We are all saddened by the passing of John Hodgins, founder of the Irish Rogues and long time supporter of the SCMA and the NTIF.
John was an inspiration to musicians and followers of Irish music for many years. Almost every band playing in the Dallas area can proudly say that John was in so many ways their leader and mentor. We will all miss him.
The Restland Funeral Home website has posted the obituary for John. We refer everyone to that site for all details relating to our good friend John Hodgins.
Visitation from 6-8pm this Friday at Restland Funeral Home (13005 Greenville Ave just north of LBJ). Funeral Service at 3pm, Saturday at the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Funeral Home. A Grand Irish Wake will be held at the Hydrangea Room at Restland following the burial service. All instruments are welcome.
Monday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 21st Trinity Hall will be hosting a watching party for The Rose of Tralee fans. It will start around 1:00 p.m. and last until approximately 4:00 our time. Tuesday is the final selection night so you will not want to miss this occasion as we cheer on our Texas Rose, Kimberly Corser. If you would like to follow the Tweets for Kim and the Rose Sisters tune into Twitter and look for Irish American Soc Dallas posted by IrishKathy6. You will see daily postings of all of the beautiful Roses and their journey to Tralee.
Long time member and former president of the Irish American Society, Les Foley, has requested that the membership pray for him. Les has a malignant tumor on the base of his tongue. He will be undergoing 7 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation starting Tuesday, July 31. For security reasons, we are not posting his contact information on this site, however, you will be receiving an email if you are a member of the society. Please send Les some get well wishes and cheerful encouragement. We will post updates as we get them. Thank you to everyone.