John Williams & Eoin O’Neill, November 2020

John Williams Traditional Irish Musician - Tour in Ireland

Wild Atlantic Music Tours takes great pleasure in welcoming John Williams and Eoin O’Neill to the team.  The multi-award winning musicians will lead the November 1-7, 2020 ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’.  Both John and Eoin have a huge attachment to The Wild Atlantic Way and in particular County Clare. Traditional music hotspots such as Doolin and Ennis have instilled in them a sense of musical and cultural appreciation of the region, one which they are eager to showcase.

Join John, Eoin and a host of friends and experience Irish music at its best during an unforgettable and unique trip. Meet some of the region’s best known musicians as they join the lads for private music sessions each evening.

The ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’ is a 6 night musical, cultural and sightseeing journey around Clare, Sligo and Galway. The tour will kick off in Sligo. We will spend 2 nights in an authentic historic Irish Castle where John, Eoin and friends will treat the group to unique sessions. Day 3 we stop off in Galway , ‘The City of the tribes’.  Then we head to County Clare for 4 nights during which we visit places such as Doolin, Ennis, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren & Bunratty Castle.

John Williams  & Eoin O’Neill

John Williams is based in Chicago, USA, with a strong Irish family background in Doolin. He is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and The Irish Musicians Association of America have presented John and his father Brendan with the Musicians of the Year award. He is also an All Ireland Champion on the concertina, an instrument played by his father and grandfather at rural house dances in Doolin, County Clare dating back to the late1800’s.

Eoin O’Neill , award winning musician and radio presenter has lived in Clare for the past 40 years. He has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. “I arrived in Doolin on December 28, 1979. I thought I was coming for an afternoon and I’m still here,” he says of his arrival. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare.

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

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. In every town, village and remote townland dotted along the Western Coast, there is a wealth of traditional Irish music sessions to be enjoyed. These 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.  The highlight of the day is the ‘mini concert’ dedicated to the group. 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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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Eileen Ivers, April 2020 ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’

Eileen_Ivers_Musician

We are thrilled to announce that Eileen Ivers will lead our April 12 – 18 , 2020 tour. The Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, virtuoso fiddle player will lead our ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ tour. Eileen has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. A native of New York, with a strong Irish family background and second home in Mayo , Eileen is really excited to show off the West Coast of Ireland to her fans. In addition to the tourist hotspots, Eileen is also keen to visit the not so well known parts of Mayo. Join Eileen and a host of friends and experience traditional music at its best during an unforgettable trip along the Wild Atlantic Way. Meet some of the region’s best known trad musicians as they join Eileen for dedicated intimate and informal sessions each evening.

The ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’ is a 6 night musical and cultural journey around Mayo, Galway and Clare. The first 3 nights will be based in Westport, a town with a strong traditional music history. Westport will be the base for visits to Achill Island, Dún Briste and Connemara . Then it’s on to Galway, ‘The City of the tribes’ for a night. The final 2 nights will be based in County Clare, the ‘Spiritual Home of Irish Trad Music’ during which we visit Doolin, The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the West Coast Of Ireland has to offer. Visit world famous locations such as The Cliffs of Moher, Achill Island & The Burren. Experience a warm Irish welcome in luxury hotels in Mayo, Galway & Clare.  Places limited to 30 – 40 people.

Music 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. 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.  The highlight is the daily ‘mini concert’ dedicated to the group. 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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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The Black Donnellys : May 17 – 26, 2020

Wild Atlantic Music Tours is thrilled to welcome The Black Donnellys to the team. The multi-award winning duo will lead the May 17 – 26, 2020 ‘Wild Atlantic Way Tour’.

The Black Donnellys are a 2-piece band who are originally from Dublin, Ireland and now living in Las Vegas, USA. The band consists of singer/songwriter Dave Rooney and guitarist Dave Browne. Dave Rooney was voted best Irish singer/songwriter of the year 2012.  Dave Browne holds the world record for marathon guitar playing ( 114 hours nonstop ). Join the lads and a host of friends and experience an unforgettable trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. Great fun guaranteed because The Black Donnellys know how to entertain!!

The ‘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 limit the time on the coach as we 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. Book early because only 40 places available.

Music and fun on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ceol agus craic ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

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 and traditional music sessions. These 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.  Each evening the tour musician will host a ‘mini-concert’ purely for the tour group. For further information on tours, please contact info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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John Whelan .. May 3 – 12, 2020

John Whelan

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

Ceol agus craic ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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Unique Irish Cultural Tours

Join Wild Atlantic Music Tours and a host of great musicians for a unique cultural experience on the Wild Atlantic Way. Experience a tour like no other. Enjoy traditional music, cultural activities and spectacular sightseeing. Each evening you will be treated to a dedicated and unique mini concert. You will be accompanied by the tour musician throughout and visit the areas and meets some of the friends who influenced their music. More importantly, great fun guaranteed.

 Fancy a free tour? Sign up and you will be entered for a draw to get a full refund. Better still , you have a 1 in 20 chance of winning!!! Now that’s an offer!!

Tour dates as follows :

  • Kevin Crawford, April 7 – 13, 2019
  • Blackie O’Connell, June 9 – 15, 2019
  • Seán Tyrrell, September 8 – 14, 2019
  • Blackie O’Connell, October 20 – 26, 2019

Contact …
info@wamt.ie
www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com

Need to be quick off the mark as places are limited. The draw will take place on tour during one of the evening sessions dedicated to the group. The winner will have their full tour fees reimbursed. Don’t worry, people who have already signed up will also be included. Offer only applies to the first 22 people signed up for each tour because each tour is limited to 22 people. This offer is subject to a minimum of 20 people signed up for each tour.

 

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ceol agus craic ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

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. Traditional sessions are informal and often impromptu, making the Wild Atlantic Way a little piece of music heaven

The ‘Clare Tour’ is a 6 night tour around the ‘Spiritual Home of Irish Trad Music’ during which we visit Ennis, Doolin , Milltown Malbay and a host of other famous trad locations. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the West Coast Of Ireland has to offer and visit world famous locations such as The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren. Experience a warm Irish welcome in luxury hotels in Ennis and on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Music Tours

All our tour groups are accompanied throughout by professional Irish musicians.  Wild Atlantic Music Tours also organize evening sessions dedicated to the group. 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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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Blackie O’Connell .. promotional offer

Blackie O'Connell

Fancy a free music tour on the Wild Atlantic Way with internationally acclaimed Uilleann Piper Blackie O’Connell during October 2019 ???  Yep, that’s right … a free trip!!!  Better still , you have a 1 in 20 chance of winning!!!

Need to be quick off the mark .. must book before October 31,2018 and limited places available. Blackie will personally make the draw on tour during one of the evening sessions dedicated to the group. The winner will have their full tour fees reimbursed. Don’t worry, people who have already signed up will also be included.

Offer only applies to the first 22 people signed up before October 31, 2018. The tour is limited to 22 people. This offer applies to the October 2019 tour and is subject to a minimum of 20 people being signed up for the tour. Deposit must be paid before October 31, 2018.

Blackie O’Connell & Wild Atlantic Music Tours

Wild Atlantic Music Tours takes great pleasure in announcing that Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell will lead two WAMT tours in 2019.  Blackie is one of the most exciting uilleann pipers in traditional music. He has his own distinctive style and is currently living, and playing, at the heart of Irish music in County Clare. Blackie regularly tours Europe, USA and the Far East and is recognizable from his role as an ambassador for Irish Tourism.

At concerts and sessions, Blackie’s exuberant and fast flowing piping style sweeps audiences away. He was taught the uilleann pipes by the great Limerick piper Mickey Dunne. His influences are the playing of Paddy Keenan, who is a regular visitor to his home in Clare, Finbar Furey and the great Johnny Doran.

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

The ‘Clare Tour’ is a 6 day / night tour around the ‘Spiritual Home of Irish Trad Music’ during which we visit Ennis, Doolin , Milltown Malbay and a host of other famous trad locations. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the West Coast Of Ireland has to offer. Visit world famous locations such as The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren. Experience a warm Irish welcome in luxury hotels in Ennis and on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ceol agus craic ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

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. There is a wealth of traditional Irish music sessions to be enjoyed in every town and remote village. These sessions are informal and often impromptu, making the Wild Atlantic Way a little piece of music heaven.

WAMT Tours

All our tour groups are accompanied by professional Irish musicians.  Wild Atlantic Music Tours also organise evening sessions dedicated to the group. 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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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Wild Atlantic Way … a truly magical experience

Wild-Atlantic

The Wild Atlantic Way ( WAW ) is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities.  Discover hidden beaches , epic bays and some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Drive it from end-to-end or dip into it as the mood strikes. Whatever you decide,  you can be sure it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The section from Kerry through Clare and on to Galway is truly unforgettable. Experience some of the most famous locations,  unforgettable drives and breathtaking scenic points on the WAW.  Here are 10 of our favorites :

  • Skellig Michael .. designated UNESCO World Heritage Site ( see image )
  • Ring of Kerry .. world famous drive offering dramatic views and scenery
  • The Dingle Peninsula .. make sure to view the mystical Blasket Islands
  • Loop Head .. spectacular scenery, famous lighthouse and wildlife haven
  • The Cliffs of Moher .. one of Ireland’s most visited and iconic attractions
  • Doolin Village .. renowned globally for the quality of the pub music sessions
  • Burren National Park .. unique landscape & UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Galway Medieval City .. buzzing atmosphere with great pub / music scene
  • The Sky Road .. amazing views over sea and mountain as you enter Clifden
  • Killary Harbour .. stunning fjord in the heart of Connemara

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ceol agus craic ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

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. In every town, village and remote townland dotted along the Western Coast, there is a wealth of traditional Irish music sessions to be enjoyed. These 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.  Wild Atlantic Music Tours also organise evening sessions dedicated to the group. 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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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WAMT Tours 2019, Blackie O’Connell

Wild Atlantic Music Tours takes great pleasure in announcing that Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell will lead two WAMT tours in 2019.  Blackie is one of the most exciting uilleann pipers in traditional music. He has his own distinctive style and is currently living, and playing, at the heart of Irish music in County Clare. Blackie regularly tours Europe, USA and the Far East and is recognizable from his role as an ambassador for Irish Tourism.

At concerts and sessions, Blackie’s exuberant and fast flowing piping style sweeps audiences away. He was taught the uilleann pipes by the great Limerick piper Mickey Dunne. His influences are the playing of Paddy Keenan, who is a regular visitor to his home in Clare, Finbar Furey and the great Johnny Doran.

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

The ‘Clare Tour’ is a 6 day / night tour around the ‘Spiritual Home of Irish Trad Music’ during which we visit Ennis, Doolin , Milltown Malbay and a host of other famous trad locations. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the West Coast Of Ireland has to offer. Visit world famous locations such as The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren. Experience a warm Irish welcome in luxury hotels in Ennis and on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Music on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ceol agus craic ar Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin

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. In every town, village and remote townland dotted along the Western Coast, there is a wealth of traditional Irish music sessions to be enjoyed. These sessions are informal and often impromptu, making the Wild Atlantic Way a little piece of music heaven

WAMT Tours

All our tour groups are accompanied by professional Irish musicians.  Wild Atlantic Music Tours also organise evening sessions dedicated to the group. 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 info@wamt.ie or visit our website at www.WildAtlanticMusicTours.com .

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