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North Texas Irish Festival Returns to Fair Park: The Pipes are Calling

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The North Texas Irish Festival (NTIF) invites everyone to come out to Fair Park in Dallas, March 6-8, 2020. The pipes.. the pipes are calling us to join the fun at the 38th annual gathering of Irish food, drink, music, and dance. Wear your green and help celebrate Irish and Celtic culture at the three-day, family-friendly festival.

Join the throngs who come from all parts of the country to enjoy one of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S. The Irish Fest features live music, dancing, storytelling, and chef demonstrations on 13 stages throughout Fair Park. Horse shows, beer and whiskey tastings, animal rescue groups, free arts and crafts for the kids, and genealogy research opportunities are also featured.

Southwest Celtic Music Association

North Texas Irish Festival Returns to Fair Park: The Pipes are Calling

Photo: NTIF

Sheri Bush, Southwest Celtic Music Association President, said, “We are honored that people choose to bring their families to our festival year after year. Those of us who volunteer for the festival do this out of love for the culture, and because we want to share that with everyone. From our ‘festival family’ to yours, we hope you enjoy this labor of love.”

Music is at the heart of the North Texas Irish Festival, and the beat goes on all weekend. Musicians from around the world are featured. National headliners at the Irish festival include Altan, JigJam, Lunasa, and The Logues. Also, Ashley Davis, Calan, and Ed Miller and Rich Brotherton. Celtic Aire, the premier Celtic and folk ensemble of the United States Air Force, is also on the lineup. Numerous regional performers will also perform throughout Irish festival weekend.

NTIF Activities

North Texas Irish Festival Returns to Fair Park: The Pipes are Calling
Photo: Wendus Wong

Fans of rhythmic Irish step dancing (like “Riverdance”) are in for a delightful time at the Irish festival. Dancers of all ages, including some from world championship levels, enthrall audiences with continuous performances on the Tower Building dance stage. Dance workshops encourage visitors to get the Irish spirit at Saturday night’s Dance “Céilí.” The traditional Irish party invites everyone to join in.

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