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 25, 2018 at the Ward's House of Prime for a formal Irish-infused dinner, where funds will benefit the CelticMKE music programs.

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Featured

Four Line Review: Ye Vagabonds by Ye Vagabonds

Four Line Review: Ye Vagabonds by Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds' debut full length album hits the sweet spot for fans of acoustic folk.

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Donate to Irish Music Education

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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Milwaukee Irish Dance Company

The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company

Keeping the Irish Dance tradition alive with modern Irish choregraphy. This is the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving - with an Irish twist!

While many know the heartwarming story of the first Thanksgiving feast shared between the pilgrims and the Wampanoag natives, few are aware of the Irish influence on this American day of thanks...

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5 Irish Tin Whistle Players You Need To Hear (photo by Daniel Fernandez)

5 Irish Tin Whistle Players You Need To Hear

The tin whistle is a humble instrument but can sound amazing in the hands of an expert musician. Listen and learn about 5 influential Irish whistle players.

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The Story of the Magnificent Flanagan Brothers

The Story of the Magnificent Flanagan Brothers

Guest writer Mick Moloney talks about the Flanagan Brothers, among the most brilliant and colorful Irish performers in America in the 20th century.

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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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Nick McFest at CelticMKE

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

The holidays are near! Come see Santa at the CelticMKE Center December 2. Enjoy a breakfast or a lunch, partake in crafts and other holiday activities, and get your picture taken!

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Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

December 20: All attempting donors will receive a voucher for one free ticket to the 2018 Milwaukee Irish Fest. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!

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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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