ago, his first step to stardom was accomplished with the release of his first record "Step it out Mary". Following fast on this, DANNY scored again with another hit record "Irish Soldier Laddie". He was now well on the way to stardom) on the Irish showbiz scene.
Then came his biggest hit "Whiskey on a Sunday", remaining at No. 1 in the charts in Ireland for 10 weeks. DANNY had now become a pillar of the entertainment world in Ireland. His albums and singles have had phenomenal success and his last single "Johnny" became a No. 1 in the Radio Telefis Eireann charts within one short week from the date of release. In December 1968, DANNY climaxed a very successful year by joining Mary Hopkin in singing tracks from the soundtrack of the Paramount 4½ million movie "Where's Jack?"
America's eminent composer, Elmer Bernstein (composer of the theme MUSIC "Where's Jack?") considers DANNY DOYLE to be one of the greater things to emerge on to the music world in recent years and in the summer of this year, he will complete an album with DANNY entitled "Elmer Bernstein introduces Danny Doyle".
DANNY has represented Ireland at the French Radio Festival in Cannes in 1967, the Brasov Musical Festival in Rumania, in 1969 and the IV Popular Song Festival in Rio de Janeiro in October 1969. He has now won every major in the music industry in Ireland.
Danny in the period 1969/71 has or will record or perform in Dublin, London. Bucharest, Rome, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, Oslo, Rio de Janeiro, and possibly Tokyo. He must therefore unquestionably be considered Ireland's greatest ambassador of music.