A Conversation with Irish Step Dancer Kevin Doyle

Traditional or folk artists do their art whatever it is—quilting, singing, or dancing from pure love.

Often working full-time jobs and raising families, they still find the time to pursue their craft.

This is the case for Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle, the one-time grocery store manager and bus driver is also one of the best traditional step dancers in the Northeast.

This year, he’s been named a 2014 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Here’s his remarkable story.