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FDNY EMS Pipes And Drums Band To Play In New York, Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parades

FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band Logo (credit: fdnyemspipesanddrums.com)

FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band Logo (credit: fdnyemspipesanddrums.com)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service Pipes and Drums Band will be pulling international duty next week to mark St. Patrick’s Day.

The FDNY EMS Pipes and Drums Band will march in Saturday’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. Immediately after the parade, members of the band will head to John F. Kennedy International Airport to board a flight to Dublin.

On Sunday, March 17, the band will play in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland’s capital city. The following day, the Pipes and Drums Band will be at it again, playing in Limerick’s parade, followed by a performance for Irish President Michael D. Higgins on March 19.

The group is also slated to play at the 9/11 memorial at Donadea Forest Park near Dublin.

Last year, EMS members from Dublin got a big New York welcome. The Lord Mayor of Dublin then sent an invitation to their New York counterparts.

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