My Story

Connecticut-born singer and songwriter Dan Ringrose was reared on the music of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and  by the age of three he had committed a good chunk of their repertoire to memory!  His love of music developed early in life, and that love grew as he did.  With a rich baritone voice that has been described as “stunning”, a mischievous sense of humor, and a comfortable command of the stage, Dan, for over 30 years has entertained crowds at festivals, fairs, and in concert halls and Public Houses  from Connecticut to Gettysburg and most recently, Nashville's renowned Bluebird Café!  

Dan was recently featured in a concert special on Connecticut Public Television, "An Evening of Irish Music with " Ringrose, Freeman & Friends."   He also has a number of other notable appearances on television and radio, including Better Connecticut, FoxTV, and Ray Dunaway's morning show on WTIC AM.  His career has afforded him the honor of performing with some of the most notable names in Celtic music. In the summer of 2005 he was tapped by legendary Armagh singer Tommy Makem as his accompanist at the Great American Irish Festival (NY).  It was the first of several shows they would perform together.  Dan was also the regular vocalist for long time friend and "Barley Bree" founding member, P.V. O'Donnell.  He has also had the honor of sharing the stage with other luminaries in Celtic music, among them, The Clancy Brothers, All Ireland accordion champion John Whelan, piper Michael Cooney, The Fury Brothers, The Wolfe Tones and Ireland's funnymen Brendan Grace and Hal Roach.  In 2011,  Dan joined forces with renowned fiddler Jeanne Freeman to form the Celtic duo “Ringrose & Freeman”. With their own twist on traditional songs and music they have quickly gained a reputation as two of the finest performers of celtic music in the region.  Dan also is the singing instructor at the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music.  

Dan's solo releases include "A New Season", "All That Matters", "Seven Old Ladies", and "Keeping the Tradition."  He also appears on Jeanne Freeman’s solo release, “The Fiddler You Are”, produced by John Whelan.  Dan's original song, “Six and Twenty”, was recently featured on a compilation CD to benefit victims of the 2012 Newtown, CT tragedy.