Here you will find a spirited and open community of children, teens and adults dedicated to the pursuit of Irish traditional music. We celebrate each person's achievements and honor the individual and collective talents of our extended family.

Visit our Facebook Page for the latest information on all our extracurricular activities.

Summer Recess

Classes are finished for the school year, but here are some of the places you can find us this summer.
Classes will resume with Fall Quarter on September 7th and registration will open in mid-August.

Cincinnati Appalachian Festival : May 11-12

Community Performance on the Land of Oz stage at 6 pm on Saturday.

Sayler Park Sustains : June 8

Riley School will have a booth - bring your instrument and join us!

Cincinnati Celtic Festival : July 12-14

Several Riley School bands will be on stage at this festival.
We will also be playing tunes in the Riley booth - bring your instrument and join us!

Dayton Celtic Festival : July 26-28

The Riley School will host the session tent - bring your instrument or just come to listen.
We are also planning to host a workshop on Irish music sessions.

Current Sessions

For up to date information on all our sessions, please contact to be added to the Cincinnati Sessions Facebook Messenger group, and/or to be added to the Dayton Session group.

Intermediate Sessions

There are regularly scheduled sessions on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, from 2 - 4 pm.
Current location: St Stephen Church, 3804 Eastern Ave, in the Columbia-Tusculum area

Northwood Cider Company Sessions

Second Wednesdays, 7 pm, Northwood Cider Company, 2075 Mills Ave, Norwood, OH 45212

Loon Sessions

First Wednesday of every other month, 8-10 pm, The Loon, 4027 Hamilton Avenue, in Northside

Big Ash Sessions

The time and day of the Big Ash Sessions varies to complement the schedule of the other sessions. Look for posts on the Riley School Facebook page when those are happening at Big Ash Brewing, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230. Check Facebook for updates!

Dayton Sessions

There is a well-attended session at 7 pm Wednesdays at the Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45403.

In-person classes are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 am at :

Grace United Methodist Church
2221 Slane Avenue
Norwood, OH

Dates for the 2024-25 school year are -

Fall Quarter : 7 SEP - 9 NOV
Winter Quarter : 4 JAN - 8 MAR
Spring Quarter : 22 MAR - 3 MAY

Registration generally opens about a month before classes begin.

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary
Watch our Anniversary Video


Riley School of Irish Music receives support from the Ohio and Kentucky Arts Councils.