The Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School features classes that showcase the rich culture, history and traditions of Ireland and Irish America, past and present. Come learn to play Irish fiddle, flute, tin whistle, guitar, harp, Celtic music styles and more from master musicians. Or take a discussion class and learn about Irish history, Irish language, and culture! Our Celtic arts classes offer hands-on learning for everyone of all ages and ability levels.
The Summer School offers a full schedule of beginning courses and short Friday sampler classes to get you started playing Irish music, speaking the Irish language, or even dancing a jig or two!
Featured instructors from Ireland, Scotland, and the US:
John Carty (Fiddle)
Fergal Scahill (Fiddle Improv and Variations)
John Doyle (Guitar and Ballad Sessions classes)
Enda Scahill (Tenor Banjo)
Nuala Kennedy (Flute and Whistle classes)
Grant Taylor (Sugan Weaving and Leather Tooling)
Eamon Murray (Bodhran)
Martin Howley (Mandolin, of the band We Banjo 3)
Tony Ryan (Set Dance)
Edwina Guckian (Sean-nos Dance)
Grainne Holland (Sean-nos Song and Intermediate Irish Language classes)
Julianne Donlon (Celtic Spirituality: Funeral Customs)
Registration info: http://irishfest.com/Summer-School/Registration.htm