Why hire Boston's Premier Bagpiper?
Boston's Premier Bagpiper- Adam Holdaway, has entertained audiences in the Greater Boston area since 1995. Having done over 150 performances a year since then, Adam brings his full repertoire, wide experiance and will surely add a touch of Celtic class to your event.
Adam is an open or "professional-level" bagpiper and is available for weddings, funerals, corporate events, pub crawls, Church gatherings, Masonic degrees and all occasions.
**Adam will be featured in the Spring 2009 Issue of "The Knot- Best of Boston Weddings" Magazine**
Adam Holdaway began playing bagpipes at the age of eleven under the instruction of renowned piping instructor Archie MacLeod. Since, Adam has competed throughout the Eastern US and has won prizes for Piper of the Day at nearly every contest in the Northeast. Adam has won prizes not only in the US, but also in Scotland and Canada, including a second place in the Professional 'A grade' Piobaireachd (classical music for the bagpipes) in Perth, Scotland.
In addition to his own solo achievements, Holdaway has been the pipe major of the Stuart Highlanders since 2002, and was instrumental in their upgrades from grade 5 to grade 3. With the addition of a new grade 4 and 5 band, the Stuart Highlanders enjoy being Massachusetts’ largest bagpiping organization.
Besides competitions, Adam has single-handedly produced and conducted piping concerts and recitals throughout Massachusetts. He can be heard on several movie soundtracks, including the box office hit, The Boondock Saints.
Adam holds a graduate certificate from the Institute of Piping in Scotland and is a certified judge for the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.
Adam Holdaway: Owner, musician
What to Expect
For your wedding I can perform 20 minutes prior to the ceremony as guests are arriving and the length of your reciving line outside after the ceremony. I can also perform your processional and recessional music as you walk down the aisle and back out afterward.
Funeral services include performing at the funeral home or church prior to the service as the procession arrives and guests enter. The pipes are typically played after as guests return to their vehicles and also the arrival at the cemetery. Amazing Grace is typically played at the conclusion of the graveside ceremony as the final piece unless another is requested.
2010: 150 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Birthday Party, Church Service, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Private Party, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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