02/27/04 Something Fun
Well, it must be the political season what with all
the name callin', finger pointn' questions 'bout
loyalty, bridge-buildin', nest-buildin' (J.
Jones, et al) an' whole host
of fun stuff bein' yelled 'bout.
Gonna be a windy an' entertain'
year.... American dem-o-cracy
Meanwhile, the North Texas Irish Festival will start
its 22nd year in Dallas (21 years at Fair
Park). As usual, with very little notice or
support from the
City's social, political or moneyed elite.
In the worldwide Celtic music and dance
culture, we are considered to be the 2nd
best Celtic (Irish, Scots,
Welsh, etc) music venue in
We are self-financed and make the thing work with
about 400 non-paid volunteers and one paid director. Something
most groups can't even come close to doing.
There are two major and one smaller Celtic Festivals
in North Texas every year and yet nothing mentioned in
the proposed "Touting North Texas" Tourism program.
On the few times I read the "Snooze", I read puff
stuff about "Regional Approach to tourism", etc. but
nothing about the Celts and what they have been doing
for years. The DMN may
send someone if it's a slow
news-time or "nothing else is going on (read: big ol'
The Ft Worth Star Telegram gives us three times as
much news coverage as does DMN.
As for Fair Park, things are at a point that we will
probably move out (like "The 500" did) when our
contract is over. So much for the "Crown Jewel"
Meanwhile, back to the best entertainment money can