O’Flaherty Retreat Benefit Sept 19, 2015

The benefit for the 2015 O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat is coming up on September 19th at Trinity Hall from 6pm to midnight.  Come out to help support the retreat and enjoy some great music!


As Ken Fleming says,

“If you are in the Dallas area, please come support the retreat by attending our annual benefit on Saturday, September 19th from 6-12 midnight at Trinity Hall Pub adjacent to the Anjelika Theater in Mockingbird Station in Dallas. Here is a MAP. The pub is donating a generous portion of its receipts to our cause, so please come by for a listen to some great music and have drinks and a great meal. There also will be a drawing for prizes. The lineup for the benefit will include some of the top bands playing Irish music in our area, in order of appearance on the hour, the North Texas School of Irish Music Festival Band, Coolin, Jigsaw, Selkie Girls, Five Second Rule and Seamus Stout. Join us for the celebration!

We are just weeks away from this year’s O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, and some of our classes are getting full.  We’re excited what we have in store for you in October, so please visit our website at www.oflahertyretreat.org and consider enrolling while there are openings.  It’s going to be another great learning event, and we hope you will join us!  Here are the details:

The 12th annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas, about 30 minutes south of Dallas.   Classes will be held on bodhran, bouzouki, button accordion, concertina, dancing, fiddle, flute, guitar, harp, mandolin, piano accordion, singing, tenor banjo, uilleann pipes, and whistle.  An exceptional lineup of instructors will teach including some of the best musicians/instructors in the tradition (see TEACHERS).  Tuition is $250 for adults and $150 for youth ages 12 to 18 by invitation only.  Tuition covers up to nine 90-minute core classes, three one-hour enrichment classes and three 90-minute workshops.   Meals, lodging and shuttle service may be reserved separately.  A limited number of scholarships are available for those requiring financial assistance.   For more information, email info@oflahertyretreat.org or call (469) 215-1840.”

Included in the dancing instruction this year will be Sean Nos and Musicality for Dancers by Siobhan Butler and Ceili and Set dancing by Susan and Michael Harrison.  There will three (3!) ceilis this year.  A welcome ceili on Thursday night, the “big” ceili on Saturday night and a farewell ceili Sunday afternoon.

There aren’t many class openings still available, sign up soon!

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Michael Harrison

Husband, Programmer, Irish dancer, tinkerer, astronomer, layabout (as much as possible)

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