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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Danny O'Flaherty's August Newsletter


August 2012 Newsletter


Dear Friends:


The last couple months have been very busy with my tour to Ireland, plenty of Children's performances and some unexpected travel. I hope you are having a wonderful summer with family and friends! I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some of the exciting things that will be happening the rest of this year and next.


In June, my friend, Norrie Arnott, passed away unexpectedly. In 1974, Norrie joined Patrick and me and we became the first Irish/Scottish folk group to reside in Washington DC. The group later became the Celtic Folk.   Norrie was one of the few people that I know who was so steeped in Scottish folklore. We created a very unique sound which you can hear on our album that we debuted in 1975, "Shamrocks and Heather".   Norrie will be sorely missed! My brother Patrick and I joined other folk singers to participate in a celebration of Norrie's life on Sunday, July 22nd, 3pm at Pat Troy's Ireland's Own in Alexandria, VA - it was wonderful to see many friends from the old days in DC and to be a part of honoring Norrie's life. The video link below is in memory of our dear friend Norrie Arnott - June 18, 1937-June 10, 2012.


Working with the kids at the many children's performances I have been doing this summer has made me realize that it has been way too long since I have produced a Children's CD. I am hoping to start working on a new Children's CD later this year and this is a link to the song that will be the title song for the CD.   Watch for more details on the CD soon!    

God Bless, Danny


Upcoming Travel Opportunities


2013 O'Flaherty's Mardi Gras Cruise

Hey Everyone, Join me, my brother Patrick, the Irish Lads, Karen Mal, Noel Nash and Geoff Kaufman on the 2013 O'Flaherty's Mardi Gras Cruise sailing out of New Orleans aboard the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on February 16, 2013 for 7 nights of music, magical times and of course, O'Houligan's Irish Mardi Gras Ball!


We are also excited that Grammy Award winning, singer and songwriter, Bill Danoff and his wife Joan will reign as King and Queen of O'Houligan's Ball as we celebrate Folk Music and Mardi Gras. Bill was the lead singer of the Starland Vocal Band and wrote such award winning songs as; Take Me Home Country Roads and Afternoon Delight to name just a few.


The Private Entertainment Package includes a Pub Quiz, O'Houligan's Mardi Gras Ball and concerts from a terrific folk music line up including: Karen Mal, the Irish Lads, Geoff Kaufman, Patrick O'Flaherty, Noel Nash and I. As an added bonus there will be a special concert by Bill Danoff. You will want to book your cabins now to guarantee to have a cabin that you want.  Complete details, pricing and online booking are available at or by calling Susie Denman at 1-800-427-8473 ext. 7808.


Great American Hootenanny Cruise

There is Music in the Air ~ Who is ready for a great old-fashioned Hootenanny?


This fall I will be a part of the first annual Great American Hootenanny Steamboat Cruise. Noel Nash and I will be performing together and I will be serving as Emcee for the entire cruise. Joining me on the cruise are Folk music's most celebrated diva, Judy Collins' and legendary American Folk Group, The Kingston Trio.


If you would like to experience some great folk music while also taking in nature's rich palette of reds, oranges and gold's as your steamboat traverses the Upper Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers then check out the link below for more information.


Call Susie Denman at 1-800-427-8473 ext. 7808. 


Special 25th Anniversary Tour

2013 Songs of Ireland Heritage Tour

September 15 - 24, 2013

(Deposits have already started coming in so make your plans now to ensure a spot on this special tour)


For many years you have heard me sing the ballads of Ireland in my concerts across the country~ Now come help me celebrate 25 years of touring Ireland, next fall on my 2013 Songs of Ireland Heritage Tour and we will sing our way through Ireland.


Traveling to Ireland can be a once in a lifetime opportunity and there is no better way to experience it then by hearing the songs and stories that share Ireland's rich history right there in the land they were written about. 


Ireland is a country steeped in tradition, culture, heritage and folklore. Hidden beneath the surface is a world forgotten in time. For 9 days we will experience a mystical journey traveling to some of Ireland's most stunning scenery and renowned sites.


Tour Highlights:

*Athenry                   *Athlone                   *Clonmacnoise
*Westport                  *Achill Island           *Rathcroghan
*Cong Abbey             *Connemara            *Inis Mor
*Inchagoill Island    *Ennis

If you have always wanted to travel on one of my tours then this Special Anniversary Tour is the one for you!  

Space is limited so get your deposits in early to guarantee your spot!


To receive a detailed itinerary and pricing information email: or call 337-936-1005


Possible Margaret of New Orleans 200th Anniversary Tour

We are considering adding a 3rd tour to Ireland next year and wanted to see how many of you may be interested in this type of tour.  The tour would be in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Margaret Gaffney Haughery, Angel of the Delta - Bread Lady of New Orleans.  The tour would be a 7 day tour in July 2013, visiting County Leitrim where Margaret was born, Sligo and Donegal.  If you think you might be interested in a tour like this please email your interest  

Upcoming Concerts:


Join me this weekend at the Deutsches Haus!


Saturday, August 4th - Metairie, LA

Music feeds the Soul - An Evening of Irish and American Folk Music

The Deutsches Haus

1023 Ridgewood Drive

Metairie, Louisiana



7:00 pm - Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets: $15 available at the door. Deutches Haus members $12


Friday, August 10th - Lake Charles, LA

An Evening of Irish and American Folk Music  

Stellar Beans

319 Broad Street

Lake Charles, LA



7:00 pm - Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets: $15 available at the door. Advanced reservations suggested - contact Beth at 337-936-1005. 


Come early and enjoy some of the fabulous soups, sandwiches and salads that Stellar Beans serves up - all available for purchase.


Saturday, August 18th - New Orleans, LA

An Evening of Folk Music with Danny O'Flaherty

Café Freret

7329 Freret Street

New Orleans, LA



7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 available at the door

Food and Drink available for purchase


Friday, August 24th - Lafayette, Louisiana

Music from the Heart - An Evening of Folk Music with Danny O'Flaherty

Cité des Arts

109 Vine Street

Lafayette, Louisiana



7:00 pm

Tickets: $15.00 available at the door

Within 2 1/2 blocks of Cite Des Arts is the downtown Lafayette Parking Tower. The Parking Tower, between Jefferson and Polk on Vermillion & next to Parc Sans Souci, is open every night and has security way pass the end of any Cité event.  Oh yes, after 6:30 PM - for evening events - Parking is FREE. 


Sunday, August 26th - San Antonio, TX

An Afternoon of Folk Music with Danny O'Flaherty

The Josephine Theatre

339 W. Josephine

San Antonio, Texas



3:00 pm - Doors open at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Military and Senior Citizens, $12 Students, $8 Children under 12. Available at the door or by calling the box office at 210-734-4646

























































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