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cobaltkitty Posted on: 22-Mar-2019, 08:09 AM

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The Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting enjoys the informal title as the Largest Whisky Tasting in the South, both in attendance and representation of the whiskies!

This event is sponsored by Wine & Spirits in the Quarter to raise funds in support of CelticFest Mississippi. Kindred Spirits will run from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the Festival on Saturday and will be a come and go format.

Shifting away from the sit-down format, Kindred Spirits allows the taster to build his or her own self-paced whisky tasting. Each admission receives 15 or 35 coupons to redeem for half-ounce pours. With many whiskies to choose from, pours are redeemed for one to six coupons, depending on the price of the bottle (not its rarity!). Knowledgeable experts will staff the pouring stations, and additional coupons are available for purchase at the event.

“This event has always been a great way to learn about Irish and Scottish whiskies, and a huge value for sampling high-end distillations,” says Perry Launius, one of the Kindred Spirits’ organizers. “With this format, you make your own tasting itinerary, get answers for your questions, and learn about one of the oldest surviving Celtic traditions.”

March 30, 2019 5:00-8:00 pm

MS Ag & Forestry Museum- Ethnic Heritage Building
$20 for 15 Coupons
$40 for 35 Coupons
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 22-Mar-2019, 07:59 AM

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CelticFest Mississippi is the main outgrowth of the Celtic Heritage Society’s mission to promote awareness and appreciation of the Celtic nations music, dance, and culture in Mississippi and the region.

It is a two day family friendly event full of music, dancing and workshops!

Friday: 4:30 -10:00pm
Adults $10
Children 3-17- $5

Saturday-9:30am- 11:00pm
Adults- $16
Seniors 62+/Military & College students with ID- $12
Children 3-17 – $8
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 24-May-2017, 08:28 AM

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14th annual O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

October 20-22, 2017

Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, TX.


This years spectacular teaching lineup includes:

Bodhran (Fundamentals) – Cara Wildman; Bodhran (Intermediate & Advanced) – Albert Alfonso; Bouzouki – Alan Murray; Button Accordion – Billy McComiskey; Concertina (Fundamentals) – Brian Ó hAirt; Concertina – Tony O’Connell; Dancing – Pat Murphy; Fiddle (Fundamentals) – Devin Shepherd; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Randal Bays; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Liz Carroll; Fiddle (Intermediate) – Brid Harper; Fiddle (Advanced) – James Kelly; Flute (Intermediate & Advanced) – Steph Geremia; Guitar – Daithi Sproule; Harp – Marta Cook; Mandolin/Banjo (Fundamentals) – John Liestman; Mandolin (Intermediate & Advanced) – Mary Coogan; Piano Accordion (All Levels) -- Alan Kelly; Singing (All Levels) -- Brendan Nolan; Tenor Banjo (Intermediate & Advanced) – Pauline Conneely; Uilleann Pipes – Mickey Dunne; Whistle/Flute (Fundamentals) – James Hamilton; Whistle (Intermediate & Advanced) –Shannon Heaton.

Historically, Irish music is passed down from generation to generation, but in Dallas as with other communities in Texas and surrounding states, there weren’t players of an older generation fulfilling that call, with the exception of Jim O’Flaherty. Jim was born in Listowel, Ireland and came to America at the age of 18. He played the tinwhistle, flute, concertina, fiddle and the uilleann pipes. An airline pilot, Jim had 10 children, all of whom played musical instruments, and he was careful to teach them the music of his homeland. Living with his family near Denton, Texas, Jim’s home regularly became a place where beginning Irish players gathered for potluck and the sharing of tunes. His “sessions” were always eagerly anticipated and served to unite the traditional Irish music community in North Texas.

As a tribute to Jim who passed away in 2001, a Dallas musician named Ken Fleming organized the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat. The retreat focuses on the teaching of traditional Irish music on fiddle, flute, harp, uilleann pipes, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, bodhran, guitar, piano, accordion and concertina. Singing in English and Gaelic are taught along with enrichment classes pertaining to music history, session etiquette, music arrangements, learning resources, and more. A number of the instructors are internationally-acclaimed performers and teachers many of whom are brought over from Ireland.

DANCE NOTE: Pat Murphy (the author of several books on set dancing and maybe the most well-known and highly-regarded set dancing teacher active in the world today) will be one of the instructors at the retreat.

Pat Murphy is an accordion player and renowned Set Dancing Master from Upperchurch, County Tipperary. His first contact with set dancing happened in his own home where his father Jack played the accordion, and often the Ballycommon and Castle sets were danced. In the early 1980’s Pat got actively involved in teaching and reviving sets. With his wonderful demeanor and teaching style, his reputation soon spread, and he was invited to teach set dancing all over the world. He has lead workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and practically every country in Europe.

He is the author of four books on Set Dancing: “Toss the Feathers”, "The Flowing Tide", "Apples in Winter" and “Tabhair Dom Do Lámh" and has produced several DVDs containing set and two-hand dance instruction. Pat is passionate about spreading the dances and ensuring that they are not lost again, as happened in previous times.

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cobaltkitty Posted on: 16-Mar-2017, 10:11 AM

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Saturday, April 8, we have a very special treat in store! Brían Ó hAirt will be giving a workshop on beginning sean-nós dancing (an older-style, traditional form of Irish solo dancing). The workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. He is a great teacher and only in town for the weekend. This workshop will be beginner-friendly and suitable for all ages, 6 and up.

$10 for JID members and $15 for non-members. If you’re an old hand at sean-nós, come anyway – great warmup for Sunday’s workshop!

Sunday, April 9 will bring an intermediate/advanced-level sean-nós workshop with Brían from 1:00 pm to 2:30 p.m. ($10 for JID members and $15 for non-members).

Both workshops will be held at Applause Dance Factory at 242 Stephens St, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Also on Sunday, April 9, it’s time for the return of the Mostly Monthly Céilí at Fenian’s Pub from 4:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. with Emerald Accent and Brían. Huge weekend – don’t miss it!

If you are interested in any of the workshops or coming to the céilí, please contact Maggie Cupples at

For a additional information, please visit the links below.

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cobaltkitty Posted on: 13-Mar-2017, 01:17 PM

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Happy (early) St Patrick’s Day to All!

My troupe will be dancing (traditional set and sean nós) at a retirement center this and next Tuesday in celebration, and then on Thursday my hubby and I will go to Fenian’s pub to listen to some great traditional music, do some dancing, and enjoy the craic.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #315769

cobaltkitty Posted on: 09-Mar-2017, 10:19 AM

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Also, check out the other celtic music stations available as you check out the website. They all have excellent quality music!
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 08-Mar-2017, 12:16 PM

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Scotland Farms, Minden, LA
Hwy 79 & LA 518

$7.00 adults,
$3.00 ages 6-12,
under 6 free

Celebrate Scottish culture and heritage through living history exhibits, Scottish cattle herding, demonstration of the Highland games, Gaelic and Welsh language seminar, children's area with hayride, Broadsword demonstrations, clan tents, genealogy, Scottish Highland beef burgers, and music, music, music.

For more information see the links below

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cobaltkitty Posted on: 06-Mar-2017, 09:26 AM

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Happy you are here!

Hope you enjoy the website and the music!
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 24-Feb-2017, 08:31 AM

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If you would like to see The Elders play in person, come on out to the North Texas Irish Festival next weekend. They will be playing alongside other exceptional bands and musicians such as Brian McNeill, The High Kings, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Jim Flanagan, Tullamore and many others. You will note that many of the preforming artist can be heard playing here on Celtic Radio.

For mor information about NTIF please visit the address below.

2017 Dates & Times
Friday, March 3rd 6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, March 4th 10:30am-11:30pm
Sunday, March 5th 11:30am-7:30pm

NTIF 2017 Schedule of Performances
  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #315722

cobaltkitty Posted on: 14-Feb-2017, 01:33 PM

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Looks awesome!

I love teas and ciders and even have my own two cup tea pot at work. Cant wait to try this out.

Thanks for sharing.
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 14-Feb-2017, 10:12 AM

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DALLAS, TX – Thirty-five years of a passion for the great traditions of Irish culture has made the North Texas Irish Festival one of the largest Celtic cultural celebrations in the country. In 2017, the North Texas Irish Festival celebrates with its largest festival yet, entitled “Texas Grown – Irish Roots,” to acknowledge the Lone Star State’s role in preserving, celebrating and furthering Irish culture in the U.S. Produced annually by an army of music-loving volunteers, the Southwest Celtic Music Association Inc., the North Texas Irish Festival is known for bringing in hundreds of performers from Ireland and all over the world to entertain festival-goers here in North Texas. Mark your calendar for March 3-5, 2017, when a 35th Annual North Texas Irish Festival lights up Fair Park with dining, dancing, music and revelry unlike anything you have yet seen.


Tickets are on sale NOW and are going fast. The festival is limited to 278,673 visitors and tickets are going fast, so buy yours now before they run out!

2017 Dates & Times
Friday, March 3rd 6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, March 4th 10:30am-11:30pm
Sunday, March 5th 11:30am-7:30pm

Ticket Prices
$10 Friday
$20 Saturday
$15 Sunday
$25 two-day ticket
$30 all weekend ticket
Children 11 and under FREE
Seniors and Military $5 off

NTIF 2017 Schedule of Performances

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cobaltkitty Posted on: 02-Jan-2017, 08:44 PM

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FYI I have an iPhone 6s and can not log into the app
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 26-Sep-2016, 11:18 AM

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New and former Friends 'O Celtic Fest...It's that time again! The Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival ( https://www.facebook.com/NELACelticFest/ ) is just around the corner. 2016 marks the 14th year of the festival’s existence, making it the longest running festival still in operation in Northeast Louisiana! Join us Saturday, October 1st at Kiroli Park ( https://www.facebook.com/Kiroli-Park-243369392359638/ ) for this annual festival and celebration featuring live musical entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts, children's activities and so much more. The festival is free, but admission to Kiroli Park is $1 per person.

This year’s festival will feature music by Smithfield Fair, Emerald Accent, The Tony Davoren All-Star Band, Jim Flanagan, Davey Arwine as well as performances by the Jackson Irish Dancers and Red River Pipes and Drums.

We hope to see you there!!!
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 19-Sep-2016, 08:51 AM

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Welcome! Some of the stations are only available to Founding Members. I was a non-paying member for a very long time and not long ago joined at the Founder’s Club level, but I do remember prior to joining the Founder’s Club that sometimes I would receive a “join now” message when trying to access the Highlander Radio station through the CelticRadio.net website. I can’t remember exactly the circumstances of receiving that message but I do remember it was contingent upon how I tried to access the station. I don’t know if this helps you at all, but it is an issue I encountered after the dust began to settle around who would be hosting CelticRadio.net for licensing purposes. I just never emailed CelticRadio.net for an explanation or perused a resolution on how to consistently gain access to Highlander Radio. I would suggest emailing CelticRadio.net (http://contact.celticradio.net/) to see what they have to say and to receive technical support.
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 18-Aug-2016, 10:39 AM

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Celtic Fest Mississippi is an annual event held at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum since 1992, celebrating the traditional music and dance of the Celtic nations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany. The festival has featured performances from many well-known Celtic musicians and artisans over the years. It has now grown to a 3-day event with multiple music/dance stages, several workshop areas, public dances, singing and music sessions, an educational children’s area, numerous Celtic exhibits, ample vending of food and Celtic specialty items. Celtic Fest Mississippi 2016 will be this September 9-11. Artists and events are now being finalized and the website will be updated as details become official. See http://celticfestms.org for additional information on this great festival.

The Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting will be held Friday night September 9 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are $60 at the door / $40 advance online purchase. The Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting enjoys the informal title as the Largest Whisky Tasting in the South, both in attendance and representation of the whiskies! See http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594996 for ticket purchases and additional information.

Éamonn de Cógáin is widely regarded as Ireland’s most energetic MC. He has called céilí dances far and wide across the Emerald Isle and has now developed a name for himself stateside—from Minnesota to Mississippi. Eamonn will return to Celtic Fest to lead the popular Ceili Mor on Saturday night!

Other featured artist at this year’s Celtic Fest include Donie Carroll, John Walsh, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Tim Britton and many more. See http://celticfestms.org/wp/?page_id=127 for additional information on the performers and the workshops available.

We invite one and all to come out and participate in some Southern Irish hospitality. Hope to see you there!
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 24-May-2016, 03:21 PM

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FYI… I did some digging around and cleared out some browsing history, cookies and the cache. That worked! When I click on the “listen now” button, the website now says "Officially Licensed under SonixCast!" instead of Radionomy.

Thank you WallaceGal!
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 24-May-2016, 10:54 AM

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I am trying to listen to Highlander Radio. I checked the app on my phone and it will play the same songs celticradio.net (on my computer) shows the track information for. I listen at work through my computer and when I go through the celticradio.net website and click on the provided “click here to listen now” button, it takes me to http://celticradio.one/free_web_player.html . This link is still playing the Radionomy stream (for me at least). Is there another link I need to go through because when I search for Highlander Radio on SonixFM.com it plays the same stream as Radionomy (It also states that Namibia is the country of origin for the station on SonixFM)
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 24-May-2016, 07:58 AM

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I am a little confused here… I use the “listen now” link on celticradio.net to listen to the music. That link still directs me to Radionomy were the track information for the song playing differs from the track information that celticradio.net provides on the website. (Radionomy’s information is correct for the streaming song) Because of the discrepancy, I went directly to SonixFM.com to find the correct stream, but the streaming song there is the same song playing on Radionomy.

Has the transition for the main channel to SonixFM.com not yet occurred, or am I doing something incorrectly? I am in the USA if the location matters for streaming purposes.

Thank you for your efforts to keep the music flowing!!! note.gif
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 10-May-2016, 02:47 PM

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Thank you for the CD!

I received my Kaleidoscope CD yesterday and just had a chance to listen to it. It was very good and I will keep my eye out for more songs by this artist.

Again, thank you for all you do to keep quality Celtic music on air for all to enjoy.
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 25-Apr-2016, 11:14 AM

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Thank you so much! I love being able to take my music on the go. I blue tooth the station to my car's system and take Highlander Radio on road trips. I cant wait to view all the new features. (Not while driving though smile.gif )
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 12-Apr-2016, 11:30 AM

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Dance master Patrick O’Dea will be in Jackson, MS for a set dancing workshop on Monday, May 16. Based in County Roscommon, Ireland, he is one of the best-known and all-around BEST instructors of sean-nós, (old style) dancing in the world today with a very special knowledge of traditional Irish dancing. Patrick comes through Jackson from Ireland once a year or so, and taking a workshop with him is a direct connection to the Irish dancing masters who have kept this art form and its culture alive for centuries. He’s also a longtime friend of the Jackson Irish Dancers, and we love his visits!

For teens and adults; come one, come all!

The workshop will be at Applause Dance Factory, 242 Stephens Street in Ridgeland, MS from 6 to 7:30 p.m

Cost is $15

For more information see http://jacksonirishdancers.org/

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cobaltkitty Posted on: 01-Apr-2016, 03:46 PM

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Thank you very much! Your music always make the day pass quicker band.gif
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 22-Mar-2016, 12:29 PM

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I received my 2016 engagement book today. Thank you so much!
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cobaltkitty Posted on: 07-Mar-2016, 11:57 AM

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I just saw Scythian preform at the North Texas Irish Festival this past weekend (NTIF in Dallas TX is always the first full weekend in March for those who may be interested, and it’s a great festival to attend!). I first came across their music when I heard their song Hey Mama Ya on Highlander Radio years ago. It’s a catchy tune with a little Celtic mixed with a little Zydeco and a whole lot of fun. When I saw their name on the performers list at NTIF, I made sure to check them out. They are a high energy band with a great sound and infectious personality. They play an eclectic mix of music with a strong bent towards the Celtic genera. I hope they are able to come back again next year. I thoroughly enjoyed their performances!

It’s a real pleasure to be able to listen to artists like Scythain, Ed Miller, Dervish and many many others on the Celtic Radio stations then be able to see them preform live. Keep up the good work! Sláinte
<br><br>Review on Scythian<br><a href='http://www.celticradio.net/php/featured_artist.php?artist=36'><b>Visit Artist Page</b></a>
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