CelticMKE - Irish Music and Celtic Culture in Milwaukee, WI


If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play a bodhrán – or what the heck one is – you’re in the right place. CelticMKE is about sharing our love of Irish music, Celtic history, and culture with people in the Midwest, and all over the world! You’ll find programs for the whole family, lectures by leading experts in Celtic culture, classes in traditional language, music and crafts, and our signature event, Milwaukee Irish Fest. Whether you want to reconnect with your roots, or explore a culture that’s new to you, CelticMKE is here to help.

Please wait while we gather your results.

What's New

CelticMKE Aoibhneas Sessions Icon Image


Free Facebook concert series. Episode 6, ft. Scythian, November 29 @ 6pm CT / 7pm ET. Click below to watch earlier episodes, which feature various Irish folk artists!


CelticMKE Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up-to-date on all things CelticMKE! Sign up for our e-news by clicking below


Please wait while we gather your results.


Irish Session

What is an Irish session?

Irish sessions are fun gatherings of musicians sharing tunes and conversations in a relaxed setting...


Donate to CelticMKE

Donate to CelticMKE

communitY, familY, connectivitY, ancestrY....find out how you can contribute to CelticMKE's mission of being a resource for all things Irish and Celtic.


CelticMKE Book Club

Irish and Celtic Book Club

Love to read? Join our monthly Irish & Celtic book club where we read books from Irish and Scottish authors.


Derry Hegarty's Irish Pub

A Musical and Artistic Glimpse Inside the Fenians

A colorful piece of sheet music cover art leads Ward Irish Music Archives director, Barry Stapleton, on a journey exploring the Fenian Raids of Canada in 1866.




Shop our online store, which features a variety of official Milwaukee Irish Fest and CelticMKE themed products!


CelticMKE Blog, My Trip to Glendalough, Dingle, Dublin and Belfast

Irish Destinations: My Trip to Glendalough, Dingle, Dublin and Belfast

Guest Blogger Jessi L. writes about her Winter trip to Ireland, which included sightseeing, concerts, Christmas markets, and more.


Please wait while we gather your results.

Explore More

School of Music Enrollment

Sign up for music classes on Irish fiddle, bodhran, flute, whistle, guitar and more!


Winter Wonderland: A Holiday Concert featuring Tallymoore

Winter Wonderland: A Holiday Concert featuring Tallymoore

VIRTUAL SHOW: Dec. 12 @ 6pm CT: As the Winter season approaches, let's gather together virtually for an evening of holiday music with the contemporary folk group Tallymoore.


Celtic Boutique

Celtic Christmas Boutique

IRISH/CELTIC THEMED PRODUCTS: Shop from our list of vendors that were scheduled to appear at our 2020 event. Support small businesses this holiday season!


Support CelticMKE on Amazon!

Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Did you know Amazon gives back to non-profit organizations like us through what they call Amazon Smile? The difference is that when you shop through Amazon Smile, they will donate to CelticMKE every time you make a purchase! All you have to do is choose CelticMKE as your organization of choice to support, through the link here, and shop from the Amazon Smile website (shopping through the Smile website ensures donations go to the organization). 

Shop Amazon

Fáilte to Irish and Celtic Culture!

Fáilte (that means “welcome” in Gaelic) to CelticMKE, your go-to resource for all things Irish and Celtic in the Milwaukee area and around the globe! You’re probably familiar with our signature event, Milwaukee Irish Fest, but maybe you haven’t listened to historic recordings from our Ward Irish Music Archives, learned Celtic music and culture face-to-face with leading experts during the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School, or learned the tin whistle or Irish fiddle with faculty from the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music. Start exploring your Irish and Celtic heritage - or discovering your own unique love for it – with CelticMKE today!

Irish Fest Center

CelticMKE | 1532 Wauwatosa Avenue | Milwaukee, WI 53213-2623 | Phone: (414) 476-3378 | Email: info@celticmke.com

Miller Lite


Aer Lingus


Lakefront Brewery


McGourthy Family

Habush Habush & Rottier

© 2018 CelticMKE. All Rights Reserved.