About Booking Bagpipers
Scotland’s national symbol, the bagpipe, has made itself known throughout the world with its unique sound and appearance as something to behold. With 200 varieties spread among the continents, each has become a part of rich culture. Believe it or not, the earliest origins of the bagpipe were actually found in Egypt and then later migrated into Eastern Europe. Bagpipe players are a great choice for funeral services, corporate events, private parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions. So bring a bit of Scottish culture to your next event and hire a bagpiper to captivate guests with its beautiful resonance of sound.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring a bagpiper. First, book early! Good bagpipe music is in demand, so many performers will be booked for months in advance. As you start your search, listen to audio and watch video samples of each performer. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the performer and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you are going to be satisfied with your choice. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the performer and be sure you can meet them.