Thanks for Joining Us!

It went by really fast, and for those of us who organized the event, we already miss you! For stories and photos, be sure and go to our group page on Facebook at RETREAT. Thank you to our amazing volunteers, hardworking staff and incredible instructors! You made the experience memorable and meaningful. And to our students who attended, thanks for sharing a bit of your lives with us! You are our friends, family and community. Hope to see you next year!


Mark your calendars for next year's event:

Our 15th annual
O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

October 19-21, 2018
Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center
8060 Singleton Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065

For a map and directions, go to DIRECTIONS.

GPS Coordinates -- 32°23'45.3"N 97°00'28.9"W

If you didn't make the retreat this year or you want to see/hear the instructor concerts again,

For our 2017 retreat, we had a spectacular teaching lineup, including:

Bodhran (Fundamentals) –  Cara Wildman; Bodhran (Intermediate & Advanced) – Albert Alfonso; Bouzouki – Alan Murray; Button Accordion – Billy McComiskey; Concertina (Fundamentals) – Brian Ó hAirt; Concertina – Tony O’Connell; Dancing – Maldon Meehan; Fiddle (Fundamentals) – Devin Shepherd; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Randal Bays; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Liz Carroll; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Brid Harper; Fiddle (Advanced) – James Kelly; Flute (Intermediate & Advanced) – Steph Geremia; Guitar – Daithi Sproule; Harp – Marta Cook; Mandolin/Banjo (Fundamentals) – John Liestman; Mandolin (Intermediate & Advanced) – Mary Coogan; Singing (All Levels) -- Brendan Nolan; Tenor Banjo (Intermediate & Advanced) – Pauline Conneely; Uilleann Pipes – Mickey Dunne; Whistle/Flute (Fundamentals) – Jonathan Milton; Whistle (Intermediate & Advanced) – Shannon Heaton

Here was our 2017 flyer. Click on it to enlarge!

O'Flaherty Retreat Flyer


Special Thanks to our 2017 Donors!

2017 Major Sponsors
Mark Kenneth
Trinity Hall Pub & Restaurant
Fiddler's Green Music Shop

Mike Martin
Therese Honey and Larry Mallette
Phil Wirth
Van Sederburg
Bob Moore

2017 Retreat Partners
Susie Nagel
Jean Williams
Catherine Koehler
Shulamith Barbe
Elizabeth Denker
Chrystin Pleasants
Tom McArdle
Jim Langley
Things Celtic
John McGuire
Michelle Feldman
Rebekah Passmore
Joyce Koester
Ray Quigley