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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From Leprechaun Headquarters, New York:

We interrupt Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft to bring you short synopses of other St. Patrick's Day events across the country:

ATLANTA, March 13th: The Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums USA, Evan Kohler-Camp, Pipe Major; the Atlanta Police Department; the Augusta Highlanders Pipe Band; the Chattahoochee Celtic Pipers; the Metro Atlanta Firemen's Emerald Society; the Georgia Renaissance Festival; the John Mohr Mackintosh Pipe Band; Atlanta's Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament; and the Klingon Assault Group were among those led by Honorary Grand Marshal Vince Dooley, one of the winningest basketball coaches in NCAA Men's Division 1 history.

BALTIMORE, March 14th: Led by Grand Marshal Charles F. Connolly, the line of march included the Baltimore Marching Ravens; the Washington Scottish Pipe Band; the Na Fianna Irish Pipes and Drums; the Greater Kensington String Band; the Greater Baltimore Fire Brigade Pipes & Drums and the Baltimore Fire Department Emerald Society; the Baltimore City Pipe Band; the Woodland String Band; the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipe Band; and the Kiltie Band of York.

DENVER, March 13th: Kerry Elizabeth Barley, this Parade's Queen Colleen, and Grand Marshals, top Celtic band the Bridies (Maire Egan, fiddle and lead vocals; Brenda Curtin, fiddle and lead vocals; Eilis Egan, accordion, flute, piano/keyboards, vocals; and Michelle Mulhaire, percussion, guitars and vocals), led a lineup that included: the Denver & District Pipe Band; the Michael Collins Pipe Band; the Colorado Emerald Society; the Centennial State Pipes & Drums; the Mulligan Stew Irish Band; the Ciorcal Cairde Irish Pipers; the Rockettes of the Rockies Cheerleaders; the Colorado Rogues Celtic Pirate Band; the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Mottistone; and the El Jebel Shriners' Pipe Band.

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, March 13th: This parade was canceled in light of the onslaught of that Saturday's nor'easter; these are some of those who would have participated; besides the aforementioned Kiltie Band of York, that line of march would have been led by Grand Marshal Paul Kilker, president and CEO, GGS InfoServices, and would have included: the WGAL-TV/HD News Team; the Loch Raven Pipe Band; the Fox43 Morning News Team; the Susquehanna Pipe Band; the Ceol Neamh Pipe Band; and the Irish American String Band.

PITTSBURGH, March 13th: Grand Marshal: Sgt. Bob Conroy, Pittsburgh Police (Retired). Miss Smiling Irish Eyes: Meghan Schiller. In the line of March: the Carrick High School Pipe Band; the Pittsburgh Firemen's Memorial Pipe Band of IAFF Local 1; the Edinboro University Pipe Band; the Macdonald Pipe Band; the Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums; the Steel Thistle Pipe Band; and the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Memorial Pipe Band and Honor Guard.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, March 13th: This year's Grand Marshal, Dr. Donald Bain, Prsident of St. John Fisher College, headlined a march featuring: the Gates Keystone Club Police Pipe Band; the City of Kendall Fire Department Band; the Rochester Police Emerald Society; the Rochester Scottish Pipe Band; the City of Pittsford Fire Department Band; the WROC-TV/HD News Team; and the Streetsville Pipes and Drums from Ontario, Canada.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, March 14th: With beautiful Katherine McKendy as Queen, and Princesses Sandra Evangelista, Kelly Taylor, Chelsea Wakeling and Kelsie Murphy-Rusnak as her Court, this Parade was headlined by Grand Marshal Jim Killin, Associate Vice-President, Quebec/Atlantic Rgion, L'Equipeur-MarksWork Division, Canadian Tire Corporation. Click here to take a look back!

These are just some of the St. Patrick's Day Parades that happened between March 10th and 15th, 2010. Other St. Patrick's Day Parades may not yet have taken place in your area, so be sure to consult local search engines and other listings for the most complete and accurate information. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Leprechaun fans, and "Lang may yer lum reek!"