The Boise Highlanders are strengthening their lungs for another St. Patrick's Day musical bar crawl. This is the 54th year for the pipe band, which performs at the annual Robert Burns Banquet in January and every September at the Treasure Valley Highland Games.
"But St. Patrick's Day is crucial for the survival of the band," pipe major emeritus Ron Lopez told Boise Weekly in 2014.
In fact, they're kicking off this year's wearin' of the green a little early on Saturday, March 14, with 11 performances at Treasure Valley pubs and restaurants. For traditionalists, St. Patrick's Day 2015 (which this year is Tuesday, March 17), will feature no fewer than 34 performances, beginning at noon at The Crescent and wrapping up around 11 p.m. at Quinn's.