The tour takes place during the last two weeks of June each year, finishing in time for folk to be home for the Fourth of July celebrations.
We now run two different tours, year about –
This tour runs on odd numbered years – the next one is in 2015. The itinerary commences with everyone being picked up at Edinburgh airport. Places visited include Roslin Chapel, Moffat, The Antrim Glens/Giant’s Causeway, Ulster folk and transport museum, The Burns Experience in Alloway, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Mull and Iona, Culloden, The Perthshire Highlands, Edinburgh and Fife (including St. Andrews). At the tour’s conclusion, you get tucked into the airport hotel on the evening before departure.
This tour runs on even numbered years – the next one is in 2014. The itinerary also starts at Edinburgh airport. Places visited include Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Skye, Lewis and Harris (including the Callanish Stones), the North coast, Viking and Neolithic sites on Orkney, then to Inverness, Morayshire (including Culloden) and Aberdeenshire, Fife (including St. Andrews). Once again you are booked into the airport hotel before departure the next day.
Along the way we are entertained by excellent traditional singers and musicians from among Jack’s musical connections through the years.
The cost includes: dinners; bed and breakfast in first class mostly traditional hotels (except for one night in a good hostel in Ireland); travel in a comfortable seventeen seat bus; and visits to local attractions.
For more details on timing and cost, and a link to the booking form visit http://www.scottishsongandstory.co.uk/whitespringsfolkclub.htm – don’t worry about the page title; just cut and paste. We never got round to changing it, but it really is about the tour!