Ken Fleming is the founder/executive director of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society. For more than four decades, Ken has performed and taught Irish music. He is the co-founder and former president of the Southwest Celtic Music Association and co-founder and former director of the North Texas Irish Festival.
Because of his efforts to build an Irish music community, Ken was named “Dallas Irishman of the Year” by the Irish-American Society of Dallas in 1988 and selected Grand Marshall of the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade that year. In 2011, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí ÉireannIn recognized Ken for his “commitment to the promotion and preservation of traditional Irish culture” at its annual convention.
He is the founder of the O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp and founder/director of the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat. He performs with various ensembles including Jigsaw, TIMES Session Players and the Lone Star Ceili Band.