Online Registration
Has Begun!

Enrollment for the 13th annual O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat is now being accepted online. Go to the "Register" tab above in the top menu, and start the process. Regardless if you have attended before, you will need to set up a new student account. The dates are October 14-16 and we'll be back at the Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas for another three-day gathering of people who love to learn and play traditional Irish music. And happily, the new Courtyard Marriott in Midlothian is open and it is our retreat hotel! Mark the dates and plan to join us!

For our 2016 camp, we will have 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's 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
Reservation Information


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