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My name is Gemma Briggs, and i'm a 23 year old Professional Bagpiper from Tampa, Florida. I specialize in live performances at special events such as weddings, funerals, private parties, corporate events, and music festivals. I learned the Bagpipes 12 years ago and I'm deeply passionate about sharing Celtic music with the world. I am an accomplished Grade 2 solo competitor, attended college on a bagpipe scholarship, and am currently touring the country playing Scottish Highland Festivals with my Celtic Fusion band, North of Argyll.
I always perform in full highland dress, and pride myself in professional quality musicianship.
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Gemma provided a wonderful performance despite the changes in plans that were thrown at her. I am going to keep her info handy so that I can guide others to her.
Response from Gemma Briggs Bagpiping:
Thank you very much for your positive feedback! It was great to work with you and your family, and I'm delighted to hear you were satisfied with the performance.
Price Range: Starting at $250
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
I will arrive dressed in full highland regalia, including the kilt, sporran, ghillies, jacket, and more. I always arrive early to tune and plan my performance, and am happy to work with you on logistics. I can advise you on how to best tailor the pipes to your event, including when and what to play. Professionalism as a musician is important to me, and I will treat your event with respect and decorum.
I started playing the bagpipes at the young age of 11 in Dunedin, FL because my school offered free lessons. I was instantly hooked! My first few years were spent honking away, but I excelled quickly and began competing as a soloist and with bands. In high school, I played for Tampa Bay Pipe Band and continued to hone my piping skills learning from Scottish and Canadian bagpiping masters.
A bagpipe scholarship took me to the College of Wooster, a liberal arts school near Cleveland, OH with a strong Scottish connection. I played countless concerts, publicity events, recruitment dinners, sports games, and private gigs as a representative of the college, gaining experience as a professional musician while I earned my Neuroscience degree. I had the honor of leading the band as the College of Wooster Pipe Major during my senior year, and was selected as one of only 20 pipers to compete in the Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Bagpiping Championships. I am now a Grade 2 player, with a goal of becoming Open Professional within the next few years. I also play the piano, guitar, sing, and compose my own music.
I started Gemma Briggs Bagpiping in 2013. Today, I have played hundreds of gigs and I love to share the art of bagpiping with the world. I look forward to bringing my musical passion to your event.
Yours in piping,
Additional Booking Notes
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 03, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|April 23, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
The Flower of Scotland
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
Skye Boat Song
Scots Wae Hae
Scotland The Brave
High Road to Gairloch
Orange and Blue
Auld Lang Syne
Green Hills of Tyrol
Dawning of the Day
The Blackberry Bush
Dr. McPhail’s Reel
Doune of Invernochty
Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch
The Atholl Highlanders
The Heights of Cassino
Alan Dodd’s Farewell to Scotland
Invergordon’s welcome to HMQE II
74th highlanders farewell to Edinburgh
Mrs. John MacColl
The Busy Bee?
Paddy’s Leather Breeches