Robert J. White

Why book Robert J. White?

Robert J. White is a professional solo bagpiper proficient in the Great Highland Pipes and the Small Pipes. Robert is well known for his professionalism and presentation, which includes a variety of authentic Scottish attire such as different color kilts, hats and daywear jackets. Mr. White enjoys performing at various functions such as weddings, ceremonies, parades, parties, funerals, memorials and much more.

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Review by MSG. A. B.

Robert, I wanted to take a moment to thank you once again for being there and performing once again for my mother in law's funeral. You mad the special occasion all the more personal and wonderful. Thank you for helping me do it properly. May God bless you. MSG. Alan Bake

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Reviewer: MSG. A. B.
Event: Funeral Service in Fayetteville, NC
Event Date: Apr 6, 2010

Booking Info

  • Fee: $150 to $800

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Past Booked Events

10/24/09 Wedding - Raleigh, NC
08/22/09 Wedding - Boones Mill, VA
06/02/09 Wedding - Avon, NC
05/16/09 Wedding - Huntsville, SC
05/09/09 Wedding - Pinehurst, NC
05/02/09 Wedding - Currituck, NC
04/24/09 Community Event - Garner, NC
04/04/09 Wedding - Ocean Isle Beach, NC
03/22/09 Christening - Raleigh, NC
03/21/09 Convention - Raleigh, NC
03/18/09 Celebration - Raleigh, NC
03/18/09 Convention - Raleigh, NC
03/17/09 Wedding - Jacksonville, NC
03/14/09 Private Party - Fuquay Varina, NC
03/13/09 Saint Patrick's Day Party - Wilmington, NC
03/10/09 Community Event, Angier, NC
03/08/09 Wedding - Lexington, SC
03/07/09 Saint Patrick's Day Party - New Hill, NC
03/05/09 Funeral - Fort Bragg, NC
02/26/09 Funeral - Fort Bragg, NC
02/25/09 Funeral - Fort Bragg, NC
02/24/09 Picnic - Raleigh, NC
02/21/09 Country Club - Rock Hill, SC
02/07/09 Convention - Raleigh, NC
02/04/09 Funeral - Fort Bragg, NC
01/31/09 Fundraiser - Clinton, NC
01/28/09 Funeral - Chapel Hill, NC
01/24/09 Birthday Party - Concord, NC
01/23/09 Funeral - Rocky Mount, NC
01/21/09 Funeral - Fort Bragg, NC
01/06/09 Funeral - Augusta, GA
12/21/08 Funeral - Raleigh, NC
12/02/08 Country Club - Chapel Hill, NC
11/17/08 Corporate Function - Garner, NC
11/01/08 Wedding - Fort Bragg, NC
10/27/08 Fundraiser - Holly Springs, NC

Robert J. White

Robert J. White is a professional solo bagpiper proficient in the Great Highland Pipes and the Small Pipes. Growing up in the Midwest with a Scottish and Irish background, Robert learned at a very young age to play guitar and wind instruments. After graduation from High School in 1966, he joined the United States Army and served in South Vietnam as a Green Beret. After returning home, he combined his career in the Army with his love of music and specialized in providing beautiful music not only for associations such as the United States Army Special Forces and for many events in North Carolina and surrounding areas where he resides with his wife and two children.

Robert is well known for his professionalism, and presentation, which includes a variety of authentic Scottish attire such as different color kilts, hats and daywear jackets and enjoys performing at various functions such as weddings, ceremonies, parades, parties, funerals, memorials and much more. Though he is a master bagpiper, his musical background also includes Guitar, Fiddle (Celtic) and Harmonica. Mr. White is a member of the former City of Oaks Pipe Band and now belongs to a local pipe band in Raleigh, NC. He is also a member of Eastern U.S. Pipe Band Association, and the bagpiper for the US Army Special Forces Active Duty Personnel. Mr. White competes in the Scottish Highland Games and is an awards and medal winner competitor.

Testimonials

I wanted to take a moment to thank you once again for being there and performing very well for my mother in law's funeral. You have made the special occastion all the more personal and wonderful. You only get one chance to get someone a send off. Thank you for helping me do it properly. May God bless you and your family. -MSG. Bake

– MSG Retired Alan Bake

Mr. White was the Greatest!!! Our guest just loved the performance he put on and he made our event outstanding. I would highly recommend Mr. White to anyone who wants a true professional to perform at their event. Thanks Robert for making our event a great success.

– Al G. - 11/16/2009 Anniversary Dinner 2009

Robert responded promptly to my search for a bagpipe player within an hour and that was the beginning of several pleasant surprises. He was very professional and asked questions so he knew exactly what my desires were. He has a huge repertoire to select from and helped me to decide on what to be played according to my circumstances. He arrived in full regal fashion. Shocking the pants off the guests at my event. He helped make a difficult situation more bearable and will be remembered by all who attended for his presentation and ability. Remembered by me in the ease he made it for me to hire him. I cannot imagine him dissappointing anyone who hired him.

– Kevin C, 1/6/2009, Funeral, Augusta, GA

Roberts' professionalism is excellent in response to request, communication, and presentation. He accommodated every request in planning for my mother's 90th Birthday Party by suggesting songs, listening to my mothers' favorite patriotic and hymnal songs, allowing me to make the final selection, Celtic attire, and for his performance to be personal for her and all armed force veterans attending. He plays from his heart and soul to give a performance that will forever be remembered and cherished by my 90 year old Scotch Irish mother as the best Birthday Party she has ever had. He is my #1 choice and I recommend him to anyone desiring to have the very best bagpiper.

– Martha M, 1/24/2009, Birthday Party - Adults, Concord, NC

Mr. White was amazing. I requested him to play a surprise performance for a friend. He wanted to make the surprise just as special as I did. If I ever need another reason to hire a bagpiper, Mr. White would be first on my list. I highly recommend him.

– Jeanne B, 2/24/2009, Picnic, Raleigh, NC

We wouldn't think of having another St.Patricks Day party without Robert! His music was wonderful and he was great with the guests. He mingled about and chatted with everyone like he was just part of our clan. Several guests had called us the next day and all commented on what a great addition Robert was to the festivities. Thank you Robert and Gigmasters, Happy St. Patricks Day!! Steve and Bernadette

– Bernadette A, 3/7/2009, Saint Patrick's Day Party, New Hill, NC

Mr. White was very friendly and professional. His performance made my wedding so beautiful! Not only was he a great piper he also mingled with the guests and it was a delight to have him as a part of my wedding. I would highly recommend Mr. White to anyone looking for a piper.

– Scott M, 3/8/2009, Wedding, Lexington, SC

He was very accomodating as well as talented. He also had great ideas and
suggestions to make our day extra special. We would DEFINATELY recommend him!!

– Christy R, 4/4/2009, Wedding, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

I highly recommend Mr. White--Very professional and personable, working with him was a pleasure. I thank him for making my wedding day even more special. Virginia Startsman McDonald

– Gini S, 5/9/2009, Wedding, Pinehurst, NC

I had the best of experiences with Robert White as the piper for our wedding. He was timely, professional, and played beautifully. He just knew what to do and did it right. His experiences shines through all that he did for our wedding piping. If you need a piper, he's your man! Thanks so much Robert for what you added to this piper's wedding!

– Matthew B, 5/30/2009, Wedding, Jacksonville, NC

Robert did an excellent job performing at my wedding. He showed genuine concern about my opinion and wanted to ensure everything went smoothly. Robert also did an excellent job in giving commentary about the songs he was playing which was nice for the people who didn't know anything about pagpiping. I would definitely hire Robert again for an event.

– Nicole T, 6/2/2009, Wedding, Avon, NC

ROBERT IS A PROFESSIONAL ALL THE WAY. HE MADE A SMALL WEDDING SEEM LARGER THEN IT WAS. HIS COMMUNICATING WITH US WAS OUTSTANDING HE MADE THE ROUNDS AND TALKED TO EVERYONE, ROBERT BEING A VV VET WAS A REAL HERO TO MY DAD WHO IS 87 A WW2 VET. I WOULD RECOMEND HIM FOR ANY EVENT. HIS PERSONALITY IS WAY UP THERE. VERY PLEASE TO HAVE MET HIM NEWLY WEDS BRIAN@LINDA PALMER

– Linda W, 6/20/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Gibsonville, NC

Mr. White was wonderful to work with. He came to visit with both the bride and groom to make sure that they were okay and to let both parties know that he had arrived. He answered any questions that we had. He arrived extremely early which was less stressful knowing that he was there and ready to play. This was the one part of our wedding service that was very special to us and he not let us down with the songs that were requested and played. We were pleased on the services and would recommend Mr. Robert J. White. The process of booking the services and planning was very easy!!! Thank you- Ashley and Jimmy Clarke

– Jimmy C, 6/20/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Greensboro, NC

Robert White exceeded our expectations! His performance was a surprise for my husband at our wedding and Robert pulled it off without a hitch! My hubby had no idea until Mr. White walked out and started playing after we were announced husband and wife. It was awesome! We would definitely recommend him to our friends!

– Antoinette A, 6/27/2009, Wedding, Fayetteville, NC

Very satisfied. All wedding guests expressed how great the bag pipes were.

– Dixie W, 7/25/2009, Wedding, Raleigh, NC

Hiring Mr. White was one of the best decisions I made in planning my August wedding.
Words cannot describe how pleased I was with all aspects of my experience with him. He was professional, prompt, helpful, and a joy to work with. It was truly a pleasure having him play at my wedding and I would recommend him to any bride or client who wants a great, professional, well performing musician at his or her wedding or event.

– Sarah A, 8/15/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Lenoir, NC

Mr.White's professionalism during my husband's military funeral was outstanding.
Mr.White was prompt and dressed most appropriately and befitting for a military service. His choice in music was fantastic. My family members and guests were amazed at Mr.White's dignified presence and musical ability. If anyone reading this needs a "Piper" for any type of service, I would not hesitate to use his services. I was so deeply touched by the humble respect Mr.White showed during the services.Outstanding job. Well done. ~KCox

– Kathryn C, 8/19/2009, Funeral, Jacksonville, NC

Mr. White was so awesome! I didn't get to meet him till the day of my wedding, but I arrived ready to walk down the isle and he knew exactly what do to! My guests loved him and was pleasantly surprised to see a bagpiper. He played wonderfully and really took our wedding very seriously. From time to time I would spot him hanging out with my guests. He was a complete gentlemen and would recommend him to anyone for anything. He truly loves what he does and it shows. Thank you Mr. White for making my day even more special:)

– Brei S, 8/22/2009, Wedding, Boones Mill, VA

Robert was amazing, his playing of the pipes was the best opening ceremony for a golf tournament you could get. it was a total surprise to the host of the tournament and his words "It brought a tear to his eye" Thank you Robert White for a wonderful opening ceremony to the Annual King Open.

– David S, 8/29/2009, Masters Golf Tournament Party, Cary, NC

Mr. White did a great job for our school's 9/11 function. He was on time, performed brilliantly, and was willing to be flexible on the changing logistics of the program.

– Jack K, 9/11/2009, Community Event, Matthews, NC

Robert was Phenomenal all around. He is an excellent Piper, and really knows his trade. He had the perfect song for each occasion. When I asked for a song for the bride to walk in to, he played just the song I was thinking of. His knowledge of traditional scottish weddings was helpful in making flying changes to the event. He even marched the wedding party from the church to the reception location and played us all into introductions. Robert is an excellent Piper and a great person. He showed on-time (a little early) and alerted me to his presence in a way only a Piper could. If I ever come in need for a Piper Robert is the ONLY Piper I'm calling.

– Ed T, 9/12/2009, Wedding, Oriental, NC

THE WEDDING WAS PERFECT. EVERYONE IS TALKING.THE BRIDE AND GROOM IN TEARS.I LOVE IT.

– Kay M, 10/10/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Charlotte, NC

Robert was a wonderful addition to our wedding! We had a few special requests, including an almost half mile processional from the ceremony to the reception, that Robert fulfilled beyond our expectations. Many people commented on what a great, unexpected addition he was to the wedding. My husband and I both highly recommend Robert for your event!

– Mcginnes L, 10/17/2009, Wedding, Chapel Hill, NC

Mr. White was excellent from everything from the traditional outfit to the music. Everyone at our wedding was really impressed including my family members that traveled from scottland.

– Allison M, 10/24/2009, Wedding, Raleigh, NC

Set List

* CHRISTMAS Tunes Available
* Amazing Grace (traditional)
* The Auld Hoose
* Auld Lang Syne (traditional)
* Be Thou My Vision
* Bonnie Dundee (traditional)
* The Bonnie Cass of Fyuie
* Bonny Galloway
* Blue Bells of Scotland
* Castle Dangerous
* Corkwill
* Dawning of the Day (traditional)
* The Duck
* Ensign Keogh
* God Bless America
* Going Home
* The Hills of Tyrol
* Highland Cathedral
* The Highland to Gairloch
* Happy Birthday
* Let Erin Remember (traditional)
* Loch Rannoch
* The Minstrel Boy (traditional)
* MacRae Meadow
* Flowers of the Forest (traditional)
* Murdoes Wedding
* Morag of Dunuegan
* My Land
* Mairis Wedding
* The Roses of Prince Charlie
* Robin Adair
* The Rose of Allan Dale
* Saint Andrews Society of Charleston
* The Rowan Tree
* Shoals of Herring
* We're No Awa to Bide Awa?
* The Wearing of the Green
* Will Ye No Come Back Again
* When The Battle Is Over (traditional)
* Waters of Kylesku
* Scotland the Brave (traditional)
* Inniskilling Dragoon
* "Scots Wha Hae"
* Cambelltown Kiltie Ball
* Kate Darimple
* Marine Corp Hymn (traditional)
* Battle of the Green Beret
* Army Song - The Caisson Song
* America The Beautiful
* Chi-Mon-Toman
* Breton Air
* March Du Petre (traditional)
* The Duke of Perth
* Cutting Bracken
* The Skye Boat Song
* The Accordian Man
* Thomas Sanders
* Twenty Men From Dublin Town
* The Rose of Allandale
* Land of My Youth
* Song of the Maid
* Barnyards of Delgaty
* Corriechoillies
* Dark Island
* Sergeant McKenzie
* Battle Hymn of the Republic
* God Bless America
* Dixie
* Anchors Aweigh
* Silver Spear
* Farewell to Nigg
* March of the Champions Supreme
* Robin Adair (traditional)
* The Bridal March
* Mist Covered Mountains (traditional)
* Pike March
* The City of Hastings Pipeband
* When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
* Just As I Am
* Stand Up For Jesus
* BeThou My Vision

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Robert J. White to find out what their setup requirements are.

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