Celtic Cultural Minute

Thursday, 8pm

A weekly feature aired during WDIY's Celtic Faire every Thursday.

Turlough O'Carolan: The Imfamous Harper and Composer

Aug 31, 2017

Learn about the blind harper and composer Turlough O'Carolan. During his lifetime O’Carolan became very popular, especially renowned for his compositions, lyrics, and poetry. 

Try your hand at composing at the 30th Annual Celtic Classic. Open to all amateur song writers,  everyone young and old is encouraged to enter!  One winner will be chosen and give the opportunity to perform at the Sellersville Theater.

Scottish Traditional Dancing

Aug 30, 2017

Learn about some of the types of Scottish Traditional Dancing you may see at the 30th Annual Celtic Classic. There will be dancing all weekend, but you may want to take in one of the competitions

Highland Dance Competition
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: FOY HALL

100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising

Aug 15, 2017

Traveling across Ireland from East to West, the landscape shifts from wide fields and flat bogs to the smaller, rougher fields of Connemara, of Cork and Kerry, of Donegal.  Where once the boundaries had been hedgerows, ditches, and dykes, they now become dry stone walls, delicate yet strong, each one unique.  “You’d swear the hills were edged with broken granite lace”, says songwriter Dave Goulder

This month’s Celtic Cultural Minute features information about the educational resources available at this year’s Celtic Classic; running September 27th through the 29th at the Historic Industrial Quarter in downtown Bethlehem.

Last week, we shared information about the expanded area of the festival featuring educational activities and resources for people of all ages to learn more about Celtic heritage and traditions. It will be called, “Heritage Hollow.”

This month’s Celtic Cultural Minute has been featuring information about the educational activities available at this year’s Celtic Classic; running September 27th through the 29th at the Historic Industrial Quarter in downtown Bethlehem.

This next item may be of particular interest to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in our listening area.

Heritage Hollow

Sep 20, 2013

This month’s Celtic Cultural Minute features information about the educational activities available at this year’s Celtic Classic; running September 27th through the 29th at the Historic Industrial Quarter in downtown Bethlehem.

The Celtic Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce an expanded area of the festival to feature educational activities and resources for people of all ages to learn more about Celtic heritage and traditions. It will be called, “Heritage Hollow ” and will be open on Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 11am-6pm.

Social Dancing

Sep 20, 2013

This month’s Celtic Cultural Minute will feature information about the educational activities available at this year’s Celtic Classic; running September 27th through the 29th at the Historic Industrial Quarter in downtown Bethlehem.

Social Dancing back again! This year, located at Moravian College’s Foy Hall on Saturday afternoon, after the Scottish Highland Dance Competition is over.

The Flag of Scotland

Aug 28, 2013

Some listeners of this weekly addition to Celtic Faire may know that the researcher for the topics is very proud of her Irish heritage. However, to bring awareness to the fullness of all Celtic nations celebrated by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, today’s spot features information about the Flag of Scotland., we’ll be covering flags from the other Celtic nations in subsequent broadcasts.

The Rob Roy is a cocktail created in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria New York. The drink was named in honor of the premiere of the operetta, Rob Roy by composer Reginald De Koven and lyricist Harry B. Smith loosely based upon Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor. If you’d like to see a more accessible story of this historic figure, the 1995 film of the same name starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Lang is worth a rental.

The Potato

Aug 28, 2013

It is one of the strangest twists of fate that Ireland will forever be associated with the potato, an alien vegetable that was adopted as a staple food within fifty years after it was introduced to the land. This humble vegetable was eventually to become a great influence in the course of Ireland's history.

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