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11th Annual Green Tie to settle The Great Celtic Whiskey Debate

MILWAUKEE— St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching. The best way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit is to attend Milwaukee Irish Fest’s 11th annual Green Tie event at The Wisconsin Club on Saturday, March 6, 2010. In addition to Irish music and fun, performances by the McMenamin Irish Dancers and live and silent auctions, a new tradition will make its mark at the event: The Great Celtic Whiskey Debate. Green Tie attendees can learn about the wonders of whiskey from the Ambassadors of Jameson and The Glenlivet. The Ambassadors hail from Ireland and Wales and will engage in an enthusiastic and spirited discussion about Irish whiskey vs. scotch whiskey. Attendees are free to taste the whiskey if they choose; and decide which makes the grade! The Pub Gathering and Silent Auction with entertainment by àthas start at 5:30 p.m.

“Our annual Green Tie event has always been fun for anyone interested in celebrating Celtic culture, but this year we’re really kicking it up a notch,” said Jane Anderson, Executive Director of Milwaukee Irish Fest. “The addition of The Great Celtic Whiskey Debate to the Green Tie event will make an always fun evening truly unforgettable.”

Tickets are $100 ($30 tax deductible) with all proceeds benefitting the Ward Irish Music Archives. Tickets include appetizers, dinner and table wine. A cash bar will also be available. Table sponsorship opportunities start at $1,500 and include 10 event tickets, VIP seating, table recognition and program recognition. To purchase tickets visit or call 414-476-3378.

About the Ward Irish Music Archives
Established in 1992, the Ward Irish Music Archives house the largest public collection of Irish and Irish-American music in the USA. It is named after John J. Ward Jr., father of Irish Fest founder, Ed Ward. The archives currently consist of more than 40,000 Irish recordings ranging from rare vinyl recordings to sheet music and song books. They were created to collect sound recordings and reference materials in order to promote and preserve Irish and Irish-American music in all its forms. It is considered the year round educational arm of Milwaukee Irish Fest.

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