The Upstate Irish Arts Center, Inc is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to promoting Irish arts, culture, and music through education and performances. 

Totally Trad 2024

Join us this fall for our rescheduled Totally Trad at Celtic Hall in Albany/Colonie featuring live Irish music workshops and performances with Ship in the Clouds. **This event was originally scheduled for May 18, 2024, but the artist was unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances.**

Young Musician Sessions

Join us monthly for our Irish Trad Session for Young Musicians when we return this fall! Find the date of our next session on our events calendar or on our Facebook page. Sessions start at 11:00 a.m. and feature one or two adult musician mentors to help with young musicians at any level.  This is a slow session that focuses on learning and improving tunes.

Music Workshops

On December 9, 2023, more than 20 dancers and musicians joined us for our FREE tin whistle workshop at Celtic Hall in Albany.  Classes were led by Kieran McCarthy Fell from NYC and included musicians of all ages from Grade 1 and up!  We also welcomed musicians who are also dancers in our local Irish dance schools including: