2023 updates

Welcome and thanks for visiting our website! Please let us know if you are interested in a class or some instruction and we will connect you with the teacher(s) who can work something out with you. We offer a mix of on-line and in some cases in-person instruction; you can work out the specifics with each teacher (please contact us for pricing). We look forward to hearing from you!  


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 .