This tour will visit Counties Cork, Kerry 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 Southern Tour Dates

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Apr 30 - May 09 2022

Cathy Jordan

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

Harmonious Wail

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

May 12 - May 21 2022

Harmonious Wail

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Joe Crookston

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

Jun 10 - Jun 19 2022

Joe Crookston

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

Kate Campbell

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

Jun 24 - Jul 03 2022

Kate Campbell

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

David Roth

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

Sep 24 - Oct 03 2022

David Roth

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

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Sep 30 - Oct 09 2022

Cathy Jordan

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 12 - Oct 21 2022

Dan Sebranek

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

David Francey

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

Oct 24 - Nov 02 2022

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Sloan Wainwright

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

Apr 14 - Apr 23 2023

Sloan Wainwright

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Apr 26 - May 05 2023

Cathy Jordan

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.

Jun 07 - Jun 16 2023

Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

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

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Jun 19 - Jun 28 2023

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Kate Campbell

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Jun 24 - Jul 03 2023

Kate Campbell

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Tim Grimm

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

Aug 26 - Sep 04 2023

Tim Grimm

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

Ellis Paul

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

Sep 30 - Oct 09 2023

Ellis Paul

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

Stephen Fearing

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

Oct 06 - Oct 15 2023

Stephen Fearing

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

Ellis Delaney

SOUTHERN TOUR

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

Oct 18 - Oct 27 2023

Ellis Delaney

SOUTHERN TOUR

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