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CelticMKE - Irish Music and Celtic Culture in Milwaukee, WI

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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, the home of Milwaukee Irish Fest, is about sharing our love of Irish music, Celtic history, and culture with people in the Midwest, and all over the world! You’ll find programs 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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Niamh Ní Charra

Niamh Ní Charra | Irish Music Concert

We are excited to host multi-award winning Irish musician Niamh Ní Charra on Friday, October 14, 2022.

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Irish Movies to Watch

5 Irish Movies to Watch

Stream and watch Irish movies that were made by Irish film directors and Irish production companies, such as Kenneth Branagh, Lance Daley, and Cartoon Saloon!

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Tlachtga - The Hill of Ward & The Samhain Fire

Tlachtga - The Hill of Ward & The Samhain Fire

November 1st was traditionally known as Samhain, literally translated, the "end of summer." Tradition has it that druids lit a huge bonfire on the Hill of Tlachtga...

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Castle

5 Scotland Castles to Check Out

Five castles to put on your bucket list of castles to visit in Scotland! From the oldest Scottish castle to the biggest, these castles are rich with history, beauty and stunning views!

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Celtic Boutique

Celtic Christmas Boutique

Saturday, November 19, 9-3:30pm | Shop Irish and holiday themed items at our Celtic Christmas Boutique!

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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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Sign up for music classes on Irish fiddle, bodhran, flute, whistle, guitar and more!

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Sign up for music classes on Irish fiddle, bodhran, flute, whistle, guitar and more!

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Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drives

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 3-7pm: Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!

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Niamh Ní Charra

Niamh Ní Charra | Irish Music Concert

We are excited to host multi-award winning Irish musician Niamh Ní Charra on Friday, October 14, 2022.

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Support CelticMKE on Amazon!

Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Did you know Amazon gives back to non-profit organizations like us through what they call Amazon Smile? The difference is that when you shop through Amazon Smile, they will donate to CelticMKE every time you make a purchase! All you have to do is choose "Irish Festivals, Inc." as your organization of choice to support, through the link here, and shop from the Amazon Smile website (shopping through the Smile website ensures donations go to the organization). 

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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!

Irish Fest Center

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

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