Classes Are Closing!

It's not too late to enroll but some classes are filling up, so now is the time to act if you are wanting to come. Online enrollment ends Saturday, October 13th.
After that, contact us at!

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat
October 18-21, 2018

Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center
8060 Singleton Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065

We encourage you to review the schedule, lodging, fees and FAQs pages and determine your choices for classes, meals and lodging before beginning the process. Regardless if you are a veteran attendee or a new student, you will be required to set up a new account first. If a particular class or lodging is not displayed as you register, it is no longer available, but you can complete a waiting list form. You may evenutally get the class/lodging you seek as other students have to withdraw or make changes.

To help us celebrate our 15th year, we have put together a fantastic teaching lineup with some of the best players/teachers in the tradition. Instructors will include Annmarie Acosta - piano accordion; Yvonne Casey - intermediate fiddle; Kathleen Conneely – whistle; Séamus Connolly, lectures and fiddle masterclass; Brian Conway - advanced fiddle; Máirtín de Cógáin - set dancing; Niamh Fahy - fiddle fundamentals; Marla Fibish – mandolin; Rob Forkner – bodhran; Aislinn Gagliardi – harp; Aoife Granville – flute; Cathal Hayden - tenor banjo; Rick Holt - bodhran fundamentals; Éilís Kennedy – singing; Nolan Ladewski - whistle/flute fundamentals; Brian Miller - bouzouki; Niamh Ní Charra - intermediate fiddle; Liam O'Connor - intermediate fiddle; Máirtín O'Connor - button accordion; Seamie O'Dowd – guitar; Jerry O'Sullivan - uilleann pipes; Pete Strickler - mandolin/banjo fundamentals, and Jack Talty, Anglo concertina.

Coming to Dallas Early?
If yes, you don't want to miss this!

Mairtin O'Connor Band Concert

Click on photo for details.

Here is our 2018 Flyer/Poster. Click on it for a downloadable PDF.

O'Flaherty Retreat Flyer

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 in 2017 or you want
to see/hear the instructor concerts again,


Special Thanks to our 2018 Donors!

2018 Major Sponsors
Trinity Hall Pub & Restaurant
Southwest Celtic Music Association
Mark Kenneth

2018 Key Sponsors
Fiddler's Green Music Shop

Catherine Koehler
Therese Honey & Larry Mallette
Susan & Robert Canterbury
Mike Martin

2018 Retreat Partners
Bob Moore
Susie Nagel
Brian Shaw
Jim Langley
Jill Shipman
Ann Delahanty
Herb Taylor
Jay Sewell
Linda Rae
Tom McArdle
Lisa & Paul Dryer