Music: Alan Doyle

It’s not much of a stretch to claim that the current crop of sea-shanty Celtic/Folk Rock floor-stompers couldn’t have risen to the heights they’ve achieved without those boards first being softened by Great Big Sea.

It’s not much of a stretch to claim that the current crop of sea-shanty Celtic/Folk Rock floor-stompers couldn’t have risen to the heights they’ve achieved without those boards first being softened by Great Big Sea. The Canadian band dispersed in 2013 after its 20th-anniversary tour and the subsequent departure of founding member Sean McCann, but co-lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Alan Doyle may have sensed the inevitable because he launched his solo career in 2012. Read more about Doyle in this week's Sound Advice.


Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies perform Monday at Live! at the Ludlow Garage.

More info: liveattheludlowgarage.com.


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