DancersPhotograph by Priscilla Killion

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Southwest Celtic Music Association

2016 Dates & Times

Friday, March 4th

Saturday, March 5th

Sunday, March 6th


Fair Park, Dallas, TX

Earth Day Texas



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That's a Wrap

Well, that's it for 2015. Great weather Saturday, but not so good Sunday. Thank you all for coming to visit us - wasn't Carlos just fantastic. And those crazy Screaming Orphans - yes, they real are sisters. I'm sure they will be back with us very soon.

Note, NTIF 2016 is already being planned and we will have some very exciting news in the not too distant future. Dates are posted on the side banner.

Local & Regional Featured Performers

If you would like to be considered for inclusion as a performer at the 2016 festival please contact our Regional Performer Director, Connie Ener at In general we require that all performers, including those who have already performed in prior years, to submit a recent photograph; bio including performers names and primary instruments; a copy (CD or MP3) of a selection of music tracks and a list of recent performances including local pubs, festivals or concert events.

The application period will be April 15 - September 15, 2015. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Also note that if the band lineup changes in any way, such as the addition or deletion of members, the application must be resubmitted.

Volunteer Picnic

The SCMA Board of Trustees invites all 2015 volunteers to the annual recognition picnic to be held on April 12th at 12:00pm in the Embarcadero Building in Fair Park. This is the building where NTIF started life in 1984, and it is located at the southeast corner of Admiral Nimitz Circle and Keating Drive, right behind the Cotton Bowl.

The SCMA will provide the entrée (usually bar-b-cue) and drinks. Please bring a side dish, appetizer or desert.

Earth Day Texas

Don't forget Earth Day Texas on April 24-26th in Fair Park - same footprint as NTIF. It's free event and has great exhibits, food and beverages and entertainment. They are also looking for volunteers, so if you are interested visit their website and sign up - mention that you have the added experience of working with NTIF.