Welcome to the NEW web site!

The old SCMA web site was designed over a couple of beers in a Chili's restaurant on Spring Valley in 1998. The restaurant is still there, but this web site has now had a total makeover. About time really, since the old one was designed using very different techniques and styles to those preferred today. Our thanks to all those who devoted their time and energies into keeping the site running over the past 14 years, but now it really is time for a new look.

The content will still be the same. You can now find listings of music and dance events in the area; a directory of local, regional and national musicians; updates on the North Texas Irish Festival and notices of special events and concerts as well as information about board membership, meetings, scholarships and elections.

One new feature is the ability for members and non-members to register as a site user. That enables them to access the Services pages containing information on musicians, dance groups, local venues and events in the area. We will also send emails announcing special events or promotions that we have available, along with events organized by some of our partners. We will never sell our membership list for anyone to use, but will, from time to time, send emails announcing events or promotions that either support the SCMA or are in line with our mission statement.

Security Improvements Added

Note that we now secure all the information that you transfer to the SCMA through the Services pages. You will see that the page URL is now prefixed with "https" and there is a small padlock icon before the address. We have made this change in order to protect your sensitive personal data.

Annual Meeting

The Southwest Celtic Music Association will hold its annual election on Saturday, September 27 at the SCMA corporate offices (2528 Elm Street, Suite B in Dallas) at 10 a.m. All current SCMA members and others interested in finding out more about the SCMA are welcome to attend.

Newly elected board members will be confirmed.

Board Election

The nomination period for the 2014 election of new board members closed on August 15, 2014. Since there were only three nominations for the three vacant positions the nominations chair recommended that ballots not be mailed and that Jeane Eishen, Betsy Cummings and Floyd Harris be elected unopposed. The Board accepted this proposal.

For a complete list of current board members and officers please visit the Board page.