Irish Fest

Madison Irish Fest

Day 2 EVENT! May 18, 2024 @ Karben4 Brewing & Day 3 May 19, 2024 @ Garver Feed Mill

Day 1 Pre-Party • May 17th 2024 • 5 pm-9pm • Awildan Distilling

One Ticket, Three Events!

Day 1 PRE-PARTY Friday, May 17, 5 - 9pm

Awildan Distilling
5353 Maly Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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DAY 2 @ Karben4 Saturday May 18th 12pm - 9pm

Karben4 Brewing
3698 Kinsman Blvd Madison, WI 53704

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DAY 3 @ Garver Sunday May 19th, 10 -9pm

Garver Feed Mill
3241 Garver Green • Madison, WI

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Tickets Now Available

Children 12 and under are free!

Featuring

Diana Ladio

Diana Ladio

With Brendan Forrest and Band

Diana Ladio is an internationally touring Nashville based 5-string fiddler; solo, with the Elders, Moxie Strings and now appearing with Telluride Bluegrass Festival artist awardee, Brendan Forrest. She is also a writer, an educator and composes music for television. She recently was awarded a Billboard #1 in the Classical Crossover category.

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Brendan Forrest

Brendan Forrest

with Sean Carolan, Ben Zorn, C-Bob Elliott, & Steven Rutledge

Brendan "B" Forrest is a Telluride Bluegrass Festival artist awardee. He and his band have announced a new acoustic project consisting of seasoned veterans: Seán Carolan (founding member of jamband Mungion, Trinity Irish Dance) on upright bass, and Ben Zorn (of River Valley Rangers) on fiddle and mandolin with John Lennon Songwriting competition winner Forrest on flatpicking guitar, and vocals. They will be joined by multi award winning recording artist and performer C-Bob Elliot on banjo and world touring percussionist Steven Rutledge on drums.

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3 Pints Gone

3 Pints Gone

Traditional Celtic folk songs and sea shanties with a perpetual audience invitation to participate

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The Currach

The Currach

Madison Irish trio performing old school traditional Celtic tunes on fiddle, guitar, and bodhran

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SlipJig Sunday

SlipJig Sunday

Fiery dance tunes, sweet airs, and colorful ballads from Celtic nations

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The Bow Tides

The Bow Tides

This is what happens when three Gaelic Storm musicians join with a Grammy Nominated Bassist and world touring musician and guitarist.

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Reverie Road Sunday

Reverie Road Sunday

DEBUT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD RECEPIENTS, REVERIE ROAD (Ireland Tonight Radio Music Awards), featuring this year's FEMALE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDEE, Katie Grennan, as well as Solas members Winifred Horan and John Williams, along with, pianist Utsav Lal, and multi instrumentalist and vocalist Liam Kantor make up this captivating band. Reverie Road embraces humor with musical insight and natural abilities. Original textural adventures weave the roots of Irish musical traditions with new departures and curated gems including distilled airs, continental waltzes, and upbeat reels and jigs.

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Trinity Irish Dance Touring Ensemble

Trinity Irish Dance Touring Ensemble

TRINITY IRISH DANCERS WON THE 2024 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! This world-touring dance ensemble made up of members of the Trinity Irish Dance Academy is coming to Madison for the Madison Irish Fest!

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Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

The children and teens of the Trinity Irish Dance Academy's Madison branch

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Rory Modlinski

Rory Modlinski

Fusing contemporary Irish music with Folk Revival inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Tommy Makem, or Tony Rice.

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O’Darbys

O’Darbys

Traditional Irish pub songs, ballads, improvisation, and humor

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Liam Kantor

Liam Kantor

A range of traditional world folk with a focus on New England, Celtic fiddle, and traditional ballads of those regions.

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Lilies of the Midwest

Lilies of the Midwest

USA Champions in Trad Music and Composition joined by guitarist Rick Nelson from Dublin, OH fame

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Jeremy Magyar-Groom

Jeremy Magyar-Groom

Singer Songwriter, Jeremy Magyar-Groom, coming from South Bend, Indiana. Tours throughout the US

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Madison Pipes and Drums

Madison Pipes and Drums

Madison's own Pipes and Drums competition band and member of the MWPBA will bring their sound to fill the halls of Garver!

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer for two hours and receive free admission for the whole fest!

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