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Bagpipes and Drums Celebrate 174th Saint Andrew’s Festival

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Highland Park, Pittsburgh.  174th Patronal Festival.

What the Rector said in the neighborhood List Serve  “November 20, the people of St. Andrew’s observe our patronal festival, the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, with festive services including, at 11 a.m., our good friends of the Syria Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band.  The bagpipes will begin in front of the church at about 10:45 and will play as well during the service.
A festive reception after features a traditional Pittsburgh cookie table . .”  I saw a woman enter the Parish Hall with a square plaid tin of butter biscuits.  Sorry to miss the cookie table. One of the bagpipers came 140 miles today. They practice once a month.

If you want to check out all things Scottish in Pittsburgh including the Syria Highlanders click here

13 responses

  1. Wonderful photos!

    November 21, 2011 at 7:17 am

  2. Rob

    Love bagpipes and love the look. I tried playing them and practicing several years ago. It is a difficult instrument to play and takes quite a talent to master. Thanks for bringing back some memories. I think I will go find some of the bagpipe CD’s I have and play them today.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:20 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    I personally love their colorful outfits. Bagpipe music is haunting but I enjoy listening to it.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:27 am

  4. Gail Radley

    What a festive celebration

    November 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

  5. Great photos! I love their kilts! Ritchey would love this post – not only does he love to hear bagpipes played, he has two kilts and loves to wear them! He says when we retire that will be his daily attire!

    November 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

  6. That really must’ve been something to see!

    November 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

  7. Love the photos! Very colorful. Made me feel like I was there. As a new blogger, can you show me how to create a slideshow the way you did?

    November 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

  8. Great slideshow!

    November 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

  9. very Scottish – greetings by

    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/howard-shepherd-banjo/

    November 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

  10. The colors are so vibrant!

    November 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  11. Erica Wells

    WISH I HAD BEEN THERE!!!! Great photo essay!! Love, E

    November 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm

  12. thirdhandart

    Awesome slideshow! I love bagpipes and kilts. I wish they would allow a pipe and drum band to play during Mass.

    November 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    • The only time I have heard bagpipes in a Catholic church was at weddings or outside during a funeral. Very emotional.

      November 22, 2011 at 12:15 am

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