Members of the Munro Family Bagpipes and Drum band entertain the Irish faithful at McGeary’s Pub in Albany on St. Patrick’s Day 1998. Music. marching, food and drink are often on the agenda for the prespring parties.
Toasts and tunes are always part of St. Patrick’s Day.
There were plenty of both around the Capital Region in 1998 and 1999. Irish Americans and their friends wore green, marched in parades, played bagpipes and drums and raised pints to salute the saint — and the coming of spring.