Rock Your Clan's Tartan at the Irish Festival

One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation

By Michael Gibson
|  Thursday, Feb 9, 2012  |  Updated 12:59 PM CDT
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The Maguire Academy is one of the dance troupes that will be kicking up their heels at the North Texas Irish Festival.

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Join NBCDFW for the 29th annual North Texas Irish Festival Friday, March 4-6 at Fair Park in Dallas.

The festival is one of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation and will feature performers from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and other provinces along the eastern Canadian seaboard. This will include the top Irish musicians and dancers in the world and a number of cultural presentations on eight stages.
 
The NTIF will open on Friday night, March 4, at 6 PM with full festival activities, including performances by national and regional musicians. The festivities will continue throughout the weekend, and feature some of the very finest in Irish and other Celtic entertainment including world famous bands, award-winning dancers, enchanting storytellers, and educational workshops. The festival will also offer a variety of delicious Irish and international food and drink, cultural crafts, and ethnic vendors.

Gates open on Friday evening, March 4 at 6 p.m. with the last performance ending 11:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5 from 10:30 a.m., with the last performance ending 11:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m., last performance ending 7:30 p.m. 

Adult tickets are free until 6 p.m. Friday night and $10 after, $15 for Saturday or Sunday, or $30 for a 3-day weekend pass. Members of the Southwest Celtic Music Association (SCMA) will receive buy one, get one free tickets for entry into the festival. Senior Citizens receive a $5 discount at the gate. Discount one-day tickets are currently available at all Metroplex Tom Thumb stores. Visit www.ntif.org for more info.

Southwest Celtic Music Association
North Texas Irish Festival
Fair Park - Dallas

Friday, March 4
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, March 5
10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Sunday, March 6
11:30 am – 7:30 pm

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