Guest Instructors and Concerts
The North Texas School of Irish Music will be bringing a number of guest instructors to Dallas to work with the students in the school through seminars as well as giving concerts featuring Traditional Irish Music. We will also work with the North Texas Irish Festival in coordinating seminars for some of the visiting performers.
The final list of musicians, dates and time will be provided shortly as we finalize all our schedules for the year.
Originally from Connemara, Ireland, Danny is a man with vision. In his belief that we owe everything to those who have gone before us, he has dedicated his life to the preservation of his Celtic heritage. In this modern age, it is refreshing to find someone who is a champion for days gone by and a crusader for those yet to come. His rich soulful voice, captivating storytelling and engaging stage presence will take the audience to the depth and breadth of his soul.
John Carty is one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003. Born in London, fiddler John Carty has established himself among the elite in Irish traditional music and as a staunch supporter of its preservation. Carty developed his love for fiddle, banjo, and flute, all of which he has mastered, through his multi-instrumentalist father who was a member of the Glenside Ceili Band in London in the 1960’s.
“Bua evokes the good times that Irish traditional music so often celebrates ,” playing in a manner “largely forgotten in today’s overly polished Irish music world .” With “a precision and intensity that is rarely heard on this side of the Atlantic,” their sound stands out among modern bands in the genre by “keeping the music down the path of tradition” while still being able to “raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.”
The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 11th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2015 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley, (TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year) along with renowed harpist, Gráinne Hambly.