"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) 
 
 

Welcome!


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
Concert - Ringrose & Freeman The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown Ct. The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown Ct.
Hosting traditional Irish session Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089 Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089
Hosting traditional Irish session Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089 Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089
Hosting traditional Irish session Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089 Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089
Private Event - Ringrose & Freeman Farmington, CT Farmington, CT
Ringrose & Freeman, with Mary Gardner Gaelic-American Club, Fairfield, CT Gaelic-American Club, Fairfield, CT
Hosting traditional Irish session Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089 Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, West Springfield, MA 01089
Private Event Monroe, CT Monroe, 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
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
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
Radio appearance, WESU FM Radio, Acoustic Blender WESU FM radio, Middletown Ct. WESU FM radio, Middletown Ct.
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT
Private wedding The Bushnell, Hartford, CT The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
Traditional Irish session Flynn's Grill, South Glastonbury, CT Flynn's Grill, South Glastonbury, CT
Teaching at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, Wethersfield, CT

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.***