Southwest Celtic Music Association
Friday, February 28th
Saturday, March 1st
Sunday, March 2nd
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
The North Texas Irish Festival
is sponsored in part
by a grant from the
Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
Welcome to the NTIF 2014 website. We are getting closer to being ready, and have just announced the headline bands for 2014. Topping the bill will be Natalie MacMaster and hubby Donnell Leahy in a variety of combinations including Natalie and Donnell teamed up with pianists Mac Morin and Erin Leahy to present a show that is completely different from typical Natalie MacMaster or Leahy shows that reflects the musicality of these two pairs of performers.
We can also tell you that we listen to your inputs and are bringing back The Town Pants from Vancouver - The Trinity River Whalers borrowed Mr Valentine's Dead from these guys. What is it with all these excellent Canadian bands? Check out the performer pages for latest announcements
Local and Regional performers may now apply to the Performer Selection Committee no later than September 15, 2013. Applications should include a bio, recent sample CD (if we don't aready have your latest), 8.5 x 11 photo or jpg images, website address and email address. Note that for 2014 we require notification of any lineup changes, and reserve the right to remove the band from consideration. Any lineup changes up to the time of the performance must be agreed to in writing and may result in any contract being terminated.
Storytellers should follow the same process and schedule, directing their application to the Entertainment Director.
Dance schools will be contacted later in the year. Any dance group that has not performed at NTIF and would like to be considered should contact the Dance Selection Committee.
Email addresses and mailing information can be found on the Contacts page.
We have now established an online sales system for a limited amount of NTIF Apparel. You can purchase your denim shirt, cap or jacket. Just click on this link and you will be redirected to the online sales site. We are starting out in a small way with a limited range. If it all works the way it should and there is sufficient demand, then we will expand the range later in the year. We are also checking our inventory of Festival T-shirts and will add those when we know how many we have. Sales are managed by AD/fx a local company that has produced our apparel for many years, and all purchases will be mailed to you within a couple of weeks.