I have played as a Piper with the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums since 2011. During my time with the band I have played a variety of events including funerals, retirement parties, pub crawls, Both with the band and solo.
My most common performances are funeral and wedding services. But I will play any requested event.
I was so very pleased, the wake ran long and he graciously waited till after the service to finish his last song, Amazing Grace for my Dad. So very kind. Thank you.
The beautiful music helped us let go at my father's committal at the veterans cemetery.
Friendly, helpful and a great time
Dave was absolutely GREAT! We could not have received a better bagpipe player, he was professional, kind, played superbly, was extremely accomadating of our needs, and I would Highly Recommend Dave for any future bagpipe playing needs.
David was awesome !! He made our wedding celebration so special - everyone was talking about how amazing he was !
David was a great addition to our 100th Labor Day Parade.
603Piper was a wonderful addition to my dad"s ceremony. He arrived in advance and was prepared with the requested music, and he was dressed impeccably. He was professional & polite.
David was extremely easy to work with (our event was a wash out with rain) - but he made it work and the performance was absolutely spot on! He went above and beyond and made my father's memorial service better than we ever hoped it could be. I asked for three songs - which he delivered perfectly - and he performed more in the back ground of our event. I WILL be hiring him again!! Thank you David, you brought our event to the next level and helped our family and friends remember my father and this memorial service.
Talented musician. Personable. Listened to my thoughts and made recommendations. Very professional. Lived up to his commitments. Great service for fair price. Would highly recommend.
Amazing, breath taking and and made my wesding a special moment to remember!!
I want to thank David Myer for doing such a lovely job at my Father's memorial service yesterday. The music was beautiful. He arrived early and was exceptionally professional. He was also very courteous and genuine. I highly recommend him.
Dave's piping added very special feelings to the burial of my beloved wife of 30 years. He is a very compassionate person .
prompt, professional, and nice addition to a heartfelt moment shared by family and friends..personal and easy prep and coordinating with Dave
The bagpipe music made the event. The musician arrived early and performed beautifully.
I scheduled David to play at my mom's funeral and the whole process of booking him and his services were terrific.
David was quick to reply to my questions and gave me links to suggest songs to play which made my decision making easy.
Even though he had to drive pretty far for an early mass, he was at the church ready to play when we arrived.
He made one of my mothers wishes a reality and for that, I am grateful.
Thank you David
David was so easy to work with. He took care of everything and has a YouRube channel, which helped us select our tunes.
We had a Christmas party with approx. 80 guests and for a bit of fun we hired 603piper to pipe guests in as they came up the front walk. David was on time, personable & easy to work with, dressed appropriately, and was happy to play a little longer at our request. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would hire him again for a future occasion without any hesitation.
603Piper was a perfect addition to our daughter's wedding.Accomodating, reliable and easy to work with. Do not hesitate to retain him for any event. We loom forwsrd to using him again.
We feel so fortunate to have had David as a wonderful surprise at our event! He was on time, courteous, communicated well, very friendly - everyone loved him and his playing! We recommend him for any occasion - 5 plus stars!
David was the consummate professional in every stage of the job. He was on time, looked fabulous, and played wonderfully throughout the wedding, which was on a mountain side to boot. Very, very pleased with him . Gigsalad, on the other hand, is not the easiest to work with, though we managed. Communications were a trial often and way too cumbersome probably due to their fear people will go "outside" to hire. It's worth hanging in there, though. BoB
Very professional before and during his performance.
Punctual and accommodating to our needs, as well as helpful in where and when his performance would fit into my Mother's funeral.
I'd recommend David to anyone in need of a great piper.
David worked with us on tune selections, was prompt and professional, played well and maintained a demeanor of responsive respect throughout. The music he provided was very moving for all.
We had an excellent experience with David. On time and professional, he quickly got back to us with any questions we had and guided us with his expertise in choosing tunes that we were not familiar with. We couldn't have asked for a better piper. We would highly recommend booking him for your event! Thank you David!
Lee and Jennifer
informative, cooperative and professional
David communicated with us and worked with our requests. Was the perfect touch for our outdoor ceremony, could not have asked for a better bagpiper. Played beautifully
The whole experience was great from beginning to the end.
Since it was for a funeral for my Dad we had a lot of other things on our plate and it was comforting to know that David Myer (603Piper) was on time-even early, stayed through to the last person at the cemetery and played all the songs we requested.
I would highly recommend David and GIGSALAD for any event!
Brad Palmiter-Wilmington Vermont
David was a pleasure to work with from the initial inquiry through to the end of the event; he was the consummate professional throughout. He arrived at the time promised, helped us choose what he should play, and interacted politely with the public. Everyone very much enjoyed the music, too! I would not hesitate to hire David again and will be sure to book him well in advance for our annual event in 2017.
We hired Dave to play at my Dad's memorial service. He played outside while people arrived and then inside after the eulogy. Many, many attendees commented on what a touching tribute it was to have a piper at the ceremony. Dave is an accomplished piper and played a wide variety of tunes. Thank you for making our event very special!
We used 603Piper for my fathers funeral. It was a last minute booking, so I had no time to check for reviews etc...
He showed up 1/2 before the time needed. He discussed a possible playlist with me, we suggested a few songs and he suggested appropriate music. He was wonderful!
For such a sad occasion he made things very simple, didn't take much of my time and was extremely pleasant and kind.
I would highly recommend him. People commented on how lovely the music was, it wasn't too loud or inappropriate. He was a kind, pleasant and extremely professional.
Our service ran much longer than expected, he stayed without question. He was there a little over an hour longer, no questions asked. I appreciated that immensely.
All in all, he was perfect! You won't be disappointed.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
For a graveside only burial performance, price starts at $200 which Includes one hour of attendance and set up time.
All other events, price starts at $250. This includes my setup time and the first hour of attendance(whether I am playing or not). Every additional hour after the first hour will be $65/HR(rounded up to the next hour). Events over 60 miles away from Peterborough NH will include a travel fee of $0.50/mile round trip.
The tunes played at your event, the location of where, when and how long I will be playing are completely at your discretion. If you are not familiar with certain bagpipe tunes I have a variety of tunes appropriate for particular events.
Typically the pipes can be used at events such as funerals and weddings as a supportive instrument, placed somewhere outside the venue playing as guests arrive to lead them inside or as guests leave, or I can play during a service at a church or graveside for a burial as a formal performance. If you need any guidance or recommendations on how to incorporate the bagpipes into your event I would be more than happy to assist you with the planning.
I also have a set of ceilidh small pipes, which are a quieter version of bagpipes with a distinct rich sound, great for indoor events.
Depending on the start time of your event I will need to arrive around 30-45 minutes before hand to allow the pipes to acclimate to the temperature of the venue and to get them tuned up (out of tune bagpipes are like fingernails on a chalk board). I will also need to check in with the event coordinator to go over the location where they would like me to play. Location is important if you are using the pipes for background music, they are loud and you don't want to have them playing in someones ear the entire time.
I can offer two types of uniform for an event. The first set up consists of a Barathea Argyle Jacket and waist coat(both black), white long sleeve shirt with a vest and tie, glengarry (hat/cover), kilt, sporan and high gloss dress shoes.
The second is my NHPA band uniform which consists of the blue police uniform, band badge and tie, kilt, horse hair sporan and white spats over the dress shoes. The band uniform is great for law enforcement or military events. Prior clearance is needed from the band before performing in their uniform.
Military,Police,Corrections,Fire,EMS discounts are available(Please notify me)
Outside of Piping I am a full time police officer in New Hampshire. I have always enjoyed bagpipe music and when I learned about the police band I decided to learn how to play the pipes. I have been a student under Lezlie Webster's instruction for several years.
This year I competed with the band at the Queechie VT games and the Loon Mountain NH Highland Games. The Band placed 2nd at the Queechie VT Games and 5th at The Loon Highland Games in Lincoln NH .
For 2016 Solo competitions at Loon I placed 6th and 7th in the 6/8 march and 2/4 marches at the grade 4 senior level.
In February of 2017 I placed 1st in the GR4SR 6/8 March at the Casco Bay Solo Piping Competition.
More competitions to follow!
Additional Booking Notes
When placing an event request, please make sure to include the venue location and address. If you are working with a funeral home or event planner please include their contact information so I can coordinate the details with them.
Make sure to include the desired start and end time for my performance if it is different from the start and end time of your event.
The bagpipes are a wood based, reed instrument and are sensitive to drastic changes in temperature and humidity. Ideally they should be tuned in the same room where they will be played, a similar room will work too. But tuning outside in 80 degree weather and then going into an air conditioned room could affect the tuning of the pipes.
A tuning room or an area away from the event to warm up is ideal but not required. Also an area to change is helpful as well, driving in a kilt is not pleasant on long drives!
Past Booked Events
|January 03, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 14, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 09, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 13, 2017 • 9:00am - 9:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 23, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 04, 2017 • 2:00am - 3:00am||Parade|
|August 03, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 26, 2017 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 08, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 24, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 17, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 14, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 03, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 27, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 24, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 20, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 20, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 19, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 29, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2017 • 7:00am - 11:55pm||NHPA St Paddy's Day Pub Crawl|
|March 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 11:00pm||NHPA Fund Raiser Dinner|
|March 04, 2017 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 11, 2017 • 8:00am - 5:00pm||Casco ME Indoor Games|
|January 28, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 07, 2017 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 05, 2016 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 29, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 12, 2016 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 12, 2016 • 10:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 08, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 08, 2016 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 01, 2016 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 24, 2016 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 16, 2016–September 18, 2016 • 8:00am - 6:00pm||Solo Competition Highland Games Loon Mt Lincoln NH|
|September 10, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding-Penacook NH|
|September 03, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 27, 2016 • 9:00am - 6:00pm||Solo Competition,Quechee Games VT|
|August 07, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 16, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 23, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 11, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Windsor VT Parade (NHPA P&D Event)|
|May 22, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 20, 2016 • 10:30am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 07, 2016 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Below is a list of tunes that I have memorized and play regularly. If a tune that you would like to have played is not listed below, please let me know PRIOR to booking and with ample time to learn the tune, 1-2 months preferable. Requests for tunes that I don't know made after the booking may be subject to an additional fee.
Also, please be aware, that the bagpipes are in a different key than most instruments and only has nine notes. Common songs by regular musical artists are not playable on the bagpipes or sound strange because of the different key.
Common funeral tunes:
-Mist covered mountains
-The bells of Dunblane,
-Flower of Scotland
-Military Anthems (Marines, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force)
-The green hills of Tyrol
-The battles o'er
-The Parting Glass
-Farewell to Camraw
-The Sky Boat Song
-Scotland the brave
-Rowan tree, Wings
-The Rose of Allendale
-The Minstrel boy
-Wearing of the Green
-Let Erin Remember
-Dawning of the day
-The Rakes of Mallow
-The Steam Boat
-The Famous Baravan
-The Glasgow City Pipers
-Auld Lang Syne
-Men of the West
-Star of the County Down
-Shipping up to Boston
-The Gael (last of the mohicans theme)
-Dances with wolves theme
-Grand Old Flag
-When the Saints go Marchin' In
-The Girl from Dungannon
-The Soldier's Return
-The Prince of Denmark's March (aka The Trumpet Voluntary)
-A gift of thistle (from Braveheart)
-The Ass in the Graveyard
Tuning room or area
Changing area (helpful but not required)
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