Lisa’s love for Traditional Irish music stems from her father, the famous PV O’Donnell (the Donegal Fiddler). PV formed the renowned band Barley Bree who released 10 successful albums in America and hosted a long running TV show called “Barley Bree”. After many years living and working in the UK, Lisa has returned to her native Donegal to pursue her passion for showcasing Donegal’s unique music, scenery and heritage.
Louise is an accomplished classical pianist and has been teaching piano and music theory for over 30 years. She plays in a local Irish Traditional Music band and is a familiar face on the trad circuit as an accompanist. She is passionate about her Donegal heritage and culture and has been running bus tours for 14 years to events all over Ireland.
Reel Irish Music Tours is an exclusive traditional music, culture and heritage tour company based in County Donegal, in the North West of Ireland. Our aim is to provide you with a luxurious, fully immersive, Irish traditional music orientated experience.
For the duration of your visit to Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will be accompanied by two Company Directors, both of whom hail from Donegal, for the entirety of this journey of distinction. Also travelling with us on our luxury coach will be our lead musician, accompanist and local musical friends who will join us along the way.
We work with small groups of guests, maximum of 25 per tour, so that the unique service we offer is not diluted and very quickly, you will feel like part of the family. With local information and knowledge of many hidden gems that large commercial tours may not be aware of, you will experience the breath-taking scenery and make new friends along the way.
We pride ourselves on the care and attention to detail we provide for each guest and as we are offering a fully escorted tour, solo travellers can feel safe knowing that people with local knowledge will be with you from the minute you arrive until you leave.
You will enjoy daily and evening Sessions in some of Donegal’s finest locations and can expect to hear many stories (some of which may even be true), share in the famous Irish “Craic agus Ceol” and experience the warmth of “Ireland of a thousand welcomes.”