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Milwaukee Irish Fest to Present Holiday Concert

Benefitting Wauwatosa Community Food Pantry
Local Irish Band Tallymoore to Headline Christmas Show

Milwaukee Irish Fest will present a special holiday concert featuring local Irish band, Tallymoore on Saturday December 15, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Irish Fest Center, located at 1532 Wauwatosa Avenue in Milwaukee, Wis. The event will bring the Celtic Christmas spirit to life while benefiting the Wauwatosa Food Pantry.

“Irish culture has many unique traditions – and that includes holiday tunes,” said Barry Stapleton, director of the Ward Irish Music Archives at the Irish Fest Center. “The Tallymoore Christmas Concert is another example of how we continue to share the Irish experience with the Milwaukee community.”

Tallymoore will entertain guests with seasonal songs bridging both American and Irish holiday traditions. The five members that make up Tallymoore began as a local Irish a cappella group with some instrumentation. They have since become a modern Irish folk band, putting new twists on traditional favorites.

Tickets to the concert are $10 and can be purchased at the door, or online. Proceeds will go to the Wauwatosa Food Pantry. Guests are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Free parking is available in public lots located across from the Irish Fest Center on the corner of Wauwatosa and Harmonee Avenues and one block south of Harwood on 76th Street (Wauwatosa Avenue). Parking is also available next door in the St. Bernard Church lot at 7474 Harwood Avenue. For more information, visit or call (414) 476-3378.

About Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Irish Fest is North America’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 16-stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The annual festival occurs every third weekend in August. The 2013 festival takes place August 15 to 18.

More than just a festival, the Milwaukee Irish Fest organization is passionately committed to igniting a love of Irish culture in all people. With the help of more than 4,000 volunteers, Milwaukee Irish Fest teaches Ireland’s music, dance, drama, sports, culture, children’s activities and genealogy through year-round programming.

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