St Patricks Day Parade 2010 Birmingham
I prepared well for today's St Patrick's parade by getting the chords written down. Sadly when it came to the parade I had the chords in G and everyone else was playing in C. I had a bit of a rush because on Saturday evening I was doing the piano at the Lib Dem Conference in Birmingham at which I finished playing at 1.30am. I had to clear my equipment this morning as I was too tired (and "emotional") last night. I then found two strings broken on my guitar. This resulted in me restringing the guitar completely in a big rush and hence I was slightly late for the parade. However, I was no more delayed than the parade itself hence there was no problem.
The parade seemed bigger this year. We had a much wider range of drum groups and also a new walking jazz band as well as a chinese section. The traditional sikh Dhol group was there as well.
Sadly the Tipperary County Association (see below for photos) was squeezed between the jazz band and a pipe band which made our much quieter music relatively hard to hear.
However, it was a good parade and good weather. I have uploaded some photos on flickr
and will try to find other people's photos to link to and update this post as time goes by.Martin O'Connell on FlickrBRMBBirmingham Mail ArchiveBBCBirmingham Mail CurrentMore Birmingham MailMail 2Jabbar Man on flickrNadeem ChugtaiGelerts Girl on Flickr