"Fiddler extraordinaire Jeanne Freeman...a casual virtuosity...the music is light, airy and fun, and...really, really good...fabulous...the overall effect is just about perfect" -  John Thomas, The Fretboard Journal 

          "Set an enviable standard of proficiency" -Earle Hitchner (Wall Street Journal; Irish Echo) 


Hello and welcome to my website -- I'm a traditional Irish fiddler in Connecticut and enjoy sharing my love of Irish music with others, whether in concerts, traditional sessions, or teaching Irish fiddle.  I also founded and teach at the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, which offers group lessons on a variety of instruments. 

Spring 2022:  Check the schedule for everything coming up in March - also I'll be back teaching and performing at the wonderful Fiddle Hell (it's more fun than it sounds!) on-line festival/workshops/concerts event this April 7-10 - visit www.fiddlehell.org for more information.

Fall 2021:  I'm honored to be teaching and performing at Fiddle Hell On-line this fall, Nov. 4-7 - visit https://www.fiddlehell.org/ for complete listings of this amazing event.

Summer 2021 - Happy to be hosting a new Irish session in Hartford, two Mondays a month at Parkville Market, with funding from the Richard P. Garmany fund through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Hartford Blooms/Knights of Columbus.  We ended the summer with special guests Joanie Madden and Mirella Murray of Cherish the Ladies, for a fantastic night of music and fun.  Sessions will continue into the fall, check my calendar listings for details.
Spring 2021 update:  After the long Covid shutdown of live music, things are starting to come around finally!  I'll be posting things here as they come along so check back in.   

I was honored to be the Guest Artist  for the Simsbury Public Schools town-wide String Festival for Simsbury Public Schools in 2018-2019; it was wonderful to conduct workshops through the year and teach traditional Irish music to all of the string students in grades 5-12, culminating in an amazing concert with the students and music friends Loretta Murphy, Dan Ringrose, and Ryan Ford.        


Had a blast joining the great Fergal Scahill (We Banjo 3) as part of his phenomenal "Fiddle Tune a Day 2017" project!

Thank you to Celtic Life International magazine for the nice feature in the June 2017 issue!  Read it here:

A session at Comhaltas North American Convention in May 2015, featuring two jigs - “Paddy’s Return” and “Willie Coleman’s”, by musicians L/R Jeanne Freeman, Connecticut {fiddle}, Haley Richardson, New Jersey (fiddle), Patrick Hutchinson, Providence, Rhode Island (pipes), Aaron Olwell, Central Virginia (flute) and Joey Abarta, Boston (pipes).

Created By Willie Fogarty; Source: Comhaltas live - https://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_469_7a_session_at_comhaltas_north_american_convention_in_may/

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