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UMC20: The Real March Madness (Mar. 15, 2023)

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Songs You Should Hear: The All-Jenna Edition (Dec. 17, 2021)

It’s been a wild holiday season around these parts, as I alluded in this week’s UMC20 post. Somehow, December has been the busiest month of the year for the second year in a row. That’s a great thing!

It also means that I needed some help getting you some Songs You Should Hear this week. Fortunately, UMC Contributor Jenna Rose has had plenty ready to go in the queue. So many, in fact, that we have enough to feature her picks exclusively for the next couple weeks, if we so choose.

That’s what we’re choosing to do this week. Come get some…

Songs You Should Hear: Dec. 17, 2021

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The Balcony Show Play of the Day: Apr. 19, 2019

We’ve got ourselves a Friday! And, with that, we have another Play of the Day from our friends in radio at The Balcony Show.

Of course we do. It is a new day, after all!

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Bethlehem’s 29th Annual Celtic Classic is Underway

In Bethlehem, the Fall Classic doesn’t happen in October, and it does not involve bats, gloves, and pinstripes. Instead, it occurs as soon as the new season kicks off, and the participants in this event are clad in plaid kilts as far as the eye can see.

Sure, it may not feel too much like fall — in fact, the weather on Friday hearkened us back to an earlier festival — but one thing is unmistakable: this year’s Celtic Classic has arrived.

The Celtic Cultural Alliance’s flagship event is a sure-fire hit every September, featuring, among other things, internationally-renowned musicians, authentic Celtic cuisine, tons of unique vendors and, of course, the annual U.S. Highland Games Championship. It goes all weekend, continuing today and lasting into the night with live music on Sunday.

LVU was on-hand Friday evening to capture some of the early action, both in photos and on Facebook Live. Take a look below, and make sure you stop by this weekend!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Sept. 19-25

Photo credit: lehighvalleylive.com

It’s going to be a busy week for us here at Lehigh Valley Underground. Not only does The Quinn Spinn’s new season kick off tonight (information below), but the weekend is stacked with great performances! Dive a bit deeper to learn about the…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Mon., Sept. 19 | 6 p.m.
The Quinn Spinn’s Season Premiere
YouTube (via your computer or mobile device)
Admission: FREE
Description: DJ Pearlman of REVEL 9 joins us, and we have plenty of great music and fun to usher in a new era!

Sept. 23-25
Celtic Classic
Venue: Downtown Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: Authentic Celtic music, entertainment and fare highlights the first weekend of fall in downtown Bethlehem.

Sat., Sept. 24 | 12 p.m.
Slatington Bike Night and Car Show

Venue: Main Street, Slatington
Admission: FREE
Description: Live music, beer, food, and cars. What more could you want from a Saturday?

Sun., Sept. 25 | 2 p.m.
Soul Folks

Venue: Riley & Jake’s, 1831 Rt. 31, Clinton, NJ
Admission: FREE
Description: Good American fare and pleasant listening highlight this Sunday matinee.

PHOTOS: Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant at the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39

Working at PBS39 is certainly an enjoyable gig, and nights like this highlight the experience.

Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant, perhaps best known for their work touring with international sensation Celtic Thunder, came to the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39 on Wednesday night for an intimate benefit performance for the public media station. The duo, engaged to be married next month, played folky originals and Celtic traditionals to the delight of the audience for two hours.

Colm and Laura are no strangers to the Lehigh Valley. Not only did they make a similar tour stop at PBS39 last year, but Colm’s grandparents lived in Bethlehem for a short while. The singer-songwriter noted to those in attendance that Christmas City is an important stop for him on every East Coast tour.

It was a pleasure seeing Colm and Laura again — and meeting Colm’s brother Mark, who handled merch duties and joined the pair onstage for their finale. I hope that we’ll cross paths again soon!

Photos are property of PBS39; thus, the absence of the LVU watermark. By nature of what I do, I just thought I’d share them with you all here, as well.