Irish Country Music Festival - Blackpool

Irish Country Music Festival - Blackpool

Staying at the Grand Hotel Blackpool where a selection of top Irish country bands will perform throughout the weekend.


Staying at the Grand Hotel Blackpool where a selection of top Irish country bands will perform throughout the weekend.

This great weekend is packed with non-stop Irish Country Music featuring top artists flown in from Ireland. Entertainment takes place at the Grand Hotel Blackpool (formerly the Hilton), where you will be staying for 2 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and we'll even throw in a Sunday Lunch. The cost of the tour also includes entry to the Music Festival and a morning mystery excursion.

Friday 8th Nov

A mid-morning departure from Cumbria as we head to Blackpool and our hotel, the Grand (formerly the Hilton). Dinner in the hotel is followed by tonight's music and dancing in the ballroom, which begins with Barry Doyle and his band, a well-known name on the Irish Music Scene, "Putting the Craic into Country". Barry is followed by the comedian Frank Forde, his brand of humour is very much rooted in the Irish way of living and he has perfected the art of allowing people to laugh at themselves. Next up on the stage is Stephen Smyth, one of Ireland's most versatile singers and entertainers, Stephen is expert on lead guitar, saxophone, fiddle, accordion & tin whistle. He had hit songs with "Wolverton Mountain Bride" and "The Boy from Donegal" and is backed by his own band. He puts on a fine show of Country, Irish and Popular Music that will keep the hands clapping and the feet tapping. The evening is finished by the ever popular Shawn Cuddy and his band. Shawn has won many awards and has released multiple CD's and hit singles.


Saturday 9th Nov

A leisurely breakfast and you then have the option of joining us on our morning mystery tour or spending some free time in Blackpool. We return to the hotel early afternoon for a sing along with Barry Doyle. Dinner in the ballroom is followed by tonight's entertainment, first on stage is Shauna McStravock, this talented Irish singer - songwriter has had her own show on Sky TV's "Keep it Country". The evening is finished by the Dominic and Barry Kirwan Show, Dominic is established as one of Ireland's great entertainers and will be joined on stage by his son Barry, one of Ireland's up and coming stars as they sing a selection of musical styles including Pop, Country and Rock & Roll to name but a few.

B, D

Sunday 10th Nov

Following breakfast take a stroll along the promenade before returning to the hotel for Sunday lunch. After lunch we have a final sing along with Barry Doyle and Shauna McStravock plus some more comedy from Frank Forde. We leave Blackpool late afternoon for the journey home to Cumbria.



B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Grand Hotel Blackpool


Recently the Blackpool Hilton Hotel, the 4* Grand Hotel Blackpool is perfect for a weekend break and offers beautiful views and easy access to popular local attractions. Enjoy modern en-suite rooms with in-room amenities and take advantage of the health club sauna and pool.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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