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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CelticMKE Newsletter Sign Up

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Irish Fest Choir Benefit Concert

Irish Fest Choir Benefit Concert

2018 Irish Fest Choir Benefit Concert, July 28, at the CelticMKE Center, Wauwatosa. The theme this year is Broadway Musicals!

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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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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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San Patricios

Los Verdaderos Heroes: San Patricios

Mexico and Ireland have a relationship that dates all the way back to the 1840s.

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5 Irish Tin Whistle Players You Need To Hear (photo by Daniel Fernandez)

5 Irish Tin Whistle Players You Need To Hear

The tin whistle is a humble instrument but can sound amazing in the hands of an expert musician. Listen and learn about 5 influential Irish whistle players.

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Derry Hegarty's Irish Pub

A Musical and Artistic Glimpse Inside the Fenians

A colorful piece of sheet music cover art leads Ward Irish Music Archives director, Barry Stapleton, on a journey exploring the Fenian Raids of Canada in 1866.

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Irish Session

What is an Irish session?

Irish sessions are fun gatherings of musicians sharing tunes and conversations in a relaxed setting...

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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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Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation Presents Tosa Tonight's Annual Irish Fest Preview Night

Tosa Tonight's Annual Irish Fest Preview Night

Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation presents Tosa Tonight's Annual Irish Fest Preview Night, August 15, featuring Shreem, from Nova Scotia and Jiggy, from Ireland.

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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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