Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) has announced the “All About Mead,” event, held in partnership with Colony Meadery (www.colonymeadery.com). Colony Meadery is an award-winning mead maker with locations in historic downtown Bethlehem and Easton.
The event will educate participants on the long history of mead, and give them an opportunity to see how mead is produced. Of course, there will also be an opportunity to taste mead.
Mead, which is made from fermented honey, was much loved by Celtic tribes and Viking warriors. But, over the last few centuries it has largely disappeared with beer, wine and whisky knocking it off its pedestal.
“It is important to CCA to partner with local businesses and when you have one that is connected to Celtic history, plans fall in place quickly,” said Executive Director Jayne Ann Recker. “Our patrons enjoy learning about cultural traditions and how things came to be. To be able to do that and promote a Lehigh Valley business is beneficial to everyone.”
All of this will take place at Colony Meadery’s production facility in Easton on June 6. Colony Meadery will provide five samples of their products for ticket holders to taste.
There is a limited number of tickets available and anyone interested is encouraged to purchase
early. CCA predicts a quick sellout. A discount is available for CCA Members. Tickets and event details can be found at celticfest.org/mead.
The CCA is gearing up for the 36th presentation of the Celtic Classic Sept. 22–Sept. 24, and will begin making major announcements this month, including the performer line up.
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About the Celtic Cultural Alliance
On Columbus Day weekend in 1988, the first Celtic Classic was presented by a small group of individuals. The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolized the Celtic spirit and history, and to provide the impetus for an organization that focused on promoting the Celtic culture. This group has now evolved into Celtic Cultural Alliance to better communicate the overall goals of the organization.
The CCA has expanded with year-round programming to support the mission of promoting and preserving Celtic Culture through arts, music, literature, dance and history programs. In keeping with the spirit of “Next Generation,” the CCA also offers scholarships to promising young students of the Celtic Arts. These yearly scholarships are offered to students of the arts, including Irish Step Dance, Highland Dance, Fiddle and Bagpipes.
The Celtic Classic has blossomed into one of the largest Highland Games and Celtic Festivals in North America. Annually, more than 200,000 visitors come to Historic Bethlehem to join in this celebration of all things Celtic. The organization has expanded into year-round programs. Its educational programming has expanded to include community outreach events in area school districts, religious institutions, local theaters and colleges throughout the Lehigh Valley. A series of scholarships are awarded each year in varied areas of Celtic culture.