Irish Music Tour
In June 2022, I realized a long-time dream: taking an Irish music tour.met Tommy and Saundra O’Sullivan, owners of the Courthouse Pub in Dingle, at a house concert in Austin, and that’s where I learned about their ten-day tour. Tommy and Saundra are remarkable people with vast knowledge of Ireland, it’s history and it’s great traditional music venues.
The tour far exceeded my expectations. We spent our days visiting historic and beautiful towns (Kilkenny was my favorite) and villages around Ireland – and, oh yeah, the Jameson Distillery. In the evenings we went to local pubs and heard some of the best traditional music Ireland has to offer. Tommy, an exceptional guitarist and songwriter, usually joined along with the musicians. I quickly discovered that a guitar and a fiddle, accordion or remarkable uilleann pipes provided as full and enjoyable performance of Irish music as a larger group of players. The very welcoming patrons of the local pubs added much to the occasions. We were even treated to a guest performance of the seven-time Irish dancing champion at O’Sullivan’s pub in Dingle.
If you love Irish music, take the plunge. I strongly recommend the O’Sullivan’s tour.