August 18-21, 2016

August 18-21, 2016

Entertainment

Milwaukee Irish Fest: 100 Acts on 16 Stages

All the big names. All the best bands. Traditional Irish music favorites, acclaimed contemporary groups, and legendary folk balladeers. The finest Irish bands, from Ireland, and wherever else on the planet you’ll find great Irish music. And, for some local flavor, over 30 Milwaukee groups and 7 local Irish dance groups. Irish music at its best. At the world’s premier Irish festival. Milwaukee’s Irish Fest.

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At Milwaukee Irish Fest for the First Time:

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

Flashpoint is a trio of young musicians performing contemporary folk music rooted in the traditions of Ireland and Scotland. With a sound that is both sophisticated and spontaneous, they put on a stirring live show that is engaging to a variety of audiences.

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FullSet

FullSet

Scotland FlagAll accomplished young musicians in their own right, FullSet create a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation, whilst all the time remaining true to their traditional roots...

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Hearthfire

Hearthfire

The musicians of Hearthfire have united to share music, friendship and good times with each other and all of you.

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Joe Rooney

Joe Rooney: Comedian

Ireland FlagJoe Rooney is an actor and comedian with over twenty years' experience in both fields...

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Kilkennys

Kilkennys

Ireland FlagThe Kilkennys have toured the length and breadth of Ireland gaining recognition as one of the country’s hardest working bands.

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Matt Molloy, John Carty, Arty McGlynn

Matt Molloy, John Carty, and Arty McGlynn

Scotland FlagUK FlagOne of the most exciting trad combination of recent times, Matt Molloy and John Carty explore the rich and varied tapestry of the fiddle and flute tradition of North Connaught.

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Morga

Morga

Ireland FlagEnergy, passion, respect and fun
 four words that sum up the musical mission statement behind Mórga...

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Pride of New York

Pride of New York

Pride of New York includes Joanie Madden on flute and whistle (best known as the leader of Cherish the Ladies), Brian Conway on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion and Brendan Dolan on keyboards...

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Ross and Jarlath

Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson

Scotland FlagBBC Young musician award winner Jarlath Henderson and Folk Award nominated Ross Ainslie push the boundaries of pipe music with beautiful vocals and an energetic band...

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Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Scotland FlagRooted in the traditional, members of this award winning trio celebrate the music of the Irish and Francophone cultures they share, infuse their original compositions and traditional standard tunes with modern and world rhythms and interpretations to create an infectious energy and unique sound that speaks to all ages.

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Tim Edey and Brendan Power

Tim Edey and Brendan Power

UK FlagAdventurous creative players are drawn to each other, and the first time Tim and Brendan met the musical sparks flew!

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