Jewelry might be the most popular item in the Celtic marketplace. Silversmith Una O’Boyle of Belfast-based Banshee Silver tells us more about herself and the shiny side of business.
There’s a wee bit of magic on hand at this year’s NACTA trade show in Lombard, Illinois this week. Niamh Sherwin Barry of the Irish Fairy Door Company gives us the details.
Hundreds of Celtic retailers, buyers, wholesalers and distributors are in Lombard, IL over the coming days for the annual Celtic Marketplace Trade Show.
Since its launch in September 2000, Celtic Marketplace has established itself as the essential show for the Celtic market showcasing the most diverse selection of Irish, Scottish and Welsh merchandise available. Featuring jewelry, giftware, crafts, knitwear, music, books, food, accessories and more, the event attracts hundreds of exhibitors from the US, Canada, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is a must for everyone in the Celtic market in North America.
The show is hosted by The North American Celtic Trade Association (NACTA), which represents the Celtic market in North America.
NACTA’s mission is to facilitate communication among businesses involved in the Celtic market in the USA and Canada and to develop and implement programs of value to its members.
Retailer Membership is open to storefront retailers who sell predominantly Celtic products, while Vendor Membership is open to non-retailing entities interested in doing business in the Celtic market in North America.
The Celtic Marketplace Trade Show provides an environment that is an energetic blend of business and friendship with particular focus on networking, education and business growth.
Today and tomorrow, Celtic Life International will be capturing the sights and sounds of the show from Lombard. Be sure to check our Facebook page regularly for updates.
Fredericksburg, Virginia (pop: 24,286) will be the center of attention this weekend as the community’s annual Welsh Festival celebrates the region’s unique Celtic history and heritage. Recently we spoke with Scott Harris of the James Monroe Museum about the festivities.