Band Members

Downtown Dixieland Band has the traditional 7-piece Dixieland band lineup: 4 Horns [Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone/Euphonium, Tenor Saxophone], Guitar/Banjo, Bass, Drums


John Doyle




John, a founding member of the band, plays clarinet and covers vocals. He studied classical clarinet to ALCM level under well-known Limerick clarinettist, Tom Cantillon. He has taught clarinet and saxophone for many years to both children and adults. John has been involved with Brass and Reed bands for over 25 years, having played with both the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band (Limk.), and the Charles J. Kickham Band (Tipperary), and has served as musical director to St. John's Brass and Reed Band (Limk.) from 1998 to the present day.






Paddy Murphy




Paddy, our drummer, has been drumming for the last 30 years.  He played in several blues, jazz and rock'n roll bands in the South of the United States.  Before moving to Alabama he played with the Spice Band from Limerick, the Stardust Band,  the Cha Hearn Band,  and the Tommy Drennen Band.





Aoife Doyle



Euphonium & Piano




Aoife has been a member of the Downtown Dixieland Band for over 5 years and is also a member of the St. Johns Brass & reed Band.


Favourite music:


Jazz & Rock and Roll


Martin Doyle




Martin, has been a member of the band since it's formation. He learned to play the Trumpet by sitting in on rehearsals and being mentored by members of St. John's Brass & Reed band, with whom he has been involved with for the past 15 years. Martin has also previously played with the Boherbouy Brass and Reed band(Limk), and the Charles J. Kickham Band (Tipp).


Instruments:  Trumpet & Acoustic Guitar


Favourite music: Jazz, Swing & Rock


Jody O'Connor



Comes from a musical family and played a lot of Folk Music in 70's winning All Ireland Slogadh in 1976.




Has since played with a number of groups enjoying a variety of musical genres.



Electric Guitar & Banjo


Shane Doyle




Shane plays the tenor saxophone with the band, and is 30 years old. He studied classical clarinet for many years in Limerick under the tutelage of well-known Limerick clarinettist, Mr. Tom Cantillon.

Shane has also a background in the brass and reed band scene, having been a member of both St. John's Brass and Reed Band and the Boherbuoy Band in Limerick, and being a current member of the Rathfarnham Concert Band in Dublin.



Tenor Saxophone






Anthony Doyle




Anthony is one of the founding members of the Downtown Dixieland Band.


Instruments:  Bass and Tenor Saxophone


Favourite music: 40's, 50's and 60's, Dixieland Jazz, Marching Band and Concert Band.


Anthony is also a member of St John's Brass & Reed Band and former member of Boherbuoy Brass & Reed Band