I have been playing the Great Highland Bagpipe for 15 years. I have been trained by Sand Jones and Ed Neigh, two of North America's top players and instructors. I am a member of the Charleston Police Pipes & Drums and am currently the Pipe Major/Instructor for their Grade 5 band. I compete regularly at Scottish Games, solo and band events. I am on the referral list of a number of Charleston event planners if you wish a referral.
It was just perfect to look out on the lawn across from the church and there was a Bagpiper playing. The guests loved it. Then when the bride and groom came out of the church through the sword arches and he is playing the song they chose, the look on everyone's face said it all. It was BEAUTIFUL!. What an elegant touch.
An absolute wonderful experience from beginning to end. A true professional and made the day so special for my family and I, thank you so much!!
Peter arrived early, which i appreciated! He was friendly and easy to work with. He also played the song we requested twice for the memorial service! Would refer him and GIGSalad anytime. Thank you!
Everything was perfect
Peter arrived on time (even though we were a little late getting started) he maintained a professional attitude and played splendidly! We let him choose the songs as he knew more about it then we did, and he chose excellent songs for our celtic Handfasting Ceremony. We handled the financial aspect of the contract without any issue, and he even allowed me to pay him cash at the ceremony. Thanks so much Peter for adding that special traditional touch. We loved it.
Peter was great! Everyone at our wedding raved about what a nice touch he added. I Would and Will use him again. He also is very reasonable. He travel to us in Blythewood from Charleston. He helped make our daughter's wedding a memorable event for her. Thanks Again Peter.
Peter was amazing. We are so very grateful he was able to be a part of our wedding. he did an awesome job and everyone was thrilled he was there. Loved he even took a picture with everyone who attended. Greatest day ever!
Peter Armstrong played for my birthday this year, just as he did 10 years ago. He is great and a lot of fun. We agreed to do this again, but we won't wait 10 years!
Piper did a fantastic job for my daughter's wedding. Everyone was thrilled to hear the skirl of the pipes.
We had Pete the bagpiper for our wedding and our guests loved it. He showed up on time and did his job very professionally we highly recommend him!
At the request of the family, I hired a bagpiper for a memorial service. The piper arrived 30 minutes early in order to clarify specifics. He was respectful of the event and played beautifully.
I did not tell anyone I was getting a Bagpiper for dads funeral, when he started playing everyone was in awe. It was just perfect and everyone loved it.
We surprised all of our guest with a bagpiper when I walked down the aisle. It was unexpected and turned out perfectly. He was very accommodating and warmed up outside of hearing range from our guest before the ceremony. Very professional and was the perfect, well dressed addition to our evening!
Peter did a wonderful job playing the bagpipes at our wedding. He played a variety of music and the guests seemed to really enjoy it. He was on time and easy to work with, I highly recommend him for events.
Peter Armstrong piped for our father's 91st birthday and pleased all with his expert play. His repertoire is extensive and his showmanship is professional, making the evening most enjoyable for all.
Peter did a fantastic job. Right on time and perfect performance. We will use him again.--Norman
Response from Charleston Bagpiping:
Thank you, you are so kind. I enjoyed playing for you.
Peter Armstrong was nothing less than a pleasure to work with for playing bagpipes as a surprise during my toast at my best friends' wedding in Charleston, SC. Not only was he flexible, open to any of my ideas and seemed genuinely excited, his actual bagpiping skills are stellar (and I listened to a lot on YouTube and have seen in Scotland, etc). This was a Scotch/Irish wedding and the response was the same from friends and family. Peter was always quick to respond to me and frankly put up with my high anxiety as I wanted this surprise to be "perfect" and he put up with me like a champ! I would recommend him without reserve for any event and any length of hire. He played two tunes for us and I thought his rate was quite reasonable given his skill/level of performance and ease to work with-not only that-the memory he gave was priceless. Everyone loved it-especially the bride and groom and that's worth it all in itself. Thank you, Peter!
Response from Charleston Bagpiping:
Thank you for the kind words.
Peter Armstrong did an outstanding job in playing for a funeral service for my wife at Beaufort National Cemetery. We had spoken when the engagement was made and I had asked only for Amazing Grace at the end of the religious ceremony. Later, the priest suggested a song prior to the ceremony. I asked Peter 30 minutes prior if he could do this. He performed both beautifully.
Peter was wonderful, professional and an amazing piper... He played as our guests arrived and added a special touch to our event. It was not a long assignment but he put his all into it and his music was very well performed and much appreciated. Definitely good for an encore one day and I recommend him highly.
Very professional and exceeded our expectations!!! Thank you so much!
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Past Booked Events
|June 30, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Retirement Party|
|June 10, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 08, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Retirement Party|
|March 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 04, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 26, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|January 08, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 16, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 14, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 05, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 28, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 17, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 10, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 20, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 18, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 24, 2017 • 7:00am - 12:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|December 16, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 02, 2016 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 24, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|June 04, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 14, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|April 25, 2016 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 22, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 28, 2016||Prank/Surprise|
|January 23, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 23, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 10, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 05, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 15, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 02, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 25, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 14, 2015||Private Party|
|August 06, 2014||Other|
|July 18, 2014||Awards Night|
|June 21, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 17, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 02, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|April 06, 2014||Sporting Event|
|December 21, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 26, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 21, 2013||Funeral Service|
|June 08, 2013||Birthday Party|
|May 11, 2013||Other|
|March 16, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 16, 2013||Graduation|
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