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The Selkie Girls Livestreamed at the North Texas Irish Festival

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North Texas Irish Festival

North Texas Irish Festival 2021 Goes Virtual March 6 Special events will include 6 concurrent livestreams of music, dancing, story-telling, cooking, dogs, horses and more. Plus, a live all-day broadcast of music and bands from Ireland. More details to come. Follow us on social media and Presented by Southwest Celtic Music Association.


Lakeside Live Music Series: The Selkie Girls

The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75019

Originally formed in 2013, The Selkie Girls have firmly established themselves as a mainstay in the North Texas folk music scene. With dozens of music and art festivals under their belt, as well as numerous television appearances, the band has toured throughout the States, never failing to captivate audiences with their unique instrumentation, lush harmonies, and dynamic arrangements. The band (Alli Johnson: vocals/guitar, Jaycie Skidmore: vocals/flutes/penny whistles, Dave Ervin: vocals/guitar/mandolin, Joel Black: upright and fretless acoustic bass, Martin McCall: percussion, and Linda Mudd: harp) draws upon a vast repertoire of ancient and contemporary ballads, traditional Irish and Scottish songs (often sung in the native tongue), and foot-stomping jigs and reels, creating a truly eclectic and affecting musical experience.

Visit restaurants at The Sound for outdoor patio dining, to-go or curbside pick-up, and enjoy live music while you dine lakeside! Our patrons are our top priority, here are the steps we are taking to responsibly host outdoor live music: Social Distanced Lawn Seating Limited social-distanced seating available on the amphitheater lawn. Please sit in a painted circle in groups of up to 6 people. Maximum Capacity of 100 The amphitheater lawn can seat up to 100 people in designated distanced circles. If this space is at capacity, guests will be asked to sit in other socially-distanced seating locations available within our 2-acre space on picnic tables, garden furniture, or along the banks of the lake. Security is onsite to ensure capacity does not exceed 100 guests. Wear A Mask Face coverings are required while entering and exiting restaurants and walking to and from your lawn seating location in accordance with Dallas County regulations.

The Sound: On the cusp of North Dallas, a new neighborhood has arrived. Built from the ground up and overlooking scenic North Lake, The Sound at Cypress Waters is a place where you can enjoy the outdoors and out-of-the-box events. A place to throw parties like confetti and sip drinks past sundown. A place where playful dogs and passionate runners converge on the trails. A place for all your unexpected adventures. Visit for more details! Social-Distancing: As an outdoor venue, we are happy to welcome you to enjoy food, drinks, and live music on the lawn in our Amphitheater with plenty of space to physically distance from other guests. Please visit for more information. Free Parking: Free parking is available at The Sound! Look for the parking garages conveniently located on Bleecker St, directly across from The Sound Amphitheater. Lawn Seating: Pack a blanket or low profile lawn chair to enjoy performances at The Amphitheater. Average sized bags are all you need, so leave the over-sized backpacks, duffels and luggage behind. Because we have to say it: No handguns, firearms or other weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, outside alcohol, fireworks, glass containers, laser pointers, over-sized coolers, professional cameras, video or audio recording equipment, over-sized backpacks, duffels, or luggage. Please. Inclement Weather Policy: When severe weather conditions exist in close proximity to The Sound, we may choose to delay a performance for an hour or more, before deciding to cancel or proceed. The Sound is an outdoor venue with minimal coverage. Your safety is our priority. If weather conditions dictate, we may have to reschedule an event. Please come prepared should weather conditions change while an event is in progress. For the most up-to-date event information, please follow @TheSoundTX on Facebook and Instagram for potential weather delays or reschedule dates. Family Friendly: Safety is our top priority. Parents, please always accompany your children as they play and have fun on the lawn, splash fountain, outdoor games and maze activities. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy The Sound! For ADA accommodations, please contact:


The Selkie Girls at Chilsolm Trail Museum

Chisolm Trail Museum, 101 Chisolm Trail, Cleburne, TX 76033


The Selkie Girls at St. Paddy's Texas Style

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Old Town Lewisville - Wayne Ferguson Planza, 150 W. Church Street, Lewisville

Now in it's 4th year, this free St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Wayne Ferguson Plaza features Irish music, dance, Texas music, beer and an outdoor movie plus amusements for kids including a life-size games. Texas Independence Day is celebrated in March, which is why we celebrate St. Paddy's Texas Style! The 2020 schedule will be released in early 2020.

Food & beer will be sold on-site, and blankets and chairs are encouraged. Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome. Smoking/vaping is prohibited in Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Free parking is available in City Hall and in public lots in Old Town. A parking map will be added closer to the event.

Wayne Ferguson Plaza features native landscaping, an open lawn, a boardwalk alongside a flowing water feature, a splash pad, and a permanent stage.

For more information, call 972.219.3401 or follow Wayne Ferguson Plaza on Facebook.


Irish Gala at the Houstonian Hotel

Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas

Mark your calendars now!

Join us for an enjoyable evening for the 2019 Annual Irish Gala hosted by the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas.

This year’s program promises to be another great one. We will honor our good friend and long-time supporter Dr. Patrick Herlihy for his contributions to medicine and science in Houston and around the world.

Come celebrate the “Story of the Irish” in the growth and prosperity of Houston and Texas.

We will have lively Irish music, Irish dancers and a delicious three-course meal!

When: Friday, November 8, 2019, 6:00 pm Where: Houstonian Hotel, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024 Deadline for ticket purchase: Monday, November 4, 2019

Black tie optional

O'Flaherty Retreat Benefit at Trinity Hall Pub

Trinity Hall Irish Pub, Dallas, TX

Benefit for the O'Flaherty Irish Music retreat Line-up as follows: 6 p.m. Plectra 7 p.m. Jigsaw 8 p.m. Selkie Girls 9 p.m. String Theory 10 p.m. Three Pints and a Glass 11 p.m. Slugger’s Rule

There will be drawings for some great prizes during breaks between acts. The pub will donate a generous portion of their dining receipts so please come eat and listen to some great music! So come on down and support an amazing organization and Irish music in Texas!!

On October 18-20, more than 300 musicians will gather from throughout the country outside Midlothian, Texas for a three day retreat to learn Irish Music. Funds raised from this benefit will help offset the cost in bringing to Texas some of the most accomplished traditional players from Ireland and the US to teach. The retreat is produced by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society, a non-profit organization, and enthusiastically supported by the Trinity Hall Restaurant and Pub. Thanks in advance for all your support!!

Ukulele Camp!

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New Song School of the Arts, 7861 Tudor Lane, Argyle, TX

UKELELE-O CAMP – Ages 6-16 yrs Never played??? Learn how to play the UKULELE Already play??? Get better and learn to sing some tunes while you play. Students will host a brief performance at 4:00 p.m. on the last day of camp. Ages 6-16 (students will be divided into age appropriate learning groups). July 15 -18 (M-Th) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Price – $149

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