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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 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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The Man Behind the Mouse

The Scottish Voice Behind Mickey 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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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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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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CelticMKE Book Club

Irish and Celtic Book Club

Love to read? Join our monthly Irish & Celtic book club where we read books from Irish and Scottish authors.

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De Dannan

De Dannan and the Golden Age of Irish Traditional Music

Based on the groundbreaking blending of traditional and modern music techniques introduced by composer Sean O'Riada at the University College Cork in the 1960s, a number of new Irish bands emerged a decade later that revolutionized Irish traditional music, including De Dannan.

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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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School of Music Enrollment

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

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Disc Golf Open

CelticMKE Disc Golf Open

May 1, 2021 at Dretzka Disc Golf Course. This event is unsanctioned and open to all amateurs in advanced, intermediate, recreational and novice divisions.

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WIMA Work from Home Playlist of 78rpm Discs

WIMA Work from Home Playlist of 78rpm Discs

Listen to a playlist of 78rpm recordings from our collections as we work from home during the 2020 stay at home period.

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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 CelticMKE 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!

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

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