August 15-18, 2019

August 15-18, 2019

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Making Waves: Galway Showcase

Milwaukee Irish Fest is excited to feature the vibrant music and culture of Galway, Ireland! In 2020, Galway will reign as the European Capital of Culture, which is one of the most recognized EU projects. The initiative began in 1985, with the idea to put specific regions at the heart of cultural life across Europe. Through culture and art, European Capitals of Culture improve the quality of life in the selected regions and strengthen the sense of community.

The concept for Galway2020 is Making Waves. It is about creating new ways of thinking, new ways of working, new conversations and new partnerships aimed at ensuring a more creative Galway. Galway2020 will explore the themes of Migration, Landscape and Language - to celebrate the diversity of cultures in Europe on the backdrop of Galway whilst promoting the city and county and the collective imagination of the Galway region. Learn more about Galway2020, here.

Below are the artists performing as part of the Galway showcase. The Galway showcase is brought to you by Milwaukee Irish Fest, Galway2020 and Culture Ireland.


  • BackWest
  • The Kane Sisters
  • Leo Moran & Padraig Stevens
  • We Banjo 3
  • The Whileaways

Keep Scrolling to Watch YouTube Videos of each of the acts!


The Kane Sisters

Leo Moran & Padraig Stevens

We Banjo 3

The Whileaways

*The Kane Sisters not on Spotify


Galway Showcase

With Support From

Culture Ireland

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  • Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor
  • Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor
  • Five Farms Irish Cream
  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Northwoods Web Solutions
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher



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