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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Family Day in the Village - Milwaukee Irish Fest

Family Day in the Village

Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We've got you covered! Family Day in the Village is back March 11, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm in Wauwatosa at our Center!

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Featured

The Man Behind the Mouse

The Scottish Voice Behind Mickey Mouse

The voice you all know and recognize - Mickey Mouse. Now, meet the Scottish-American behind the mouse and sound effects legend, Jimmy Macdonald.

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We Banjo 3 at Pabst Theater

We Banjo 3 Concert at The Pabst Theater

The Billboard World Music chart toppers We Banjo 3 will be HERE in Milwaukee just in time for St. Patrick's Day celebrations! March 9, 2018 at The Pabst Theater.

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Four Line Review: Ye Vagabonds by Ye Vagabonds

Four Line Review: Ye Vagabonds by Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds' debut full length album hits the sweet spot for fans of acoustic folk.

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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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Ed Ward - Founder's Corner

Founder's Corner

Follow Ed Ward, Founder of the Milwaukee Irish Fest, as he takes us back in time to his discoveries of Irish music, locally to internationally, and his quest to preserve Irish history.

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Irish Fiddle Players

5 More Irish Fiddle Players You Need To Hear

Learn about and listen to five important historical Irish fiddle players: Lucy Farr, Bobby Casey, Julia Clifford, Paddy Canny and Johnny Doherty.

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An Interview with We Banjo 3's Enda Scahill

Interview with Enda Scahill

Enda Schaill, a banjo extraordinaire, talks with us about Irish Fest, the creation of We Banjo 3 and how he contributes his experience and skills to the infectious, high energy quartet.

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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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Family Day in the Village - Milwaukee Irish Fest

Family Day in the Village

Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We've got you covered! Family Day in the Village is back March 11, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm in Wauwatosa at our Center!

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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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