Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Every year, in downtown Historic Bethlehem, Pa., they host North America’s largest Celtic Festival. Celtic Classic holds the world championships for the HighLand Games. Athletes from around the world come to compete. But the CCA is more than just a weekend festival and competition. Join us as Marcie Mulligan discusses all the year-round events put on by CCA.
The CCA was formed over 30 years ago when Neville Gardner, owner of the world-famous Red Stag Pub and Donegal Square, Bob Virgilio, and Jim Foley got together and created the festival to celebrate Celtic culture. Now decades later the organization and festival are know around the world for their dedication to preserving, sharing and celebrating the celtic heritage. Tune into the podcast and hear how Marcie describes the organizations year-round work.
If you happen to be in Bethlehem, Pa. from September 26th through 29th stop by and catch the fun at the 2019 Celtic Classic Festival. We hope to see you there.