Social Dancing at NTIF 4 – 2016

This is the fourth of the posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  Got your shoes shined?

This time we’re up to 2007 with the ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison.

Back 2 Back Hornpipe. Be careful what you grab.

2007 Ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

As is usual, great music by the Lone Star Ceili Band

2007 Ceili music by the Lone Star Ceili Band and friends

Pictured are Ken Fleming, Heather Gilmer, ?, Jeff Philips, Kevin Alewine and Rick Cunningham.

I’m not sure who is behind Ken but those don’t look like Peggy Fleming’s legs.

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

Social Dancing at NTIF 3 – 2016

You’re getting ready for the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival, aren’t you?

This time we’re up to 2006 with a the ceili workshop by Catherine Bishop nee Sherer, fresh from performing with the Jackson Irish Dancers.

2006 Ceili workshop called by Catherine Bishop

Followed by the ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison with music by the Lone Star Ceili Band.

2006 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

Social Dancing at NTIF 2 – 2016

This is the second post of a series that I’m doing during the run-up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  In each post I’ll feature a photo or two of the social dancing from past festivals to get you warmed up for this year.

This time we’ve got the ceili from 2005 called by Erin Bliss nee Reed

2005 Ceili called by Erin Bliss

and music by the Lone Star Ceili band

2005 Lone Star Ceili Band & Friends

with (from left to right) Mimi Rogers, Peggy Fleming, Allison Hicks, Ken Fleming, Kevin Alewine and (I think) Rick Cunningham.

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

Social Dancing at NTIF 2.1 – 2016

This is the second (+1) post of a series that I’m doing during the run-up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  In each post I’ll feature a photo or two of the social dancing from past festivals to get you warmed up for this year.

I ran across a few older pictures so we’re going back in time from 2005 to 2002. We’ll be heading to 2006 tomorrow.

We’ve got a later afternoon ceili workshop and evening ceili called by Erin Bliss nee Reed

2002 Ceili workshop called by Erin Bliss
2002 Ceili called by Erin Bliss

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

Social Dancing at NTIF 1 – 2016

This is the first post of a series that I’m doing during the run-up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  In each post I’ll feature a photo or two of the social dancing from past festivals to get you warmed up for this year.

Beginning with the ceili called by Jesse Meredith in 2004.

Everyone dance sevens to the right.
Siege of Ennis anyone?

Come on out to the Emerald stage, in the Tower building, for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

NTIF 2013

Pictures from the dance workshop and ceili have been posted.  Thanks to everyone who came out to dance, the musicians and our sound engineer Carla.

Dance picture updates

For a number of reasons, we’ve been tardy in putting up pictures from recent dancing events.  Well, here they are:

Trinity Hall Feb 19

NTIF 2012

Trinity Hall Mar 18

The next dance is on April 7th at the Sammons Center.  Come on out and join the fun!

NTIF 2010 A Dogs View

Chip seemed to have a ball at the North Texas Irish Festival over the weekend.

Continue reading “NTIF 2010 A Dogs View”

Feb 20th 2010 Ceili Pictures

The ceili last night was loads of fun. If you missed it, pictures are available in the gallery.

Don’t forget, NTIF is coming up next month as well as another ceili session at Trinity Hall in Dallas.


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A bit of NTIF

It was a good, busy day. We took Chip out for his first festival and he seemed to really enjoy meeting the other dogs and wasn’t too freaked out by the crowds. He’s a quick, bouncy dog and the few times there were just too many feet around, he’d jump about a bit. We carried him through the worst.

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There was plenty of dancing with Saturday night closing with a three-hour ceili played by the Lone Star Ceili Band and called by Susan and myself.

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