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

Tour price:

$2,750 per person sharing.

$3,250 single occupancy (limited availability).

Tour Leader

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films. Watch this trailer for Brooklyn in July
He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.

HE BELIEVES IN STORIES

Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography. Short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired. “The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture.”The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.
THERE IS A LONG NOTE & JOE IS REACHING FOR IT
Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell.
He lives in Ithaca NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada.
Best quote~ “I hate folk music, but I absolutely LOVE Joe Crookston’s music.!”
photo by Kevin Corkrean

Joe: “I’m learning to trust my voice as a songwriter. Be who I am. trust the stories and follow no trends. More and more I find that when I tell my true story, it has wider breadth, deeper impact, and resonates more clearly.
I do feel as though I’ve honed a way of writing and performing that has identifiable themes and expresses my quirky uniqueness.
There’s a Georgia O’Keeffe quote that I love, and I’m paraphrasing: “The parts of ourselves that we are most self-conscious of, are the parts of ourselves that are most uniquely true to who we are.”
I see my job as an artist to have the confidence to sing, play and perform from this deep/true place inside of myself despite what is hip and cool at the moment.”

Joe Crookston is a master storyteller & he is seeking the creative edge. His music swirls with themes of lightness, darkness, clocks ticking, fiddle looping, weeping willows, slide guitar bending, cynicism, hope, and the cycles of life and rebirth. If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy, and a deep passion for exceptionally well-written songs.
Haven’t seen him perform? Watch a You Tube video..it’s not the same. you got to be there.
COVER SONGS: His music has been recorded and performed by Irish harpers, a cappella gospel choirs, solo artists, and bluegrass bands.
SOLO: Joe performs regularly as a solo artist. His blend of guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and rhythm bring the house to their feet at almost every show.
DUO: (For select dates) Joe is available as a DUO.
TRIO: (For select venues and festivals) Joe is available with his trio “The BlueBird Jubilee” Six-string guitar, tenor guitar, vocals, cello…deep fun.
WORKSHOPS/RETREATS: Joe enjoys teaching and facilitating. For select dates he is available for songwriting workshops in conjunction with a public concert. He is an experienced facilitator, and has been invited to teach at many retreats including SummerSongs, The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, and the Yearly Quaker Gathering in Rhode Island.
VISUAL ART: For select concerts, Joe displays his acrylic and oil paintings combining his visual art with his music. As a painter and songwriter, Joe brings his love of imagery to life on stage, in his songs and to the canvas.

Other Northern Tour Dates

Chuck Brodsky

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Apr 25 - May 05 2020

Chuck Brodsky

NORTHERN TOUR

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.

Apr 29 - May 08 2020

David Francey

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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.

May 11 - May 20 2020

Cathy Jordan

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

Kate Campbell

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

Jul 21 - Jul 30 2020

Kate Campbell

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Tim & Jackson Grimm Activity Tour

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 04 - Aug 13 2020

Tim & Jackson Grimm Activity Tour

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Harmonious Wail

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 07 - Aug 16 2020

Harmonious Wail

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Willy Porter

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

Aug 16 - Aug 25 2020

Willy Porter

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

Joe Jencks

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 20 - Aug 29 2020

Joe Jencks

NORTHERN TOUR

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

James Keelaghan / Hugh McMillan

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

Aug 28 - Sep 06 2020

James Keelaghan / Hugh McMillan

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

Victor Johnson

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

Oct 03 - Oct 12 2020

Victor Johnson

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

Harmonious Wail

NORTHERN TOUR

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

May 11 - May 20 2021

Harmonious Wail

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Small Potatoes

NORTHERN TOUR

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

May 23 - Jun 01 2021

Small Potatoes

NORTHERN TOUR

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

David Roth

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Jul 06 - Jul 15 2021

David Roth

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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.

Jul 18 - Jul 27 2021

Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

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

Joe Crookston

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Jul 21 - Jul 30 2021

Joe Crookston

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

Kitty Donohoe

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 04 - Aug 13 2021

Kitty Donohoe

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

Susan Werner

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 08 - Aug 17 2021

Susan Werner

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Ellis Paul

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 20 - Aug 29 2021

Ellis Paul

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Joe Jencks

NORTHERN TOUR

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

Oct 07 - Oct 16 2021

Joe Jencks

NORTHERN TOUR

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