With almost two decades of professional experience, I will provide satisfaction for any event that demands the highland pipes in the Mid-Atlantic region. I've performed at numerous venues in the United States, Canada and Scotland. As a competitive player, I am currently in the grade 1 solo level and a member of the City of Washington Pipe Band, one of four grade 1 pipe bands in the United States. Aside from competition, I have performed duties at a score of weddings, funerals, concerts, media programs and even an Orthodox Jewish Bar Mitzvah. I guarantee a professional performance upon request.
Duncan was fabulous!! We had an outdoor wedding at a state park with a Scottish theme. The bag pipes really added to the ambiance. He even learned two songs for us that we requested. He was very professional, well-dressed, and entertaining for guests. We were basically winging the ceremony without any rehearsals beforehand and he was always in the right place at the right time. We highly recommend him!!
I cannot say enough good things about Duncan Moore and his bagpipe services which he performed for our Commencement event at Wilson College. Not only was he the consummate professional, dealing with a multitude of last minute changes due to weather related issues, but his playing of A Call to Arms was absolute perfection!! We would hire him again in an instant!!
For my father's wedding, Duncan was friendly, game, skilled, prompt and really put in the homework to find songs apt to the clan of my father's heritage. Couldn't be more pleased with Duncan's beautiful performance and attire. Thank you Duncan!!! Everyone was taken by the beautiful music, it made it all the more memorable experience for my family. Best wishes to you.
I can't express how wonderful it was to have Mr. Moore perform for our summer playground camp. The children ages 6-12 yrs were very interested in learning about the history, instrument and costume and enjoyed wonderful music. Mr. Moore is an excellent musician and worked very well with the children.
Duncan was Great! Hope to have him back for other events!
Duncan was wonderful. Beautiful job. He was prompt, kind and great to work with. I highly recommend Duncan.
Duncan did the piping at my father’s funeral. He is an excellent piper. Prior to the event he made a strong effort to understand our desires and he definitely met our wishes. His selections were poignant and heartfelt. I would definitely recommend him and would surely use him again if the need arose
Did Great Job - highly recommend.
Kind person, great performance. All of our residents loved it.
Everyone was really pleased with Duncan he went above and beyond in fact I gave info for your web site and Duncan,s name it really went great.
Duncan Moore was great!
His Bagpipe playing was delightful and professional,the perfect Christmas surprise.
He was accommodating to the waterside setting wearing the traditional kilt and
inspired all the guests to jig on the dock!!
Thanks to Duncan our family and friends will have fond memories of the Memorial Service for my daughter. And when my son gets married in the very near future we will definitely have Duncan play the pipes again for our family and friends. Thank you, Duncan Moore you exceeded our expectations
Duncan was highly professional and very talented. He entertained the large crowd and helped to get our team and home crowd "fired-up." I highly recommend Duncan and plan on using him again.
Duncan stayed and performed an hour later than planned. The limo driver wasn't given the correct venue by his company and before we realized we were going the wrong way our detour caused the start of the wedding to be delayed an hour! Duncan was professional enough to wait for the recessional and the surprise bagpiper stunned the couple. Truly a blessed day!
Thank you Duncan.
We asked Duncan to play entrance music for Rowdy Roddy Piper at our wrestling event in May. He was extremely professional and did an excellent job. That moment in the event was awesome and everyone is still talking about it. Thank you Duncan!! Great job.
What to Expect
You can expect talent, courtesy and professionalism upon hiring me for your event. I'm very flexible to specific needs and conditions depending on the logistics of the engagement. I have a wide repertoire of music and am almost always able to learn new tunes upon request. I perform wearing the standard highland dress thats illustrated in my PromoKit.
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I was brought up by my family with an appreciation of my Scottish heritage. Owing to exposure of the bagpipes through close friends and family, I studied the instrument from the age of 9. Over the years I've had the opportunity to study with master pipers and play in the premier pipe band on the East coast. I now focus mainly on events ranging from Weddings to Funerals to St. Patrick's Day parties.
Additional Booking Notes
The pipes are a very loud instrument. For that reason, sometimes volume constraints can become an issue depending on the venue. I also play a smaller, quieter set of pipes that are more appropriate for smaller spaces.
Past Booked Events
|June 28, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Campus Event|
|June 22, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 17, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 16, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 13, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Graduation|
|April 28, 2018 • 9:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 05, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 02, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 15, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party|
|September 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 18, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 24, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||House Concert|
|July 29, 2016 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 20, 2016–March 21, 2016 • 11:00pm - 1:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 29, 2016||Sporting Event|
|December 29, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 17, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|June 28, 2015||Worship Service|
|May 30, 2015||Sporting Event|
|May 30, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Scotland the Brave - Wings - Amazing Grace - Danny Boy - Highland Cathedral - Scots Wa Hae - The Highland Wedding - Mairi's Wedding - Cabar Feidh - Kilworth Hills - The Skye Boat Song - The Mist Covered Mountains - Dunblane - Suo Gan - Moonstar - High Road to Gairloch - Murdo's Wedding - Mrs. Lily Christie - Bruce Gandy's Farewell to the Iron Horse - PM Donald MacLean of Lewis - Glasgow City Police Pipers - The Seagull - Alexander MacKaskill of Berneray - The Old Wife of the Mill Dust
Usually no additional equipment is necessary.