This tour will visit Counties Donegal, Mayo, and Clare.

Tour price:

$2,650 per person sharing.

$3,150 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 Northern Tour Dates

Sloan Wainwright

NORTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Apr 18 - Apr 27 2022

Sloan Wainwright

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

David Francey

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

May 24 - Jun 02 2022

David Francey

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jun 07 - Jun 16 2022

Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

David Roth

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jun 12 - Jun 21 2022

David Roth

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Chuck Brodsky

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jul 06 - Jul 15 2022

Chuck Brodsky

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Chuck Brodsky

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jul 18 - Jul 27 2022

Chuck Brodsky

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Tim Grimm

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Aug 12 - Aug 21 2022

Tim Grimm

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Ellis Paul

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Sep 12 - Sep 21 2022

Ellis Paul

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Dana Cooper

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Apr 30 - May 09 2023

Dana Cooper

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Chuck Brodsky

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jul 01 - Jul 10 2023

Chuck Brodsky

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Joe Crookston

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jul 13 - Jul 22 2023

Joe Crookston

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Harmonious Wail

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Jul 18 - Jul 27 2023

Harmonious Wail

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Harmonious Wail

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Aug 12 - Aug 21 2023

Harmonious Wail

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Kitty Donohoe

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Aug 19 - Aug 28 2023

Kitty Donohoe

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Dan Sebranek

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Aug 31 - Sep 09 2023

Dan Sebranek

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Joe Jencks

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Sep 12 - Sep 21 2023

Joe Jencks

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Cathy Jordan

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Sep 24 - Oct 03 2023

Cathy Jordan

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Itineraries selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare.