Southwest Celtic Music Association presents The North Texas Irish Festival
The 34th Annual North Texas Irish Festival returns, celebrating the legends of the past and the legacy that continues to draw tens of thousands of fans to Dallas for everyone’s favorite celebration of music and Irish culture.
This year’s theme, Legends and Legacy, highlights some of the true legends of Irish music who will also grace the stage at North Texas Irish Festival, including crowd favorites Altan and Solas, among other featured performers from around the world. New this year is a special appearance from Celtic Aire, the premier folk ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, and Scythian, a Celtic band from the Ukraine that specializes in "immigrant rock." From highlighting true legends of Irish music to continuing the legacy through newer, younger musicians emerging from the North Texas hotbed of Irish music, North Texas Irish Festival proves to be another rich, cultural experience that will have toes tapping and minds blown.
The North Texas Irish Festival features top Irish musicians and dancers from around the world and a number of cultural presentations on 13 stages. After all that music and dancing, hungry appetites can be satisfied with Irish stew, Shepherd’s pie, or even fish and chips at one of the many food booths featuring traditional Irish cuisine. Cooking presentations from top chefs will modernize Irish classics with new flavor twists and cook with traditional Irish ingredients like Guinness, fare that attendees can taste and then wash down with a glass of their favorite Irish beverage. Whiskey tastings, blacksmithing demonstrations, horse displays and more allow attendees to experience Celtic culture. Urchin Street kid-friendly activities include children's entertainment, a petting zoo, safety demonstrations and art activities. Storytellers will weave tales of Celtic lore for everyone to enjoy.