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Irish Fest
9:56 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Nova Scotia Group Infuses Scottish Music with a Taste of Jazz

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac in Lake Effect studios.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

One of the great musical traditions in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton is its Gaelic singing.

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Irish Fest
9:45 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Chicago Duo Shares Irish Immigrant Heritage

Bohola in the Lake Effect studio.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

Irish Fest is winding down here in Milwaukee, but down in Chicago, or “Chi-cargo,” a deep Irish heritage is keeping the music alive.

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Health & Science
2:38 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Walker Administration Will Alert 92,000 People Losing Medicaid Coverage

State Medicaid Director Brett Davis says a letter will go out Sept. 23, to adult participants with incomes exceeding 100% of the federal poverty level.

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Regional
1:51 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Report: A-Rod's Inner Circle Leaked Braun's Name

Did the Yankees' all star implicate the Brewers' Ryan Braun?

According to "60 Minutes", people close to baseball player Alex Rodriguez revealed that the Brewers' Ryan Braun was involved with performance-enhancing drugs.

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Regional
12:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Concertina Beer Hall Owner Kills Armed Intruder

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will decide whether a local bar owner was justified in shooting to death an armed robber.

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Irish Fest
12:49 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Mànran Meshes Irish, Scottish Music to Create New Sound

Mànran is a relatively new band, but its unique blend of Irish and Scottish sounds is getting notice.
Mànran website

The six-member Scottish group Mànran is a relatively new folk-rock band. What makes them different is they sing in Gallic, which the language spoken in the Highlands.

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Irish Fest
12:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Young Irish Quartet Blends Irish Music with Jazz and Funk

JP Trio with Niamh Farrell in the Lake Effect studio.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

A group of young Irish musicians are showing that even trad players can get "jig"-gy with it by creating a new genre of music: Celtic funk.

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Irish Fest
11:54 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Piper Brings Spanish Flair to Irish Fest

Carlos Núñez, playing his pipes in the Cies Islands in Galicia, Spain.
Javier Salas/Turismo de VigoImagen

Though Irish Fest's showcase this year is music from Nova Scotia, there are other Celtic music traditions that will be represented on stage this year - and some may surprise you.

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Environment
11:47 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Mine Opponents Dominate Public Hearing in Hurley

Throughout the day, there were speakers and an audience at Hurley High School
Credit Susan Bence

A steady stream of citizens flowed through the Hurley High School Gym on Thursday, to offer input on early phases of mine testing. Most oppose a company plan to extract iron ore nearby.

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Irish Fest
11:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Disney House Band Creel Plays Celtic Classics - Sans Mouse Ears

The band Creel performs at Irish Fest this year.
Credit Creel website

Just in time for Irish Fest, the duo Creel comes to Milwaukee by way of England, Ireland – and Disney World.

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