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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Celtic Classic Gets Technical, But Will Still Serve Haggis

It's a lot smaller than Musikfest, and lasts only three days. But if you like the smell of haggis in the morning, or the strains of bagpipes in the afternoon, Celtic Classic is the place for you. This year's event, which will run at the bottom of Main Street from September 23 to 25, 2011, features something new - a free iPad and iPhone application.

"This is our gift to Celtic Fest and the Bethlehem community," explained Doug Pelletier, President of Trifecta Technologies, at a September 14 news conference. It will include all the vendors, bands, video clips, a map and updated schedules. It can be downloaded either from the iTunes app store or by scanning QR codes that will be located throughout the festival.

Fest organizers will incorporate Twitter and Facebook contests. "All of these new social media features are designed to keep our guests informed with up-to-the minute festival happenings," explained Executive Director Jayne Recker.

"How do you fit the iPad in a kilt?" asked one reporter. "The Ipad's a little hard to fit in a kilt, but the iPhone is not so bad," answered Pelletier. He added, "The Irish are pretty smart. They'll figure out a way to do it."


J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Now you can use your iPad to go find; Nico's Pizza, Rita's Water Ice, Karl Ehmer's German foods, Island (Pacific Island) Noodles, and Take-a-Taco to name a few of the very CELTIC foods there.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Spike, Let's face it. There aren't too many Irish or Scottish restaurants. Yep, we have plenty of bars, but not much in the way of food. Who the hell wants to eat boiled potatoes? Or cabbage? Or mutton so overcooked you need dynamite to loosen it up? I swear that all Irish and Scottish food is based on a dare. English food is even worse.

Anonymous said...

Agree, and I'm of Irish descent. If Irish food were any good, the Irish would stay there and eat it rather than make a bee line for here as soon as they can save enough scratch.

Anonymous said...

Och aye lad! You don't hide an iPad in your kilt. You put it in your sporran. This is why, in Scotland, where men are men and sheep are nervous, we refer to Irish kilts as dresses - because you don't know the names of the bits.

Leave it to the Irish he says. Newsflash smart guy, Scots are Celts to. And we figured it out.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Scots are Celts, too, not to. Learn to write English properly like a good little British subject or Edward Longshanks will pay you a visit again.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, you gave a pretty fair summation of Ireland in the 1950's.

Fresh coldwater fish,smoked fish, lamb which can only be sold as lamb up to nine months old - here in the States it can be sold as lamb up to 18 months old - great breads, mouthwatering heartstopping butter. Ireland has some wonderful food.

By the way, the Irish don't wear, have never worn, kilts, nor ever played the bagpipes.

Bernie O'Hare said...

True. But we'd like to.

Anonymous said...


Your entire response to my factual statement about sporrans and kilts v dresses is to critique my single typo? :P two yew tu.

It remains that the Scots and Irish are Celtic brothers but you Irish needed to be reminded to use the sporran.

From the burn, lad, I am,

Anon 3:35

Bernie O'Hare said...

Heh, heh.