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“On the Dance Floor”: If you are interested in any forms of Celtic Dance, please go to our separate Dance Page maintained by Erin Reid, TCRG. Our dance links have been moved to that page.
|Southwest Regional Organizations:|
Arkansas Celtic Music Society
Little Rock Folk Club
|The Celtic Society of Louisiana|
|Celtic American Heritage Society of Mississippi|
Irish-American Society of New Mexico
Royal Scottish Dance Society of New Mexico
Irish-American Club of Tulsa
Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association (OCTMA)
United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma
Austin Celtic Association
Austin Scottish Country Dance Society
Celtic Cultural Association of Texas (CCAT), Denton, TX. -firstname.lastname@example.org
Celtic Cultural Center of Texas, Austin, TX.
Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin – email@example.com
Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
Fort Worth Irish Cultural Association (FWICA)
Fort Worth Songwriter’s Association
The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas, San Antonio, TX.
Irish American Society of Dallas
The Irish and American Alliance of Texas
The Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio
Lone Star Dulcimer Society
North Texas Traditional Dance Society(NTTDS)
Project Children of Texas
Scottish Country Dance Alliance(Austin)
Texas Celtic Music Network – Web Site AND weekly entertainment e-letter produced by the Austin Celtic Association.
Other Organizations -
Out of Region, National & International
Arizona Caledonian Society
Arizona Irish Music Society (AIMS)
Atlanta Celtic Connection
Celtic Women International: An organization that honors, celebrates, and promotes Celtic women and their heritage. Email.
Irish Culture & Customs: Website full of information and articles about and from Ireland.
Memphis Acoustic Music Association (MAMA)
The Ulster Project – International
The festivals are listed in calendar order. To check
actual dates and performers, click on the highlighted area of each festival.
Some may be listed in the ACMA CEILI Calendar, Some are listed even though links
are not available. Please send any additions, corrections, or updates to
SCMA Calendar Maintenance.
|Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Games, Fort Lauderdale, FL. January 9, 2010|
Irish Festival, Savannah,
GA. February 13 - 14, 2010
Arizona Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, February 27 - 28, 2010
Irish Festival (NTIF), Dallas, Texas (since 1983) March 5 – 7, 2010 - Sponsored by the Southwest
Celtic Music Association.
Scottish-Irish Faire, Midland, Texas, March 12 - 14, 2010
Alamo Irish Festival, La Villita, San Antonio, Texas, March 17, 2010
Celtic Nations Festival, Lake Charles, LA, March TBA
Iron Thistle, Kirkpatrick Park, Yukon, Oklahoma, March 19 - 20, 2010
Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival, Palestine, TX., March 26 - 28, 2010
San Antonio Highland Games - March 27 - 28, 2010
& Games, Gonzales, Louisiana (1st Sunday in April)
Houston International Festival, Houston, Texas (last 2 weekends in April)
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering, Jefferson Patterson Park, Prince Frederick, Maryland - April 25, 2009
Weekend, Carrollton, Kentucky - May 7 - 8, 2010
Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival & Highland Games, Albuquerque, New Mexico May 16 - 17, 2009
Houston Highland Games, Houston, Texas (3rd weekend in May)
Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, Gatlinburg, Tennessee - May 16 - 18, 2008
Prescott Highland Games, Prescott, AZ. May 17, 2008
Celtic Nations Heritage Festival & Currach Regatta, New Orleans, Louisiana (3rd weekend in May)
Gatlinburg Highland Games, Gatlinburg, Tennessee (3rd weekend in May)
Atlanta Celtic Festival, Atlanta, Georgia (3rd weekend in May)
Chicago Irish Festival (Gaelic Park Irish Festival), Chicago, Illinois (May 23 - 26, 2008)
Festival & Highland Games, Arlington, Texas (first full weekend
Irish Connections Festival, Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts (first weekend in June)
Kansas City Scottish Highland Games, Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, Kansas (June 8)
Oklahoma Celtic Festival, Stillwater, OK - June 21 - 22.
Grandfather Mountain Highland
Games, Linville/Waynesville, North Carolina (2nd weekend
Flagstaff Celtic Festival, Flagstaff AZ., July 19 - 20, 2008
Virginia Scottish Games, Alexandria, Virginia (3rd weekend of July)
Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival, Cleveland, Ohio (3rd weekend of July)
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Westfield, Massachusetts (3rd Saturday of July)
Milwaukee Irish Fest,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (4 days, 3rd weekend in August)
Jackson, Mississippi - September 10-12, 2010
Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival, Elizabethton, Tennessee - September 5 - 7, 2008
Longs Peak Scottish Festival, Estes Park, Colorado (Weekend after Labor day)
Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Weekend after Labor Day)
Oklahoma Scottish Games & Gathering, Tulsa, Oklahoma-Sept 13 - 15, 2008
Clan Jamfry Scottish Festival, Memphis, Tennessee - Sept. 19 - 21, 2008
Four Winds Celtic Music Festival, South of Tyler, Tx - (3rd weekend in September)
Celtic Fest Chicago, Chicago Illinois (3rd weekend in September)
Baltimore Irish Festival, Baltimore, Maryland (3rd Weekend in September)
Williamsburg Scottish Festival, Williamsburg, Virginia (4th weekend in September)
Alabama Highland Games, Montgomery, Alabama (Last Saturday in September)
The Celtic Classic,
Bethlehem, PA (Last weekend of September or 1st weekend of October)
Highlands & Islands Scottish Games, Gulfport, Mississippi (1st full weekend in October)
High Plains Celtic Festival and Faire, Amarillo, Texas (1st weekend of October)
Celtic Heritage Festival, Bedford, Texas (Temporarily Canceled)
Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival, Monroe, Louisiana (2nd week in Oct)
Scottish Border Games & Gathering, Fort Smith, Arkansas (3rd Saturday in October)
A Celtic New Year Festival (Samhain), Houston, Texas (last weekend in October)
Arizona Irish Festival, October 25, 2008
O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, Midlothian, Texas (last weekend in October)
World Fest, Addison, Texas (Last weekend in October)
Austin Celtic Festival,
Austin, Texas (1st weekend in November)
Tucson Highland Games, Tucson, AZ., November 2 - 4, 2008
Mid-America Celtic Festival, Hot Springs, Arkansas (1st weekend in November)
Salado Gathering of the Clans, Salado, TX)2nd weekend in November
Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival, Gulfport, MS, 2nd weekend in November
The Dallas International Festival, Dallas, Texas (2nd weekend in November)
Music of the Rivers Festival, Jacksonville, Florida (3rd weekend in November)
Highland Games of Louisiana, Jackson, Louisiana (3rd weekend in November)
Celtic Christmas Festival, Garden in the Heights, Houston, Texas
|Heart of Tennessee Highland Games, Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Suspended|
|Some of the Renassaince Faires may be listed in the SCMA CEILI Calendar if they’re reported to us and involve performers from our area. Some may be listed even though we haven’t been provided with links. Should you come up with any more, please send them to us.|
Two Rivers Renaissance Faire,
Yuma, AZ., February 5 - 7, 2010
Arizona Renaissance Faire, Apache Junction, AZ., February 6 - March 28, 2010
Four Winds Faire, Troup, Texas, March 6 - April 25, 2010
The Castle Renaissance Faire, Muskogee, OK., May 1 - 31, 2010
Scarborough Faire, Waxahachie, TX. April 10 - May 31, 2010
Middlefaire, Hillsboro, TX. September 19 - October 4, 2009
Texas Renaissance Festival, Plantersville, TX., October 10 – November 29, 2009
Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA., November 7 – December 13, 2009
Northwest Arkansas Renaissance Festival, Fayetteville, AR. November 7 - 8, 2009
|Tucson Folk Festival,
Tucson, AZ, May 3 - 4.
Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, Texas, May 22 - June 8
Flagstaff Folk Festival, Flagstaff, AZ., June 28 - 29, 2008
Walnut Valley Music Festival, Winfield, KS, September 16 - 20, 2009
Lawton Oklahoma International Festival, Lawton, OK. September 25 - 27, 2009
|Music & Arts Related:|
CelticMP3s Music Magazine:
Weekly e-zine published by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards. MP3s
given away in large numbers.
Ceolas: For those who enjoy all things musical in the Celtic world, we introduce to you Ceolas. Based at Stanford University.
Contemplator: Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America; Francis J. Child Ballads; Popular Songs in American History; Songs of the Sea; Turlough O’Carolan. Some midi files.
The Flute & Whistle Sound Sample Page: From James Peeples of Texarkana, Arkansas.
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America: Great source for the words.
Irish Folk Songs: Another great source for both well known and obscure songs.
Jim Waters: Still another source for the words to Celtic, Folk, and 50s/60s Pop songs via email only – not posted on the web. Approximately 700 song lyrics, over 200 of them Celtic.
Live Irish Music.com: Huge site with over 4500 links to performers, venues, festivals and more from all over the world. Nice sense of humor, too. Maintained by Frank Ryan of the band Celtic Clan.
Mad for Trad: Site with multiple reasons for its existence. CDs of Music and musical instruction. Many links etc. Based in Cork City, Ireland.
Mudcat Café: Huge database of folksong lyrics, some midi files, and a very interesting forum where knowledgeable folk musicians compare notes on songs, style, techniques, etc.
Musi-Cal: Great source for tour calendars etc. Searchable by city, performer name, or venue.
National Public Radio’s Thistle and Shamrock: Weekly broadcast with Scotland’s Fiona Ritchie.
Reel Music: The Celtic Music Network. Have fun, download some midi-files and play.
Texas Music Office (supported by the Governor): The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry.
Aniar Records – Celtic
music on Aniar Records. Like Magic featuring uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar
by Todd Denman, Bill Dennehy and Gerry O’Beirne.
Celtic Grooves – Small, relatively new, specializing in hard to find CD recordings of Celtic Music. Some books & videos.
Celtic Woman – Label and album covering a common ground among singer-songwriters, roots and experimental Celtic.
Dara Records - Primarily Irish label.
Green Linnet – Connecticut based Celtic and World Music record label. Agent for many musicians and helps to sponsor many regional Celtic Festivals.
Irish Country Music.Com - Country Music by mostly Irish Artists.
Maggie’s Music – gathering place for Celtic-rooted & new acoustic music; offers complete catalog, artist bios, tour info & the latest news from the label.
Narada – Reviews and sound samples from Narada’s Celtic Music samplers, with links to related resources on the net. From Ceolas.
Rego Records – New York based Celtic Music.
Shanachie Entertainment – CDs, Cassettes & more in many different World Music Genres including Celtic. Also books performer tours.
Tayberry Music – Provides an extensive collection of Celtic folk recordings from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Canada, and Galicia including many hard-to-find selections.
Temple Records – Scottish Traditional and Irish Music: Songs, harp, bagpipe and fiddle music from Scots and Irish musicians including the Battlefield Band, Alison Kinnaird, Christine Primrose, John McCusker, Robin Morton and more.
Brigit’s Feast: The
Journal of Celtic/Gallic Thought, History, Culture & Folk-lore. Quarterly
Celtica: Argenta, Italy based magazine of Celtic Music and Culture. Also sponsors a biennial Trigallia Celtic Festival next in 2005. Most of the website is in Italian.
CelticMusic.Com: An Electronic Magazine for Celtic Music.
Dirty Linen: One of the best magazines with great interviews and wonderful resources for getting the music you want.
Hornpipe: Irish Dancing, Music and Culture in North America.
Irish Music Magazine
Keltic Times: Online magazine covering sport, dance, music, events, news & culture from the 7 Celtic Nations.
Rambles: Cultural Arts Magazine ... Music reviews galore.
Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine
|The Celtic Nations|
A Virtual Tour of Ireland
- By TIP (The Tipperary Internet Project) - Visit
The Irish Photoshop. On-line Irish Photo Gallery, Large selection of photos and calendars for sale and great selection of free screen saver and wallpaper downloads.
of Arbroath. A short informational single page about Scotland's "Declaration
of Independence" with links to the original text in the original Latin
(yes, Latin) an English translation.
Rampant Scotland. A directory full of Scottish links.
Scotland on Line. Huge website about all things Scottish. Very comprehensive and kept up to date.
Statistical Accounts of Scotland. This could be a great help to the genealogist in your family. Not as dry as it might sound. From the University of Edinburgh.
Yahoo’s Scottish links. A great resource for things Scottish.
Kilts & Quilts
As with all things here ... always a work in progress!
Credit where credit is due: This page, and all the others in the SCMA web, were originally constructed by Derek Brown, back in 1995. I have only added to, modified, and updated Derek’s original work. Without Derek’s sound basis, we still would not have a web page. Thanks, Derek!
More Credit: Patrick O. “Shaun” Young more recently redesigned (1999) the SCMA Website to modernize it with frames and thus make it easier to use (we hope). John Hebley, the SCMA Web Manager, and recent SCMA President, and I have once again added to, modified and updated Shaun’s design. I thank Shaun and John for their tips in programing this html stuff for frames as well as for the drive to get it done.
Latest: John Hebley is about to revamp and update the design of the site in the near future ... as soon as we get everything working on the new and improved server.
All the best,
March 25, 2006
Jim Waters maintained the SCMA Calendar, Performers Pages, and Venues Pages
for over 17 years. He is still actively performing in celtic music venues in the