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Plans are well underway for our 12th annual O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat to be held October 16-18, 2015 at Hobltizelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas. While we are uploading information as soon as we can, not all of the changes have been made from last year's event, so please come back in the coming weeks for updates.


Our 2015 camp has a spectacular teaching lineup. Instructors, in alphabetical order, included Isaac Alderson -- Whistle (Int. & Adv.); Siobhan Butler -- Sean-Nós Dancing (All Levels); John Carty -- Fiddle (Intermediate); Anna Colliton -- Bodhran (Int. & Adv.); Ashley Davis -- Singing (All Levels); Sean Earnest -- Bouzouki (All Levels); Niamh Fahy-- Fiddle (Fundamentals); Dylan Foley -- Fiddle (Intermediate); Sean Gavin -- Flute (Int. & Adv.); Dan Gurney -- Button Accordion (All Levels); Michelle Hedden -- Bodhran (All Levels); David Howley -- DADGAD Guitar (All Levels); Martin Howley -- Mandolin (All Levels); Alan Kelly -- Piano Accordion (All Levels); John Liestman -- Mandolin/Tenor Banjo (Fundamentals); Dan Lowery -- Flute/Whistle (Fundamentals); Karen McGarrett -- Harp (Fundamentals); Brian McNamara -- Uilleann Pipes (All Levels); Caitlín Nic Gabhann-- Anglo Concertina (All Levels); Ciarán Ó Maonaigh-- Fiddle (Intermediate); Sue Richards -- Harp (Int. & Adv.); Enda Scahill -- Tenor Banjo (Int. & Adv.); and Fergal Scahill -- Fiddle (Advanced).

Here's our 2015 flyer. Click on it to enlarge and send the link to your musical friends!



Special Thanks to our 2014 Donors!

2014 Major Sponsors
Southwest Celtic Music Association
Trinity Hall Pub & Restaurant
Managing to Excellence Corporation

2014 Key Sponsors
Fiddler's Green Music Shop in Austin
MIke Martin



Lee and Linda Petersen
Christy and Gordon McLeod
Shaddow Walter
Kenny Tweedy

2014 Retreat Partners
Therese Honey and Larry Mallette, Susie Nagel, John McGuire, Joel Lewis, John Liestman,
Rebekah Passmore, Gypsy Youngraven, Bob Moore, John McGuire, Kevin Kane, Louvain & Yannig Guiomard


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