FLASH GIVEAWAY! Want to win a family 4 pack to this years North Texas Irish Festival? Just leave me a comment below telling me what part of the festival you would most enjoy!
And what can you find to enjoy at the North Texas Irish Festival, located in Dallas’s own Fair Park?All kinds of fun from Feb 28th – March 2nd – and a little something for everyone!
Music –“Music is at the very heart of our festival, just as it is in Irish culture,” says Sheri Bush, president of the SCMA. “We draw the best musicians from the world over to Dallas for these three days, and it’s heaven on earth for music lovers!” You can find the featured Music for the NTIF here. The music goes on all weekend and encompasses myriad approaches to Irish music.
Whiskey & Beer Tasting – Returning in 2013 is the very popular Whiskey Tasting sponsored by our friends at Black Grouse. New for 2013 is the Beer Tasting featuring Guinness Black Lager and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout as well as a number of other Craft Beers.
Irish Dance – The colorful traditional and modern Irish dancers with their hand-embroidered dresses and fast foot- tapping rhythms will delight audiences at the festival. Some of the finest dancers in the world are located in local schools in the DFW Metroplex, including the well-known Emerald School of Irish Dance, the Shandon School of Irish Dance, the McTeggart Irish Dancers and the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance. Performers from these schools will delight audiences with continuous performances on the dance stage. In addition, there will be dance workshops throughout the weekend!
A celebration of Irish and ALL Dogs! – “Erin Go Bark!” is the theme of this year’s festival, this phrase reflects one of its most-loved traditions as it celebrates the role of the “Celtic canines” in this beloved dog- and family-friendly festival!
Irish Culture –The North Texas Irish Festival brings together a wide variety of exhibitors, workshops and demonstrations. The popular Celtic Village will return to feature archery and a number of local members of Scottish clans will be on hand to assist you in tracing your Celtic roots to the highlands. Urchin Street will offer a special place where kids can find entertainment, education, play and fun, including crafts, music, dance, storytelling, magic and mystery. Storytellers — or “seanchaí” in Gaelic – will perform traditional Irish stories in the way that the Irish learned of their history for hundreds of years on the Schanachie Stage devoted to this historic craft. The Spirit of the Celtic Horse and several other equestrian shows!
For more info on the NTIF see: http://www.ntif.org/index.html
Would you like to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the North Texas Irish Festival – just leave a comment below letting me know what you would most enjoy there! Winner picked by random.org. Contest void where prohibited. Winner picked February 24th, 2014.