13 – July 25
July 13 Lansing
– Detroit – Atlanta –
Bus to Detroit from East Lansing. Late afternoon departure.
July 14 Shannon
Arrive in Shannon at to be met by John Cox
of the Irish Tourist Board.
Visit Bunratty Castle,
Folkpark, Dirtie Nellies for Irish Coffee. Rehearsal in afternoon at hotel
(Auburn Lodge and West County Inn hotels).
July 15 Ennis
Start day with rehearsal. Travel to Galway, Cliffs
of Moher and Burrea. Travel to Limerick to perform concert followed by Welcome dinner (Medieval
banquet) at Knappogue Castle. Back to Ennis over night.
July 16 Ennis
Travel to Kilarney via Ring of Kerry. Check into hotel in Kilarney (Arbutus
Hotel). Concert in evening at Scotts Beer Garden.
July 17 Kilarney
Depart Kilarney and visit Blarney Castle
enroute to Waterford. Check into
hotel in Waterford (Bridge Hotel).
Remainder of day at leisure.
July 18 Waterford
Arrive Dublin at . Visit Trinity
College Library, National Museum,
walk the Dublin streets including Grafton Street. Check into hotel at (Lucan Spa).
July 19 Dublin
Morning panoramic tour of Dublin followed by early afternoon rehearsal. Concert at Peoples Park
In Dun Laoire.
July 20 Dublin
– Holyhead, Wales - Liverpool
Depart Dublin for Seahawk Ferry to Wales. Arrive in early afternoon in Wales. Stops in quaint towns in Wales
including Chester. Arrive Liverpool
and hotel in late afternoon (Atlantic Hotel).
July 21 Liverpool
Leave Liverpool – travel through Llangollen and Shrewsbury
to Birmingham. Concert in evening
and overnight in Birmingham.
July 22 Birmingham
Depart Birmingham enroute to London. Stops at Coventry Cathedral, Stratford
–on- Avon and Oxford. Arrive in London and our hotel (London
Hospitality Inn, Bayswater). Farewell Banquet
July 23 London
Panoramic tour of London – St James to watch changing of the guard, Trafalgar area, Oxford street, Marble
Arch, and much more. Afternoon at leisure.
Evening Concert in Reading.
July 24 London
Whole day free for shopping, etc.
July 25 London
Depart London at for Detroit.
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