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.

Please wait while we gather your results.

What's New

CelticMKE Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up-to-date on all things CelticMKE! Sign up for our e-news by clicking below

Read More...

Guinness and Chocolate

Guinness, Chocolate and Music Event

February 1: Guinness Beers. Chocolate Pairings to Guinness Beers. And a Concert = the perfect way to get ready for Valentine's Day! Learn more.

Read More...

Please wait while we gather your results.

Featured

Irish and Celtic Themed Gifts

Irish and Celtic Gifts for the Holidays

Your guide for Irish and Celtic themed gifts, just in time for the holiday season!

Read More...

5 Irish Christmas Songs to Listen To

5 Irish Christmas Songs to Listen To

The Irish have left their mark on Christmas across the world with their unique and catchy tunes. Listen to 5 holiday songs that range from 12th Century Ireland to the 21st Century.

Read More...

In memory of Edward J. Ward, visionary and founder of Milwaukee Irish Fest, donations can be made to

In Memory of our Founder, Ed Ward

In memory of Edward J. Ward, visionary and founder of Milwaukee Irish Fest, donations can be made to either the Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Fund or to the CelticMKE Talent Development Fund, per Ed's request.

Read More...

Milwaukee Bucks Player Shares Stories of his Irish Heritage

Milwaukee Bucks Player Shares Stories of his Irish Heritage

Pat Connaughton from the Milwaukee Bucks shared a video with us, where he shares stories about his Irish roots!

Read More...

Rory Makem - A Childhood Christmas Memory

Rory Makem - A Childhood Christmas Memory

Rory Makem reminisces on a childhood memory - 1975, when he went to the television station with his father, Tommy Makem to record a Christmas special.

Read More...

Bing and Burl: Irish Americans' contributions to our Christmas Music Repertoire

Bing and Burl: Irish Americans' contributions to our Christmas Music Repertoire

Irish Americans Bing Crosby and Burl Ives both contributed to our modern Christmas music repertoire.

Read More...

Please wait while we gather your results.

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.

Read More...

Santa at CelticMKE

Brunch with Santa

December 14: The holidays are near! Come see Santa at our Center in Wauwatosa. Enjoy brunch, partake in crafts and other holiday activities, and get your picture taken w/Santa! 2 sessions available.

Read More...

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

December 19: All attempting donors will receive one complimentary ticket to the 2020 Milwaukee Irish Fest. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! 3-7 pm.

Read More...

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 (the specific website that ensures donations go to the organization). 

Shop Amazon

AmazonSmile CelticMKE

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!

Read More

Irish Fest Center

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

Miller Lite

Jameson

Aer Lingus

Sprecher

Lakefront Brewery

Celtic

McGourthy Family

Habush Habush & Rottier

© 2018 CelticMKE. All Rights Reserved.
top