This tour will visit Counties Cork, Kerry and Clare.

Tour price:

$2,500 per person sharing.

$3,000 single occupancy (limited availability).

Tour Leader

A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller — all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.

Based in Massachusetts, Paul has been called the quintessential Boston songwriter more than a few times and has garnered the recognition and awards to back up that claim, including a shelf full of Boston Music Awards. Since coming onto the scene in 1993 with his independent debut, Say Something, Paul hasn’t slowed or weakened as a performer or a writer. Spending two-thirds of most years on the road has helped him perfect both crafts, with a lot of practice on-stage and a lot of people whose stories he retells in song. In fact, his 1994 album Stories proved enchanting enough to secure him a deal with Rounder Records and a national following of dedicated fans.

Over the years and albums, his songs have gotten more personal. He purposely turned the looking glass onto his own life for 1998’s aptly titled Translucent Soul as he publicly worked through the pain of his divorce. Following hot on the heels of 1999’s double-CD Live, the new millennium saw Paul’s song “The World Ain’t Slowing Down” featured in Me, Myself and Irene starring Jim Carrey.

His eighth studio release, a collection of previously unreleased tracks called Sweet Mistakes, arrived in 2001, followed by Speed of Trees (2002), a two-disc career retrospective (2006), a children’s record inspired by the birth of his second daughter called The Dragonfly Races (2008), and, finally, an all-new studio album, The Day After Everything Changed, in January 2010. In 2012, Paul released his second children’s record, The Hero in You, which featured songs about Benjamin Franklin, Georgia O’ Keefe, Rosa Parks, and Thomas Edison, and other notable Americans that Paul deemed heroic.

Chasing Beauty was released in 2014 and his 20th studio album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, in 2019. — Kelly McCartney for AllMusic

Other Southern Tour Dates

Tom Kimmel

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 24 - Jul 03 2019

Tom Kimmel

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 26 - Jul 06 2019

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Joe Jencks

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jul 18 - Jul 27 2019

Joe Jencks

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Ellis Paul

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Aug 11 - Aug 20 2019

Ellis Paul

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Barb Bowers

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Aug 23 - Sep 01 2019

Barb Bowers

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

James Keelaghan / Hugh McMillan

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sep 01 - Sep 10 2019

James Keelaghan / Hugh McMillan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Johnsmith

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Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sep 13 - Sep 22 2019

Johnsmith

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 08 - Oct 17 2019

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 18 - Oct 27 2019

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sloan Wainwright

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 28 - Nov 06 2019

Sloan Wainwright

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Apr 14 - Apr 24 2020

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

May 15 - May 24 2020

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Tim Grimm

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

May 23 - Jun 01 2020

Tim Grimm

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Kitty Donohoe

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

May 31 - Jun 09 2020

Kitty Donohoe

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

David Roth

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 04 - Jun 13 2020

David Roth

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Small Potatoes

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 15 - Jun 24 2020

Small Potatoes

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Tom Kimmel

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 27 - Jul 06 2020

Tom Kimmel

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jul 06 - Jul 15 2020

Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Joe Crookston

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jul 12 - Jul 21 2020

Joe Crookston

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

David Roth

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sep 09 - Sep 18 2020

David Roth

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Stephen Fearing

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sep 21 - Sep 30 2020

Stephen Fearing

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 07 - Oct 16 2020

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 18 - Oct 27 2020

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Dan Sebranek

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 28 - Nov 06 2020

Dan Sebranek

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.