I provide musical support at services and events on the Great Highland Bagpipe and the Scottish Smallpipes. Wakes, Weddings, Funerals, retirement ceremonies, birthday parties, baptisms, anything that you would need bagpipes for.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
You can expect a smart looking, good sounding bagpiper that can perform at a myriad of events that include Weddings, funerals, baptisms, birthday parties, retirement parties, memorial services, or any type of event where you think you would need a bagpiper.
I have been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes since 2005. I started with the Pipes & Drums of the Atlantic Watch and currently play with Catamount Pipe Band in Vermont. While I was in college, I took lessons under Iain MacHarg and was the Pipe Major of the Norwich University Pipes & Drums. During my time at Norwich, I served as the Regimental Piper for the Corps of Cadets and played at many events that included memorial ceremonies, military balls, and other ceremonies for the Corps. I graduated from Norwich in 2015 with a BS in Civil Engineering
I currently live in Freehold, NJ and have a deep interest in piping and other aspect of Gaelic culture.
Additional Booking Notes
The Great Highland Bagpipes are a loud instrument, so they do not need a microphone most of the time. The Highland bagpipes are better suited for an outdoor environment, but they can be played indoors (it's just very loud).
Past Booked Events
|December 15, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 03, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2017 • 9:30am - 10:15am||Nonprofit Event|
|September 18, 2016 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 16, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Slow airs/marches such as: Mingulay Boat Song, Skye Boat Song, Mist Covered Mountains, Dawning of the Day, March of the King of Laois, The Minstrel Boy, Lord Lovat's Lament.
Hyms: Here I am Lord, The Day Thou Gavest, Come Thy Fount of Every Blessings, Amazing Grace, For the Beauty of the Earth.
Quick Marches such as: Mairi's Wedding, Nut Brown Maiden, Murdo's Wedding, The Wearing of the Green, The Rowan Tree
Retreat Marches such as: Castle Dangerous, Colin's Cattle, Green Hills of Tyrol, Lochanside
Dance music that includes Jigs, Reels, Slides, Strathspeys, Hornpipes, Polkas, and Highlands.
For other occasions:
Pretty much what you want to hear.
Influences & Inspiration
Iain MacHarg, Mike MacNintch, Cape Breton and Gaelic Style piping.
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