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2023 Wild Atlantic Music Tour

Join John for the trip of a lifetime during his Wild Atlantic Music Tour from April 29-May 6, 2023. Enjoy seven days of sightseeing, live music, and unforgettable cultural experiences along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way with John as your expert tour guide. Stay in 3 and 4 star hotels with luxury transportation provided from Ennis to Mayo ad beyond, view the full itinerary here.

To book, contact:
+ 353 86 1721326

Session News

“Taking Time” Slow Sessions

Every Wednesday, John hosts a FREE “Taking Time” slow session on Zoom. These sessions take place on Wednesdays, starting at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern / Midnight Irish/UK time, and usually last about two hours. Everybody is welcome to enjoy playing (or listening to) favorite tunes at a comfortable tempo.

To sign up for the Taking Time, all you have to do is sign up for John’s email newsletter. He sends out the Zoom link and tune list every week, usually on Tuesday evenings.

The Whelan Master Sessions

This series is no longer available but it was fun!

John was proud to lead the successful Whelan Master Sessions.

Guest artists included Phil Cunningham, Damien Mullane, Daithí Gormley and David Munnelly for Boxing Day; Oisín Mac Diarmada and Samantha Harvey; Liam Kelly and Tom Morrow; and many more.

Click the Master Sessions tab in the menu bar to learn more about the series.

Album News

Passage of Time is available on Bandcamp

John’s album, Passage of Time, is available on Bandcamp! It features 33 of his original compositions – some of which have been featured on popular television series like Sex and the City – and many of which have been performed and recorded by artists all around the world. Unfortunately John does not have physical CD’s in stock but you CAN download it online.

Reviews for Passage of Time

“John Whelan connects with an audience in a way some musicians can’t.” – Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo


Irish Echo Review by Earle Hitchner Page 1

Irish Echo Review by Earle Hitchner Page 2

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