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New on board

Milwaukee Irish Fest has announced its 2013 board of directors. Board members re-elected are: Kevin Costello (Milwaukee) and Cathy Baker Ward (Brookfield).

New members are: Lori Dahm (Hartland), Cynthia Nazario (Milwaukee) and Patty Orlovsky (Milwaukee).

Officers elected are: Donna Brady, president (Milwaukee), Cathy Baker Ward, vice president (Brookfield), Kevin Costello, secretary (Wauwatosa) and Mike Dahm, treasurer (Hartland).

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Milwaukee Irish Fest has thrived over the past 32 years thanks to the vision, passion and support of volunteer board members and staff. We look forward to continued growth in the coming year.

Leaders for the volunteer positions were chosen who share Irish Fest's mission of preserving Irish culture through an annual festival, year-round programming, events and the Ward Irish Music Archives.

Milwaukee Irish Fest is North America's largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 16-stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront. The annual festival occurs every third weekend in August. The 2013 festival takes place August 15 to 18.

More than just a festival, the Milwaukee Irish Fest organization is passionately committed to igniting a love of Irish culture in all people. With the help of more than 4,000 volunteers, Milwaukee Irish Fest teaches Ireland's music, dance, drama, sports, culture, children's activities and genealogy through year-round programming. For more information, visit

Donna Brady, President,

Milwaukee Irish Fest