Whether the Uilleann Bagpipes are being played as your guests arrive, or during the event, the sound of Uilleann Bagpipes will provide just the mood you want. I perform at weddings, parties, memorial service, and other appropriate events. I have been performing in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee for eight years.
The Uilleann Bagpipes, the iconinc Irish instrument, are much more quiet than the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes, and thus are suitable for indoor or small outdoor events. I am capable of performing a wide selection of music, including most sacred music. Uilleann bagpipers do not wear a kilt as the uilleann pipes are performed from a sitting position.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The Uilleann (Union) Bagpipes are likely the most heard, little seen instrument in traditional Irish music. They can be heard in numerous film and television scores, in commercials, and even in popular music. Many people have heard the sound, but few outside Ireland can identify the source of the lovely sound of the Uilleann Bagpipes.
I perform traditional Irish music, or appropriate music of your choosing. If playing in a concert or workshop setting, I include a background or history of the piece performed before or after the selection's performance. If performing in a reception, ceremony, or memorial setting, I perform, from memory, selections appropriate to the occasion.
The uilleann bagpipes are played in a seated position in clothing appropriate to the occasion (casual, suit and tie, tuxedo). The uilleann bagpipes are not as loud as the Great Highland Bagpipes, but comparable to a pair of violins in volume.
I perform Irish Traditional music on the Irish Uilleann Bagpipes and Penny Whistle. I can also perform a wide variety of music chosen by you for your event. I have performed at recording sessions, weddings, and festivals in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia for the past eight years. The Uilleann Bagpipes are the instrument that created the iconic sound in the soundtracks of movies such as Braveheart and Titanic. Let me work with you to make your event a special memory.
Additional Booking Notes
I require an area of at least 4' x 4', out of direct sunlight due to the size and requirement of the instrument
Jigs, hornpipes, reels, set dances, airs, set pieces, requests (if suitable for the instrument).
|Dave Boling||Uilleann Piper|
Influences & Inspiration
My playing is influenced by the historical pipers such as Tommy Reck, Seamus Ennis, and Willie Clancey. I also listen closely to living players including Brian McNamara, Liam O'Flynn, Ronan Browne, and Sean McKiernan.
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