Professional, experienced bagpiper available for all types of events! Chicagoland and NW Indiana, but will travel. I also bagpipe with Red Rebel County, an Irish rock/punk band from Chicago. I previously bagpiped with 2 bagpipe bands. I have additional pipers/drummers available upon request.
I have bagpiped weddings, funerals, memorial services, birthdays, benefits, fundraisers, retirements, promotions, promotional, military send-offs/homecomings, block parties, holidays (Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Flag Day, Christmas, New Year's Eve).
See Chicagolandirisbagpipers.com for more info & tune list
I'm willing to travel, but there are travel costs involved: gas, my time etc.
Did an excellent job.
Response from Chicagoland Irish Bagpipers:
Thanks Mark. I enjoyed playing at your bar....great place and great crowd
I booked Steve Cohen from this band for my St. Patrick's Day event. He showed up at the wrong time, started on time but left half an hour before he was supposed to. He had no set material, and it was obvious to me and my residents that he did not want to be there. My staff and I had to fill the rest of the time our selves. It was terrible!
At very short notice I decided my daughter and to-be son-in-law needed a piper for their wedding. I was able to request a quote and book Steve in 1 day and only 2 days before the wedding!! Steve was on time and was able to warm up without giving away his presence so that the surprise was complete. I have heard a few pipers in my day and Steve is VERY good. I highly recommend him for ANY occasion you have planned.
Response from Chicagoland Irish Bagpipers:
Thank you Pete. Im happy everyone enjoyed it
What to Expect
I WILL ARRIVE AHEAD OF TIME TO SEE WHERE I'M PLAYING AND TO MEET WITH THE HOST (PERSON WHO HIRED ME). ALSO TO MEET WITH OTHERS WHO ARE INVOLVED: I.E THE PRIEST, THE WEDDING PLANNER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, THE CHURCH SINGER/MUSICIANS.
I WILL BE DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL BAGPIPER ATTIRE: KILT, DRESS SHIRT, TIE ,VEST, ETC--UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED TO DRESS LESS FORMAL.
I WILL BE FULLY PREPARED TO PLAY THE REQUESTED TUNES OR A SET OF TUNES THAT THE HOST AND GUESTS WILL ENJOY.
I WILL BE SOBER FOR ALL EVENTS AS I AM A NON-DRINKER.
I'VE BEEN BAGPIPING SINCE 2001. I'VE PLAYED WITH THE PIPES & DRUMS OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. AND THE BAGPIPES & DRUMS OF THE EMERALD SOCIETY-CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. I CURRENT BAGPIPE WITH RED REBEL COUNTY. WE COVER DROPKICK MURPHY'S, FLOGGING MOLLY, REAL MCKENZIE'S AND OTHERS.
I CURRENTLY BAGPIPE ON MY OWN AS CHICAGOLAND IRISH BAGPIPERS. I DO HAVE ADDITIONAL PIPERS OR DRUMMERS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
I HAVE BAGPIPED MANY DIFFERENT EVENTS: BIRTHDAYS, WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, MEMORIALS, PROMOTIONAL EVENT, ST PADDY'S EVENTS, ETC. BAGPIPES ARE FOR ALL TYPES OF PARTIES, NOT JUST IRISH OR SCOTTISH PARTIES.
Additional Booking Notes
please advise if my services are a surprise to any or all of your guests
Past Booked Events
|March 10, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|December 17, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||wedding chicago|
|December 10, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||birthday party beverly chicago|
|November 19, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 29, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||FUNDRAISER|
|October 29, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||WEDDING|
|October 17, 2016 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||FUNERAL|
|October 15, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||WEDDING|
|October 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER|
|October 09, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||birthday party schaumburg, il|
|October 08, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||memorial service forest view, il|
|September 29, 2016–October 03, 2016 • 9:00am - 6:00pm||bagpipe events in LA and Seattle|
|September 24, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||wedding kildeer, il|
|September 24, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||promo event -mt greenwood, chicago|
|September 08, 2016–September 11, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00am||Bagpiping event in New Orleanals|
|September 04, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||PRIVATE ND PARTY -HOBART, IN|
|September 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||RED REBEL COUNTY -NAVY PIER|
|August 26, 2016–August 27, 2016 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||GUEST PIPER W/ ACCOUSTIC PUNX|
|August 20, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||LUCK OF THE IRISH DAY-ARLINGTON NATIONAL RACE|
|August 19, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||PRIVATE EVENT-CHICAGO PLANETARIUM|
|August 18, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||MEMORIAL -FOR FALLEN OFFICER|
TUNES LISTED ON MY WEBSITE. CHICAGOLANDIRISHBAGPIPERS.COM
Influences & Inspiration
DROPKICK MURPHY'S, REAL MCKENZIE'S, SKILTRON, ELUVEITIE, BLACK TARTAN CLAN, EIRE OG/GARY OG, WOLFETONES, DUBLINERS, BLACK47,