Milwaukee Irish Fest Coverage

Enjoy Lake Effect's annual Irish Fest coverage.

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Irish Fest
10:06 am
Sat August 17, 2013

The Modern Grass Updates Bluegrass Sound

Modern Grass is warming up in the Lake Effect lobby.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews The Modern Grass, a bluegrass band from Nova Scotia.

There are lots of unique acts at Irish Fest this year, but if you just happened upon the music of the five piece band, The Modern Grass, you probably wouldn't have thought you were at Irish music festival. 

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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

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Nova Scotian musician Mary Jane Lamond.

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

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews an Irish music duo from Chicago, bohola.

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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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

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the band Mànran.

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

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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