Irish Organizations

Ever since the Irish set foot in America, they have sought to connect with other Americans of Irish descent.  Today, millions of Irish Americans continue to seek the companionship of other American Irish and embrace their Irish heritage through participation in Irish American organizations. These are local Irish organizations that offer fellowship, comradery and a melding with those traditions.

The Baton Rouge Irish Club promotes, encourages and supports Irish Culture, through the fellowship of its members and events held throughout the year. Meeting the 3rd Wednesday of every month, the organization appeals to those in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Events include the Shamrocks and Champagne Brunch where the Golden Harp award is given to an outstanding volunteer, the Bloomsday Celebration, our signatory B.R. Irish Film Festival in July, a Dinner Theatre, and our primary fund raising function, the Wine and Food Experience.

the baton rouge irish club


“No one has more fun or enjoys the Wearin’ of the Green parade more than The Celtic Society of Louisiana, Krewe of Mac. Our Krewe consists of Bagpipers, walkers in Green Derbies and White Tales, two large floats and Krewe Members from 7 years old to 70. Our Celebration starts a week in advance as we give out the Annual Green Derby award. Followed by float preparations. We always have homemade Irish decorations. We are one of the first Krewes to arrive at line up and after the parade we return to the CSOL "an Chistin" (Irish for the kitchen) for an after party with traditional Irish Music. From start to finish no one wears the green with more pride and with a bigger smile than the Celtic Society Krewe of Mac!!”

The Celtic Society celebrates Celtic Culture all year round. As a member you interact with people who have similar interest, activities and hobbies within the Celtic Culture. We hold a number of events at An Chistin (the Kitchen) throughout the year that are family oriented.

The Celtic Society of Louisiana in the Wearin' of the Green St. Pats Parade in Baton Rouge, LA



Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums

Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-area Scottish bagpipe and drum band. We are well-established but innovative band with a total of more than 100 years of experience Scottish piping and drumming! Scotland the Brave, Free and Independent. We are always looking for new and vibrant members to join our organization! The band offers instruction in bagpiping & drumming for all ages. Scottish heritage is not required, only an interest in learning.

Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums participate in St. Pat's Parade


Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums

The Caledonians are Baton Rouge’s original pipe band who, for almost four decades, continue to be in high demand for both performance and instruction. They have received the Judges Award for Louisiana’s only pipe band competition from Bands across the South. This dedicated group is serious about teaching and bringing you the very best of that soul stirring music unique to the great Highland bagpipes. Beginners and experienced musicians are always welcome. Anyone interested in learning more about performance bookings or taking up the bagpipes and Scottish drumming is invited to contact them through their web page.