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Wheeling Celtic Festival Events to Take Place Virtually

WHEELING — The 25th Annual Wheeling Celtic Festival — organized by Wheeling Heritage — is going virtual this year.

The popular celebration of Celtic culture and traditions will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and there is no cost for the public to view the special performances and presentations online.

Performances and online events can be viewed live streaming on the Wheeling Heritage Facebook page. The featured events will be recorded and can be viewed later for anyone unable to watch them live.

The schedule of live-stream events will be:

∫ Noon: Music Performance by The Celtic Lads — The Celtic Lads, Ben and Art, joined over 12 years ago to play classic Irish-American pub music on St. Patrick’s Day. The duo has performed every year since to share their love of Irish music with the community.

∫ 1 p.m.: Cooking Demonstration with the Vagabond Chef — Chef Matt Welsch will lead a cooking demonstration for Paddy’s Irish Stew.

∫ 2 p.m.: Music Performance by Gallowglass — Wheeling’s premier Celtic band performs instrumental and vocal music from Celtic nations.

∫ 3 p.m.: Children’s Storytime — The kids can tune in to listen to a Celtic tale read by Lee Ann Cleary, children’s specialist at Ohio County Public Library.

∫ 4 p.m.: Irish Traditions Discussion — Sean Duffy of the Ohio County Public Library will lead a discussion about Irish customs and traditions.

∫ 5 p.m.: Music Performance by the MacDonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh’s oldest continually operating bagpipe band will close out the event with their traditional Scottish pipe band music.

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