The Black Velvet Band World Tour of Ireland

The Black Velvet Band World Tour of Ireland

1st – 8th June 2022

The Black Velvet Band are coming to Ireland!!!!!

Let us take you on a magical journey along the stunning west coast of Ireland. From Galway to Kerry and everywhere in between, The Black Velvet Band will take you to the essential landmarks on this leg of the Wild Atlantic Way, taking you to some of Irelands best kept secrets, which you wont find on any other tour. The tour includes 7 nights hotel accommodation, a visit to the Arran Islands, a medieval banquet and lots and lots of music in the company of one of the best live bands on the circuit. This truly is a trip of a lifetime.

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES

Hotel accommodation to include breakfast and evening meal. Entrance to all tourist attractions. All Taxes and Charges Luxury coach transport throughout the tour Ferry to Inis Mor Island. Bunratty Banquet. Black Velvet Band Ireland Tour Tee Shirt. Ferry Crossings. Craic and Hangovers!!! No Flights No Travel Insurance No Alcohol No Lunch

Luxury Coach Travel

Entrance to all tourist attractions

Professional Guide

Musicians onboard to provide nightly entertainment

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1 - Welcome to Ireland!!!!!!
We meet at Shannon International Airport at 11am and get our luggage on to our tour bus as we start our musical journey in the company of The Black Velvet Band as we embark on our eagerly awaited tour of the Emerald Isle. We depart the airport at 11am sharp to make our way to the town of Dingle in Co. Kerry. Famous for it’s stunning scenery, vibrant bars and award winning restaurants and Irish music. Tonight we’ll join the Black Velvet Band for the first gig of their Irish tour.
DAY 2 -After breakfast we’ll take a drive
we’ll take a drive along the Slea Head peninsula with it’s rugged coastline and stunning views of the Blasket Islands. We’ll stop off for a tour of the Dingle Whiskey Distillery before returning to town for some more amazing food and traditional music.
DAY 3 - Village of Ennistymon
Today we leave Dingle and make our way north along the Wild Atlantic Way, crossing the Shannon Estuary by ferry, into Co. Clare and onto the picturesque village of Ennistymon. Before we reach Ennistymon, we’ll visit the village of Doolin where we’ll take a ferry out to Inis Mor island. We’ll have a few hours to take in the rugged beauty and experience island life at first hand. We’ll have a few tunes too while we’re here!!! We’ll then take the ferry back to the mainland and onwards to Ennistymon. Tonight we’ll enjoy an acoustic session with the Black Velvet Band and some guest musicians.
DAY 4 - Our way to Galway City
After breakfast, we’ll pack up and make our way to Galway City. We’ll make a stop at Oranmore Castle, owned and lived in by Alex and Leonie Finn. (Alex Finn was a founding member and bouzouki player with internationally renowned traditional irish music band, De Dannan.) We’ll have a couple of tunes in the great hall after Leonie gives us a guided tour and a history of their wonderful home. Once checked into our hotel, we’ll go into town and join the Black Velvet Band for another gig on their tour of Ireland.
DAY 5 - Short bus ride into the city centre
On this day we will meet at 10am in the hotel foyer to take a short bus ride into the city centre to catch the 11am walking tour of the city. (This will last approximately one hour and is a leisurely walk. We’ll have a few hours off for lunch and a pint before joining The Black Velvet Band for an acoustic session in the famous Taffee’s Bar. Again, we’ll spend the evening taking in the wonderful sights and sounds of this multicultural city.
DAY 6 - We’ll leave Galway making our way to Ennis
After breakfast we’ll leave Galway making our way to Ennis. On route we’ll stop off in the village of Athenry for a pint. Athenry is famous the world over for the song ‘The Fields of Athenry”. Once in Ennis you’ll have a few hours off to explore this historic town before The Black Velvet Band take to the stage in Durty Nelly’s Pub, Bunratty.
DAY 7 - Journey to the Cliffs of Moher
After breakfast this morning we journey to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. From here we’ll make our way to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. A medieval castle, this historic monument hosts a banquet each evening celebrating Irish music, song and dance. Upon return to Ennis, we’ll take in some of the amazing music throughout the numerous bars and restaurants.
DAY 8 - Make our way back to Shannon Airport
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and after eight days of the best music and craic we must make our way back to Shannon Airport to continue on our separate ways. We’ll leave Ennis at approximately 12 noon for the short trip to Shannon Airport and our drop off at approximately 2pm. With wonderful memories, new friendships and a greater understanding of Ireland, it’s people, it’s history and it’s music, Slan Abhaile.

Reviews

Michael Ward
We had a trip of a lifetime!

We had a trip of a lifetime! Very organized and filled with great Irish music! Recommend highly 5 star for sure!

Lora Griffith
best tour guide!

Sean isn't just the best tour guide! He becomes part of your group and one of your best friends. Wonderful experience and trip of a lifetime!!

John Barron
tour that is unique

If you want a tour that is unique, try Irish Music Tours. Sean's knowledge of Ireland as a whole is impressive and the music component makes it unlike other Irish tours. He also is very attentive and accessible throughout the tour. He knows his stuff!

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Why should you travel with us?

  • There will always be a musician  travelling on the tour with the guests.
  • We’ll have a session each night of the tour in some of Ireland’s hidden musical gems.
  • Each day we will take in the stunning sights and landmarks Ireland has to offer.
  • There is no other tour operator can provide our service as we are firstly musicians.
  •  Demonstrations from well known Instrument makers.
  •  Authentic Irish Experience.
  • We can guarantee you a holiday experience never to be forgotten.
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