Celtic Faire (Folk)

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm

Music which originated from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galacia, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man that's been kicked around, traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, and settled in the Lehigh Valley. Featuring well-known Celtic artists as well as music happening in the Lehigh Valley.

Rick Weaver welcomes Judy Minot, an author, traditional musician, and local session player in the Lehigh Valley whose new book is aimed at helping aspiring "trad" musicians become better at their craft—and have fun doing it.

Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Donegal Square founder Neville Gardner joins host Rick Weaver for a live interview to discuss the upcoming Fáilte Festival at the Ice House in Bethlehem over the weekend of March 13 - 15, 2020.

Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub proprietor Neville Gardner joins host Megan Everett in the studio to talk about 2019's Parade of Shamrocks  and Failte Festival happening over St. Patrick's Day weekend in Bethlehem.

Rogue Diplomats on Celtic Faire

Aug 4, 2017
The Rogue Diplomats

Rick Weaver welcomes members of NYC/Bethlehem Irish-American pub band, the Rogue Diplomats. Band members Brian Donnelly, Christine Breiner, and Nathan Diehl discuss their upcoming Musikfest performance, and we listen to music from their new album, Whiskey Picnic.

Rogue Diplomats play a free show at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz on Tuesday, August 9th at 8:00 PM.

(Original air-date: 8/3/2017)

Poor Man's Gambit on Celtic Faire

Mar 10, 2016

Host Rick Weaver welcomes Celtic trio Poor Man's Gambit to the program for a live jig performance and an interview about the band's development in the Lehigh Valley and influence around the world.

(Original air-date: 03/03/16)

Carlos Nunez on Celtic Faire

Aug 2, 2013

Host Rick Weaver welcomes Carlos Nunez to the program for an interview and live performance prior to his appearance at Musikfest on Friday at 6:30pm at Plaza Tropical. Carlos is a world-renowned Spanish performer on the gaita (traditional Galician bagpipes). 

Bethlehem’s Fourth of July fireworks display will for the first time feature pyrotechnics synchronized to music. The City has teamed with Celebration Fireworks of Kutztown and WDIY 88.1 FM radio to bring the “pyromusical” to Bethlehem.

Celebration Fireworks uses computer software to choreograph multiple explosions in time with popular and patriotic music. More than 1,000 fireworks effects are placed in multiple firing positions to produce crossing patterns and motion sequences.

Join WDIY on Trip to Ireland

Mar 4, 2013

WDIY is offering a special trip to Ireland, hosted by Celtic Faire host Rick Weaver, November 13-20, 2013.  Stops on the trip include Dublin, Guiness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher and Ashford Castle, with plenty of free time to add a few pub visits between stops.

For detailed information, or to reserve your space, please call Rebecca at 610-694-8100 x 7, or email rwalz@wdiy.org.  


Double: $2,999

Single: $2,999

Triple: $2,669