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That creaky door in front of that creaky country-club sport of privilege had been pulled open, and this 20-year-old prodigy, this multiracial pied piper, had arrived to bring new people and new ideas to the first tee.
For San Francisco Irish, March Madness encompasses a whole other meaning — one that’s rife with pipers, dinners, Ceili dances, speechifying, corned beef, music seisiúns, lunches, more speeches and Irish whiskey, natch.
But somebody must pay the piper and this will have to be the black hole itself.
Dancers, marchers, police horse patrols, dogs and, of course, pipers and drummers turned out for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown.
From the abundance of shamrocks and green derbies to Irish dancers and pipers in traditional regalia, the hallmarks of St. Patrick’s Day were on display at the South Side Irish Parade on Sunday as far down Western Avenue as the eye could see.
Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon and Tara McNeil are joined by pipers, dancers and a full band playing bouzouki, tin whistle, bodhran, Uilean pipes and other traditional Irish instruments.
This had a pied piper effect — visitors curious about where the band might be headed naturally followed.
Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said Mayfield may have had a 'pied piper effect,' influencing other top draft prospects to sign on for the game.
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First Known Use of piper
before 12th century
PIPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of piper for English Language Learners
: a person who plays a pipe or the bagpipes
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