August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

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5 Bands to Check out at Irish Fest 2019

Since the beginning of the festival in 1981, Milwaukee Irish Fest has been excited to give audiences a musical taste of all things Celtic. 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 Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, but still retain their trad roots at the core of their music. 

1. Hermitage Green

Indie, Folk-Rock ~ Limerick, Ireland

Similar Artists

Arctic Monkeys | The Coronas

2. Elephant Sessions

Indie-Folk, Neo-Trad ~ from the Highlands of Scotland

Similar Artists

Afro Celt Sound System | Talisk

3. Seo Linn

Contemporary Irish / Irish language advocates ~ Ireland

Similar Artists

Brave Giant | Walking On cars

4. Moxie

Neo-Trad ~ Ireland

Similar Artists

Cuig | Elephant Sessions

5. Susan O'Neill

Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Pop ~ Originally from Ennis, Ireland

Similar Artists

Amy Winehouse | Janis Joplin

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2020 Festival Hours

Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday - 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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