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, 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. 

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!

*Dmitri Alano - Director, Flute/Whistle, Accordion

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

*Robyn Jedlicka - Fiddle, Concertina

Jen Midkiff - Harp

Deb Shebish - Fiddle

Cyndi Simmerman - Dance

Brenda Sutton - Bodhrán, Language

* = indicates a member of the Indianapolis Céilí Band