Fall 2022 News!

Welcome! After two years of offering on-line group classes (since the pandemic), we’ve decided to switch things up a bit for the fall – many of our students have requested some individual instruction, so rather than offer the usual schedule of group classes, we are trying a new format. We ask that students contact their instructor directly (or check with us if you are not sure or need help) and work out either some individual lessons (in person or on-line as determined by the student and teacher) or in some cases, a group class (if feasible). We will offer a block of  6 lessons/classes for the fall, mid-Sept. through mid-November  (30 minutes for a private lesson or a longer group class) but you will work out the specifics with each teacher. Please contact us for pricing. FYI for those who have been taking Claudine Langille’s slow session, she is planning to continue in the same format on Sundays on-line.  

We hope the option of offering some private instruction is a welcome development.  As always, if you have any questions please contact me,

We hosted the wonderful Kevin Crawford in May 2022 for some workshops, thanks to Kevin!

Kevin Crawford

Male Musician of the Year 2013 Kevin Crawford, LiveIreland.com

“Many trad fans say that Lúnasa’s flute player, Kevin Crawford, is the best in the tradition. You would be hard put to find anyone who would disagree with that. He, too, has been a force in the music since his days with the iconic, Moving Cloud. One of the most prolific of all Irish flute players, everything he touches turns to aural gold. A master. We are lucky to have him. You can hear him in his most recent outing with his solo album, Carrying the Tune. He could and should win this for every album he has ever been on.” – Bill Margeson

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 The joy of music lasts a lifetime!

Welcome to the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music,  which offers instruction in traditional Irish music to children and adults on a variety of instruments (fiddle, tin whistle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and bodhran), as well as singing and mixed instrument classes.   Classes are offered by outstanding instructors for players of all levels.  We have offered classes in the beautifully renovated historic barn in Old Wethersfield at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts,  431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT, and since the Covid-19 pandemic, on-line.

Interested in finding out more?  Please  Contact Director Jeanne Freeman if you have questions or would like more information.  

Read about our Irish Music Class Instructors.

The Hartford Courant wrote a nice feature article about the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music .