Irish Language, Music, Song & Dance Classes

The Irish Cultural Centre boasts a strong programme of Irish Language, Music, Song and Dancing classes year round, both online and in-person at our 46 acre campus just off of RT138 in Canton, Massachusetts.

See below for details on all of our upcoming classes, lectures and workshops!


  • Beginners
    September 12, 2022 - December 19, 2022
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Continuing Students
    September 12, 2022 - December 19, 2022
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

A fun filled exploration of the foundations of traditional step and Sean Nós dance with Jackie O’ Riley!

Jackie founded, directs, and teaches O’Riley Irish Dance, a one-of-a-kind non-competitive Irish dance program for kids and teens, now in it’s 13th year.  The classes emphasize dancing as a joyful, social activity rather than a competitive one.  Although each class addresses developing rhythm, timing, and technique, first and foremost the emphasis is on musicality: understanding the connection between music and dance, developing a listening ear, and trying to keep the music in the dancing. In the advanced level, students collaborate with live musicians. Students learn a mix of traditional step dancing, sean-nós dance, and set dancing, as well as some soft shoe and ceili dancing. Most importantly, Jackie is trying to pass onto her dancers not just the steps themselves, but the joy and vitality of carrying on this living tradition.

12 Weeks Term – No Class October 10th & November 21st 

Beginners: 4:00 –  4:45PM 

Continuing Students: 4:45 – 5:45PM

Class Fees :

$228 Non Members | $215 Members


  • Beginners
    September 12, 2022 - December 19, 2022
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

A fun filled exploration of the foundations of traditional step and Sean Nós dance with Jackie O’ Riley!

Jackie founded, directs, and teaches O’Riley Irish Dance, a one-of-a-kind non-competitive Irish dance program for kids and teens, now in it’s 13th year.  The classes emphasize dancing as a joyful, social activity rather than a competitive one.  Although each class addresses developing rhythm, timing, and technique, first and foremost the emphasis is on musicality: understanding the connection between music and dance, developing a listening ear, and trying to keep the music in the dancing. In the advanced level, students collaborate with live musicians. Students learn a mix of traditional step dancing, sean-nós dance, and set dancing, as well as some soft shoe and ceili dancing. Most importantly, Jackie is trying to pass onto her dancers not just the steps themselves, but the joy and vitality of carrying on this living tradition.

12 Weeks Term – No Class October 10th & November 21st 

Beginners: 4:00 – 4:45PM

Continuing Students: 4:45 – 5:45PM

Class Fees :

$228 Non Members | $215 Members


  • Tin-Whistle Classes
    October 29, 2022 - December 17, 2022
    8:45 am - 9:30 am

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Beginner Youth Tin-Whistle lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 8:45am to 9:30am.

This class is suitable for children and young adults with minimal to no experience in traditional Irish music.


  • Tin-Whistle Classes
    October 29, 2022 - December 17, 2022
    9:30 am

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Tin-Whistle lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 9:30am to 10:30am.

The class is one hour long and is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.


  • Fiddle Classes
    October 29, 2022 - December 17, 2022
    10:30 am

 

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Fiddle lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 10:30am to 11:30am.

The class is one hour long and is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.

 

 


  • Button Accordion Classes
    October 29, 2022 - December 17, 2022
    11:30 am

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Button Accordion lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 11:30am to 12:30am.

The class is one hour long and is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.


  • November 3, 2022 - December 18, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Live Zoom Course: Thursdays at 7:00pm – December 8th & 15th 2022

Irish historian Sean Murphy is presenting a two-week live Zoom course titled History of Christmas and Christmas in Ireland on Thursdays December 8th and 15th at 7pm (eastern time zone)

The presentation will detail the history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  It explains how and why many of the pre-Christian pagan traditions were incorporated into the Christian celebration.  For instance, it will explain the Christmas celebration in a wider historical context that includes the Roman Saturnalia celebration, the diverging views inside the Christian church on the celebration of Christ’s birth, the issue of the date of Christ’s actual birth, and the history of Christmas in the USA. The origins of Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, and Father Christmas will be explained.

Christmas in Ireland will detail some specific events that are celebrated in Ireland. This includes “Women’s Christmas”, The Wren Boys”, various legends and superstitions, and gift giving.

The presentation includes multi-media coverage of some Christmas activities that take place in Ireland that will provide a holiday friendly atmosphere.


  • Tin-Whistle Classes
    January 7, 2023 - February 11, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Tin-Whistle lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 9:30am to 10:30am.

The class is one hour long and is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.


  • Fiddle Classes
    January 7, 2023 - February 11, 2023
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

 

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Fiddle lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 10:30am to 11:30am.

The class is one hour long and is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.

 

 


  • Button Accordion Classes
    January 7, 2023 - February 11, 2023
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

We’re now enrolling for our new term of Button Accordion lessons with Denis Galvin.

These lessons take place in person on Saturday mornings at the Irish Cultural Centre from 11:30am to 12:30am.

The class is one hour long and is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.

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