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Irish Fest announces 2020 music lineup

Irish Fest is gearing up for its 40th annual festival at the Milwaukee lakefront and it has announced the lineup of entertainers on tap for that event, which takes place Aug. 13-16 at the Henry Maier Festival Park.

Festival favorites like We Banjo 3, Hermitage Green and Eileen Ivers will be back, and newcomers Clare Sands and Wallis Bird will make their debuts.

Also on the bill are Liz Carroll with Daithi Sproule, Jimmy Keane with Mick Moloney and Pat Broaders, Brave Giant, The Murphy Beds, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Cherish the Ladies, The High Kings, Gaelic Storm, Moxie, Rory Makem and Donal Clancy, Boxing Banjo, MEGA Trad, Shane Hennessy, Seamus Kennedy, Talisk, Winifred Horan Trio and The Drowsy Lads, among others.

A focus on the culture of County Donegal will bring Altan, The Screaming Orphans, The Henry Girls and The High Seas.

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"As we often say, you won't believe all the things that Irish Fest has to offer until you visit us, and the music is no different," said Mike Mitchell, executive director of CelticMKE, which organizes Milwaukee Irish Fest.

"From indie-folk to traditional Irish, there's a wide variety of music, so there's something for everyone to enjoy!"

Milwaukee Irish Fest is having a "buy one, get one free" sale on $20 general admission tickets through March 17. Four-day passes are also on sale for $35. Children 12 and under are admitted to the festival at no charge.


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