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Ed Gallagher to play his bagpipes around town ahead of St. Patrick’s Day 

Ed Gallagher of Paso Robles on the bagpipes

Ed Gallagher of Paso Robles on the bagpipes at the Downtown City Park.

–Ed Gallagher of Paso Robles is sharing festive Irish music during the next two weeks for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday on March 17. He will be playing his bagpipes while wearing his trademark kilt in Paso Robles neighborhoods. The retired Paso Robles City Planner will vary his locations each day.

“With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I’ve decided to ‘go on tour’ again playing Irish tunes,” he says. The schedule, which is subject to change, is as follows. Starting time is 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • MON, 03/01 Open Space path south of Snead St and west of Rambouillet
  • TUE, 03/02 Park area east and south of the Dog Park
  • WED, 03/03 “Melody” Park (off Caddie Lane)
  • FRI, 03/05 Kleck Road open space near the wastewater pump station
  • SAT, 03/06 Fairway Drive – Putter Ave. loop
  • SUN, 03/07 Riverglen Drive & Via Manzanita (in the small parklet)
  • TUE, 03/09 Rolling Hills Park – below the water tanks
  • FRI, 03/12 Turtle Creek Park
  • SAT, 0313 City Park @ Noon
  • SUN, 03/14 Mandella Park @ 3:00 pm
  • WED, 03/17 Rosemary – Ginger – Katherine


Gallagher has played his bagpipe at many local events. Over the Christmas holiday, he walked along Turtle Creek in the Sierra Bonita Retirement Village. Many residents came out to watch and listen as he sauntered along Turtle Creek Road playing his bagpipe.

Below is a video from the Paso Robles Daily News Archives of Gallagher playing in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park:



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