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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sound the Pipes in Herald Square

Bagpipes, in Herald Square
Photo by myself in Herald Square, at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Several members of the Newark Firefighters Pipe Band entertained a crowd, Monday evening. The pipe players were all men, dressed in kilts.

I didn't recognize any of the tunes, but believe me when I say these instruments are loud. The sound of bagpipes could be heard several blocks away.

The band's website states that the Newark Firefighters were founded 200 years ago. The pipe band was formed in 2003, in honor of their fallen comrades.

Newark, New Jersey is a city located less than 10 miles west of Manhattan, across the Hudson River.

Related posts: Sound the Horns in Union Square, Music While You Wait and A Message from Beantown.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

c'était aussi la fête de la musique à NYC ?

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier,
These guys were just playing music on their own in the streets. Not a music festival!

Bibi said...

It may sound a lot like screeching to some, but I love bagpipes. I like how you framed this photo.

Washington said...

Sounds great! Are they descendants Scottish?

ρομπερτ said...

Surely a sound that breathes history. May time and life continue to treat them safe and kind.

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Sciarada said...

Ciao Kitty, a magnificent celebration