Colleen provides professional and expert services for weddings, funerals, and other events in the Boston area. She's been playing for over 15 years and has established herself as a top-performing Grade 1 competitor in the United States. She has a minor degree in Bagpipe Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and served as the Pipe Major for the Grade 5 Carnegie Mellon Pipe Band.
Her favorite gigs include:
1. Accompanying the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "The Film Music of Howard Shore" Performance
2. Accompanying the River City Brass Band "Celtic Connections" Performance
3. Performing at the Pittsburgh Firefighter Convention Memorial Service
Colleen accepted my request for a Bagpiper on very short notice, and I am glad she did. Appropriate communication prior the event, a few messages and a single phone call. She was able to get the information she needed without overwhelming me with questions or details, which I very much appreciated. Colleen arrived on time and was ready to perform for my father’s graveside service as expected. She traveled from Boston area to Portland, Maine area, and I am thankful she was willing to travel, or my service would not have been such a success. I have never hired someone on GigSalad before, nor ever hired a bagpiper in general, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Her song selection and playing were excellent, and her attire perfectly matched my limited knowledge of what a bagpiper should look like. In short, she made my vision of a female bagpiper for my father’s service come to life even better than I hoped for. After the service, many of my guests told me how amazing she was, lots of "where did you find her?" questions. Hiring Colleen made my simple graveside service feel special. The pastor even asked for Colleen's contact info after the service, since he wants to hire her for future events! Her price was reasonable, and she was more than worth every penny. I would strongly recommend you hire this wonderful young lady to play the bagpipes at your event.
Colleen is an outstanding bagpiper, a true professional who was easy to work with in preparation for our event. At the event she arrived well in advance to go over last minute details, make suggestions etc. Her talent was evident throughout her playing. We were very fortunate to have her join us and the event will be long remembered because of her contribution. Thank you, Colleen
Response from Colleen Poe:
Thanks for the kind review, Kevin. You put together a great event! Hope the rest of the weekend went well :)
Very professional, took care of all ceremony details, coordinations herself before family arrival at cemetery. Great musician.
Response from Colleen Poe:
Thanks, Bridget. It was a very beautiful ceremony and I was honored to play for your family!
Price Range: $200 and up
Past Booked Events
|October 20, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 04, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 21, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|