Uber will send you a free bagpipe concert on St. Patrick’s Day

A members of the Catamount Pipe Band, from Montpelier, Vt., left, blows her bagpipes while marching in a St. Patrick's Day Parade, in Boston's South Boston neighborhood, Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A members of the Catamount Pipe Band, from Montpelier, Vermont, left, blows her bagpipes while marching in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 17, 2013. –Steven Senne/AP

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day in Boston like taking a trip to an Irish pub, watching the parade in Southie, and… on-demand bagpipers?

On Friday, you can sham-rock out to traditional tunes thanks to ride-hailing app Uber, which will offer a select number of bagpipe players for free performances at the location of your choice.

The bagpipers are from the Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band, a competitive Scottish band based in Wilmington.

This is the second year that Uber has provided this service. Last year, the company offered on-demand bagpipers in Chicago and the Boston area on St. Paddy’s Day. This year, the bagpipers can only be found here in Boston.


If you’re interested in a little themed entertainment on Friday, simply download the Uber app if you haven’t already. In the payment menu at the bottom of your screen, type the code BAGPIPES. Then, select the location at which you would like your kilted instrumentalists to perform. (But perhaps choose one that’s not near sleeping neighbors or important work meetings.)

Players will be available in the Greater Boston area between noon and 4 p.m. Uber anticipates a high demand on the limited number of players on the road, so if you want a personal performance, make sure to keep requesting, if necessary.