Irish Fest is winding down here in Milwaukee, but down in Chicago, or “Chi-cargo,” a deep Irish heritage is keeping the music alive.
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.
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.
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.
Just in time for Irish Fest, the duo Creel comes to Milwaukee by way of England, Ireland – and Disney World.