FlashpointSession in the Park. Photograph by Art Nardiello

Presented By


Southwest Celtic Music Association

2017 Dates & Times

Friday, March 3rd

Saturday, March 4th

Sunday, March 5th


Fair Park, Dallas, TX

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Performer Schedules Now Available

The majority of the performer schedules are now available online or for download.

Headline and Local Musicians Announced

The Performer Selection Committee is pleased to be able to announce the Headline and Local musicians that have been selected for 2017 and details are available in the Performers section.

We are really excited to present a number of new bands this year, including Barrule from the Isle of Mann, the High KIngs and Breaking Trad, although festival-goers will no doubt recognize many of the players in the latter. We are also please to bring back the very popular We Banjo 3 as well as Scotlands acclaimed Brian McNeill; Irelands top harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh; and our token Englishman Chris Newman. The Elders, Brock McGuire and Town Pants complete the lineup.

NTIF Welcomes Shannon Brewing Company

At 2017 NTIF we will be pouring Shannon Irish ales at all of our fine beer tents, along with the usual Smithwicks and Guinness products. No, Shannon Beer is not brewed on the west coast of Ireland but right here in Keller Texas by founder and brewer Shannon Carter.

We will also be offering Magners Irish apple and pear ciders.

Hotel Now Taking Reservations

The Doubletree Hotel, Campbell Center is again the festival host hotel. Rooms are going fast, so make your reservation early to avoid having to sleep in the car.

Note: You can now make your hotel reservations online at the Hilton Doubletree secure website. Check the accommodation pages.

Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted

Check the Vendor section for this years rates and application form.

Volunteers - Sign up Now

NTIF welcomes all volunteers to sign up online. Take a look at the wide range of volunteer oportunities, from admissions to beer booths to setup and teardown. Remember, you get in FREE on the day of your shift(s) and if you sign up for two or more shifts you get a free T-Shirt. Sign up now, and don't forget to attend the Volunteer Meeting on January 29th at the Hilton Doubletree in Campbell Center.