The Celts Conquer Bethlehem
Kilts, corn-on-the-cob, collies, haggis, fiddles, pipes, drums, beer, kids, guys with mountainous muscles. That’s the “tags” version of the the 22nd annual Celtic Classic in Bethlehem this weekend.
After a disastrous 21st annual Celtic Classic—drowned last year by Hurricane Kyle—the Celtic Cultural Alliance did some cost-cutting (no bleachers at the Highland Games, for example) and squeezed the event into a smaller space to put some distance between festival goers and the Monocacy Creek which overflowed its banks in 2008. But it didn’t hurt this Celtic show piece of Bethlehem’s many full-city festivals. The crowds were big (except during a Sunday morning downpout), happy, and totally into it. We’ve never seen so many kilts in one place.
We have pictures, video, and some nice memories.