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Maggie Boyle

b. Margaret Boyle, 24 Dec 1956, Battersea, London, Britain, d. 6 November 2014. Boyle originated from a normal Irish history, and was raised in the London Irish community. She was trained to try out and sing by her dad, Paddy Boyle (b. Co. Donegal, Ireland), and helped by Oliver Mulligan, a vocalist from Co. Monaghan. Boyle initial performed in public areas at age 11, performing and playing in Irish night clubs with concerts. She provided several performances, and used her brothers Paul (fiddle) and Kevin (banjo, electric guitar) as the ‘Boyle Family members’. Boyle began working skillfully in 1984 as on-stage vocalist/musician for the folk ballet, Sgt. Early’s Wish, choreographed with the Ballet Rambert. Her hubby, Steve Tilston, also performed in the creation, as soon as the ballet ceased touring, around 1986, Boyle and Tilston began employed in folk night clubs. TRYING, on Operate River Records, premiered a year later on, and included a edition of Robin Williamson’s ‘Oct Music’ and a combined mix of traditional and modern materials. Brothers Kevin and Paul both presented on the documenting, as do Bert Jansch. The recording was well received from the folk press. At a comparable period, she and Tilston had been contacted by John Renbourn to create the group Dispatch Of Fools with Tony Roberts (flute, Northumbrian pipes, clarinet, recorder, saxophone). The group toured the united states, Italy and Britain, and released Dispatch Of Fools. Boyle performed and organized the music for another ballet, ‘In THE ATTENTION Of The Surprise’, for the Gothenburg Ballet. This is predicated on a book by Jennifer Johnston, Fool’s Sanctuary. The ballet, choreographed by Eileen Jones, was premiered in Gothenburg in 1990. Boyle also performed the sooner function ‘Sgt. Early’s Fantasy’ using the Chieftains in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in-may 1991. Along with Lynda Hardcastle (vocals, recorder; ex-Mountain Ash Music group) and Helen Hockenhull (vocals, keyboards, lap body organ), Boyle shaped the Grace Records, who, covering modern and traditional styles, released their 1st recording in 1993. She continuing to tour and record with Tilston, liberating All BENEATH THE Sunlight in 1996. Maggie Boyle passed away of tumor on 6 November 2014 at age 57.

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