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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whY give to CelticMKE

whY give to CelticMKE?

communitY, familY, connectivitY, ancestrY....find out how you can contribute to CelticMKE's mission of being a resource for all things Irish and Celtic.

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Featured

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.

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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.

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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.

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Irish and Celtic Themed Gifts

Irish and Celtic Themed Gifts

Your guide for Irish and Celtic themed gifts this holiday season that are under $100!

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Celtic Holiday Shopping Guide

Celtic Holiday Shopping Guide

Your guide (round two) for Irish and Celtic themed gifts this holiday season that are under $100!

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The Victorians and White Christmas

The Victorians and White Christmas

The Ward Irish Music Archives takes a look at the evolution of Christmas music from the Victorian Era through the end of Tin Pan Alley.

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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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Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

Chuck Ward Memorial Blood Drive

December 19: All attempting donors will receive a voucher for one free ticket to the 2019 Milwaukee Irish Fest. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!

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Fiddle Around the World: American, Nordic & Irish Fiddle Class

Fiddle Around the World: American, Nordic & Irish Fiddle Class

Take a trip around the world and explore American, Nordic, and Irish fiddle styles with three of the Milwaukee area’s best instructors. 4 class workshops in January 2019.

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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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