Artists

Here's an alphabetical listing of some of this year's Milwaukee Irish Fest performers. Please check back often as we sign more acts.Simply click on the letter of the performer's first name to locate it in the list. Then, click on the performer's name to view show dates and times.

You can also search for performers by keywords. Search for instruments (fiddle, vocals, guitar, etc.), county (Ireland, Scotland, regional, local, etc.) and genre (Irish traditional, celtic rock, singer-songwriter, folk & ballad, dance, and contemporary world music).

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Alasdair Fraser and Tony McManus

Scotland FlagMaster Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser along with Tony McManus, one of the most admired guitarists on the Celtic scene, unite their creative forces in a partnership of incredible musical power and beauty. Drawing from deep wells of tradition and technical prowess...

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The ALT

ALT

Scotland Flag Scotland Flag The ALT, the exciting new collaboration with John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O'Leary, is hitting the road soon and excited to debut their brand of stellar harmony singing...

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Beoga

Scotland Flag Beoga (Gaelic for 'lively') are a County Antrim, Northern Ireland band making their second appearance at Milwaukee Irish Fest...

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Black 47

Celebrating their 20th anniversary and last year on the road, Black 47 espouses an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock 'n roll, with songs covering topics from the Northern Ireland conflict to civil rights and urban unrest in contemporary New York...

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Carlos Nunez

Carlos Nunez

Carlos Nunez is a master showman and groundbreaking artist who has taken Galician music to all corners of the world...

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Creel

Creel

Duo Damien McCarthy and Colin Farrell of Creel are hard to match, singing and playing traditional Irish music infused with rock, outlandishness and hilarity...

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Dallahan

Scotland Flag Milwaukee Irish Fest welcomes the thrilling emerging group Dallahan to our 2014 festival. The members of Dallahan met in Edinburgh where they shared their love of all styles of music...

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Different Drums of Ireland

Different Drums of Ireland

Scotland Flag Different drums returns to Milwaukee Irish Fest for their final appearance as a band. The group came together in 1991 in Northern Ireland as an exercise to use art and music as a vehicle to do something positive in the community...

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Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

Scotland FlagMilwaukee Irish Fest is pleased to welcome back two Irish folk music legends, Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine. Both have been at the forefront of Irish traditional songs and music for more than forty years...

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Dougie MacLean

Scotland FlagDougie MacLean is one of Scotland's most successful, respected and popular musicians. Singer-songwriter, composer and magical performer, as well as a fine guitarist and fiddle player..

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Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm is pleased to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary of appearing at Milwaukee Irish Fest. When they first came to festival in 1998, the group was a bar band just coming off an appearance in the movie Titanic...

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Grainne Holland

Scotland Flag Grainne Holland is an Irish folk singer, television and radio presenter and actor from Belfast. Her recent album debut, launched by Belfast Lord Mayor Niall O'Donnghaile, is a perfect example...

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Gria

Scotland FlagMaking their first appearance in the United States, the four young ladies that make up Gria hail from Shetland, Orkney, Lewis and Northumberland, Scotland. Now based in Glasgow, Gria creates a unique sound...

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High Kings

High Kings

Scotland Flag Coming from accomplished musical pedigrees, the High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to new songs as well as old favorites...

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John Carty

Scotland Flag Born in London, John Carty has established himself among the elite in Irish traditional music. He has mastered the fiddle, banjo and flute, won numerous traditional music awards and recorded a number of highly acclaimed CDs,,,

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Manran

Manran

Scotland Flag The Glasgow-based Manran brings a powerful blend of Gaelic and English traditional music to the world scene featuring an enchanting mix of drum and bass to create an infectious sound...

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Moxie Strings

Michigan-based Moxie Strings is an electrifying combination of fiddle, electronic cello and percussion with feel-good and foot-stomping, rock influenced rhythms...

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Scotland Flag From Scotland, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their bag rock to Irish Fest. Fusing traditional pipe tunes and contemporary rock anthems, the Chilli Pipers have won fans the world over due to their unique sound and energetic and enthusiastic live shows...

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Scythian

Scythian

Celebrating their tenth year together as a band in 2014 the popular band Scythian returns to Milwaukee Irish Fest by popular demand. An added attraction this year will be the band's performance of two shows on the Children's Stage...

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Seamus Kennedy

Seamus Kennedy

A native of Belfast, Ireland, Seamus Kennedy has performed throughout the United States for over 30 years, proving he is a master showman with an unmatched repertoire...

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Sean Callaghan

Scotland Flag Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland, native Sean Callaghan returns to Milwaukee Irish Fest this year with his highly entertaining one man show of Irish ballads and folk songs...

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Sharon Shannon

Scotland Flag Artist Sharon Shannon may be a familiar musician to those who enjoy Irish music. From her earlier days as a fiddle and accordion player for the Waterboys, to her collaborations with Steve Earle, and more recently...

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Skerryvore

Skerryvore

Scotland Flag Skerryvore was first formed on the tiny Isle of Tiree, off Scotland's west coast, in 2005. The band shares their love of music - everything from traditional to rock and jazz, with audiences there and now the world with their tour...

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StepCrew

StepCrew is an exciting new show that brings together three styles of exhilarating dance forms - Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance and Tap dance...

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Tallymoore

Tallymoore

Tallymoore made their debut appearance at Milwaukee Irish Fest in 2012 and hit the ground running. Since then the popular Milwaukee-based folk band has made appearances at major Irish festivals in the Midwest and on the west coast...

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We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3

Scotland Flag We Banjo 3, an award winning band from Galway, has recently exploded in the music scene. The multi- instrumentalist, all-Ireland champion, group members Enda and Fegus Scahill and Martin and David Howley are...

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Willis Clan

Willis Clan

Winners of the Today Show Sound of Music Singing Family Contest on NBC, the Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, composers and authors...

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