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Photo of a young boy playing a drum between two members of the Bergen Pipe Band
柏根管乐团(Bergen Pipe Band)的最新成员正准备参加柏根公园(Bergenfield)内的圣派翠克日游行(St. Patrick's Day Parade)1999315

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小妖精、酢酱草、圣派翠克日及吉格舞,但您知道风笛乐团也是爱尔兰文化中的重大项目吗?照片中的小男孩是柏根管乐团的一分子,而这个乐团则位于新泽西州柏根郡(Bergen County)内。



Leprechauns, shamrocks, St. Patrick's Day, and jigs -- these are the things we usually think of first when it comes to Irish traditions. But did you know that bagpipe bands are also a big part of Irish culture? The boy in the photo is part of the Bergen pipe band in Bergen County, New Jersey.

A pipe band is a traditional Scottish or Irish musical group of bagpipers and drummers. A bagpipe is a wind instrument that gets its air supply through a bag. Every member of a pipe band wears a kilt, a knee-length tartan, or plaid skirt, traditionally worn by Scottish or Irish men.

Pipe bands are a tradition for Irish Americans in New Jersey. The Irish are the second largest ethnic group in this state. Their ancestors came in large numbers, especially during the 19th century. Pipe bands are one way Irish Americans in New Jersey keep their culture alive.

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