Sunday, March 16, 2014

Parade Day


Anna June and I attended the 30th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Birmingham on Saturday. We had fun.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

AH, the wearing of the Green ! Does she like bagpipes as much as her GRANNY does ? ( How about Irish dance lessons ? ( She looks a bit pensive here )

Laura Gallitz said...

She seemed indifferent to the bagpipes. I thought those were Scottish, anyway. They were certainly present in the parade, along with kilt-wearing lads.

The Irish dancers also were kind of lackluster this year. She has not asked to join them.

Anonymous said...

Bagpipes -or a form there of -historically have been played over much of Europe and North Africa. The traditional three pipe bagpipe is usually considered the Scottish VERSION. The Irish Pipes ( uilleann pipes SP ? ) HAVE TWO PIPES (DRONES) and are more of a 'bellows " type, where in the air is 'pumped ' into the bag, not 'blown ' as in the Scottish type. Kilts also , can be considered Irish, the most modern version not being plaid, but a solid color. To me , I think the uileann pipes have a more 'mournful sound.

Anonymous said...

Granny loves them both.

Laura Gallitz said...

These were 3-pipes, and their kilts were plaid. Glad to know, though! I feel less snarky about the parade. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/03/st_patricks_day_parade_in_birm.html