Cead Mile Failte, a hundred thousand welcomes to “CELTIC ON THE COSTAS”, a weeks celebration of the best of Celtic Music Traditions. Like the people themselves the music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales has transcended all kinds of boundaries and has become for many, the music of the soul, an international form of communication that leaves you happy and fulfilled in its wake.
It always excites and invariably liberates the spirit and in the process of doing so, overcomes all kinds of obstacles as it journeys across many continents and on around the world to where it is then passed down from generation to generation. Once it has touched your inner being, you will remain a convert for life. This, is why one can state with confidence that, unlike some modern musical trends, Celtic Music is NOT merely a passing phase but more a way of life!
It has been around for countless generations and will no doubt be around for many more. The massive migrations of Irish and Scottish people throughout history but particularly after the famine, and the Scottish highland clearances brought the music to the US and Canada. Big cities like New York, Boston and Chicago developed a vibrant traditional Celtic music culture due entirely to the large numbers of Irish immigrants. Other places like Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia, settled by people from Scotland benefited in a similar way. Closer to home, the UK also boasts a very vibrant Celtic Music culture. This is due in no small part to the trojan efforts of Comhaltas Cheoiltoiri Eireann (CCE) who organise the annual Fleadh Cheoil na Breataine, (the All Britain Festival). Now, with your help, and under the stewardship of all round musician, Sean Sweeney from Longford, we plan to bring our Celtic Music traditions to different parts of Europe and take this opportunity to invite you and your friends to join us in October 2019 in Albufeira in the Algarve to celebrate with us our first CELTIC ON THE COSTAS Music Festival, where we can share and learn from each other and as a natural consequence, contribute to the passing on of this wonderful tradition to the next generation.
We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa in Albufeira where a host of the best musicians and singers have been invited to perform for your enjoyment.
Looking forward to welcoming you.
Flights from Stansted and Gatwick to Faro Airport. Supplements up to £25 per person will be applicable for Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds, Liverpool and Bristol as well as Irish Airports (Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Shannon) – please call for details.
6 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (wine included at dinner)
Meet & Greet service with transfers to and from the Grande Real Santa Eulalia 5* Resort Hotel and Spa
Full festival pass
Full time service of the Enjoy Travel team plus festival volunteers
Fully protected for your peace of mind – ATOL No. 6227
**Hand luggage only included – if you require hold bags, reserved seats or extra leg room please call for costs
**Supplements up to £25 per person will be applicable for all other airports – please call for details.
**Book your own flights and transfers and receive £130 discount per person.
**Airport Transfers are included on the 21st and 27th October.
**If you require a transfer on any other day a charge of £25 pp each way will be applied
**Extra nights can be arranged but only at the end of the festival.
|Two Bedroom Apartment (4 person)||£699||€ 783|
|Two Bedroom Apartment (3 person)||£769||€ 861|
|One Bed Apartment (2 person)||£799||€ 895|
|Single Studio||£1,089||€ 1,220|
|Twin/Double Standard Room||£799||€ 895|
|Sea View Twin/Double Room||£869||€ 973|
|Single Standard Room||£1,089||€ 1,220|
|Sea View Suite (2 sharing)||£1,149||€ 1,287|
|Sea View Suite (3 sharing)||£829||€ 928|
|Land View Suite (2 sharing)||£949||€ 1,063|
|Land View Suite (3 sharing)||£769||€ 861|
Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa welcomes you to a 5 star Resort and Spa Hotel. An exclusive ambience, class, refined good taste and harmonious well being are the elegant standards with which the hotel provides relaxation and a perfect balance of body and mind.
Close to Albufeira, the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort and Hotel Spa has all the peace and tranquillity of an Algarve beach setting, the sense of fun that comes with a holiday in a tourist area, the style and technology for a business meeting and all the charm of a fairy tale.
The Grande Real Santa Eulália includes accommodation that will fit every ones’ need. Each room, suite or apartment comes with air conditioning, satellite TV and a balcony. The restaurants on site offer a variety of options to guests from Portuguese to International cuisine. In the evening guests may relax at one of the 3 bars on-site. In addition there are 3 pool bars serving refreshments and snacks.
The Real Spa Therapy includes 17 treatment rooms, a pool with Thalasso Circuit, massage rooms, relaxation areas, a sauna, a cocoon, a hamman, a gym and other wellness facilities.
The Albufeira Old Town area is 2.9 miles away while the lively Oura Strip is just 1.1 miles away. The extensive Falésia Beach is 2.1 miles away and Faro International Airport is 22.4 miles away.
Take in a fresh breath of morning air while facing a sea or garden/land view from the balconies in the classic rooms. Ideally suited for single and double guests, these rooms will invite you with their warm decorative colours and delicate details.
With wireless Internet, satellite TV, a radio, mini bar, a large double bed or twin beds, relaxing in these rooms will be the best way to enjoy your leisure time.
Air conditioning, a direct-dial telephone, a safe, as well as a complete bathroom with a bathtub and a hairdryer complete the amenities in your accommodation.
For those who prefer spacious areas, the suites will be the right choice for you. With views of the gleaming sea or of the garden/land from either of the two balconies, a cosy living area (with a sofa bed), as well as a room with twin beds or a large double bed make the suites a fantastic choice. These suites provide excellent facilities for 2-3 guests and include: Air conditioning, a direct-dial telephone, a satellite TV, a radio and wireless Internet, a mini bar, safe and two complete bathrooms (with a hairdryer) have all been arranged for you. A hydro-massage bathtub is also a wonderful treat these suites provide too.
Studio For 1
Ideal for an intimate retreat, the studios integrate a pleasant balcony for guests, as well as a delightful living room and bedroom that share a common area. A fully equipped kitchenette and a complete bathroom are other integrated sections.
All studios possess a safe, mini bar, radio, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, together with wireless Internet. Decorated with a perfect touch of tranquillity and class, this choice will guarantee you experience an ultimate carefree holiday.
Apartments For 2 – 4 people
Designed for those who are fond of wide spaces, luxurious facilities and a refined décor, the resort apartment suites are a perfect match to your requirements. With the possibility to accommodate 2 to 5 guests (1 or 2 bedrooms per apartment), a sophisticated living area and a complete kitchenette, this option has been set to cater for the most demanding of guests.
A satellite TV, a radio, safe, mini bar, air conditioning and wireless Internet are additional features. A bathroom with a hairdryer has also been included. Perfect for travelling families and friends, this accommodation choice will provide you with a great holiday home with pleasant garden views, making your holiday at the Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel & Spa a truly memorable one.
For more information on this resort visit www.granderealsantaeulalia.realhotelsgroup.com
Joanie Madden with Cherish the Ladies
Moya Brennan and her family Band
Brandon McPhee Trio
Plus others yet to be confirmed.
Daily workshops with:
Loraine Sweeney, Angela Usher, Matt Griffin, Michael McGoldrick, Mary O’Brien
and others to be announced.
Tom McElvogue, Michael Lennon, Eimer Twoomey, Tadgh Twoomey and Sean Gilsenan,
plus others yet to be confirmed.
Lots of great sessions planned and these will take place several times daily throughout the complex. Details posted on the notice board in reception.
The entertainment featured above is correct at the time of publishing. In the unlikely event that an artist is unable to appear for whatever reason, Enjoy Travel cannot be held responsible. However, Enjoy Travel is happy to confirm that the entire programme will still be performed.