Founded in 1996 by Susan Cross Gilligan,
the Riley School is a community of children, teens and adults
dedicated to the pursuit of Irish traditional music.
Riley School is supported by the Ohio and Kentucky Arts Councils.
Grants and Recognition
page for more information.
Quarterly sessions are offered starting in September, January and March.
Classes are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 am.
Small class sizes provide a rewarding and effective way for students
to experience the history, camaraderie and joy of playing traditional Irish music.
Specific class times may be adjusted
depending on enrollment and teacher availability.
Please see the Schedule Page
for current quarter class offerings and times.
We hold an Open House each quarter for new and prospective students.
Bodhran (Irish drum)
Uilleann (Irish) Pipes
Regular Saturday music classes
Periodic workshops lead by visiting musicians
Heritage, Culture, and Language Workshops
Sessions - informal music and social gatherings
Weekly Riley School Lunch concerts
Fleadh Cheoil (Music Competitions held at the regional and international level)
for a map and directions to help find the school.