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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Ward Irish Music Archives 25th Anniversary Celebration

Ward Irish Music Archives 25th Anniversary Celebration & Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture on October 21, 2017 at the CelticMKE Center! Mick Moloney and Jimmy Keane present An Irish Delight: The Story of the Flanagan Brothers.

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Featured

Founding of the American League by Irish Americans

The Founding of the American League by Five Irish-American Milwaukeeans

Most people do not know that the American League was founded and incorporated in Milwaukee. The fact that four of them were Irish-Americans, as well as the man who initially brought them all together, Ted Sullivan, is even less well-known.

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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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The Dullahan: The Irish Headless Horseman

The Dullahan: The Irish Headless Horseman

Even for the Irish, and the Celts, Dullahan is a starkly dark creature. Where did he come from, this headless one?

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Songcraft and Storytelling: RUNA's Guide for Song Arranging

Songcraft and Storytelling: RUNA's Guide for Song Arranging

Every song that we perform has a story. But how do you find that story? How do you choose a song and then make it your own? When you break it down to basics, the steps of song arranging are pretty simple.

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Shannon Heaton

4 Steps to Inhabiting Your Irish Music Repertoire

It's not what you play, it's the way that you play it. It's sometimes hard to believe this, especially when you're sitting in a session and you don't know all/any of the tunes being played. There are so many tunes to learn.

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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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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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Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown in Concert

Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown perform Irish music on uilleann pipes and fiddle in the acoustic listening room of the Ward Irish Music Archives.

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Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

October 5: 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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