Pat O'Brien

Essential Pittsburgh
9:00 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

What's a St. Patrick's Day Parade Without Bag Pipes?

Taking a look at the history of the bag pipe and it's connection to St. Patrick's Day
Credit Bonnie Cousins / Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade

Award Winning Bagpiper, E.A. Channon, author of "Ballad of a Bagpiper: Whatever Blows Up Your Kilt" has performed for royals like Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana and icons like Bill Gates and President Reagan. He tells us everything we could possibly want to know about bagpipes.

Then, Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairman Pat O'Brien joins us to talk about how the Steel City's St. Patty's Day parade has become the second biggest in the country.