New Donegal company hits right
note with trad music tours
A new tour company is
offering guests a unique taste of Donegal’s
traditional music scene, promising guests they will
“feel like part of the family” as part of the
Inishowen-based Reel Irish Music Tours provides
fully immersive packages for visitors keen to
explore one of Ireland’s most beautiful and
Tourists, whether musicians or music lovers, are
accompanied for the entirety of their journey by
company founders Louise Doherty and Lisa O’Donnell.
Also travelling on each tour will be a lead musician
and local musician friends who will keep everyone
entertained along the way.
One of the most appealing aspects of the new venture
is its intimacy, with a maximum of only 25 guests
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Solo travellers are
especially encouraged knowing that people with local
knowledge will look after them from when they arrive
until they leave.
Lisa and Louise are well known around Donegal and
guests always find it amusing that they are on first
name terms with everybody they meet.
Marketing executive Lisa’s late father P.V.
O’Donnell, was a renowned fiddle player from the
band Barley Bree along with Tyrone bothers Tom and
Jimmy Sweeney (nephews of Tommy Makem).
Louise, meanwhile, is an accomplished classical
pianist and has been teaching piano and music theory
for over 30 years.
She plays in a local Irish traditional music band
and is a familiar face on the trad circuit as an
Reel Irish Music Tours promises something for everyone,
whether it’s a great day out on one of its ‘Saturday
Sessions’ or ‘Craic agus Ceol’ tours, or week-long
packages including hotel accommodation, meals,
special music sessions, story-telling and visits to
top local attractions.
Among the special packages on offer for 2020 is ‘The
Reel Donegal Experience’ beginning on July 2 in the
company of acclaimed Donegal fiddle player Ciaran
Tourish, formerly of Altan.
Guests of Reel Irish Music Tours can be sure of the
warmest welcome and endless enthusiasm for Donegal
and its vibrant heritage, in the company of real
Irish musical talent.
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