Join us for the 2017 Oshkosh Irish Fest scheduled for June 10.
**Schedule is subject to change**
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Saturday, June 10th
- 12:00 PM » Folk-N-Irish
- 1:00 PM » Richards School of the Dance
Jeff originally spent considerable time on the road in folk clubs and concerts all over England & Scotland playing & singing traditional songs of Ireland and Scotland . After Jeff and his family relocated to the Milwaukee area, he scratched the music itch again and was soon singing and playing all over the Midwest in pubs, clubs, concerts, festivals, including TV and radio. Over the past 18 years he has performed at some of the most prestigious Irish festivals throughout the Midwest, e.g. Milwaukee, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Peoria, and Minneapolis.
Paddygrass with lead singer Derek Byrne from Belfast, Ireland. He was good enough to tour with Riverdance for 7 years, he's good enough for Oshkosh! We are so very pleased to have them!
5:00 PM » Curley, Conneely & Broderick
Steeped in Irish music, dance and culture, David Curley, Pauline Conneely & Mick Broderick are renowned Irish musicians.Pauline founded the band Chicago Reel, has performed with Grammy nominated Liz Carroll, The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies and many others. She has recently been awarded with Best Solo CD of the Year  by Irish American news. Dave is a multi-instrumentalist to go along with his velvet vocals and and a member of the award-winning bands SLIDE and RUNA. He's performed with Grammy winner Moya Brennan, The Brock McGuire Band and others. Mick comes from one of the most well known musical families in the country; the Broderick's of East Galway. He is now regarded as one of the finest exponents of the Irish bouzouki of his generation. With the band SLIDE both Dave and Mick have played at almost every major Irish Folk Festival throughout the U.S and Europe, and are now regarded as some of the finest exponents of Irish music worldwide. You won't see these three musicians together anywhere else!
Wild Colonial Bhoys
Wild Colonial Bhoys (WCB) is more than just an Irish band - they are an Irish American band. Theirs is like a blended whiskey: it's a musical melding of both the old and the new, from the peat smoke scent of the ould sod to the can-do spirit that embodies the American dream. WCB's started fourteen years ago. The lads who started as an Irish ballad-singing acoustic guitar duo have since matured into a Celtic rock tour-de-force and now have seven albums and thousands of miles behind them.
The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. They are led by singer Ian Byrne, originally from Ireland. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring - something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of storytelling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications.