Pipers and Brian

Chili Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers filmed the "Live at the Lake" DVD in Milwaukee and it will be released soon. The band put on an amazing performance! Check out the band's Facebook page for the DVD. Photograph by Linda McDonnell.

Brian Boru

It is the 1,000 year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, a battle fought in 1014 in which Ireland's King Brian Boru was killed. Brian's story is one of many in ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland. Brian's death at Clontarf didn't prevent him from being in Milwaukee. He was there, sitting on a throne, and entertaining children. I met him - quite an amazing guy considering he's been dead so long.

Here's the official website of the Brian Boru Millennium.