Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis

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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, 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. 

If you have a question about classes, please visit our FAQ page or send us a note through our Contact Us page.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty is comprised of Indianapolis's finest traditional Irish musicians. Click a name below to read more about each person!

Hilary Abigana - Co-founder

*Dmitri Alano - Director, Flute/Whistle, Accordion

Dave Bagdade - Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin

*Ed Delaney - Slow Session Mentor, Accordion

*Robyn Jedlicka - Fiddle, Concertina

*Alberta Lathan - Voice

Jen Midkiff - Harp

Brenda Sutton - Bodhrán, Language

* = indicates a member of the Indianapolis Céilí Band