Piper of the Month December 2020

Our inaugural Piper of the Month comes with unanimous, multiple entries from family and friends. We are proud to introduce December 2020's Piper: 

William "Billy" Richards is a retired Lt. from the New Haven Fire Department, IAFF Local 825, in New Haven, Connecticut. Billy has been a bagpiper for 20+ years and has been seen in past years as the frontman for the famous band The Rumrunners. 

Billy is one of the original members in the New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes & Drums which was formed back in the early 1990's. "The Voice" as Billy is affectionately called by his bandmates and family, can be found, not only piping, during most events but leading the crowd in singing the bands "drinking song" as well. As for a favorite song, that exact answer has been elusive but rumors have it that "Cajun Grace" is one of his favorites. 

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