TIMES was formed in January of 2005 by Ken Fleming, a veteran traditional Irish musician who has promoted the playing of Irish music since 1980. A founder/president of the Southwest Celtic Music Association and founder/director of the North Texas Irish Festival, Ken and a community of traditional players from throughout the region are organizing programs to teach the music and increase its performance. TIMES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating in the State of Texas. TIMES is the producer of the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat and the O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp held annually in October and June respectively, TradCamp and the TIMES House Concert series and sponsored the creation of the North Texas School of Irish Music. TIMES also conducts sessions and other group instruction programs year-round.