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Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Activities

There's just as much to do after your classes let out at the Irish Fest Summer School. Meet your fellow classmates during these great activities.

Welcome Social and Songs and Stories with Tommy Sands, Monday August 12, 7 - 9pm - Free!

Location: Great Hall at the Celtic MKE Center, 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Meet Summer School instructors and fellow students, enjoy a cash bar, and listen to some great music!

8pm: Songs and Stories with Tommy Sands. Legendary singer, song-writer, and activist Tommy Sands shares songs, stories, and conversation moderated by Ed Ward exploring his music and life. This is funded as part of the 2019 Eugene Byrne Memorial Lecture.

Free parking available nearby.


Tuesday August 14, 8:00 - 9:30pm

Location: Great Hall at the CelticMKE Center, 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructor Showcase Concert. Get a sample of our talented instructors from near and far as they perform short sets of their music. Schedule coming soon!

Free to registered Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Students. Suggested donation of $5 for guests and general public. Cash bar.

Wednesday August 15

Grand Session - details coming soon!

Gaeltacht Lunch Table - Free!

Try your hand at Irish or just listen in. We’ll have a Gaeltacht lunch table from 11:15am to 12:15pm at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center.

Lunch Slow Sessions - Free!

If you know a tune or two and want to learn how to play well with others, these sessions are for you. The sessions will be held from 11:00am to 12:15pm in the Great Hall at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center.

Lunch Book Club - Free!

Lunch Book Club with Mary Lou Stauber! Read and discuss Girl on the Leeside by Kathleen Anne Kenney. Here a discussion with the author on WUWM here.


Book Club will run 11:00am to 12:15pm at the CelticMKE Center (room TBD).

Tea Time - Free!

Meet your fellow students for tea from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Nighttime - Sessions

After classes, be sure to meet up for music, some dance, some song and fun.

Monday night: General sessions following the welcome social and Eugene Byrne Memorial Lecture at O'Donoghue's Irish Pub, 13225 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove. (starting after 9pm).

Tuesday night: Sessions at O'Donoghue's Irish Pub following performance at the CelticMKE Center.

Wednesday night: Grand Session -- details coming soon.

Also on Wednesday night, Tosa Tonight's Milwaukee Irish Fest night. Note: this is an outdoors concert experience at Wauwatosa's Rotary Performance Pavilion. We recommend bringing lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Please Note: Certain travels routes in Wauwatosa are restricted due to construction efforts. Here is a direct route to O'Donoghue's Irish Pub from the CelticMKE Center (formerly the Milwuakee Irish Fest Center):

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