"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) 
 
 

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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 (see below).

I am honored to be featured in the June 2017 issue of Celtic Life International! Read it here:

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

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/

Featured on Connecticut Public Television

Here's some video from "An Evening of Irish Music", a special produced by Connecticut Public Television in 2013. With Jeanne Freeman (fiddle), Dan Ringrose (vocals and guitar), John Tabb (button accordion), Jon Warner (uilleann pipes and flute), and step dancers from the Griffith Academy.

For more information and details, including my bio, upcoming schedule,  photos,  venues, or to contact me, just click and browse. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you along the way.  

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Jeanne's debut solo CD, "The Fiddler You Are", produced by John Whelan, with guest appearances by Dan Ringrose, Flynn Cohen, John Whelan, Rory Makem, Janine Randall, and Tom Boyer.

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Traditional Irish session - Jeanne Freeman and friends La Boca Restaurant & Cantina, Middletown Ct. La Boca Restaurant & Cantina, Middletown Ct.
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT
Danbury Irish Club Festival - Ringrose & Freeman Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center, Danbury, CT Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center, Danbury, CT
 —  — Ringrose & Freeman Donovans Irish Pub, Springfield MA Donovans Irish Pub, Springfield MA
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT
 —  — Traditional Irish session - Jeanne Freeman and friends La Boca Restaurant & Cantina, Middletown Ct. La Boca Restaurant & Cantina, Middletown Ct.
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT
Traditional Irish session The Playwright, Hamden, CT The Playwright, Hamden, CT
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT
Concert - Ringrose & Freeman Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Public Library, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Public Library, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Concert with Loretta Murphy Hamden Public Library, Hamden, CT Hamden Public Library, Hamden, CT
Ringrose & Freeman The Hartford Club, Hartford, CT The Hartford Club, Hartford, CT
 —  — Ringrose & Freeman, with Mary Gardner Gaelic-American Club, Fairfield, CT Gaelic-American Club, Fairfield, CT
Jeanne Freeman - concert The Chapel, Avery Heights, Hartford, CT The Chapel, Avery Heights, Hartford, CT
Ringrose & Freeman Concert Meridian Towers, Bristol CT Meridian Towers, Bristol CT
Concert - Ringrose & Freeman Mansfield Senior Center, Mansfield, CT Mansfield Senior Center, Mansfield, CT
Concert - Ringrose & Freeman The Watermark at East Hill, Southbury, CT The Watermark at East Hill, Southbury, CT
Concert - Ringrose & Freeman and friends Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, CT Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, CT
Concert - Ringrose & Freeman Arts Escape, Southbury 06488 203-586-1474 Arts Escape, Southbury 06488 203-586-1474

Connecticut Academy of Irish Music

In 2013 Jeanne established the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, with the help of some great fellow musicians!  For more information,  please visit www.ctirishmusic.com.  

  

*** The Connecticut Academy of Irish Music was featured in an article in the Hartford Courant, click here to read.***