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Dark Isle Pipe Band Ready for Paddy O'Reilly's St. Patrick's Day Festivities

The Dark Isle Pipe Band's schedule this weekend includes a set at Paddy O'Reilly's in Banning, noon to 1 p.m. Sunday March 17. Paddy O'Reilly's is at 41 W. Ramsey St.

The Dark Isle Pipe Band, with members based in Yucaipa, Beaumont and Upland, are scheduled to appear during St. Patrick's Day festivities this weekend in Redlands, Banning, Palm Desert and Riverside.

The band members, who also call themselves the Scottish Rejects, have been playing together in the Inland Empire several years, Tress Maksimuk of Yucaipa said.

"We're all from here, we have some of that heritage," Maksimuk said in a phone interview Tuesday. "We started about five years ago at Liam's in Colton."

The Dark Isle Pipe Band's schedule this weekend includes:

- Three 40-minute sets at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday March 16. Hangar 24 is at 1710 Sessums Drive.

- Paddy O'Reilly's in Banning, noon to 1 p.m. Sunday March 17. Paddy O'Reilly's is at 41 W. Ramsey St.

- Dickie O'Neal's Irish Pub in Palm Springs, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 17. Dickie O'Neal's is at 2155 N. Palm Canyon Drive.

- Schmidy's Tavern in Palm Desert, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 17. Schmidy's is at 72286 State Route 111.

- Mission Tobacco Lounge in Riverside, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 17. Mission Tobacco is at 3630 University Ave.

- Killarney's in Riverside, 9 p.m. to ??? March 17. Killarney's is at 639 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite # 532.

One of the band members, Lela Perriello of Yucaipa, works for the San Bernardino County sheriff's Coroner Division. Members played last month at the candlelight vigil, memorial service and fundraisers for sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who was stationed in Yucaipa.

The other members of Dark Isle Pipe Band/Scottish Rejects are Valerie Byrnes of Upland, and David Lopez of Beaumont. Guest drummer Ed Best of Riverside will be with the band on March 16, Maksimuk said.

For more information about the Dark Isle Pipe Band/Scottish Rejects, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Darkislepipeband.

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June March 13, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Looking forward to this!! Haven't been to Paddy O'Reilly's in about 6 years! I live in San Jacinto now, but would love to see this band. I am Irish, Scottish, German and French Canadian and just love the bagpipes!! There is just such respect for the bagpipes, especially if your Irish!! We'll have to get there early to get a seat!!
ATC March 13, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Wow, this group has one heckuva busy schedule on Sunday, especially their last two shows with no "travel time" scheduled? Me thinks they are going to be worn out & sleeping in on Monday!

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