Virtual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat Online

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Virtual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

The 2020 Virtual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat will be held October 18th through November 8th and features nine pre-recorded lessons for each core course, three live group talks with instructors called Q&A Forums, and three evenings of instructor concerts, by a stellar line up of master tutors/performers from Ireland and the U.S. There will be live and pre-recorded sessions, workshops, enrichment classes, informances, interactive events and contests and much more. All of the recorded events will be accessible for viewing until December 8th.

The cost is $150 per course, $50 for an instructor’s Q&A Forum (three one-hour group talks), and $50 for the Extras Package that includes the instructor concerts, enrichment classes, workshops and informances. All enrolled students without additional cost will have access to the sessions, contests, luthier clinics, virtual dinners with former instructors and the Farewell Concert to close the Retreat on the evening of November 8th..

This year’s lineup includes Joey Abarta — Uilleann Pipes (All Levels); Eimear Arkins — Fiddle (Intermediate); Cormac Begley — Concertina (Int. & Adv.); Harry Bradley — Flute (Int. & Adv.); Chris Buckley — Fiddle (Fundamentals); Zoë Conway — Fiddle (Advanced); Liz Doherty — Fiddle (Intermediate); Colm Gannon — Button Accordion (All Levels); Eileen Gannon — Harp (All Levels); Kelly Gannon — Concertina (Fundamentals); Liz Hanley — Singing (All Levels); James Keane — Honored Guest Lecturer and Recipient of the Irish Artist in America Achievement Award; Paddy League — Bodhrán (Int. & Adv.); Joanie Madden — Whistle (Int. & Adv.); L.E. McCullough — Whistle/Flute (Fundamentals); Brian McGillicuddy — Mandolin (Int. & Adv.); Manus McGuire — Fiddle (Intermediate); Jeff Moore — Guitar (Fundamentals); John Morrow — Mandolin/Banjo (Fundamentals); Mirella Murray — Piano Accordion (All Levels); Jim Murray — Guitar (Int. & Adv.); Gerry O’Connor — Tenor Banjo (Int. & Adv.); Eoin O’Neill — Bouzouki (All Levels); Jackie O’Riley — Dancing (All Levels) – Sean-Nós; Cara Wildman — Bodhrán (Fundamentals). Haley Richardson will play melodies for the Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Guitar and Dance lessons.

For more details, go to or call (469) 215-1840 or email