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Next Generation Leahy to Perform at Special Milwaukee Irish Fest Event

Concert to include 2016 festival entertainment announcement

To officially welcome the festival’s 36th year, Milwaukee Irish Fest is excited to host the Next Generation Leahy for a special concert celebrating the announcement of the 2016 entertainment lineup.

A family of accomplished multi-instrumentalists and dancers, the Next Generation Leahy is a group of six siblings, all under the age of 14. Led by their parents, Doug and Jennifer Leahy, the Ontario-based group plays high-energy Celtic music which incorporates the fiddle, cello, accordion, singing, piano, as well as step-dancing.

“We are excited to have the Next Generation Leahy join us as we kick off the 2016 festival,” said Patrick Boyle, executive director, Milwaukee Irish Fest. “We have been working hard to line up some of the best bands and performers in Irish and Celtic music and look forward to sharing the news with our fans.”

The concert will be held on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue) with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 until Feb. 6 and $25 thereafter. Children 12 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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 17 stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The annual festival occurs every third weekend in August. The 36th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place August 18 to 21, 2016.

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 promotes Ireland’s music, dance, drama, sports, culture, children’s activities and genealogy through year-round programming. For more information visit

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