Welcome to our website! We are a Celtic duo - Dan Ringrose (vocals, guitar) and Jeanne Freeman (fiddle, harmony vocals). We play and sing traditional Irish and Celtic music, with a touch of contemporary folk thrown in for good measure, including original songs and tunes.
Ringrose, Freeman & Friends, featured in "An Evening Of Irish Music"
Celtic music is fun! We are passionate about it and love to bring people a good time and get them clapping and singing. We play in all kinds of venues, large and small, sometimes joined by other musical friends (and even step dancers). We generally incorporate some stories, humor, and even poetry into our shows, and were recently featured on Connecticut Public Television. Please read on for a few words about us, and you can hear some music clips below.
"Fiddler extraordinaire Jeanne Freeman ...a casual virtuosity...the music is light, airy, and fun, and...really, really ...fabulous...the overall effect is just about perfect...guitarist Danny Ringrose showcases a stunning voice in a duet that demonstrates why he and Freeman often perform as a duo...." -- The Fretboard Journal
"Jeanne Freeman…set an enviable standard …Danny Ringrose….sang... a fitting finale for a memorable night of music…" -- Earle Hitchner (Wall Street Journal, Irish Echo)
"The atmosphere was buoyant, the Guinness flowed, and the audience's appreciation displayed by its standing ovation." -- Robert Smith, Ph.D., Director of University of Saint Joseph Arts Center
Ringrose & Freeman Concert
Ringrose & Freeman and Friends
Join us for the 10th Annual Celebration Concert! We'll be joined by All-Ireland Champions John Whelan (accordion) and Michael Cooney (uilleann pipes), along with Janine Randall (piano) and step-dancers from the Griffith Academy of Irish music.
What's NewWe had a busy March and Jeanne released her solo CD, "The Fiddler You Are", which features Danny on some tracks also. In July, Danny will again host his annual weekend Vermont getaway at the Inn at Long Trail, and we'll both be at the Greater Hartford Irish Festival at the end of the month. Please check our schedule page for complete details.
Dan wrote this song, "Six and Twenty," in tribute to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, following the tragic events of December 2012. Featuring Jeanne on fiddle. It was featured on a CD by Voices for Heroes, Inc., to benefit victims and the community of Sandy Hook, Newtown: www.voicesforheroes.com.