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With two decades of experience in both the competitive and professional event field, I will provide complete satisfaction for any event that requires the bagpipes in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region. I've performed at numerous venues in the United States including the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Strathmore Music Center, Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Cathedral and the steps of the U.S. Capitol. My travels have taken me abroad to Maxville, Ontario for the North American Pipe Band Championships as well as the Worlds Pipe Band Championships overseas in Glasgow, Scotland. 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.
Duncan is excellent! Not only is he a fantastic player, he is very personable and professional. I highly recommend him.
Duncan is awesome! I hired him to play at the end of my son’s “virtual graduation” from Carnegie Mellon University where they have a bagpipe corps who play at major events. I sent an email to our neighborhood list serve, but only told him that I had a surprise gift.
Duncan arrived early, texted me, parked around the corner so he could start playing before anyone saw him. It was magical! My son has been playing bagpipe music in his room before the ceremony, so the look on his face was priceless. He immediately posted a video and photos, then smiled as all of the comments came in.
Duncan played 3 or 4 songs with nice breaks in between. Then, he stayed to chat with my son, which was very special. Duncan was very familiar with Carnegie Mellon and knew a graduate of its bagpiping program; in fact, Duncan had recently been to CMU where his friend gave a lecture. My son was floored and will never forget Duncan and his beautiful music.
Wait...did I forget to mention that Duncan plays exquisitely?! My niece balked when I told her there would be a bagpiper, because she had to listen to terrible piping every year in high school. She was blown away with Duncan’s mystical music.
Not only did Duncan surprise and amaze my son, my family and my neighbors with his mysterious entrance, but also he played as he walked “off into the distance.”
While it wasn’t the graduation ceremony with college friends that my son had dreamed of, in many ways it was much more memorable being with childhood neighbors and his own private bagpiper.
Thank you, Duncan! xoxo
Great job, really made our event spectacular
Piper Duncan Moore was wonderful. Besides being talented (and handsome ) he is extremely kind and thoughtful. I look forward to his piping at the celebration of life to b held near my beloved deceased’s birthday or whenever gatherings can b held again.
Duncan is professional and fully capable of playing to any crowd. This was our second year having Duncan play at our St. Patrick’s Festival. 2 years in a row he has dominated the party.
Wonderful bagpiper, played haunting music, and really added a new dimension to a funeral service in the Virginia area.
Wonderful experience. Arrived early to warm up and then stood outside to pipe guests into house. Played all during dinner. Really a great experience.
Duncan was great. Ongoing communications with me; arrived on time, completely professional, and this bag-piping of Amazing Grace for our Veterans' Service was wonderful.
Duncan was awesome at my husband's 60th birthday party! He is amazing on the pipes, and our guests were in awe to be able to experience such a talented artist right up front. he was 100% reliable and on time, and responsive to our questions and requests. I wish I could hear him play every week!
Duncan was enthusiastic about my event, followed up appropriately, and was generally great to work with planning the event. He showed up on time, in good order, and operated flawlessly with the minimum of direction. I enjoyed his selections and his highly proficient playing. He played prior to our memorial service and, after the interment, piped us to our reception, an easy and memorable march on a beautiful day.
I would highly recommend Duncan to anyone looking for a piper.
Duncan was easy to work with and the music was absolutely beautiful. He was able to watch from a distance and choreograph his entrances perfectly into the ceremony. Highly recommend!
I hired Duncan as a surprise for my now spouse whose family is Scottish. You can even see his Scottish tartan vest in this picture. Duncan played absolutely beautifully, and everyone was in tears. Seriously, so many people came up to me to tell me how they cried while he played. It was an absolutely beautiful. Duncan selected the pieces, and they were perfect selections for the setting. Absolutely perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a more meaningful, thoughtful, important, and beautiful experience and piper. Thank you SO much! I’m sure there are many more pictures that are closer up of Duncan himself, but this is what I have so far.
Duncan was incredible. Super responsive, had a great repertory. We hired him for our wedding and he played during a pre-ceremony ritual and during the recessional. He made many people cry, including me. He is an incredibly skilled musician. Highly recommended.
He played for my mom’s burial service and was perfect in every way!
Duncan was early, cheerful and fantastic on the pipes. Great time had by all.
Duncan was great! Totally on time with everything. Excellent piper! He was very well polished as a piper. He did a great job coordinating the event prior to the event date too. We totally recommend Duncan. He was excellent at our wedding!
Duncan S. Moore was contacted on short notice and was able to play for my fathers funeral in Gettysburg Pa.
It was cold and raining that day.
My father requested " Going Home" and Duncan played the song perfect.
Duncan is a very experienced bag pipe player. My father had full military tribute and Duncan fit in perfect with the military vets.
I would recommend Duncan for any occasion but it was a honor for him to play at my fathers funeral.
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
|May 26, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 17, 2020 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Graduation|
|May 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Surprise|
|May 09, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 16, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 14, 2020 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||House Party|
|March 12, 2020 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 07, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 22, 2020 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 25, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|January 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 10, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Cultural Event|
|October 06, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Birthday Party|
|October 05, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 07, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 31, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 22, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 08, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 06, 2019 • 12:30pm - 12:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 30, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 23, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||House Party|
|March 23, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|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.