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Riley School of Irish Music Open House

Presented by Riley School of Irish Music at Grace United Methodist Church, Cincinnati OH

Sep 09 2023
Riley School of Irish Music Open House

Interested in learning Irish music? Come meet Riley School students and teachers and the instruments and tunes we play!

The Riley School offers an open house on the first day of fall quarter.  Come meet us and join us for soup and bread.  Riley School teachers will introduce their instruments and play a few tunes.  If you would like to listen in on a class that day, please contact so we can let the teacher know you are coming.

Founded in 1996 by Susan Cross Gilligan, the Riley School is a community of children, teens, and adults learning and playing Irish traditional music together.  The Riley School offers three quarters of classes starting in September, January, and March as well as bands, workshops, ceili dances, and other opportunities to listen and perform. Small class sizes provide a rewarding and effective way for students to experience the history, camaraderie and joy of playing traditional Irish music.

Tunes are taught by ear, with the whole school learning a shared set of tunes each quarter. Classes are currently available in whistle, flute, harp, fiddle, traditional singing, banjo, mandolin, concertina, uillean pipes, accordion, melodion, bodhran, and guitar.  Classes are offered Saturday mornings at Grace United Methodist Church in Norwood.

The Riley School is supported by the Ohio and Kentucky Arts Councils, and is a participating ACE provider for the Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment Educational Savings Account Program.


Free Admission

Contact: (513) 549-3780



Grace United Methodist Church

2221 Slane Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212

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