CelticMKE is about sharing our love of Irish music, Celtic history and culture with people in greater Milwaukee and all over the world! Whether you want to reconnect with your roots or explore a culture that’s new to you, we’re here to help! Home of the Ward Irish Music Archives.

1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53213
[email protected]
Hours of Operation

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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CelticMKE is your go to resource for all things Irish and Celtic in the Milwaukee area and around the globe. You’re probably familiar with our signature event, Milwaukee Irish Fest, but maybe you haven’t listened to historic recordings from our Ward Irish Music Archives, learned Celtic music and culture with leading experts during our Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School, or learned the Irish fiddle with faculty from our School of Music program. Visit our website to read blogs about the culture and discover upcoming Celtic related events!

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Things You'll Find:

  1. The CelticMKE Center is located in the beautiful Village of Wauwatosa
  2. CelticMKE is an umbrella organization and home to Milwaukee Irish Fest, Ward Irish Music Archives, Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation, Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School, Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music,
  3. 10+ Celtic related programs and events each year
  4. In 1998, we opened the doors of a year-round facility dedicated to Irish-related activities.
  5. Our Ward Irish Music Archives houses one of the largest public collections of Irish music in North America.