PRESS PHOTOS BY DENNIS GLEWPoor Man’s Gambit, which consists of Genevieve Gillespie on violin, Cary Pursell on accordion and Dylan Richardson on guitar, played one rousing number after another on Main Street. Aria Verchot, swept up in the mood, dances along.
Hotel Bethlehem employees Justin Porcino and Andrew Weidner don kilts for Celtic Classic. The tartan, or pattern, of their kilts is that of the famous Black Watch Brigade of Scotland. The kilts were provided courtesy of Donegal Square Celtic Shop, Main Street, Bethlehem.
Blackwater keeps the afternoon flowing at the Grand Pavilion. Members include Sean Hennessy on guitar; Fionna Hennessy on the flute; Alison Gillespie on fiddle; Tom Gillespie, her husband, on keyboard; Chris Finegan on Irish bagpipe; and Tom Trezzi on drums.
Celtic athletic competitions included big guys in kilts tossing the caber, a 19-foot wooden pole. With the 175-pound caber raised upright, the athlete hoists it, then runs to build momentum and hurls it from below so that it flips in the air, landing on its other end.
5371. With their brightly colored costumes and spirited dance numbers on the Tavern Stage, students who attend the Irish Stars Parker School of Irish Dance drew a huge crowd.
Performers weren’t the only ones wearing kilts; many attendees did as well.