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.

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"Peace and Merriment" Holiday Concert

Please join us for our annual holiday concert featuring Celtic and holiday music by students and faculty of The Riley School of Irish Music.
Refreshments and fellowship following the concert.

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

Here are some typical places and times for Irish music sessions :

Streetside Brewery -

Regularly scheduled Irish sessions are ongoing at Streetside Brewery in Columbia-Tusculum, at 7 pm, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
The brewery is at 4003 Eastern Ave in Columbia-Tusculum, just a block away from the Irish Heritage Center.

Community Session -

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

The Dayton Session -

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 2023-24 school year are -

9 SEP - 11 NOV : Fall Quarter
6 JAN - 9 MAR : Winter Quarter
23 MAR - 4 MAY : Spring Quarter

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
and is a participating ACE provider for the
Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment Educational Savings Account Program.