Ireland Vacation Packages
Irish Music Tours
IrishMusicTours.ie is the leading Irish based Traditional Irish Music and Cultural tour operator, providing Ireland vacation packages based around Ireland’s unique music and culture heritage. With over 20 years experience playing music around Ireland and abroad, our knowledge of the traditional irish music scene is second to none, which will ensure you will receive the ultimate Traditional Irish music experience. What sets us apart from other tour operators is the fact that our musicians will travel with you on your tour. We have a group of more than 25 of the finest musicians in Ireland and an extensive list of traditional music venues that are Irelands hidden gems when it comes to music.
By day we will visit the important historical and cultural sights of this wonderful island and by night we will enjoy the wonderful traditional music sessions so often excluded from normal tour itineraries.
We have a number of tour options available to suit everyone’s requirements, weather it’s a 7 day tour of the North and West coast or a 5 night tour of Donegal’s traditional music venues, at the heart of your journey will be the music, the musicians and the people. Our tours depart from Dublin, Donegal or Derry. Donegal is easily accessible from Dublin by either bus or train. If you need any advice about traveling to Donegal contact us and we will ensure you get here. We will arrange your return transfer from Dublin or Belfast to Donegal or Derry at no extra cost if required.
We also have tour options available if you wish to learn Traditional Irish Music. Our friends at the Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music provide weekend and week long courses all summer long to suit all levels of musicians and have nightly sessions which they encourage you to participate in.
We also place an importance on the cultural activities of each area we visit and, where possible, arrange demonstrations and talks along the way. These may include set-dancing, storytelling, weaving and basket making to name a few.
We also record the sessions we have on our tours and then edit and master the recordings and compile a CD of the best bits which we then forward on to you as a token reminder of you time on our tour.
Our tours also include a visit to a number of traditional irish music instrument makers. Donegal based uilleann pipe maker Ray Sloan, Tom Cussen, Banjo, Martin Doyle, Flute, Paul Doyle, Guitar and mandolin, Malachy Kearns, Bodhran, Kevin Sykes, Fiddle, and Jan Muyllaert, Harp. You get to see at first hand how these amazing instruments are made, visit the workshop, learn the history of the instruments and they’ll even give you a demonstration.
So, when you take one of our tours, which musicians maybe joining you? We have a range of musicians who will join us on our tours throughout the course of the year. As well as those listed below, we will meet up with others as we travel along, giving you the opportunity to get to know them and enjoy their music up close and personal. So don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of something special. Book your holiday of a lifetime now!
Donna Harkin, Aidan O’Donnell, Aine Gleeson, Peter Campbell, Eoin Kearns, Darren Crossey, Alison Crossey, Barry Kerr, Daniel Doyle, Sean Kearns, Paddy Callaghan, Aoife Feeney, Tara Conaghan plus many more……
If you truly want to experience Traditional Irish Music and Culture in it’s natural environment then our tours are a must for you.
CD Now On Sale
Our CD contains some of the songs and tunes recorded over a number of nights in the Beehive Bar. This is a taste of what you can expect when taking one of our tours. To order, simply fill in the form on our ‘Contact Us’ page and we will arrange the shipping. (Price €9.99 plus €1.99 p&p)