ABOUT Damhnait Doyle

Damhnait Doyle is a singer, songwriter, performer, and creator who currently serves on SOCAN's Board of Directors. In a music career that spans more than two decades, she’s released eight albums, as both a solo artist and a member of award-winning groups Shaye and The Heartbroken. She’s toured Canada extensively, opening for legends like Willie Nelson and Steve Earle, and lent her voice to numerous recordings, including some by Kevin Parent and Bruce Cockburn. Damhnait has travelled to Afghanistan to perform for the Canadian Forces, and to Kenya, contributing to the music-focused documentary Song for Africa, aimed at raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. A Multiple ECMA, SOCAN, and Canadian Radio Music Award winner, and a multiple JUNO and CCMA Award nominee, Damhnait has written for numerous artists, and for film and television. For several years, she wrote a weekly column for Newfoundland’s Evening Telegram, and she wrote a published book, Miscellaneous Female, recounting her life as a travelling musician and writer. In April of 2019, she released her solo album, Liquor Store Flowers. Originally from Newfoundland, she now lives in Toronto.