Hwy 61 Blues Music Tour of America 2015, May 28th. - June 15th. 2016 - View this tour
MEDITERRANEAN Music Cruise, 15th. Aug - 1st. Sept 2016 - View this cruise
Outback Music Tour, 21 April-6 May 2016 - View this tour
Ireland & Scotland Music Tour, July 20 – August 14, 2016 - View this tour
Top End Music Cruise, 3-20 June 2016 - View this cruise
Music Tour of America, 18 Sept. -12 Oct. 2016 - View this tour

2016/17 Music Tours and Cruises

Jazz Music Tour of America with Libby O'Donovan

The 2016 Jazz Music Tour of America will be a marvellous tour, especially for jazz music enthusiasts. The tour visits Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., and New Orleans….…all important jazz music cities in the USA. Also, the last four days of the tour are spent in New Orleans, for the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival……one of the world’s largest and most colourful jazz festivals - places still available, BOOK NOW!

Tour dates: 15 April to 4 May 2016


2016 Jazz Music Tour of America with Libby O’DonovanThe line-up for the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has just been announced, and includes the following acts: Stevie Wonder; Neil Young & Promise of the Real; Snoop Dogg; Paul Simon; Beck; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; My Morning Jacket; Bonnie Raitt; Irma Thomas; Dr John & the Nite Trippers; Arlo Guthrie; Mavis Staples; Buddy Guy; Aaron Neville; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; The Isley Brothers; Elvin Bishop; & Ellis Marsalis. For the full line-up, go to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival website: www.nojazzfest.com Please note, the Festival runs over two consecutive weekends. The tour group will be attending the Festival for 3 days on the second weekend: Friday April 29th, Saturday April 30th, & Sunday May 1st. In the list above, I’ve only included acts that are appearing on Apr. 29th & 30th, and May 1st.

Line-up for the 29th April: Paul Simon • My Morning Jacket • Ms. Lauryn Hill • Irma Thomas • Elvin Bishop Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon • Jazmine Sullivan Honey Island Swamp Band • Bonerama • Dirty Dozen Brass Band • The Revivalists John Boutté • Wayne Toups • John Mooney & Bluesiana • Cash Box Kings Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Line-up for the 30th April: Stevie Wonder • Snoop Dogg • Beck • Buddy Guy • Dr. John & The Nite Trippers Preservation Hall Jazz Band • Jon Batiste and Stay Human • Hurray for the Riff Raff The Lone Bellow • Gregory Porter • Rebirth Brass Band • Big Freedia • Arturo Sandoval Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong • The Soul Rebels Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas • Ricky Dillard & New G Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen • Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings

Line-up for the 1st May: Neil Young + Promise of the Real • Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue • Bonnie Raitt Arlo Guthrie - Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary • Mavis Staples The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley • Aaron Neville Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly • Chris Botti Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest Art Neville • Punch Brothers Tribute to B.B. King hosted by the B.B. King Blues Band with special guests Tribute to Allen Toussaint hosted by the Allen Toussaint Band with special guests.

Plus many more artists are scheduled for these dates, check the latest here on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival web site.

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MEDITERRANEAN Music Cruise on the luxurious Brilliance of the Seas

The Mediterranean Music Cruise, with Wayne Horsburgh, The Howie Brothers and Andy Toombs, is a wonderful opportunity to cruise on the luxurious Brilliance of the Seas, enjoy fabulous live music, and experience the unforgettable sights of the Mediterranean region. The cruise is fully escorted, with John Howie as tour leader and Gill Delaney as assistant tour leader, and includes sightseeing tours in all ports of call.

Amazing value – nothing more to pay. The Mediterranean Music Cruise represents amazing value. There are no extras; everything is included in the one great price! Port & handling charges, gratuities and air taxes, normally expensive extras, are included in the price. Also, international airfares are included in the price.

Cruise dates: August 15 – September 1, 2016

Visiting: Barcelona, Kotor (Montenegro), Venice, Split (Croatia), Amalfi Coast, Rome, Tuscany (Florence; Pisa) and Provence (France)

Wayne Horsburgh is one of Australia’s most successful international country music entertainers. Influenced by Slim Whitman & Frank Ifield, his style of yodelling is a real crowd pleaser. Originally from Benalla, Wayne moved to Sydney in 1979 to expand his music career and also tour the world. For 25 years Wayne resided part of each year in the USA, sharing stages at Festivals and Fairs with some of country music’s biggest stars including Merle Haggard, The Statler Brothers and Mickey Gilley. Wayne has released 30 albums and won many music industry awards, including his elevation to the ‘Roll of Renown’ at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Wayne is looking forward to sharing his passion for music with you, on the 2016 Mediterranean Music Cruise.

brilliance_of_the_seasBrilliance of the Seas is a four-star floating leisure resort with plenty to keep you occupied. Characterised by her sleek super-yacht design, the expansive glass exteriors are perfectly complemented by sophisticated furnishings and fabrics. Featuring a large casino, choice of 5 dining options, an array of bars and pubs, rock-climbing wall, theatre and more, you may not want to leave the ship at all.

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Canada/Alaska Music Tour/Cruise 2017 preliminary information

With Adam Harvey, Craig Giles, Camille & Stuie, and The Howie Brothers. Dates are: June 28th to July 16th 2017.


Day 1 Wed 28 June – Vancouver

Day 2 Thu 29 June – Vancouver

Day 3 Fri 30 June – board Radiance of the Seas

Day 4 Sat 1 Jul – Inside Passage (cruising)

Day 5 Sun 2 Jul – Ketchikan

Day 6 Mon 3 Jul – Icy Strait Point

Day 7 Tue 4 Jul – Juneau

Day 8 Wed 5 Jul – Skagway

Day 9 Thu 6 Jul – Hubbard Glacier (cruising)

Day 10 Fri 7 Jul – Seward – disembark Radiance of the Seas – stay in Seward/Anchorage

Day 11 Sat 8 Jul – Seward/Anchorage

Day 12 Sun 9 Jul – Fly to Calgary

Day 13 Mon 10 Jul – Calgary

Day 14 Tues 11 Jul – Banff

Day 15 Wed 12 Jul – Banff

Day 16 Thu 13 Jul – Banff

Day 17 Fri 14 Jul – Fly home from Calgary via Vancouver

Day 18 Sat 15 Jul – In flight

Day 19 Sun 16 Jul – Arrive

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