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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John Muir

John Muir: Scottish-American Naturalist

John Muir was a Scottish-American environmentalist. He spent his life loving the trees, the land beneath his feet and the world around him.

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The Man Behind the Mouse

The Man Behind the Mouse

The voice you all know and recognize - Mickey Mouse. Now, meet the Scottish-American behind the mouse and sound effects legend, Jimmy Macdonald.

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An Interview with We Banjo 3's Enda Scahill

Interview with Enda Scahill

Enda Schaill, a banjo extraordinaire, talks with us about Irish Fest, the creation of We Banjo 3 and how he contributes his experience and skills to the infectious, high energy quartet.

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Irish Session

What is an Irish session?

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

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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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Ward Music Archives

The Ward Irish Music Archives is a resource center for Irish and Irish-American music. Major collections include our Irish sheet music collection, the Francis O'Neill Cylinders in the Dunn Family Collection, the Stapleton Bing Crosby Collection, and the Milwaukee Irish Fest Collection of Irish music recordings.

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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

June 21: 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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Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place August 17-20, 2017 on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront. Join us for a weekend of Irish and Celtic music, culture, food, dance, history and more! Get your tickets in advance!

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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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