John Whelan

John Whelan .. May 3 – 12, 2020

Wild Atlantic Music Tours is thrilled to announce that the award winning accordion player and composer John Whelan will lead our May 2020 tour. The multi-talented resident of Washington State is one of the best known figures on the Irish music scene in the USA.  John has recorded several solo albums including ‘Flirting with the edge’, ’Come to dance’ and ‘Celtic Fire’.  John has also appeared in two motion pictures, ‘Gods and Generals’ with Robert Duvall and Ang Lee’s, ‘Ride with the Devil’.

Join John and a host of friends and experience Irish music at its best during an unforgettable trip along the Wild Atlantic Way.  Meet some of the region’s best known musicians as they join John for dedicated intimate and informal sessions each evening.

John’s  ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’ is a 9 night cultural, sightseeing and musical experience. The journey takes us through Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway and Mayo. We will visit locations steeped in Irish Music such as Dingle, Ennis, Doolin, Clifden and Westport. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the West Coast Of Ireland has to offer and visit world famous locations such as The Cliffs of Moher, Lakes of Killarney & Connemara. Experience a warm Irish welcome in luxury hotels on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Music and fun on the Wild Atlantic Way

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The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail on the West Coast of Ireland. The stunning 2,500km of coastline offers breathtaking scenery, invigorating sea swells, gastronomic gems and a warm welcoming atmosphere. The WAW is a haven for traditional Irish musicians.  Music sessions are informal and often impromptu, making the Wild Atlantic Way a little piece of music heaven

Music Tours

All our tour groups are accompanied by professional Irish musicians.  One of the highlights of each day is the private ‘mini-concert’. These sessions will feature local musicians who will share music and stories in an informal and intimate environment.  For further information on tours, please contact or visit our website at .

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