2017 Instructors

Planning for the 14th annual
O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

is underway, and here is an update.

The event will be held
October 20-22, 2017

Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center
in Midlothian, TX.

For our 2017 retreat, we have 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 – Pat Murphy; Fiddle (Fundamentals) – Devin Shepherd; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Brid Harper; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Liz Carroll; 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; Piano Accordion (All Levels) -- Alan Kelly; Singing (All Levels) -- Brendan Nolan; Tenor Banjo (Intermediate & Advanced) – Pauline Conneely; Uilleann Pipes – Mickey Dunne; Whistle/Flute (Fundamentals) – James Hamilton; Whistle (Intermediate & Advanced) – Shannon Heaton

Online Registration Begins 9 a.m. (CST),
Saturday, May 6th

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

O'Flaherty Retreat Flyer

Our Official Retreat Hotel for 2017

Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center
3 Community Circle Drive
Midlothian, Texas 76065
Hotel Phone: (469) 672-8760
Go to details HERE.


Special Thanks to our 2016 Donors!

2016 Major Sponsors
Southwest Celtic Music Association
Trinity Hall Pub & Restaurant

2016 Key Sponsors
Managing to Excellence Corporation
Fiddler's Green Music Shop



Mike Martin
Lee and Linda Petersen
Therese Honey and Larry Mallette
Susan Canterbury
Phil Wirth

2016 Retreat Partners
Rebekah Passmore
Susie Nagel
Joyce Koester
Ian Bittle
John Haggerty
Michael Harris
Clay Levit
Michael Martin
Martha Schinzel
Ian Varley
Michael McCauley
Joel Lewis
John McGuire
Tom McArdle
Bob Moore
Shaddow Walter