FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Irish Fest Artists

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      This is a list of all Wisconsin Artists and Groups (almost all acoustic acts) who have performed at Milwaukee Irish Fest since 2000. Most, but not all, of these performers play Irish, Scottish or other Celtic music.
      Note: I have only been attending since 2000. Wanted: 1981-1999 official Festival Programs and "Entertainer Biographies" booklets, so I can complete this page with ALL appearances by Wisconsin acts since 1981. Please write if you have additional information about, or links for, a listed artist/group.

      "name - Discog and other links" = this artist/group has a separate Discography page and all their links have been moved there

| A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M |
| N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - 3 |

    A - ABC... Artist Selection
  1. .Americay - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Mitch L'Herault [Archive]) [Active: 1998-] [Madison]
          ( Jack Bailey, Mike Hughes, Mitch L'Herault, Hannah McKenzie L'Herault, Peter Selzer) - (former member: Ann Greenberg)
  2. .An Blas Quartet [Active: 2007-] [Madison]
          ( Turner Collins, Mark Hutchins, Blaine McQuinn, Sheila Shigley)
  3. .Anam Ri - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Asher Gray [Archive]) [Active: 19??-2003] [Milwaukee]
          ( Glen Adamson, Nick Cregor, Brian Hart, Asher Gray, Devin McCabe) - (former members: Evan Leahy, Jude Mance, Brigid O'Sullivan)
  4. .Angel Breath - Discog ( no known recordings) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  5. .Athas - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 2005-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Kathleen Bremer 5/2009, Jeff Ksiazek, Heather Lewin-Tiarks, Amy Richter)
  6. .Atlantic Wave, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Kaitlin Hahn, Barry Houlehen, John Karr, Ed Paloucek)
    B - ABC... Artist Selection
  7. .Bantry Bay - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Patrick Daspit, Amy Otis-Wilborn, Sandy Weisto) - (former members: Bonnee Beth, Kaitlin Hahn)
  8. .Billy Mitchell Scottish Pipes & Drums - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  9. .Bink, Dolores B. - "Harp"
  10. .Blarney - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( John Monahan [Archive]) [Irish Fest] [Active: 1975-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Dennis Murphy, Kevin Stapleton) - (former member: Chuck Ward)
  11. .Bowles, Chelcy - "Harp"
  12. .Brigit's Fire - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Sheila Larkin, Maria Terres)
    C - ABC... Artist Selection
  13. .Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers - "Dance"
  14. .Castle Band [Active: 19??-]
          ( Terry Castle, David Delgado, Holly Kolanko, Steve Wurcer)
  15. .Ce - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 2004-] [Milwaukee]
          formerly known as: Anam Ri (19??-2003)
          ( Randy Gosa, Asher Gray, Devin McCabe)
  16. .Celia - (see: Celia Farran)
  17. .Celtic Keep - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 8/2002-] [Grove City, PA / Milwaukee]
          ( Dave Moore, Doug Moore, Brad "Doc" Rake, Bill Reid, Cameron Reid, Carl Sem, Dan Sisson)
  18. .Ceol Cairde - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( Author ?) [Active: 1988-date] [Milwaukee]
          ( Francine Fosselman, Al Liebsch, Ed Miller, Kristina Paris, Harry Seaman, Susan Van Dyke) - (former members: Jack Congleton, Kathleen Congleton, Cheryl Ann Fuchs, Jill Shelton, Dan Stottmeister)
  19. .Cloonan, Pat - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Alan Ng) [Connemara, County Galway, Ireland / Oak Lawn, IL / city?]
  20. .Collins, Turner (celtic harp, concertina, accordion, whistle, bombarde, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Keltori, Celtic House) - (former member: Far From Home, The Drones, Standing Stones) StoneRing), Contact ( Business Card) [Nacogdoches, TX / Madison]
  21. . Coulee Celtic Band [never performed at Irish Fest]
  22. .Curtis Crossroads Band - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Lanny Curtis, Summer Curtis, Tom Curtis, Chris Reynolds)
    D - ABC... Artist Selection
  23. .Dodd, Barry [County Clare, Ireland / Milwaukee]
  24. .Dublin O'Shea - Page ( . Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  25. .Drake, David HB
    E - ABC... Artist Selection
  26. .Eidir - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 2004-2008] [Milwaukee]
          ( Derek Byrne, Jim Wirt)
    F - ABC... Artist Selection
  27. .Farran, Celia (guitar, vocals, storyteller) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? / old site) ( CD Baby), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (former member: Cashel Dennehy Dancers) [Milwaukee / Ann Arbor?, MI (U-MI grad.) / New York, NY / Milwaukee / Sheboygan / Santa Fe, NM]
  28. .Fitzpatrick, Sheamus & The McNally Boys - (see: McNally Boys, Sheamus Fitzpatrick & The)
  29. .Flying Cow Ceili Band, The [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          From the Spring 2004 "Celtic Madison" paper newsletter: "The band is made up of participants in the Univ. of Wisconsin [Madison] Continuing Education Irish music classes from the past few years playing alongside experienced traditional Irish music players from the Madison area."
  30. .Foggy Dew [Irish Fest] [Active: 197?-19??] [Milwaukee]
          ( Chuck Ward, ?)
  31. .Free Whiski [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          ( Wolf Loescher, Duncan McLauchlan, Craig Scotland, Deanna Smith, John ?)
  32. .Les Frivolants Du Sud Ouest
  33. .Frogwater - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Susan Jeske-Dermody, Lil' Rev, John Nicholson, Tom Schwark)
    G - ABC... Artist Selection
  34. .Gaspar, Mary Beth (?) [Irish Fest] [Milwaukee]
  35. .Gilmour Bros.
  36. .Gleasons, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( CD Baby) [Active: 2003-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Kelp Chofs, Sara Eagleboy-Hess, Suzanne Kreuziger, Andy Potocic, Crisse Reynolds, Barry Salem, Dave Stevens)
  37. .Gleeson, John - "Non-Performer"
  38. .Glencastle Irish Dancers - "Dance"
  39. .Gould, Ian (acoustic guitar, harmonica, bass, bodhran, vocals) - Page ( Joe Hausch), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Tara, Gould & Patrick) [Belfast, N. Ireland / Milwaukee 2001-]
  40. .Gray, Asher (flute, whistle, bouzouki, bodhran) - Discog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Anam Ri, Ce) [Milwaukee]
  41. .Great Outdoors - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Article ( Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Denise Hogan, John McWilliam, Michael McWilliam, Rob McWilliam, Thomas McWilliam, Steve "Tate" Thate)
  42. .Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums - Contact - (414) 803-3907 [Active: 2000-] [Milwaukee]
          ["formed four years ago" (as of Irish Fest 2004)]
  43. .Green Side Up [Active: 19??-] [Racine]
  44. .Green Tea - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? [Archive] [Active: 19??-] [Stevens Point]
    H - ABC... Artist Selection
  45. .Hahn, Kaitlin (fiddle, piano, keyboards, feet) - Discog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: The Atlantic Wave) - (former member: Bantry Bay) [Milwaukee]
  46. .Halter, Mary - "Harp"
  47. .Hays, Gloria - Discog and other links ( FolkLib Index)
    I - ABC... Artist Selection
  48. .Irish Fest Choir - "Choirs"
    J - ABC... Artist Selection
  49. .Jiggernaut - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Wolf Loescher) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee/city?, TX]
          ( Rodger Harrison, Richard Kean, Wolf Loescher, Lars Sloan, Deanna Smith, Matthew Williams)
          (Deanna Smith is the only Wisconsin member, all the rest live in Texas)
    K - ABC... Artist Selection
  50. .Kissers, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Nick Stanton) [Active: 1998-] [Madison]
          (Joe Bernstein, Kari Bethke, Pete Colclasure, Ken Fitzsimmons, Waylan Nate Palan)
    L - ABC... Artist Selection
  51. .Lashley, Rickey - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Causing Change Music [Archive]) ( Causing Change Music / J. Heiden Limited) - (member: Steel Bonnets) [Kenosha]
  52. .Last Gaspe, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? [Archive]) ( Portal Wisconsin) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          ( Paul Biere, Kevin Clark, John Kraniak, Amy McFarland, Maria Terres)
  53. .Leahy's Luck - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( John Monahan) [Active: 1990-] [Milwaukee]
  54. . Lipshutz, Brett and Randy Lee Gosa - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
    M - ABC... Artist Selection
  55. .Marshall, Monica (guitar, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( Author ? [Archive]), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
  56. .MacCarthy, Finbar (guitar, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
  57. .  McGovern, Joan (guitar, bodhran, storyteller, vocals) - Page ( Author ?), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [West Allis]
  58. .  McNally Boys, Sheamus Fitzpatrick & The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Brad Knapp [Archive]) ( CD Baby) [Active: 3/17/2002-3/2005] [Oshkosh/Appleton]
          (Sheamus Fitzpatrick (fictional character), Aaron Baer, Dale Devries, Brad Knapp, Jeremy Wood, Emma Young, Bobby Youngs)
  59. .Miller, Mary Ann - "Harp"
  60. .Molloy, Fiona (guitar, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( CD Baby) ( Author ? / alternate), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Derry, County Donegal, Northern Ireland 1958-1977 / ?, NJ / New York, NY / Milwaukee 2001-]
  61. .Murray, Shannon (?) [Irish Fest] [Milwaukee]
    N - ABC... Artist Selection
  62. .Navan - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Elizabeth Fine) ( CD Baby) [Active: 1999-] [Madison]
          ( Amy Curl, ( Elizabeth (Fine) Simcock, Paul Gorman, Sile Shigley) - (former member: Joan Bettner Steele)
    O - ABC... Artist Selection
  63. .O'Brien, Colin - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Articles ( Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) ( Shepherd Express) - (member: Salt Creek The MadWaukee Stompers) - (former member: 3 Pints Gone, Jugglers and Thieves) [Detroit, MI 19??-1992 / Seattle, WA 1992-1993 / Milwaukee 1993-19?? / Madison 19??-]
  64. .O'Brien, Erin - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Madison]
  65. .O'Connor, Bill (guitar, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Theiss and O'Connor) [Milwaukee]
  66. .O'Connor, Bill & Lin - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  67. .O'Leary, Irish (piano, vocals) [Irish Fest] [Minneapolis, MN / Milwaukee]
    P - ABC... Artist Selection
  68. .Paradise String Band - Page ( MilwaukeeRocks.com [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Whitewater]
          ( Jason Goldsmith, Harmony Greenhalgh, Aaron Keim, Scott McCormick, Chris McGarry)
  69. .Pintar, Judy - "Harp"
  70. .Public House Ceili Band - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Alan Ng) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          ( Dan Cobb, Dave Delgado, Bob Newton, Alan Ng)
    R - ABC... Artist Selection
  71. .Reilly - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Brian Bruendl, Jim Kiley, Patrick Moores, Michael Tierney, Bruce Troeller, - (former members: Chris Carter, Johnny O'Donnell, Brian Reilly)
  72. .Richards, Sue - "Harp"
  73. .Rigel, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) [Active: 2007-] [Middleton]
          ( Mark Bilhorn, Evan Carlson, Shea (Shay) Carlson, David Steinweg)
  74. .RiRa - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page, ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Jack Congleton, Kathleen Congleton, Stuart Mitchell, Ed Paloucek)
  75. .Rising Gael - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Allister Finley) [Active: 2004-] [Madison]
          (Katie Dionne, Erin Ellison, Jeff Olson II, Peter Tissot)
  76. . Robertson, Kim - "Harp"
  77. .Rose and Dragon, The [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( David HB Drake, Clifford Long, Dusty Rose)
    S - ABC... Artist Selection
  78. .Sandcarvers, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Gareth Glynn) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( A.J. Laird, J.J. McAuliffe, Jeffrey Miller, Tom Mlot, Jamie Verbeten, anon.)
  79. .Sarazin, Shari - "Harp"
  80. .Seelie Court - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( CD Baby) ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  81. .Shinigans, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( http://www.myspace.com/theshinigans) [Active: 2005-] [Milwaukee (Marquette U.)]
          (Eric Blaufuss, Russell Craze, Andy Eicholz, Therese Gotcher, Kate Gustin, Jack Jostes)
  82. .Smith, Deanna - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Wolf Loescher) - (member: Jiggernaut, Free Whiski) [Milwaukee]
  83. .Snug, The
  84. .Stack, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          ( Michael Doimbrowski, Terry Sexton, Gill Simpson, Steve Wurcer)
  85. .Standing Stones, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( William Anderson [Archive] [Active: 1999-2000] [Madison]
          (2001 renamed to StoneRing Celtic Band so as not to be confused with The Standing Stones from California)
          ( Michael Doran, Charlie Johnson, Kelvin Schroeder, Linda Wendt, Phillip Wendt, Kevin Wissink)
  86. .Steel Bonnets - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( MilwaukeeRocks.com) [Active: 19??-] [Kenosha]
          ( John Karr, Rickey Lashley, Jon Young, Tom Young)
  87. .StoneRing Celtic Band - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Dark Water Music [Archive]) [Active: 2001-] [Madison]
          Previously called The Standing Stones
          ( Beth Johnson (Harp), Charles Johnson, Bill Rients, Linda Wendt) - (former members: Turner Collins (Harp), Michael Doran, Kelvin Schroeder, Jill Shelton, Phillip Wendt, Kevin Wissink)
          [ not to be confused with the San Francisco, CA duo also called (The Standing Stones) ]
  88. .String 'em Up [Active: 2004-] [Madison]
    T - ABC... Artist Selection
  89. .Theiss and O'Connor - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Chris O'Connor) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Larry Theiss, Bill O'Connor, Lin O'Connor)
  90. .Three Pints Gone - (see: 3 Pints Gone)
  91. .Tinker Boys [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Tom Hansen, Michael "Tinker" Tierney, Bruce Troeller)
    U - ABC... Artist Selection
  92. .U2Zoo - Page ( Author ?) (U2 tribute band) [Active: 2003-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Craig Brog "Larry", Mike Kawczynski "Adam", Brian Lang "Edge", Scott Neis "Bono")
    W - ABC... Artist Selection
  93. .Waking Maggie - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Ryan Freres, Andrea Harris, Megan Johnson, Kirsten Mueller, David Oplinger, Ed Paloucek, Paula Zarling)
  94. .Walsh-Best, Dorothy - "Harp"
  95. .Ward, Jeff - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? [Racine]
  96. .West of Ennis - Page ( Kevin Wissink) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Denise Benoit, Dave Moss, Kevin O'Halloran, Mark Polczynski, Rob Steinhofer, Kevin Wissink)
  97. .West Wind - Page ( Alan Ng) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          ( Bob Newton, Alan Ng, Josh Perkins) - (former member: Karen Cornelius)
  98. .Whiskey of the Damned [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  99. .Wild Mountain Thyme - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 1991-2000, reformed in 2001 as 3 Pints Gone] [West Allis]
          ( Gordon Lyons, Bill Masino, Kathleen Mullaly Masino)
  100. .Wilkes, Geraint (Welsh tenor) [Irish Fest: 2000] [Aberystwyth, Wales / Milwaukee]
  101. .Wise Maids [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Kathleen Congleton, Nancy Maio, Kristina Paris, Sue Van Dyke)
    Y - ABC... Artist Selection
  102. .Yarbrough, Glenn
    3 - ABC... Artist Selection
  103. .3 Pints Gone - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Kate Akers), Article ( Joe Vancil [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [West Allis]
          ( James Kuehl, Bill Masino, Kathleen Mullaly Masino) - (former members: Randy Adams, Colin O'Brien)
          [Bill and Kathleen are former members of Wild Mountain Thyme]
  104. . .357 String Band, The [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( anon., anon., anon., anon., anon.)

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