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Whether you're reading Irish Fest origins on Founder's Corner or checking out the latest artist blog, you'll uncover unique stories about Irish Fest and the people who help make it what it is. If you have a story you'd like to share with us about Irish Fest you can send us an email at info@irishfest.com.

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Irish Activities and Puzzles

Irish-Themed Activities and Puzzles

Bringing some Irish-filled fun into your homes with: word searches, crossword puzzles, digital jigsaw puzzles, DIY crafts and more!

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The Best of Irish Rock: We Banjo 3, Skerryvore and Friends

The Best of Irish Rock: We Banjo 3, Skerryvore and Friends

Irish Rock music will be celebrated at a show at Milwaukee Irish Fest through collaboration between We Banjo 3 and Skerryvore, two very successful touring bands from Ireland & Scotland respectively.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest

Irish Fest Out in the Community

Irish Fest will be at a variety of places leading up to the festival in the Milwaukee community; check out where you can find us to try to win some festival swag, prizes and hear some Irish music!

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5 Bands to Check Out at Irish Fest

5 Bands to Check Out at Irish Fest 2019

This year we're excited to welcome five contemporary folk & rock bands from Ireland and Scotland that wouldn't sound out of place at festivals like Lollapalooza but still retain their trad roots. Read the full post: https://irishfest.com/Irishfest/Blog/5-Bands-See-Irish-Fest.htm

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 Music & Cultural Tour of Ireland

Music & Cultural Tour of Ireland 2020

Join us for our unique music and cultural tour of Ireland - an opportunity to enjoy an authentic and educational experience! Click to see 2020 itinerary.

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Job Listing: Milwaukee Irish Fest Choral Director

Job Listing: Milwaukee Irish Fest Choral Director

Milwaukee Irish Fest is accepting applications for a Choral Director, for the Milwaukee Irish Fest Youth and Children's Choirs.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest and TradFest Partnership

Susan O'Neill, Winner of TradFest Competition to Perform at Festival

Milwaukee Irish Fest teamed up with TradFest Temple Bar for an initiative aimed at helping emerging Irish/Folk artists take their music to the next level through a showcase competition. This year's winner: Susan O'Neill.

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The Coronas

Get to Know The Coronas - 2018

The multi-platinum selling indie-rock band has performed to sold-out crowds around the world and will make their Irish Fest debut this August.

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The Irish World Academy at Milwaukee Irish Fest

The Irish World Academy at Milwaukee Irish Fest Student Awards

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and Milwaukee Irish Fest are proud to announce the launch of two annual student travel/performance/research awards.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest David Howley Blog - David Howley Reminisces about We Banjo 3's First Irish Fest

David Howley Reminisces on We Banjo 3's First Milwaukee Irish Fest

It was 2012; it was Milwaukee Irish Fest and my first ever gig in America. . .

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The Beatles - Celtic Style: We Banjo 3, Skerryvore and Friends

The Beatles - Celtic Style: We Banjo 3, Skerryvore and Friends

The Beatles music will be celebrated at a show at Milwaukee Irish Fest through collaboration between We Banjo 3 and Skerryvore, two very successful touring bands from Ireland & Scotland respectively.

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The Best of Irish Rock Hits at Milwaukee Irish Fest

The Best of Irish Rock - A Special Show at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2019

Two years ago we presented the Beatles show. This year we present The Best of Irish Rock with We Banjo 3, Skerryvore and Friends, taking place on Saturday August 17, 8:00 pm, at the Leinie's Stage. Don't miss this special, only at Milwaukee Irish Fest experience!

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Enda Scahill - Milwaukee Irish Fest

An Interview with We Banjo 3's Enda Scahill

Enda Scahill, 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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Kiana Weber at Milwaukee Irish Fest

A Transatlantic Family: Kiana and Friends

I have found in my travels that this circuit of Celtic music is a small one full of amazing people, which originated the idea to create a showcase hour. Each artist able to highlight something they are passionate about, maybe something they don’t get to do on stage every night in their own show. The goal is to curate unique combinations of musicians and let magical chaos happen.

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Visa and Tax Issues for Foreign Artists in United States

Disincentives for Foreign Artists Performing in the United States

Milwaukee Irish Fest is concerned that complying with existing non-immigrant Visa, tax rules and associated costs is becoming an increasing challenge. Costs for foreign artists to get USCIS work permits and visas are causing many of them to reconsider their plans to tour in the U.S.

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Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

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