Celtic Cultural Alliance Announces FREE Lecture to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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March 17, 2023: Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) announces a free lecture, March 22nd at 6:00pm. While this event is free, seating is limited and registration is required. Register at www.celticfest.org.

To extend the celebration of St. Patrick through the month of March, CCA will be presenting a discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Timberlake-Newell on St. Patrick & St. Francis – The spiritual zeal of the father of the Irish church and the Porverello.

At this event we will explore the backgrounds, turning point events and the ministries of the two well-loved saints through their writings and their biographies. Though distant in time and geography, the lives of the world’s first abolishionst and the world’s first environmentalist follow surprisingly similar paths.

For more information about this lecture, visit: www.celticfest.org or contact info@celticfest.org.

The 36th Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival runs from Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, 2023 in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. For up-to-the-minute information and updates, follow Celtic Classic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@CelticClassic).

For more information on the Celtic Classic, directions, volunteering opportunities, the weekend’s schedule, and other Celtic Cultural Alliance events, visit the organization’s website at www.celticfest.org.

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About the Celtic Cultural Alliance


On Columbus Day weekend in 1988, the first Celtic Classic was presented by a small group of individuals. The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolized the Celtic spirit and history, and to provide the impetus for an organization that focused on promoting the Celtic culture. This group has now evolved into Celtic Cultural Alliance to better communicate the overall goals of the organization.

The CCA has expanded with year-round programming to support the mission of promoting and preserving Celtic Culture through arts, music, literature, dance, and history programs. In keeping with the spirit of “Next Generation”, the CCA also offers scholarships to promising young students of the Celtic Arts. These yearly scholarships are offered to students of the arts, including Irish Step Dance, Highland Dance, Fiddle, and Bagpipes.

The Celtic Classic has blossomed into one of the largest Highland Games and Celtic Festivals in North America. Annually, over 200,000 visitors come to Historic Bethlehem to join in this celebration of all things Celtic. The organization has expanded into year-round programs. Our educational programming has expanded to include community outreach events in area school districts, religious institutions, local theaters and colleges throughout the Lehigh Valley. A series of scholarships are awarded each year in varied areas of Celtic culture.


Find Us On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @CelticClassic.



Information provided to TVL by:
Jayne Ann M. Recker
Executive Director – Celtic Cultural Alliance
Vice President – Association of Scottish Games & Festivals