James A. O'Flaherty

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James A. O'Flaherty
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Background information
Born (1942-07-26)July 26, 1942
Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland
Died July 20, 2001(2001-07-20) (aged 58)
Corinth, Texas
Genres Irish folk
Occupation(s) Airline Captain, musician
Instruments Irish bagpipes
Years active 1963-2001
Allegiance  USA
Service/branch Flag of the United States Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Years of service 1961-1966
Unit 331st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Emblem.jpg331st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

James A. O'Flaherty was an Irish folk musician who lived in the Dallas, Texas area. He was born in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, moving to Texas at 29. He raised a family of ten children in Corinth, Texas, and died on July 20, 2001.

Jim was also honored among the Dallas area Irish folk musicians by the new O'Flaherty Irish folk Music Retreat established in late 2004.

The first retreat was featured in the Dallas Morning News, (Retreat to re-create Auld Sod songs; Wendy Hundley, Richardson Bureau; October 29, 2004) The retreat was a huge success with more than twice the expected in attendance and a guest performer from Ireland, Seamus Connolly.

O'Flaherty is the father of film director and award-winning video game veteran Jerry O'Flaherty.


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