This tour will visit Counties Cork, Kerry and Clare.

Tour price:

$2,500 per person sharing.

$3,000 single occupancy (limited availability).

Tour Leader

Sims Delaney-Potthoff, Harmonious Wail’s founder, leader and mandolinist , credits Jethro Burns with the band’s unique, enticing style of mandolin-driven gypsy-jazz.

Sims studied for seven years with Burns, the legendary jazz mandolinist, laying the foundation for Harmonious Wail’s acoustic string sound. He furthered his studies with Matt Glaser at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, honing his skills while immersing himself in the “gypsy” music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bireli Lagrene, Duane Allman, David Grisman, and Louis Armstrong are also on his list of musical heroes). Sims also plays a 1937 Gibson Tenor Guitar (tuned as an octave mandolin), sings, writes and arranges for the Wail. He founded the group in 1987.

Vocalist Maggie Delaney-Potthoff is a captivating performer. Equally at home scatting over a bebop tune, soaring on a solo, or blending with the Wail’s tight vocal harmonies, she delivers both powerhouse tunes and ballads with confidence and ease. Her sensual, sinuous movements (a product of her background in dance and theatre) and her use of a cardboard box played with brushes as a drum add to the charm she exudes onstage.

Jeff Weiss, recent graduate of UW-Madison’s School of Music, is already a master bassist with dazzling artistic prowess. Awarded the 2012 Madison Area Music Award for best bassist of the year, Jeff brings to the Wail a mesmerizing technical facility on the fretboard, a sophisticated and versatile style, and a powerful ability to create musical ambiance and rapport. Jeff studied under Richard Davis for five years and was principle bassist for UW-Madison’s Symphony Orchestra. Jeff’s music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences.

Other Southern Tour Dates

Johnsmith

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Apr 25 - May 04 2019

Johnsmith

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

Johnsmith / Keith Greeninger

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

May 07 - May 16 2019

Johnsmith / Keith Greeninger

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 2019

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Harmonious Wail

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

May 23 - Jun 01 2019

Harmonious Wail

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Jun 12 - Jun 21 2019

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Joe Crookston

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Jun 15 - Jun 24 2019

Joe Crookston

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 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

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 11 - Aug 20 2019

Ellis Paul

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Barb Bowers

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Aug 23 - Sep 01 2019

Barb Bowers

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

James Keelaghan / Hugh McMillan

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

SOUTHERN TOUR

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.

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.