Past Events

Thursday, October 31 2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Samhain (Sow-en) Festival

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
UWM Hefter Center

Come visit Samhain (Sow-en) Festival, a Celtic Celebration with Refreshments, Scary Fairies, Fortune Telling, and Live Music. Costumes are encouraged. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 25 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Fall Semester Kick-Off Céilí

Wednesday, September 25
6:00pm – 8:30pm
CCS is excited to host our annual céilí next week. Join us and our friends, Ceol Cairde, and Scottish Country Dancers for the evening of music and dance. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 16 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Reel Ireland Film Festival: Parked

Monday, September 16
6:30pm – 8:30pm
By popular demand John Gleeson is presenting ‘Reel Ireland’, a Fall festival of contemporary Irish Film. Come along to watch ‘Parked’, a story about homelessness, friendship and the will to survive adversity.

Friday, May 10 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Center for Celtic Studies Celebration Concert

Join us for the Center for Celtic Studies Celebration Concert, with live music performed by Milwaukee Irish band áthas. All are welcome – bring a friend!

Friday, May 10 2019 7:30 pm

“The Quiet Land” by Malachy McKenna

Malachy McKenna’s “The Quiet Land” opens this Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Milwaukee Irish Arts presents founding members John Gleeson and Eamonn O’Neill as Nashee and Eamonn respectively, two elderly farmers who meet at a clearing on the hillside between their homes. With a wonderful blend of humor and pathos, ‘The Quiet Land’ is a celebration of life…

Thursday, April 18 2019 7:00 pm

“The Maamtrasna Murders: Why Language Mattered in Nineteenth-Century Ireland”

Tuesday, April 18, 2019, 7:00 pm
UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E Hartford Ave

Professor Margaret Kelleher (English, UCD) will present a lecture about the topic of her new book, entitled “The Maamtrasna Murders: Why Language Mattered in Nineteenth-Century Ireland”. She considers the crucial role played by language and translation in the trial and conviction of the men charged with the brutal murder of a family in the townland of Maamtrasna, on the Galway-Mayo border. Myles Joyce (Maolra Seoighe), a native speaker of Irish, was sentenced to death by an English-speaking court.

Wednesday, April 17 2019 6:30 pm

Tartan Presentation by Ron Sinclair and SAS (St. Andrew’s Society of Milwaukee) Members

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6:30 pm
West Bend Library, 630 Poplar St., West Bend, WI

On Wednesday, April 17th at the West Bend Library (630 Poplar St, West Bend, WI 53095), SAS member Ron Sinclair will be presenting a talk on the Wisconsin Tartan as part of the library’s Celtic Series. The event is located at the library (address above) and will begin at 6:30 PM.

Saturday, April 13 2019 7:30pm

JigJam at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center

Saturday April 13, 7:30pm
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Join us for JigJam, an Irish Bluegrass band performing this coming Saturday at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center.
Tickets are only $10 with your student ID!

Thursday, April 11 2019 - Sunday, April 14 2019

Bloomsday: a play by Steven Dietz

Thursday April 11 – Sunday April 14

CelticMKE, 1532 N Wauwatosa Ave
Join us for Bloomsday, an Irish love story by Steven Dietz. This is a “pay what you can” event. See post for more information.

Sunday, April 7 2019 2:30pm

Peniel Welsh Chapel Benefit Hymn Sing

Sunday April 7, 2:30pm
Community Untied Methodist Church
Join us for a benefit Hymn Sing for the Peniel Welsh Chapel. Rev. Tom White will accompany on his 126 year old reed organ with Sarah Conrad on piano. There will also be special music by the Peniel Quartet and a combined choir from Community United Methodist and Covenant United Methodist.