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

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the members of JPTrio and Niamh.

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

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Galician piper Carlos Nunez.

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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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

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Celtic music band Creel, which is fiddler Colin Farrell and guitarist and singer Damien McCarthy.

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

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Irish Fest
11:08 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Nova Scotian Music Takes Center Stage at Irish Fest

Musician and scholar Glenn Graham explains how Nova Scotian sound reflects a variety of influences.
Credit Glenn Graham

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews musician and scholar Glenn Graham about the music of Nova Scotia.

Every year Irish Fest features the music of a particular region or style.

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Genesis Guitarist Pays It Forward to Future Rock Musicians

Milwaukee native and rock star Daryl Stuermer will judge young rock guitarists.
Credit Wilson Center website

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews long-time member of the band Genesis Daryl Stuermer.

Milwaukee’s Daryl Stuermer made it big – as the lead guitarist for Genesis.  But he still lives here, and he’s helping young guitarists live their rock-and-roll dreams. 

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