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Damhnait Doyle

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Toronto, ON

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Country | Folk


Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Damhnait Doyle is a Canadian singer, songwriter, performer and creator, and will release her first solo album of original material in 15 years this fall. Spanning a music career of more than two decades, she has released eight full length recordings as both a solo artist and a member of award-winning groups Shaye and The Heartbroken. She has toured Canada extensively, opening for legends like Willie Nelson and Steve Earle and has lent her voice to numerous recordings including albums by Kevin Parent and Bruce Cockburn.

Damhnait has travelled to both Kabul and Kandahar to perform for Canadian Forces personnel, and journeyed to Kenya to contribute to the music-focused documentary Song for Africa, a project aimed at raising awareness among Canada’s youth about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. She later returned to Rwanda to continue the initiative. 

A Multiple ECMA, SOCAN, and Canadian Radio Music award winner, a finalist in The International Songwriting Competition and a multi JUNO, CMAO and CCMA award nominee, Damhnait has written songs for numerous artists, as well as for film & Televison. For several years, she wrote a weekly column for Newfoundland and Labrador’s “The Evening Telegram”, and she released a book called “Miscellaneous Female”, recounting her life as a travelling musician and writer.

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