Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Celtic Classic


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The annual Celtic Classic was held in Bethlehem last weekend. Local Liberty High School Grenadier Band marched with competition pipe bands at the opening ceremonies parade on Saturday.

This year’s Classic was smaller than other years. The Celtic Cultural Alliance worked to make a profit after last year’s disastrous rain and flooding.





Lines at the ticket booths were long. The grandstands were gone from the competition field. But enthusiasm was still evident at the 16 lb. hammer throw as athletes waited their turn to compete.







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Tents filled with fans for a taste of Celtic music. Popular Band Blackwater rocked for fans.





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Even Sunday’s “soft day” didn’t dampen the Celtic enthusiasm with its misty rain.

4 comments:

Alex said...

I live out in MPLS, but I'm from Bucks County originally and I miss this - thanks for posting the pics

Marie said...

Alex,
You're welcome. I hope you can come to Bethlehem some time to enjoy the Celtic Classic

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

What fun, Marie! It looks like the parade didn't have to march in the rain. I bet there was some great music to be heard as well as the competitions.

Marie said...

Hi MG,
It's a fun festival every year. The parade always features all the pipe bands in competition. It was very nice to have it in the sunshine.