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Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers Visit Indy Style

The Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers will be busy this St. Patrick’s Day with events around the city.

The Indianapolis “500” Gordon Pipers, a group of individuals who perform Scottish/Celtic bagpipe and drum music, have been a fixture at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and throughout the Midwest since 1962. One of the most popular days of the year for the Pipers to perform is St. Patrick’s Day. This year is no exception as the Pipers are scheduled to perform at more than a dozen Indianapolis-area locations.

“We love to perform,” says Pipe Major Douglas Hardwick. “Not only do we have fun creating friendships and fellowship within the group, but we enjoy entertaining those who see us perform and developing their appreciation of Scottish/Celtic culture.”

The 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Performance Schedule:

Monday, March 16th

Greening of the Canal on Ohio St. 4:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce 500 Ballroom 8:15am
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Offices 9:40am
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum 10:05am
  • INDYCAR Offices 10:35am
  • Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade 11:30am
  • Colt’s Grill 1:00pm
  • Speedway American Legion Post 500 2:00pm
  • Indianapolis Blarney Bash on Georgia Street 4:00pm
  • The Rathskeller 5:00pm
  • The Boathouse 5:45pm
  • Binkley’s 6:30pm
  • Union Jack Pizza Broad Ripple 7:10pm
  • Knight’s of Columbus 7:45pm
  • The Grill 8:30pm
  • Whiskey Business 9:05pm
  • The Mucky Duck 10:00pm

For information regarding how to join the Gordon Pipers or to schedule a performance, please email the Gordon Pipers or call 317-248-0500. To keep up on performances and other news related to the Pipers, please “like” the group’s Facebook page: Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers-Horse Shoe Pipes and Drums or visit their web site at