If there’s one thing the members of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band have down pat, it’s jokes about kilts.
The Chicago River glowed a luminescent emerald green. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser spent some time with the dye crew on the river bank near the Michigan Avenue Bridge.
Irish Bagpipe Band the Shannon Rovers has been part of Chicago’s rich Irish tradition since the ‘20s. Originally organized “for the promotion of Irish music and to help members who are in distress to run dances and social affairs to finance these objectives” (per meeting minutes from the 1930), today the group is 70-plus members strong and has become a staple of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations…