An Irish Music Camp Like No Other!
The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat is the premier event in the lineup of educational camps and events organized by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES).
Each year, we convene for three days of core classes, enrichment classes, workshops, sessions, concerts, dances, and camaraderie. The retreat is an educational event where you can immerse yourself in traditional Irish music and dance with a community of motivated students and gifted teachers.
Named in honor of Jim O’Flaherty, a musician who immigrated from Ireland to North Texas spreading the Irish music tradition through his family, friends and community, the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat continues with the commitment to helping others learn, enjoy, and grow in this rich cultural tradition. Read about our history…
Each year we invite internationally respected musicians and dancers from Ireland and beyond within the Irish music tradition to teach our classes and perform in concerts held at the Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas. We also engage a core group of local and area-wide volunteers and staff who are dedicated to making the retreat experience memorable for our participants. The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat is a gathering of lovers of Irish music and dance who come together annually to foster cultural traditions that so many of us hold close to our hearts.