"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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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Black Mountain NC Black Mountain NC, Black Mountain, NC Black Mountain NC, Black Mountain, NC
Private Ceili Madison, CT Madison, CT
Fairfield Irish Festival Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Milford Comhaltas session (PV O'Donnell branch) St. Gabriel Church, Milford, CT St. Gabriel Church, Milford, CT
The Playwright The Playwright, Hamden, CT The Playwright, Hamden, CT
Mystic Sea Music Festival Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
The Playwright The Playwright, Hamden, CT The Playwright, Hamden, CT
 —  — The Playwright The Playwright, Hamden, CT The Playwright, Hamden, CT
Concert Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield, CT Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield, CT
Private Event Sheridan Woods, Bristol, CT Sheridan Woods, Bristol, CT
2Hopewell Restaurant 2Hopewell Restaurant, Glastonbury, CT 2Hopewell Restaurant, Glastonbury, CT
Saint Patrick's Day Celebration Concert Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT
Private Event Avon, CT Avon, CT
Concert at Greenwich Library Greenwich, CT Greenwich, CT
 —  — Finn BQues Irish Cook House Newington, CT Newington, CT
Private Event Irish American Home, Glastonbury, CT Irish American Home, Glastonbury, 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.***