August 13-16, 2015

August 13-16, 2015

The Session!

A Conference on Irish & Irish American Music & Entertainment

October 18-20, 2012

The Session! A Conference on Irish & Irish American Music & EntertainmentThanks to all the presenters, attendees, and volunteers who helped make The Session Conference 2012 such a great event!  We look forward to seeing you next time!


This 3-day conference will be the first of its kind in North America.

The Session will focus on Irish and Irish American music and entertainment. The Session will combine papers and panels on Irish traditional and popular music with video screenings and presentations from the Ward Irish Music Archives.

Live music will be integral to this event... so bring your instruments or voice and let's SESSION.


The Session Conference 2012 Photos


Call for Presentations

The Ward Irish Music Archives, WIMA, invites proposals for presentations to its inaugural conference, The Session, to be held October 18-20, 2012 in Milwaukee, WI. Click here!


Read about selected conference presentations and abstracts.


Register for conference sessions and featured events. Click here!


Browse the schedule for The Session conference and featured events. Click here!

Featured Events

Enjoy these featured events and celebrations of Irish and Irish American music. Thursday night: Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture; Friday night: Kevin Burke & Dáithí Sproule in concert; Saturday night: Gene Kelly & Singin' in the Rain. Click here!