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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 at work!

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 North America.

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' paid ads).

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" of Dallas.

Meanwhile, back to the best entertainment money can buy !

Lee Kelton





  Ward politics is the Devil's key to the soul of the city council.  It is how some council members got themselves in trouble in the past.  It is the bait that will get others in trouble in the future. 4/6/8