An Irish concert postponed in April because one of the musicians had to have an appendectomy has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Quest Church facility in the Columbia Square shopping center.
Celtic artists Liz Carroll and John Doyle had been scheduled to play during Masters Week, but Doyle became ill while touring in Ireland and was hospitalized for four days.
"I'm in top form now," Doyle said.
The Irish duo have been performing together for about 10 years, he said.
"They're very close friends," said Lillie Morris, who organized the concert. "They're both solo artists, but they have made a couple of recordings together."
Carroll and Doyle released an album in 2005 called In Play .
Doyle, who has performed for about 23 years, said he and Carroll tour together on a regular basis.
"We've been touring our last album for the last couple of years, and we're going in to do another recording now," he said.
Carroll, who lives in Chicago, will play the fiddle. She became the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion in 1975 by the age of 18 and was a previous member in the Irish group, Cherish the Ladies.
Doyle, originally from Dublin, will sing, play guitar and might even play the fiddle, Morris said.
"They play the dance music of Ireland," said Morris, who also owns Broadstrokes Gallery in Evans.
That music will include the Irish jig, reel and slide.
They also will perform slow air melodies and some of Carroll's compositions, she said.
Doyle has played in Augusta before, but Morris said this will mark Carroll's first trip to the area.
"It's a beautiful spot to come to," Doyle said, "so it's always nice."
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at Broadstrokes Gallery and will be available at the door for $18.
CDs can be purchased at the concert.
For more information, call Morris at (706) 267-5416.
IF YOU GO
What: An Evening of Traditional Irish Music featuring Liz Carroll and John Doyle
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Quest Church facility in the Columbia Square shopping center
Cost: $18 at the door; $15 in advance at Broadstrokes Gallery
More: Call (706) 267-5416
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