CelticMKE - Irish Music and Celtic Culture in Milwaukee, WI

CelticMKE

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 greater Milwaukee, and all over the world! You’ll find information on events 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.

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Dublin Dinner

Dublin Dinner

Join us Sunday February 26, 2017 at the Ward's House of Prime for a formal dinner, where funds will benefit the CelticMKE music programs.

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Featured

Visa Issues for Foreign Artists Coming to U.S.

Disincentives for Foreign Artists

With the current laws and tax/visa rules, it's causing artists to reconsider or even forego coming to the States to perform and tour. This article breaks down costs and barriers artists encounter.

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Irish Fiddle Players

5 More Irish Fiddle Players You Need To Hear

Learn about and listen to five important historical Irish fiddle players: Lucy Farr, Bobby Casey, Julia Clifford, Paddy Canny and Johnny Doherty.

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Family Day in the Village - Milwaukee Irish Fest

Family Day in the Village

Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We've got you covered! Family Day in the Village, in Wauwatosa, is back March 12, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. Featuring crafts, activities, games, entertainment, Irish dancing, tours and more!

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Ed Ward - Founder's Corner

Founder's Corner

Follow Ed Ward, Founder of the Milwaukee Irish Fest, as he takes us back in time to his discoveries of Irish music, locally to internationally, and his quest to preserve Irish history.

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The French Connection

The French Connection

Ed Ward talks about the beginnings of Irish Fest and the seeds that planted the creation of his Irish band, Blarney, in the 1970s.

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An Afternoon With Maureen O'Looney

An Afternoon With Maureen O'Looney

The Ward Irish Music Archives staff reflect on their visit with one of Chicago's most beloved Irish figures.

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Events

CelticMKE Year Round Calendar

Milwaukee Area Celtic Events

From special concerts to our annual holiday events, see what's happening throughout the year at the CelticMKE Center and in the community on our Year Round Calendar.

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Family Day in the Village - Milwaukee Irish Fest

Family Day in the Village

Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We've got you covered! Family Day in the Village, in Wauwatosa, is back March 12, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. Featuring crafts, activities, games, entertainment, Irish dancing, tours and more!

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Dave Curley and Pauline Conneely in Concert - Milwaukee

Dave Curley and Pauline Conneely in Concert

Steeped in Irish music, dance and culture, Dave Curley and Pauline Conneely are recognized as world renowned Irish musicians. See them April 1, in Wauwatosa.

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Irish Fest Center

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!

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

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