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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Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

All attempting donors will receive a voucher for one free ticket to the 2017 Milwaukee Irish Fest. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!

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Featured

St. Stephen's Day

The legend of St. Stephen's Day

Also known as Boxing Day and Wren's Day, this day commemorates the life of St. Stephen, known for his service to the poor and as the first Christian martyr...

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Donate

Your support helps the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music to pass along Irish music to future generations in the Milwaukee area.

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5 Irish Flute Players You Need To Hear

5 Irish Flute Players You Need to Hear

The sound of the flute has been a part of Irish music for generations.

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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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1916 Easter Rising Centennial

1916 Easter Rising Centennial

Independence. Identity. Ownership. What leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising strived and fought for.

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Jon Schmit

Featured Student: Jon Schmit

Timmy’s older brother Jon took a huge interest in Timmy’s lessons, listening in often and continuously adding more and more Irish music to his iPod...

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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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Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

All attempting donors will receive a voucher for one free ticket to the 2017 Milwaukee Irish Fest. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!

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We Banjo 3 Kickoff to Milwaukee Irish Fest concert in Milwaukee on March 9, 2017

We Banjo 3: Kickoff to Milwaukee Irish Fest Concert

The Billboard World Music chart toppers We Banjo 3 will be HERE in Milwaukee just in time for St. Patrick's Day celebrations! Kickoff the countdown to Milwaukee Irish Fest with us, Thursday, March 9, at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center.

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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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