Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Aloha to the Annapolis Irish Festival - Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums

Here comes the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums. From its website (link),

The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes & Drums was formed in 1985 to promote the highest standards in both traditional and contemporary bagpipe and drum ensemble performance. Since then, the band has regularly participated in parades, concerts, and pipe band competitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

The band wears the Ancient MacDonald tartan coupled with white police shirts, black tie, and black waist-cropped Naval mess jackets, in honor of the Naval heritage of Annapolis.The most distinct feature of our uniform is the cap badge representing a Maryland Blue Crab, a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay, the region that is home to our pipers and drummers.

There's nothing like the pipes and drums to make the heart beat faster.

I spotted at least two women in the band.

The audience enjoyed their performance!


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. I love the sound of bagpipes.

  2. I would love to have seen and heard this!

  3. Nice you enjoyed them

  4. I've never seen or heard Pipes and Drums - would have loved to seen them.

  5. That is so cool. We had one bagpipe player play at our wedding while I walked down the aisle and afterwards. Love it! I am sure I would love to hear all the pipes and drums.

  6. When played well, I find bagpipes soothing to listen to. :)