Three Celtic nationality rooms plan cultural celebration

The Irish, Welsh and Scottish nationality rooms will host consecutive online events on Oct. 24 as part of the Celtic Culture Celebration.

The day of entertainment and information will kick off from noon to 2 p.m. with the Irish Nationality Room with Irish music, and a brief history and architectural details lecture about the room in the Cathedral of Learning. A recipient of the Irish Room Committee Study Abroad Scholarship will speak about her internship in Ireland. The program also will feature an Irish dairy farmer. Register here.

From 3 to 5 p.m., the Welsh Nationality Room will hold a celebration of Welsh storytelling, puppetry, poetry and more. The Welsh Committee will speak about the nationality room and the committee's activities. Presenters will include members of the St. David's Society. Register here.

The Scottish Nationality Room will close out the day with a free event of entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will start off with a sneak peek at the Scottish Nationality Room, and a lecture titled “The History of the Scottish Clans” narrated by the president of the St. Andrew's Society of Pittsburgh. After a brief intermission, a live panel will air recent videos from the Balmoral School for Piping and Drumming, followed by a “Beginner's Workshop in Bagpiping” by Professor Sean Patrick Regan from Edinboro University, and some Scottish folk songs by world-renowned, Scottish folk singer Charlie Zahm. Register here.