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.
In June 2013, we began classes in traditional Irish music, dance, and language. We offer music classes in accordion, tenor banjo, mandolin, bodhrán, fiddle, flute, guitar, hammered dulcimer, harp, whistle and sean-nós singing. In addition, we offer céilí and set dancing workshops, multiple levels of Irish language and a slow session for instrumentalists.
Our faculty is comprised of Indianapolis's finest traditional Irish musicians. Click a name below to read more about each person!
*Dmitri Alano - Director, Flute/Whistle, Accordion
Danielle Duffy - Associate Director
Dave Bagdade - Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Devin Flanigan Blankenship - Language
Lydia Campbell-Maher - Sean-nós Singing
Maggie Davis - Fiddle
*Ed Delaney - Slow Session Coordinator, Accordion
Cassie Hall - Bodhrán
Sarah Hannon - Whistle
*Robyn Jedlicka - Fiddle, Concertina
Jen Midkiff - Harp
Sharon O'Connell - Dulcimer
Erik Peterson - Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Deb Shebish - Fiddle
Cyndi Simmerman - Dance
Brenda Sutton - Bodhrán, Language
* = indicates a member of the Indianapolis Céilí Band