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.

Upcoming Events
  • Intro to Céilí Dancing Workshop : Saturday, March 30th
  • Céilí Dance : Saturday, April 13th

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 Sessions (new)

February 28th, 7 pm, Northwood Cider Company, 2075 Mills Ave, Norwood, OH 45212
This new session will continue on second Wednesdays at 7 pm after that, starting March 13 and April 10.

Loon Sessions (new)

This new session at The Loon started in February 2024, on the 1st Wednesday of every other month, from 8 - 10 pm.

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 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.