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House Concert with The Outside Track

Posted by irishartsindy on August 9, 2017 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Outside Track

is a band that fuses Scots, Irish and Cape Breton Songs, Tunes, and Step dance.

House Concert,

Thursday September 28th, 7:00pm.

The Music Room

Butler University Neighborhood.

Tix: $20.00

When you reserve your seats, you'll receive the address and directions to the concert.

Reserve your seats by contacting [email protected]


Purchase your reservations here! 

More about The Outside Track

Tony DeMarco House Concert

Posted by irishartsindy on March 22, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday, April 7th.

7:30 pm.


Adults: $20

Students: $15

Age 12 and under: free


Email [email protected] to reserve seats and receive directions.


Tony DeMarco: Irish fiddler. If that sounds slightly off, you have only to listen to the music on any of his recordings to be cured of any preconceptions about the importance of ethnic purity in traditional music. There may have been a time when Irish music in New York City was played exclusively by Irish immigrants and their offspring, while their Italian neighbors strummed mandolins and sang opera. But the Big Apple really is a melting pot. By the 1950s, this kind of ethnic mixing was fairly normal in Tony’s native Brooklyn, where the Italians and Irish lived side by side and attended the same parish churches.


More typical young Irish traditional musicians in New York in the 1970s had at least one parent born in Ireland.. They would have joined a branch of the international Irish traditional music organization Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and competed each year at the regional fleadh cheoil at Manhattan College in the Bronx.


According to Tony, “I came through the hippie scene, the folkie scene.” He tells the story of how he took up the fiddle and discovered Irish music in his own contribution to these notes, but it is worth repeating here that his first exposure to Irish traditional music was through a Folkways recording of the County Sligo fiddler Michael Gorman. Tony had many other musical influences before this, and would have many more afterward, but for him the appeal of the Sligo fiddle style would never fade.


-Don Meade, 2007


Come join us for, what's sure to be, an enjoyable evening of music, stories and merriment, with the dynamic, Tony DeMarco!

Frankie Gavin House Concert

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House Concert, Friday, March 18th

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2015 Spring Session

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Would you like to learn traditional Irish music, language, song or dance?


The Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis, a non-profit organization, will hold its spring session beginning March 7th, 2015; Open to all ages! No experience necessary!


The Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis is developing all generations of traditional Irish musicians, dancers and linguists. This organization provides Irish culture and arts to the Indianapolis community and the Hoosier State through education and performance.


Come join us and learn from some of Indiana's finest traditional musicians, dancers and linguists!


Registration opens February 9th!


Less than 5 weeks until the fiddle competition!

Posted by irishartsindy on May 13, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Less than 5 weeks until our inaugural fiddle competition!

Thanks go out to our sponsors: the Indy Irish Fest, 9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub, Claddagh Irish Pubs, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Fiddle Competition Information!

Posted by irishartsindy on April 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Information for our annual fiddle competition is now available on our

Fiddle Competition Page!

Monthly Open Session

Posted by irishartsindy on April 15, 2014 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This month's open session will be on Sunday, April 27th from 2:00 - 5:00 at Triton Brewing Company! All Irish traditional instrumentalists, singers, and levels of experience are welcome!

Triton is located at: 5764 Wheeler Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216

We hope you'll join us!

Inaugural Fiddle Competition!

Posted by irishartsindy on April 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our first fiddle competition will be on Saturday, June 14th at the Garfield Park Arts Center. More information will be available soon!

The competition is sponsored by Indy Irish Fest, 9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.