MAI HERNON MCEVILLEY AND SÉAMUS HERNON

Séamus in full flight.

Mai Hernon McEvilley and her son Séamus Hernon is from a very musical family who grew up in one of the must cultural villages in the North West of Ireland. Gurteen is a little village in South Sligo and as a musician, Mai and her son Séamus are both recording artists and international perfromer's which gives them the added advantage of knowing people throughout Ireland. They have performed in every corner of Ireland and in doing so, they got to know the local musicians, B&B owners, the best resturaunts, venue's, historical sites. They also got to know the local historians, story tellers, poets, author's, craftspeople and artists. 

Mai now lives in Dayton KY but her son Séamus is a well known musician in his native Sligo, where he can be heard every weekend playing in some of the local pubs with his very talented musical friends. 

While Mai was living in Ireland she was part of a traditional singing circle in Sligo. There are many of these singing circles all over the country so no matter where Mai brings you, you are sure of a few songs and stories from herself and her friends and of course it goes without saying that herself and her friends would be only too happy if you joined in to sing a song or tell a story too. The musicians are also very welcoming to people who want to join in, and if you want to join in the dancing, that is great too.

Come home with me, and we will travel the Highways and Byways together. We'll dance and sing and have great fun.  

May your blessings outnumber the shamrock that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

Our aim is to please, so if you have an idea for a tour, or there is something you would like to do while on one of our tours that is not included in our itinerary, please feel free to let us know. If we can accommodate you, we will be happy to do so.

We would appreciate any idea's you might have for future tours.

We have organized music in the  local pubs for our tour groups. These sessions are very welcoming to anyone who would like to sing a song, or dance, or indeed, join with an instrument. 

You will hear, for free, some of the finest musicians in the country.  These musicians have travelled the world with their music, but there's nothing like playing in the local pub with their friends.

We will bring you to all the stunning areas only the locals know.

You will see lakes, mountains, sea shores, forests, holy places, and much more. You will meet the locals who might just tell you some stories about where you are.

Relax and take in the fresh air. Go for a walk, take pictures and soak it all up.

On our travels we will see 11th and 12th century ruins of Castles, Abbeys, underground passage tombs, outdoor altars and famine grave sites.

You will go back in time listening to the history of these places. 

We will also be bringing you to restored castles and modern gravesites. "Oh but why are they bringing me to a gravesite" I can hear you say. Just wait and come with us, you will be amazed at what you see.

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