The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat was named after Jim O’Flaherty who moved to North Texas from Ireland bringing with him a musical tradition which he nurtured by hosting sessions and potluck dinners in his home. This gathering of musicians grew into a handful of bands and Irish music began to grow in North Texas. After Jim’s passing in 2001, the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat was formed as a tribute to his work and over time became a cultural focus that drew interested musicians from all over the area, the country and the world.
Once a year, the retreat brings three days of classes, sessions, concerts, and dances facilitated by a core group of area-wide volunteers and staff and attracting internationally respected musicians from within the Irish music tradition to perform and teach.
Find out more about the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat at their website.