Why hire Michigan Bagpiper for All Occasions?
Whatever the occasion; a great sounding bagpiper in Highland attire, makes every event more memorable. I have over 30 years of piping experience and I've piped for over 1200 events since staring my career in 1998. I provide quality, professional, affordable piping throughout the Detroit Michigan area and Ohio. It's an incredible privilege to pipe for a special occasion. Whether it's a wedding, funeral or party; I’ll work with you to make sure each sensitive moment, each tune, each memory, is exactly how you want it. I love what I do! So will you.
I am the senior piper and band manager of the competitive, medal winning pipe band "Michigan Scottish Pipes and Drums". Piping is more than just a hobby and job I love; it's an opportunity for me to help you create the perfect atmosphere and memories for your event. It doesn't just happen- it takes years of experience and a special sensitivity and attention to detail to get it right.
I have the privilege of momentarily being involved in people's lives at a very emotional time; sometime's I'm helping a couple plan the biggest celebration of their life, and sometime's, I'm working out the details for one of the most difficult times a family will ever endure.Hire experience.
Some of my favorite piping events include; opening for Rod Stewart concerts, opening for the premier of the movie "Our Vietnam Generation" at the Fox, The Moving Wall visiting Hamburg MI, Relay for Life, MGM Grand Hotel and Detroit Yacht Club weddings, Oakland University ethnic program, The Clawson and Royal Oak Public Library's, and of course- piping every St Patty's Day for Guinness Beer and other beer distributors.
WEDDINGS - Whether you're looking for one tune, or a day filled with "Scottish or Irish flavor"; I have a wonderful selection of Scottish and Irish tunes. Tunes such as; "Murdo's Wedding", "Scotland the Brave", or the very popular song- "When Irish Eyes are Smiling". Looking for something more traditional? I also play "Here comes the Bride". For the biggest WOW! save the piper as a surprise for the recessional! You, your guests and your family will be talking about your wedding for years-make your memories incredible by including a female bagpiper.
FUNERALS AND MEMORIALS - There is nothing that touches the heart more, than to hear a piper playing "Amazing Grace", "Going Home", "Danny Boy" or "When Irish Eyes are smiling". A bagpiper is appropriate for any size funeral, memorial or military service- at the church, funeral home, cemetery or hall. Every military service should include a bagpiper; Taps and the Marine Corp. Hymn are available.
PARTIES AND SCOTTISH THEMED EVENTS - My unique Scottish ethnic diversity program "A Wee Bit O' Scotland", is entertaining and informational. Always a hit everywhere I go! Perfect for schools, libraries, assisted living facilities and heritage clubs. My 45 minute interactive program includes; piping on a variety of bagpipes, interesting facts and folklore about pipes and my piping attire, and a wee bit of Scottish history. Appropriate for any size group, and all ages.
PICK YOUR PIPES - Choose between the popular and incredible sounding Great Highland Bagpipes, and my Gibson Small "Fireside" Bagpipes. Or choose both! The Great Highland Bagpipes are perfect for outdoor venues and for services where you want only the traditional sound of the loud bagpipes. The Small pipes are perfect for indoor, more intimate settings, where a softer bagpipe sound would be more appropriate. I have a special selection of Irish and Scottish tunes that sound lovely on the small pipes. Not sure? Ask; I can make a suggestion as to which pipes I think would work best.
My goal is to provide very sensitive and personal detailed planning,
as well as lots of great sounding carefully chosen tunes for your event.
Relax and enjoy. It’s all taken care of.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 60 minutes
Scotland the Brave
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Here Comes the Bride
For the Love of a Princess
She Moved Thru the Fair
Hail to the Victors
Battle of Waterloo
Flett From Flatta
Flower of Scotland
When the Battle is Over
Flowers of the Forest
What Wondrous Love is This
Our Ain Fireside
Tura Lura Lural
Brown Haired Maiden
The Water is Wide
High Road to Gareloch
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Mull of Kintyre
Marine Corp. Hymn
No Awa tae Bide Awa
The Love of God
Angels We Have Heard on High
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Star Wars Theme
Flintstone's Theme Song
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Grand Old Flag
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Church Service, Corporate Event, Funeral Service, Parade, Private Party, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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