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Friday, March 12, 2010

Today's Guest Blogger: King Kevin of the Leprechauns!

Top o' the mornin' to ye, Mortals, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm King Kevin of the Leprechauns, from Moonbeam Entertainment's Leapin' Leprechauns! and Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns. I'll always be grateful to lovable Godfrey James who portrayed me. I know he was both irascible and incredibly lovable.

Anyway, this year's New York St. Patrick's Day Parade has 2 individual Bagpipers and 62 Bagpipe Bands performing in a rainbow of saffron and tartan like you wouldn't imagine! Here's the full details, then:

* 1. Regimental Piper for the "Fighting 69th," Pipe Major Joe Brady, Jr.

* 2. Bergen County, NJ Police Pipe Band, Hillsdale

* 3. Regimental Staff Piper Chris Finnegan

* 4. Wantagh, Long Island American Legion Pipe Band

* 5. NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 6. New York State Fraternal Order of Police Pipe Band

* 7. Xaverian High School Pipe Band, Brooklyn

* 8. New York State Courts Pipes and Drums

* 9. New York State Police Pipes and Drums

* 10. Joseph Duelk, Jr. AOH Division 1 Pipe Band, Monroe/Orange County, NY

* 11. The Kerry Pipers

* 12. Roisin Dubh Irish Pipe Band of Our Lady of Knock, AOH Division 7,
East Islip, Long Island

* 13. FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 14. Westchester County Firefighters' Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 15. FDNY EMS Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 16. NYC Corrections Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 17. Suffolk County Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 18. Manhattan College Gaelic Society Pipe Band

* 19. Port Authority Police Emerald Society Irish Warpipe Band

* 20. AmerScot Highland Pipe Band, Red Hook, NY

* 21. Westchester County Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 22. The Saffron Kilts United Pipe Band

* 23. NYC Sanitation Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 24. NYS Corrections Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 25. Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

* 26. Iona College Gaelic Society Pipe Band, New Rochelle, NY

* 27. USMC Leathernecks Pipes and Drums, Paramus, NJ

* 28. Lia Fail Pipe Band, Mercer County, NJ

* 29. NYC Transit Pride Pipes and Drums

* 30. Richmond County Pipe Band

* 31. Pipes and Drums of IBEW Local 163, Wilkes-Barre, PA

* 32. Amityville American Legion Post 1015 Highlanders

* 33. Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipe Band, Rockaway, NY

* 34. Dennis E. Collins Memorial Pipe Band of AOH Division 1, Newport, RI

* 35. Siol na h'Eireann Pipe Band of AOH Division 8, Selden, Long Island

* 36. Glor na n'Gael Pipe Band of AOH Division 14,
Lynbrook/Rockville Centre, Long Island

* 37. Pipes and Drums of IBEW Local 25, Hauppauge, Long Island

* 38. The American Celtic Pipe Band

* 39. Irish Thunder Pipe Band of Montgomery County AOH Division 1,
Swedesburg, PA

* 40. Tara Pipe Band of AOH Division 15, Massapequa, Long Island

* 41. St. Ann's of Hampton, NJ Pipe Band

* 42. Pipes and Drums of Knights of Columbus Council #126, Brooklyn

* 43. Staten Island Pipers' Association Pipe Band

* 44. Clann na Vale Pipe Band

* 45. The Blackthorn Bagpipe Band

* 46. Edward V. Larkin Memorial Pipe Band of Rockland County AOH,
Pearl River, NY

* 47. The Sword of Light Pipe Band of IBEW Local 3

* 48. Pipes and Drums of Carpenters & Joiners, Local 608

* 49. County Tyrone Society Pipe Band

* 50. Archbishop Molloy High School Pipes and Drums

* 51. Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band, Binghamton, NY

* 52. County Cork Association of New York Pipers' Band

* 53. County Armagh Association of New York Pipes and Drums

* 54. The Monaghan Pipe Band

* 55. The Peconic Warpipes of Wading River, Long Island

* 56. Pipes and Drums of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Old Bridge, NJ

* 57. Clann Eireann War Pipe Band of Brooklyn

* 58. The Northport, Long Island Pipe & Drum Band

* 59. The Rhode Island Professional Firefighters' Pipes and Drums

* 60. The Guard Pipe Band, Basking Ridge/Bernard's Township, NJ

* 61. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Memorial Pipe Band of Long Island

* 62. Inis Fada Gaelic Pipe Band, Mineola, Long Island

* 63. Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties Pipes and Drums

* 64. FBI Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

A whole lotta bagpipin' in a single day, isn't it? But remember, to really appreciate the wonder of the bagpipes, you really need the eardrums for it. We Leprechauns certainly do!

Lang may yer lum reek! ("Long may ye thrive!")

Faithfully yours,

King Kevin of the Leprechauns