Atlanta Irish Music School

Traditional Irish Music for Kids & Teens

Céad Míle Fáilte!

Welcome to The Atlanta Irish Music School, home of The Atlanta Junior Ceili Band (AJCB).  The AJCB was founded in 2005 to teach and promote quality traditional Irish music to children, teens and young adults in Metro Atlanta, Georgia USA.  The Atlanta Irish Music School teaches:  Fiddle, Whistle, Flute, Piano Accordion, Piano, Concertina, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Song and Bodhran for students (6 to 21yrs)-- group classes, private lessons, workshops, concerts and summer camp.

Irish music is music for your entire family and music for a lifetime ---  join us today!

AJCB Harp Student poses with Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Prime Minister of Ireland at Atlanta Parade performance March 2015.

Contact us to learn more:  EMAIL or call 770-712-9334

Class Location:  Roswell, Georgia USA

***Fall Back to School Workshop and Open House***

August 23rd 2pm to 4pm at The Red Door Playhouse on The Historic Roswell Square in Roswell, Georgia. 

Join us for a music party and fall registration!

Join the Atlanta Irish Music School as they open for the Emmet Cahill Concert at The Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth on Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00pm.   

Emmet Cahill is a tenor formerly of Celtic Thunder.  Emmet hails from Mullingar in County Westmeath in Ireland.  A singer with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Emmet is also  a multiple prizewinner at the National Feis Ceoil singing competition in Ireland and was approached by Celtic Thunder producer Sharon Browne and invited to join the show.

Besides Celtic Thunder, Emmet has been cast in many stage productions in Dublin and has performed on stage at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and as a soloist at the National Concert Hall. He is an avid sports fan and has twice sung the Irish national anthem at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin in front of crowds of 90,000. Emmet has also performed for the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and has sung at several international rugby games in Dublin’s new Aviva Stadium. He also sings regularly at the Mullingar Cathedral.

Emmet attended auditions for Celtic Thunder in June 2010 and was thrilled to be asked to join the show. He started his Celtic Thunder journey in the Heritage tour with his rendition of a Phil Coulter song Kindred Spirits written especially for him. The Baritone of the group, Emmet performs belting solo numbers that showcase the richness of his voice. In Celtic Thunder’s new show MYTHOLOGY Emmet performs the inspirational love song Always There, the haunting Irish ballad Isle of Inisfree and a uniquely beautiful version of the all-time favorite Danny Boy. Emmet loves picking up the tempo (and his fiddle) from time to time and joining the rest of the soloists during their rendition of fast-paced Irish ballads, Seven Drunken Nights and The Star of The County Down.

Emmet joined the Celtic Thunder Principals during the Australia 2014 Tour, as well as performing in the Celtic Thunder Shows aboard the Celtic Thunder Cruise in fall 2014.

Emmet is currently pursuing his dreams as a Solo Artist, with a new album and touring abroad in store for the near future.

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What We Teach

We teach traditional Irish music to children ages 6 to 18 years of age through Ceili Band classes as well as private lessons, youth sessions and workshops.

Why Play Irish Music

Irish Music is fun to play, great for families and great for developing ear training.  Sunday classes fit busy schedules!

Affordable & Easy Tuition

Quarterly tuition covers payment for classes, performances, youth sessions and parties! Large family discount and pay online.

Contact us to learn more about new home music program teaching traditional Irish music to very young players at home! Ages 6-10 years 

Absolute Beginner Whistle
Beginner Piano
Beginner Violin

Contact Ms. Katherine for more information!

Congratulations to all AJCB students that 

participated in traditional Irish music competitions at 

The Midwest Fleadh 2015

-- congratulations on your 20 medals!!!!!!!!


What Parents Are Saying about AJCB

"Our son, Noah, has been a member of the Atlanta Junior Ceili Band for more than six years now. It has been the most wonderful experience for both my son and our family.  Katherine Irwin Thomas has taught our son to play Irish fiddle by ear and he has become a skilled fiddler and tenor banjo player.  She has instilled a love of Irish music in him.  Noah has played with the band on countless stages and traveled to competitions. The experience he has gained has been immeasurable.  As a family, we have enjoyed seeing the band play with renowned musicians, for groups and organizations, at festivals and community events.  Having our son be a part of the Atlanta Junior Ceili Band has enriched Noah's life as well as our own."

-Mary and Paul Coffin
, Alpharetta


Upcoming Events 2015:

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