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2014 Milwaukee Irish Fest

A new highlight at the 2014 Milwaukee Irish Fest was the Cooking Demonstration Pavilion. The Children's Area featured a Viking Dig along with banjo making. The O’Laughlin clan celebrated their reunion.

The Brian Boru Millenium Celebration included genealogists, historians, music experts, bow makers and, chefs to present exhibits, lectures and demonstrations about the “Emporer of the Irish.” Four counties in Ireland participated in this commemoration: Tipperary, Clare, Dublin and Armagh.

Cultural exhibits at the festival included Casey at the Bat: The Irish in Baseball presented by the Ward Irish Music Archives, The Irish in WWI, and A Life in Photos of John Alley.

Entertainers at the 2014 fest included Beoga, Stepcrew, Searson, Sharon Shannon, McLean Avenue Band, The Willis Clan, Gaelic Storm, Carlos Nunez, Different Drums of Ireland, The High Kings, We Banjo 3, Scythian, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, Socks in the Frying Pan, Moxie Strings, Seamus Kennedy, Liz Carroll, Black 47,  and Sean Callaghan. Dancers included Beglan Academy of Irish Dance, Cashel Dennehy School of Irish dance, Glencastle Irish Dancers, Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance, McMenamin Irish Dance Academy, Cronin School of Irish Dance, Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, and Gillan School of Highland Dance.

The music showcase for 2014 focused on Scotland. Entertainers included the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Manran, Skerryvore, Dougie MacLean, Gria, Dallahan, The ALT, and Alisdair Fraser and Tony McManus

2014 Fun Facts

  • Days: August 14, 15, 16, 17
  • Attendance:
  • Tickets: $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, kids 12 and under are free; Grand Hooley on Thursday is $5; $5 Friday from 4 - 5:30
  • Theme: The Ultimate Playlist
  • Cooking Demonstration Pavilion
  • Viking Dig in the Children's Area
  • Brian Boru Millenium Celebration
  • Cultural exhibits:
  • Casey at the Bat: The Irish in Baseball (Ward Irish Music Archives)
  • The Irish in WWI
  • A Life in Photos of John Alley

2014 Entertainment Highlights

  • Alisdair Fraser and Tony McManus
  • Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny
  • Beoga
  • Black 47
  • Carlos Nunez
  • Different Drums of Ireland
  • Dougie MacLean
  • Gaelic Storm
  • Gria, Dallahan
  • Liz Carroll
  • Manran
  • McLean Avenue Band
  • Moxie Strings
  • Red Hot Chilli Pipers
  • Scythian
  • Seamus Kennedy
  • Sean Callaghan
  • Searson
  • Sharon Shannon
  • Skerryvore
  • Socks in the Frying Pan
  • StepCrew
  • The ALT
  • The High Kings
  • The Willis Clan
  • We Banjo 3

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