Oh, the pipes, the pipes are callin'. Our most favorite blowhards, the Boise Highlanders, have been prepping their wind bags for a busy St. Patrick's Day. Celebrating their 55th year, the Highlanders have scheduled an astounding 37 performances for Thursday, March 17, beginning at The Crescent bar at high noon and wrapping sometime around 10 p.m. at Jim's Alibi. Even more performances will follow on Saturday, March 19 at a few of Boise's favorite watering holes.
"There are people that get goose bumps whenever they hear the pipes," said Ron Lopez, the Highlanders' pipe major emeritus. "We call that having 'the piper's soul.'"