It's A Wrap!

The 13th annual O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat is now over, and what a wonderful three days it was. Thank you for joining us! We hope the experience helped you in your learning and performing of traditional Irish music and dance. Please mark your calendars for October 20-22, 2017 when we will gather again in Midlothian, Texas for another retreat.

O'Flaherty Retreat Facebook Page
If you would like to see many of the photos and videos taken at the retreat and hear comments from our students, staff and instructors, please join our public group "O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat" on Facebook. Also, a number of videos have been uploaded of some of the fantastic instructor concerts on YouTube.

For our 2016 camp, we had another spectacular teaching lineup. Instructors, in alphabetical order, they include Hanz Araki -- Whistle (Int. & Adv.); Shay Black -- Singing (All Levels); Kevin Crawford -- Flute (Int. & Adv.); Danny Diamond -- Fiddle (Intermediate); Colin Farrell -- Fiddle (Intermediate); Grainne Hambly -- Harp (All Levels); Cathal Hayden-- Fiddle (Advanced); Michelle Hedden -- Bodhran (Fundamentals); Kieran Jordan -- Sean-Nós Dancing (All Levels); Jimmy Keane -- Piano Accordion (All Levels); Andy Kruspe -- Bohran (Int. & Adv.); Nolan Ladewski -- Flute/Whistle (Fundamentals); Daniel Mehalko -- Mandolin/Tenor Banjo (Fundamentals); Mick Moloney -- Mandolin (Int. & Adv); David Munnelly -- Button Accordion (All Levels); Eamon O'Leary -- Bouzouki (All Levels); Garry O'Meara -- Tenor Banjo (Int. & Adv.); Tommy O'Sullivan -- DADGAD Guitar (All Levels); Alison Perkins-- Fiddle (Fundamentals); Christian Stevens -- Anglo Concertina (Fundamentals); Cillian Vallely -- Uilleann Pipes (All Levels); and Niall Vallely-- Anglo Concertina (Int. & Adv.).

Here was our 2016 flyer. Click on it to enlarge!

O'Flaherty Retreat Flyer

Our Official Retreat Hotel for 2016

Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center
3 Community Circle Drive
Midlothian, Texas 76065
Hotel Phone: (469) 672-8760


Special Thanks to our 2016 Donors!

2016 Major Sponsors
Southwest Celtic Music Association
Trinity Hall Pub & Restaurant

2016 Key Sponsors
Managing to Excellence Corporation
Fiddler's Green Music Shop



Mike Martin
Lee and Linda Petersen
Therese Honey and Larry Mallette
Susan Canterbury
Phil Wirth

2016 Retreat Partners
Rebekah Passmore
Susie Nagel
Joyce Koester
Ian Bittle
John Haggerty
Michael Harris
Clay Levit
Michael Martin
Martha Schinzel
Ian Varley
Michael McCauley
Joel Lewis
John McGuire
Tom McArdle
Bob Moore
Shaddow Walter