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Milwaukee Irish Fest Celebrates 35 Years of Irish Music and Culture

2015 Festival to be the Largest Celebration to Date

Milwaukee Irish Fest has been bringing the sights and sounds of Ireland to Milwaukee since 1981. In honor of its 35th anniversary, this year’s festival will be the largest celebration to date, with more than 100 acts on 17 stages and all sorts of special surprises. Taking place August 13–16 along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront, Milwaukee Irish Fest will offer festivalgoers plenty of new things to see and do. Highlights for the 2015 festival include:

Permalink - Posted: July 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm


Friday 31st July 2015 | Doors 8pm. Show 9pm | Tcks: €25
Unreserved Seating | Tickets: The Landmark Hotel &

The Wolfe Tones are the Story Tellers of Ireland. Don’t miss their show, the greatest show on earth!
Landmark Central are delighted to announce the legendary Wolfe Tones will be live in concert on Friday 31st of July. This show will feature all of The Wolfe Tones greatest hits as well as specially requested material drawn from their vast repertoire of songs from the past five decades. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate with these legends of Irish folk music in what is guaranteed to be a performance to remember!

Should you wish to make a DINNER RESERVATION at Boardwalk Café before the concert please call our Reservations Team: 071 96 22 222 or

Permalink - Posted: July 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Returning to TG4 for the third year, FleadhTV announce more shows and presenters for 2015

FleadhTV, the ratings success story for TG4 last year, returns Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August 2015 for four nights of the very best in Irish traditional and contemporary music. Broadcast live from Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo for three hours on TG4 each night from 8.30pm to 11.30pm the show will be presented by newcomer to FleadhTV, Máire Treasa Ni Dhubhghaill, alongside last years team of Lynette Fay and Sligo musical legend Cathy Jordan of Dervish.

Permalink - Posted: July 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

Music Network presents Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan & Mike Vass
“A voice like peat smoke and good whiskey, as robust, sassy and soulful as it is supple and expressive.” The Guardian, on Kathleen MacInnes

“Displaying a delicate and sensitive touch Dermot Byrne has brought his accordion into new territory. Every note has a sweetness to it and every track glistens.” Trad Connect

“Brian Finnegan is without doubt one of the world’s finest whistle players.” The Living Tradition

“Sublimely beautiful and lyrical…” Americana UK, on Vass

Join four trad trailblazers this September as they come together for the first time in a specially curated Music Network line-up. Hebridean singer Kathleen MacInnes teams up with Donegal accordion maestro Dermot Byrne, maverick flute and whistle player Brian Finnegan, and award-winning Scottish guitarist and fiddler Mike Vass on an eleven-date nationwide tour. Details at

On stage, Hebridean songbird Kathleen MacInnes is a natural, sharing a joke one minute then breaking hearts the next with a soulful, earthy voice that lingers with the listener long after the last note has been sung. A regular performer at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival, in 2010 her singing reached audiences worldwide after being featured in Ridley Scott’s film Robin Hood.

Permalink - Posted: July 21, 2015 at 10:29 am


The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo has launched details of an innovative Irish Traditional Musical project that will bring together musicians from all over the world, digitally, to perform the ballad The Salley Gardens.

The Virtual Trad Orchestra is a ground breaking initiative that will premiere as part of the theatre’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann celebrations.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm

OAIM Irish Dadgad Guitar Holiday

November 22nd – 27th, 2015, Ennis, Co. Clare

Would you like to improve on your guitar accompaniment skills and learn how to use the dadgad tuning method? The Online Academy of Irish Music will be hosting a residential holiday for guitarists in Ennis, Co. Clare from November 22nd – 27th which will be packed with workshops and masterclasses with some of Co. Clare’s finest guitarists – Aodán Coyne, MJ McMahon and Neill Fitzgibbon.  Relax, stay and dine in the award winning Rowan Tree and explore Ennis and Co. Clare.  We will take you on a tour of Co. Clare’s Western Coast and will show you where some of the nicest sessions are.

For further information please contact Tel: 00353852854320,

email: or check out the website

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm


The Manx Celtic music trio Barrule will be one of the headliners at this year FIL in Lorient, the world’s biggest Celtic festival with Cornwall and the Isle of Man being the featured Celtic Nations this year. Barrule, Adam Rhodes bouzouki, Tomas Callister fiddle and Mabon’s accordion player Jamie Smith, play Manx tunes in the style of Lúnasa and are joined by Calum Stewart the flute and pipes player from Scotland. Their new album will be reviewed in out 20th anniversary issue, which is out next month. The album Mannan’s Cloak is already gaining high praise from traditional music critics.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Copenhagen Irish Festival

Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music

November 5th – 8th, 2015

During the first weekend in November, Copenhagen will be buzzing with Irish music. The annual festival includes some of the best new acts together with established bands and legends from Ireland. The organisers are very pleased to welcome back Danú as part of their impressive 20th anniversary tour.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Fiddle Fair Presents The Second Fiddle Fair Autumn School

November 1st – 8th, 2015

Baltimore Fiddle Fair is extremely proud to present the second Fiddle Fair Autumn school, a unique opportunity to spend a week in beautiful Baltimore, West Cork and learn from two of the absolute masters of the fiddle tradition: Kevin Burke and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. The price of €999 includes airport transfers, seven nights luxury accommodation at the amazing Inish Beg estate,, breakfast and dinner every evening, seven days of classes at Inish Beg (morning and afternoon with Mairéad and Kevin) and a tailor-made immersion in Baltimore and the islands. Baltimore is not only synonymous with great fiddling, it is now a favoured destination for humpback whales! Your trip will include some whale–watching, island hopping and nightly sessions in local bars with your fiddle masters.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Galway Bay Irish Music Festival

October 21st – 25th, 2015

2015 will herald the 12th year of the Galway Bay Irish Music Festival, celebrating Irish songs, ballads, players and bands that will be flooding Ocean Shores, WA with music and fun for five days this October.

Permalink - Posted: June 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm
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