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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Bloomsday at CelticMKE

Bloomsday, June 16

Celebrate Irish novelist and poet James Joyce at CelticMKE, with readings and popular songs from Ulysses. Costumes encouraged!

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Featured

Racing in Historic Irish Fishing Boats

Racing in Historic Irish Fishing Boats

An insight on the Irish sport, currach racing, with the Milwaukee Currach Club

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Etihad World Games North American Hurling Team Champions

Playing at the Croke: Etihad World Games

In August 2016, the North American Hurling Team competed in the Etihad Airways GAA World Games in Dublin, Ireland, winning the Native Championships at the infamous Croke Park!

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Tips for Practicing Irish Music

To help make the most of your Irish music (or any style of music) practice time, we've compiled a few tips to help make getting started less daunting...

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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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Milwaukee Irish Dance Company

The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company

Keeping the Irish Dance tradition alive with modern Irish choregraphy. This is the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company.

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Derry Hegarty's Irish Pub

The Barman and The Bards

Derry Hegarty decided in 1975 that Milwaukee needed real Irish folk music and hired a Boston-based, four person group to appear in his pub, Derry's, in February, 1975. The Bards, originally from Belfast, became a big hit on the local Irish scene.

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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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Bloomsday at CelticMKE

Bloomsday, June 16

Celebrate Irish novelist and poet James Joyce at CelticMKE, with readings and popular songs from Ulysses. Costumes encouraged!

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Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place August 16-19, 2018 on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront. Join us for a weekend of Irish and Celtic music, culture, food, dance, history and more!

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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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