• The Burns Sisters invite you to "The Gathering" in Ireland on


                         "The Songbirds Tour"

  • The Burns Sisters, Annie and Marie, beloved Songbirds of the Finger Lakes, will be joining the Songbird of County Clare, Kate Purcell, on a 10 day tour of the west of Ireland, 
    from September 29 to October 8, 2013.


    The Burns Sisters and Kate Purcell

    The Songbirds joined up in Ireland in 2012. 
    Kate, famous singer in Ireland, recorded a song of Marie's called "Savannah" it was a
    hit song there. We finally met Kate and told her of our interest in playing Ireland. 
    She booked us three gigs that turned into twenty and the adventure began. 
    In early 2013, Kate performed on “Andy Cooney’s Cruise of Irish Stars” in the Western
    Caribbean, and then joined up with Annie and Marie again for her first
    musical tour of Florida. “It was a smashing success,” enthuses Marie.

    Come join the Songbirds Tour, the Burns Sisters, Kate
    Purcell, and Bobby Sweet an extra plus! 

    You will hear the most beautiful songs that you can imagine. 
    Bring your favorite songs, stories, and jokes to share. There is nothing
    more fun than singing on the bus, especially on the left side of the
    road.

    The tour will be in the West of Ireland, where the music is pure and songs are sacred. The Burns Sisters, Bobby Sweet and Kate Purcell are not only songwriters, but also collectors of songs that they treasure.  Kate lives in County Clare, and knows the off-the-beaten-path gems from her own backyard, and where to find the sweetest singers and hottest sessions.
    “Kate’s band, Thrillogy, will knock your socks off,” says Marie. They will be an extra treat along our tour.

    Joining the tour will be singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Bobby Sweet, a fifth generation musician from Washington, Mass. Bobby and the Burns Sisters first teamed up, when they toured with Arlo Guthrie and accompanied Arlo on several tours as his band and opening shows.“

    We guarantee that this will be very special, and unlike any other music tours available at this time. Everyone eighteen and older is welcome: singles, couples, men, and women with only one requirement –that you like to have fun, love music, and are up for some good laughs
    and soul therapy. If you have not been on an adventure in a while, this could be the time to find the adventurer within!


    Traveling with Kate Purcell

    We will talk to the locals in the heart of western Ireland who are living history books,
    and who will share their personal stories, both
    past and present. We will tour both the beautiful and the poignant
    sites. We will see the Cliffs of Moher at their most spectacular from
    the deck of a tour boat after visiting the beautiful little island of
    Inis Oirr in the Arans. Then, we will walk the mysterious and
    picture-perfect landscapes of The Burren, amid the ancient ruins of
    the west, and along the shores of the unspoiled and rugged coastline.
    Of course, golfers are welcome, if you are so inclined!

    Local inns, and family-owned pubs and restaurants will be the order of
    the day as here you will find the best of what is Irish in both food
    and drink, and, of course, the best hospitality in the world.

    Every evening after dinner the The Burns Sisters, Kate Purcell and
    Bobby Sweet will entertain and keep the music flowing. On certain
    nights, we will be treated to guest artists from the areas that we are
    in, so to experience the flavor of what is going on musically in the
    heart and soul of Ireland.

    On the arrival date, September 29, we will meet you at Shannon
    Airport. We will spend the first night at a hotel nearby, and the next
    day we will board the bus and the adventure shall begin! On the last
    night of the tour, we will stay at a hotel close to Shannon, so
    everyone will be in place for their departing flights. There, we will
    have our farewell feast and a final night of music and song.

    The cost
    for this magical week is $2,250 per person, based on double occupancy.
    For a single room, please add another $350, although single occupancy
    may be limited in some locations. The cost will cover your room for eight nights, breakfast each morn, five evening meals, your seat on
    the magic bus, the music, entrance tickets, island ferry, as well as,
    the heritage center tickets.

    Guests will pay for their flights,
    a few lunches, drinks, and tips. A $500 deposit is due
    by July 23 to secure your place on the bus. Flights are a bit
    cheaper if reservations are made early, and we will lookout for the best deals.
    All fees are due August 5th, 2013

    You can use paypal if you have an account
    our account is
    annieburns@gmail.com

    Or send a check to
    The Burns Sisters
    PO box 845
    14851

    We hope that you will join us, as our magical adventure reveals itself!
    Contact Us for further details or call 607-280-2513

    annieburns@gmail.com

    Day 1. Arrive Shannon.
    Check in to Temple Gate Hotel Ennis for sleep and
    at leisure
    Group evening meal at Rowan tree Restaurant followed by performance by
    The Burns Sisters and Kate Purcell and Bobby sweet and celebrity guest
    musician

    Day 2
    Walking tour of Ennis and the Ennis workhouse with talk by local
    historian Deirdre 
    2hours at leisure in Ennis town before departing to
    travel to East Clare for lunch in Peppers Bar Feakle followed with
    traditional irish music session.
    Depart for tour of Holy Island with local historian and author Ger Madden
    Dinner in Teach Ui Bhriain and on to Celtic Traditions Concert series
    in 1000 year old King Brian Boru Church
    Return to Temple Gate Hotel

    Day 3. Depart for Tour of The Burren with tea at Fr. Teds House and
    history and poetry reading by Patrick Mc Cormac and music producer PJ
    Curtis
    Lunch in award winning Mungovans Seafood Restaurant Ballyvaughan
    Continue to Spanish Point Armada Hotel Evening at leisure (Beach walks
    Golfing Drinking!)

    Day 4 Depart for Boat trip tour to Inis Oirr and spectacular boat
    tour trip of the Cliffs of Moher
    Lunch at Kilsanny House
    Leisurely Drive to Kilkee and Doonbeg
    Return to Armada Hotel for group dinner and on to Malones live music
    venue for concert with The Burns Sisters and Kate Purcell and Bobby
    Sweet and celebrity guest

    Day 5 Depart for Dingle Co Kerry
    Take the car ferry across the Shannon
    Arrive Dingle and check in to Benners Hotel
    Evening at leisure for shopping and dinner
    (great restaurants and live traditional music pubs here)

    Day 6. Depart for spectacular Slea head drive with lunch at Bothar pub
    with local kerry musicians
    return to Dingle ( I need to think of an activity here, maybe a fun
    lesson in the Irish language or Kerry dance, this is the all Irish
    speaking area)
    Group dinner and on to TBC venue for concert with celebrity guests and
    The Burns Sisters and Kate Purcell

    Day 7 Depart Benners Hotel for drive Newgrange ( this is a 4 and a
    half hour trip so not sure if it's too long.
    Visit the historical Newgrange and drive to Galway
    (we could skip Newgrange and head for Galway city which is great fun
    for shopping and have good gig set up there that night
    On the way we could visit lough gur which is a 5000 year old
    historical site with megalithic stone circle, crannogs and castle
    www.loughgur.com
    Lunch on the way TBC
    Depart after tour to Galway city.
    Check into city centre hotel TBA and leisure for shopping and dinner
    Gig at the Crane traditional Bar with celebrity musicians and The
    Burns Sisters Kate Purcell and Bobby Sweet

    Day 8 depart for Dromoland Castle
    Check into Castle. Leisure with Hoel Spa / walks/ falconry/ golfing /
    fishing/ horse riding (all optional ad extra)
    Final gala evening meal in Earl of Thomand Reataurant followed by
    final Concert in Cocktail Bar (smart dress essential)

    Day 9 Depart for Shannon airport. hotel celebration dinner

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