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World Music Festivals

Liam Clancy

Milwaukee Irish Fest
August 18, 2005 - August 21, 2005

Milwaukee Irish Fest truly is a taste of Ireland featuring music, dance, song, sports, genealogy, poetry, and culture. While the festival lasts only four days each year, the commitment to promote and preserve Irish culture throughout the year has earned Milwaukee Irish Fest national and worldwide acclaim.
Milwaukee Wisconsin


Milwaukee Irish Fest, renowned as the world's largest Irish culture festival, was established by members of Milwaukee's Irish community to showcase its rich Irish heritage. Under the direction of Ed Ward, Irish Fest premiered in Milwaukee, the city of festivals, in 1981. Irish Fest showcases Irish music, history, dance, drama, sports and culture. The festival features Irish and Irish American talent, and serves as a stage for up-and-coming local performers. Located on Milwaukee's beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, Irish Fest is held annually during the third weekend of August. During its four-day run, the event annually hosts over 100,000 guests from around the globe.


357 Stringband

Academy of Irish Music


Armagh Rhymers

Atlantic Wave

Barley Bree Reunion [with P.V. O'Donnell, Jim Sweeney and Tom Sweeney]

Barry Dodd

Batt Burns

Black 47

Black Brothers


Bob Pasch "A Tribute to Bing Crosby"


Brigid's Cross

Bruce Molsky

Carmel Quinn

Cashel-Dennehy Dancers

Celia Farran

Celtic Keep

Ceol Cairde

Ceoltoiri Chicago

Cherish the Ladies

Kathy Cowan

Curtis Crossroads Band


David Kincaid

Doon Ceili Band