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Being a bagpiper is a strong thread that is interwoven within the fabric of my soul. I am proud to be "the piper" for people's special days, whether they be happy or sad occasions.
I provide bagpipes in highland regalia for funerals, weddings, birthday parties, and for other special events (e.g. Christmas party, private parties, demonstrations for schools, Sporting events, Scouting Ceremonies and church services).
I am an experienced musician with 25 years of bagpiping experience. I am a professional person who is prompt to arrive at all events and I communicate very well throughout the process.
Wonderful experience pretty much made the wedding! Thank you
He was excellent. Great communication. Punctual. His audience loved him and he added a great addition to our Farmers Market and All Together Fremont Event: Celebrating Cultural Diversity in our Community.
Mike did a wonderful job for us at the funeral mass. It was exactly what we wanted
Hello! This was a surprise for my mother on St. Patrick's Day. Due to COVID and her fight with cancer it meant a lot to her daughters to give her this surprise. My parents still can't stop talking about Matt! As they describe it; Matt was professional, very well dressed, personable, excellent music, beautiful car and they loved the whole experience. Neighbors and passing cars even stopped to enjoy the show! Many thanks to Matt!
Best regards, Juliana Fuller
Response from BonPiper:
Thanks for the kind words, Juliana. It was a beautiful day and a relaxing drive for me. Your parents were lovely to talk to, and the neighbors were a nice surprise as well.
I booked BonPiper for my wife's birthday and she loved the surprise. BonPiper was very professional and sounded great.
My family has faced some insurmountable obstacles this last year. We lost our lovely mother three months ago after many months of only being able to communicate by phone through the window of an assisted living facility. My handsome young nephew was diagnosed with aggressive ALS which he is bravely battling. My father is 92 and still very active independ. Unfortunately his body and spirits have worn down during all this. Our family has always been close even though we are separated geographically and by Covid. We were looking to find a way to connect and bring some joy into my father's life. I saw this sight GigSalad on line and began searching for bagpipes. My dad has always been intrigued by them. GigSalad immediately set me up with Matt Bon Piper Boggs. We conversed and set a time and date. He drove 2 hours to get here in 35 degree weather to do a surprise performance in my father's driveway. He was kind and connected with our family quickly. It was physically a small audience due to Covid but we social distanced and most were cozied in there car to enjoy the music. I can't even begin to expression of joy on all of our faces. He was very interactive with everyone and put a very upbeat happy performance. He even did an AC/DC number for us on request. He then traveled to a near by assisted living facility to play for the residents there. Both the staff and residents were so excited at his being there. They hadn't been able to provide entertainment in a year due to Covid. He played out side, walking from window to window as the residents smiled and waved to him. I know that this is lengthy, but it was truly more than just listening to music. He lifted alot of spirits that day. Will definitely use the sight again in the future and have Bon Piper back for an encore preformance
Response from BonPiper:
So glad that I was able to play for you and your lovely family. I wish that it could have been warmer and also wishing that I hadnt worn those boots ! Many thanks for the very touching review and for uploading photos. I will remember your kindness and generosity. Thank you, Lynn
He met every expectation and request. Easy to communicate with, on time, performed beautifully. Thank you Matt!
Very awesome communication skills. Arrived Early, absolutely beautiful and everyone was so impressed. Very emotional and a perfect send off for my Grandma.
Excellent piper, he did a wonderful job. I would recommend him to anyone.
Matt Boggs was professional, prepared, polite and a fantastic piper!! Very highly recommended!
My Mother had requested that "the Pipes be Played" at her funeral.
I found the man for the job with "Rockinpiper".
It was a small service in the hills of Ohio, at a Chapel that's been standing almost 200 years. The event was not publicized other than by family and friends.
As the pipes began to echo through the hills those not in the know, knew then, the old woman was gone.
I, as her son, received several calls expressing their sympathy, with compliments to the Pipes.
Thanks Matt, for a job well done.
Response from BonPiper:
Thank you, Jeff. It was an almost magical feeling driving through the hills to get to that beautiful little chapel. Everything fell into place nicely. I felt very welcomed by you and your family and felt humbled and honored to be a part of the service.
Matt called to discuss the arrangements for my GrandFather's funeral to make sure everything was correct the day before. He showed up early and was professional the whole time. He did an AMAZING job honoring my grandfather. It brought tears to everyone's eyes and a smile to their hearts. I know my grandfather enjoyed it in spirit. I would highly recommend RockinPiper to anyone! I would love to hire him again for an event in the future.
Matt was very professional. He was on top of making sure he was in the right place when needed... All went smoothly for my Dad's memorial.. thanks again Matt!
Hired the RockinPiper as an entertainment surprise for our daughter and son-in-law at their big Italian/Irish wedding. Matt was easy to work with in the planning stage and cooperated with the logistics of getting him into the venue and "hidden" until the right moment. Everyone was delighted with his performance. It was a great experience. Would definitely call on again.
I hired the RockinPiper to play when I proposed. He was very easy to work with, showed up promptly, and played very well. I hope to hire him again for the wedding!
Price Range: Negotiable from $100 and up
Phone Number: Call
Experienced musician with 25 years of bagpiping experience. I am a professional person, and I am able to and have performed in many different settings such as:
- Instructional demonstrations
- Recording sessions
- Live performances ( I have played to crowds as large as 10,000 people )
- Event parties
- Small intimate settings ( I can use an electronic chanter and control the volume to be set very low )
Additional Booking Notes
Bagpipes will require one mic if performing with a band.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 12, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Past Booked Events
|October 30, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 07, 2021 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 12, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 15, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2021 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Surprise|
|March 15, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Birthday Party|
|March 09, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Product Promotion|
|January 16, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|November 23, 2020 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 11, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 17, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 27, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 14, 2020 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Birthday Party|
|May 19, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 27, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 24, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 27, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 07, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2016||Holiday Party (Other)|
|March 11, 2016||Cocktail Party|
|February 20, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|September 19, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 25, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 23, 2014||Funeral Service|
|September 28, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 07, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 22, 2013||Birthday Party|
|April 21, 2013||Funeral Service|
|April 20, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2013||Private Party|
Influences & Inspiration
ACDC, Real McKenzies, Highland Pipers