Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day

Starting Friday, live Celtic music can be heard near and far.

McCarthy’s Tea Room, Donegal Square features live music every Friday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.. and every Sunday during brunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 534 Main Street, Bethlehem.

A little closer to home, in Pottstown, start the St. Patrick’s Celebration (and support public libraries) by attending Celtic Concert with Charlie Zahm at Pottstown Public Library. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now, and at the door the night of the concert; $12 for adults, $8 for ages 5-12 – refreshments included.

The following night, on Saturday, March 9th, the Celtic Traditional Band Burning Bridget Cleary is performing in Barto at Landhaven at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20., free refreshments, BYOB

The Celtic – Rockers “Glengarry Bhoys” will be in concert on Thursday, March 14th at 7 :30 p.m. at the Nineteenth Street Theater, Allentown. Tickets are $25 each and seating is non-reserved. Call 610-432-8943 or go to Civic Theater website for tickets. Civic Theater, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown.

Keith Harkin of “Celtic Thunder” will be at Donegal Square for a CD signing and brief acoustic concert in McCarthy’s Great Room from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. on March 15, 2013. 534 Main Street, Bethlehem

Free Celtic Concert in the Courtyard at the Sun Inn, 556 Main Street, Bethlehem, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th.

Bring your chair and dancing shoes! Beer and soft drinks available for purchase.

3:00 p.m. C. Lafferty & Friends on Stage in the Sun Inn Courtyard, featuring: Dave Fry, Don Mayer, Nick Fanclick, John Sanfilippo

5:00 p.m. Craig Thatcher & Nyk Van Wyk playing Celtic tunes on the Sun Inn Courtyard stage


And as long as you are in Bethlehem, don’t miss the Celtic Classic “Parade of Shamrocks,” stepping off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 13th Avenue and Broad Streets, continuing east on Broad to Main Street, ending under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge.

Downtown Bethlehem will be awash in the green, the sound of bagpipes and the sight of the Irish dancers. We are honored to have a large representation of the U.S. Military, along with local high school and middle school bands. You will see some of your favorite community groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, along with beautiful floats.

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