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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The 2019 Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival opened Sept. 27 with pleasant weather and melodious music from ‘across the pond.’ Among the entertainment was Bethlehem-based Blackwater providing local talent while Old Blind Dogs brought their award-winning music with them from Scotland. Left: Aaron Parganos is moved by a lively set of Irish tunes played by Blackwater at the Tavern in the Glen. Copyright - © Ed Courrier The 2019 Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival opened Sept. 27 with pleasant weather and melodious music from ‘across the pond.’ Among the entertainment was Bethlehem-based Blackwater providing local talent while Old Blind Dogs brought their award-winning music with them from Scotland. Left: Aaron Parganos is moved by a lively set of Irish tunes played by Blackwater at the Tavern in the Glen. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIERBethlehem-based Blackwater belt out traditional Irish music at the Tavern Stage. From left are Fiona Golubiski on flute, Sean Hennessy on guitar, Chris Finnegan on bagpipes, Alison Gillespie on fiddle and Tom Gillespie on banjo. According to Alison Gillespie, the group has been together for 23 years, with Finnegan joining them as the newest member. Information: http:/ Copyright - © Ed Courrier PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIERBethlehem-based Blackwater belt out traditional Irish music at the Tavern Stage. From left are Fiona Golubiski on flute, Sean Hennessy on guitar, Chris Finnegan on bagpipes, Alison Gillespie on fiddle and Tom Gillespie on banjo. According to Alison Gillespie, the group has been together for 23 years, with Finnegan joining them as the newest member. Information: http:/ Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Celtic Classic 0010 Blackwater: Bethlehem-based Blackwater belt out traditional Irish music at the Tavern Stage. From left are Fiona Golubiski on flute, Sean Hennessy on guitar, Chris Finnegan with bagpipes and tin whistle, Alison Gillespie on fiddle, and Tom Gillespie on banjo. According to Alison Gillespie, the group has been together for 23 years, with Finnegan joining them as the newest member Copyright - © Ed Courrier Celtic Classic 0010 Blackwater: Bethlehem-based Blackwater belt out traditional Irish music at the Tavern Stage. From left are Fiona Golubiski on flute, Sean Hennessy on guitar, Chris Finnegan with bagpipes and tin whistle, Alison Gillespie on fiddle, and Tom Gillespie on banjo. According to Alison Gillespie, the group has been together for 23 years, with Finnegan joining them as the newest member Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Scotland’s Old Blind Dogs serenade the audience at the Grand Pavilion with “MacPherson’s Rant.” From left are Ali Hutton on pipes, fiddler Jonny Hardie, Aaron Jones on guitar, and Donald Hay on percussion. Information: oldblinddogs.co.uk. Copyright - © Ed Courrier Scotland’s Old Blind Dogs serenade the audience at the Grand Pavilion with “MacPherson’s Rant.” From left are Ali Hutton on pipes, fiddler Jonny Hardie, Aaron Jones on guitar, and Donald Hay on percussion. Information: oldblinddogs.co.uk. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Celtic Classic 0132 Food: In addition to the abundance of music, there was an abundance of Celtic culinary delights available for purchase at the festival. Besides haggis, there was shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and bridies (shortcrust pastry with meat filling), and lamb sausage. Copyright - © Ed Courrier Celtic Classic 0132 Food: In addition to the abundance of music, there was an abundance of Celtic culinary delights available for purchase at the festival. Besides haggis, there was shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and bridies (shortcrust pastry with meat filling), and lamb sausage. Copyright - © Ed Courrier

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