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Madison-Area Celtic Events Calendar

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The following calendar entries are created and maintained by the local bands and organizations themselves.
Date Description
2016 Aug. 26, Fri.–
2016 Aug. 27, Sat.
Mad Gael Productions will host the first annual Mad Gael Music Fest at Breese Stevens Field, headlined by Gaelic Storm. This new summer festival celebrates Irish & Scottish music and culture through dance, Gaelic games, cultural presentations, food, merchandise and 16 hours of live music on 2 stages.
2016 Aug. 28, Sun.Irish dance: Ceili & Set Dancing at Winedown 118 State St. Meet in back room 1st floor. No partner/experience required. No cover with 1 drink minimum (non-alcohol is okay). Questions: 
2016 Sep. 1, Thu.Scottish Country Dancers: Madison Scottish Country Dancers are holding a free demonstration on Thursday, September 1 from 6-8 pm at Olin Park Pavilion, 1156 Olin-Turville Court.  All are invited to come experience the social dancing of Scotland.  Audience participation will be encouraged, no partner is necessary!  Sponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville. For more information, call 608-233-2956.
2016 Sep. 25, Sun.Sly Dog Madtown (concert sponsor): Kevin Burke, 7:30 pm. Probably the world's greatest living Irish fiddler. Contact us for an invitation to this private event. (608)609-6308.  Details at our website.
2016 Oct. 8, Sat.Pipers in the Prairie at - and a fundraiser for - the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona, 4:30-8 pm, with Irish music by West Wind, Irish dance performance by Cashel Dennehy, and Scottish piping around the huge bonfire as the grand finale.
2016 Oct. 14, Fri.Celtic Cultural Center: Ar mhaith leat Gaeilge a lábhairt!  If so, please join us for our annual Irish Language Immersion Weekend.   For more information about this fun event please visit our website: and click on the link for the Celtic Cultural Center. 
2016 Oct. 19, Wed.Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, cellist, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center Lecture Hall, 8 pm, tickets available online, or at the Barrymore Theater box office during show hours, $25 adv, $30 DOS, Gold Circle seats @ $50.
2017 Apr. 1, Sat.The Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI will be presenting “The Willis Clanat 2 & 7:30 pm.  Group tickets are now on sale for the 2:00 pm performance.  There is a 20 ticket group minimum with a ticket price of $32.00 per seat.  For more information call 262-670-0560 or go to

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