Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Time: 11:00am CST /12:00pm CST
How to Watch: CelticMKE Facebook OR YouTube
in partnership with
Celebrate the greenest season of the year with our free, at home St. Patrick's celebration! We're providing a full day's worth of programming, ranging from family entertainment to cultural shows and performances from emerging artists in Ireland! Let's celebrate together, at home!
+ an AUCTION:
- Win two (2) round-trip Economy class tickets on Aer Lingus from Chicago (ORD) to Ireland.
- Win two (2) tickets for scheduled public 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour & Book
- VALUE: $2,000+
Auction Details Here
While the program is free, if you are able to, we kindly ask you to consider donating to our organization. Slainte!
11:00am - 12:00pm CST
- - Storytime with Princess Merida
- - Craft: How to Build a Leprechaun Trap
- - Scavenger Hunt with Rapunzel
- - Irish Music Sing Along with Sean Ward
- - Irish Dance Performances with Glencastle Irish Dancers, Milwaukee Irish Dance Company, and Trinity Academy of Irish Dance
- - Drawing Time with Carolyn Stich
- - Irish Dog Breeds in Action
- - The Story of Saint Patrick with our mascot Molly McFest
- - A special video of kids sharing what they love about Irish Fest/being Irish
12:00pm CST - mixed with musical performances
- - The Irish War of Independence with Irish Ambassador Mulhall
- - A Tuneful Making of Irish Stew with Mike Hanrahan - View Recipe
- - Tiny Plays presented by Ireland theatrical group Fishamble
- - Greased Pigs, Sack Races & Drowning Old Toads: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day during the American Civil War with Damian Shiels
12:00pm CST - mixed with cultural shows
- - BRÍDÍN
- - Cup O'Joe
- - Diane Cannon
- - Grainne Hunt and Brendan Walsh
- - The Finns
- - Niall Hanna
- - Nicole Ni Dhubhshlaine & Kyle Macaulay
- - Seamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta
- - Sharon Howley
- - Sive
PREMIER OF TRADFEST'S IRELAND IN MUSIC PROGRAM
Ireland in Music is a new film which captures some of the country’s top musicians set along the backdrop of spectacular locations throughout Ireland, including the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. The film features performances from a star-studded lineup including Clannad, Mundy, Lisa Hannigan, Sharon Shannon, Denise Chaila, Kila, The Hothouse Flowers, The Stunning, Wallis Bird, Saint Sister, Ailbhe Reddy, Rosie Carney, Mark Redmond, Jealous of the Birds, Tolu Makay and Dervish.
The Ireland in Music film is available for exclusive, U.S. premier access, as part of CelticMKE’s At Home St. Patrick’s Celebration. Access is only €4.99. The film will air on March 6 at 7:00pm CST.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Streaming Time: 7:00pm CST (availability starts at 7:00pm, with 3 additional days to watch the stream)
CelticMKE, home of Milwaukee Irish Fest, and TradFest Temple Bar formed a partnership in 2014; together they explore new ideas to help build each other's festivals and programs. TradFest has been a constant source of emerging talent for Milwaukee, and CelticMKE has helped build TradFest’s United States audience as its festival grows larger each year. This is done in part by TradFest bringing emerging artists to Milwaukee Irish Fest and CelticMKE putting together an annual tour to TradFest in Dublin.
Together they focus on the development of new artistic talent and how to present that talent in new and exciting environments. Follow TradFest and CelticMKE on social to stay up to date on the latest in Irish music. Slainte!
- How do I purchase access to the film?
Click here and follow the prompts to book your access
- What do you get with the access price?
Access tickets are €4.99 + ticketing fee. Each ticket will allow the ticket holder to screen the concert film on 1 screen only. If you want to stream the film on more than 1 screen, you will need to purchase more tickets.
- Where can I watch the film from?
Screening of the film is available to view from the U.S. only.
- What time will the film be streamed / can I watch after the stream?
The film will be streamed at 7PM (CST), however the film will be available to watch for 3 days after the release time, so if you watch at the initial stream time, you can watch afterwards.
- I am having issues booking an access ticket
If you are experiencing technical difficulties booking your ticket/s, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to help you with your query. Please be aware that support is available Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5pm GMT time.
- Do I have to buy an Ireland in Music CD to continue the purchase?
No, the CD is an optional add-on to your ticket. If you do not wish to the CD to your purchase, please click on the ‘Please Continue’ button at the bottom of the page and continue with your purchase.
- I've lost my confirmation email, what do I do?
Your confirmation email will contain your link to watch the film.
If you have any issues locating your confirmation email, try searching for an email from ‘TicketCoAS’ with ‘ref number’ in the subject line. If you can’t find it in your Inbox, please check your junk mail.
If you still can’t find it, go to https://milwaukeeirishfest.ticketco.events/ie/en and use the ‘Find your purchased tickets’ box. Follow the instructions to get a new email set to you. Then, follow the link and ‘download’ the PDF of your ticket and find the five-digit ‘Reference code for the purchase’. Head to https://ticketco.events/stream and enter your five-digit code to access the stream.
- How do I join the stream?
Your confirmation email will contain your link to watch the film and a ‘How it Works’ section to help you set up your stream.
If you are streaming the event on your laptop, phone or tablet/iPad we would suggest using Google Chrome.
If you are streaming the event on your TV, we would suggest using Chrome Cast, Screen Mirroring (Android phones and tablets) or AirPlay (for iPhones and iPads). Please be aware that the system is not supported on all Smart TV browsers, so this option might not work for you. Alternatively, you can also connect your laptop to your TV using a HDMI or via Bluetooth if your laptop and TV have this option.
If you still have issues visit the FAQ’s page which contains detailed information on how to stream in different devices.
- The live stream page is not loading
Remember that the stream does not begin until 7pm CST on March 6. You will not be able to view the stream until then. Once the stream begins, if you are having issues with the stream loading, refresh your browser and try again or try a different browser.
- During the start of the live stream: I can only see white numbers
Then you’re in the right place! This is the countdown to the broadcast.
- I've logged in to the stream but the picture seems frozen
Make sure you hit the little play icon.
- I'm not hearing any sound, help!
Please click on the sound button to activate sound if there is no sound in the broadcast. Also check your laptop or TV settings if you're projecting onto the TV.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS
BRÍDÍN, West Co. Sligo native, carries on the tradition of Irish music into the fourth generation of her family.
Over the past number of years, BRÍDÍN has developed her own style influenced by her natural surroundings and rooted in her background in traditional Irish music. BRÍDÍN creates her pieces by looping harp and vocals to create a very unique sound and experience for the listener.
Cup O’Joe is a close family trio who have been playing together from their early teens. They were raised in the traditions of bluegrass and folk and it is these traditions that their music is rooted in. They blend the intricate tones of bluegrass, folk and jazz to tones to create their own progressive acoustic sound.
Forged out of the centuries-old traditions of her native Donegal, Diane Cannon is a singer who brings the songs and the music played by the hearth fire of a long gone Ceilí house, to the sophisticated tastes of a 21st century audience. From Meenlaragh, which nestles between spectacular Errigal and the Islands of Tory and Inisboffin in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht, Diane inherited her musical talents from both sides of her family.
The Finns are a folk music duo from Laois, Ireland, brothers Hugh and Ciaran Finn. Their roots lie in traditional Irish music but their original songs have been described as alt-folk roots, or indie folk music, with strong hints of blues and rock.
They have incredibly catchy, lovable, and seriously impressive original songs that are easy to fall for.
Grainne Hunt & Brendan Walsh
Songs from Ireland is a new Irish folk project and record from contemporary folk singer Gráinne Hunt and award-winning guitarist Brendan Walsh. They perform a collection of traditional Irish ballads and folk songs in both English and Irish, carefully arranged by Brendan to give a modern new feel to beautiful old songs.
Niall Hanna is a traditional folk singer and songwriter from Derrytresk in Co. Tyrone. In early 2018 he burst on to the Irish folk scene with the release of his first solo album of songs ‘Autumn Winds’. Featuring some well-known Ulster ballads, the album also displayed Niall’s ability as a young songwriter.
Nicole Ni Dhubhshlaine & Kyle Macaulay
Kyle and Nicole are two exceptional young traditional musicians bringing an excitement and vibrancy to the scene today.
Their music, while firmly rooted in the traditional idiom is uniquely interpreted by the duo on guitar, flute, concertina and whistle.
Seamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta
Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta are a brother and sister duo from Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. Keen vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and dancers, their mother tongue, Gaeilge, is often at the heart of their musical performances and other endeavours.
Sharon Howley is a multi-instrumentalist from Kilfenora, Co. Clare working both as a performer and educator.
Sharon began playing cello at the age of 10 and is now one of the pioneers of cello within Irish Traditional Music. A member of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, she credits her unique style of traditional cello playing to her deep immersion in Irish Music growing up, drawing on techniques from other Irish traditional instrumentalists to create an authentic ‘traditional’ sound.
Combining haunting, multi-layered vocals with delicately woven musicality and an undeniable charm, Sive has carved a truly compelling style of alt-folk that is not afraid to differentiate from the norm. She was recently dubbed 'one of the most inspiring and exciting artists of our time' by Female First UK.
WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM
This virtual program is also supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.