Specializing in Weddings on Mackinac Island, and in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City and other popular Northern Michigan venues. Also available for parties, concerts, and memorial ceremonies.
50 years' experience. Skillfully integrating bagpipe music into just about any setting imaginable. Full-time professional. Always prompt, punctual, and absolutely in-tune. Providing an all-around excellent musical experience.
Gregor was great to work with, including great communication. He arrived on time and played extremely well. Gregor is an expert bagpipe player, totally in tune and on key. Highly recommended.
Was more than I expected.
Very professional, nice guy, knew what to do and make suggestions..
Greg was prompt, professional and very patient. The music was appropriate and beautiful! Thank you Gregor McGregor😊
Initially booked Gregor to play our event, however something came up in which he was unable to attend so he quickly found a replacement and saved the day!! The bagpiper Gregor sent was prompt, professional, and played beautifully! It was a wonderful experience.
Response from Gregor MacGregor - Scottish Piper:
Thank you for the feedback, Jenny. It rarely occurs that I have to send a replacement, but when I do, I send the best I can find. I'm glad this worked out for everyone!
He was amazing, on time and so helpful and did an amazing job. We loved having him there for our special day and was so easy to work with.
He was on time, and great. Played what the bride and groom wanted and the guests enjoyed it.
Gregor did a great job! Bagpipes for the ceremony were a really cool touch, and Gregor was terrific. Would highly recommend!
Mr. MacGregor was prompt, courteous and did a splendid job of entertaining our guests at the luncheon. We had never done anything lie this before and did not know what to expect. He made everything simple for us. If we ever need a top notch bagpipe player again.. we know who to call!
Price Range: $300 and up
What to Expect
Beginning in November, 1962 at age six, I took instruction from Pipe Major Walter S. Rose of the St. Andrews Pipe Band of Detroit.
In 1966, Walter Rose passed away. I then attended the legendary piping school in Wilkesport, Ontario taught by John MacFadyen from 1968 through 1973. Throughout the years Pipe Major John Goodenow instructed me on piobaireachd and continued to mentor my solo career.
The Wilkesport piping school was attended by many of North America's best pipers --including some future world champions-- during the time I was there.
I played with St. Andrew's Pipe Band and the competitive Scottish Society of Windsor Pipe Band until about 1978, when I decided to get married and then began raising a family, which left little time for piping.
In about 1996, I began to update my pipes, my repertoire and my uniform and I slowly returned to regular piping. By 1999, I was playing engagements all over Upper Michigan.
In 2005, I played a six-concert stint with The Chieftains. These included appearances as special guest artist with the the Minnesota Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. This led to several other engagements with various other well-known performers. I have also consulted on and performed Maxwell Davies' 'An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise' with the Ann Arbor Orchestra, the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon and the University of Michigan Symphony.
In the meanwhile, I have continued to provide music for weddings, memorials and other events. I especially relish every wedding ceremony, as it is an honor to be included. It seems most fitting to share this talent with which I have been blessed for such a special, important and joyous occasion.
Additional Booking Notes
I can play practically anywhere, as I require no particular lighting or staging and all of my own sound, with no need for any amplification.
Traditional Scottish and Irish selections. Will consider all requests made in advance.
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