Take a moment to read our reviews and your choice will be simple. Recipient of the Best of 2013,2012 Award. Wether piping at a corporate function for Raymond James, or a Private Event, Hampton Pipes is totally invested in creating an enjoyable and memorable experience. Highlights include performances at Rod Stewart and The Police concerts. Our repertoire is extensive; but we also honor requests for new tunes and can transpose non-pipe tunes for the pipes. Always impeccably dressed!
Sound Samples can be furnished upon request. We'll suggest ideas to make your event unique and special. Our goal is to produce the best sound and dramatic staging for the performance.
Victor gave a beautiful dimension to my mother's funeral that was both dignified and comfortable. The music gave everyone a calming focus and the sound of the bagpipe was a welcome addition to the somber funeral ritual. His choice of songs was perfect and his figure, in full bag piper garb, is something I will always remember.
Response from Hampton Pipes & Drums:
Thank you Kathy.
Excellent job!! Enjoyed by all!! Thanks so much, Victor!!!
Victor played before and after the wedding ceremony for my wife and I, along with our guests. He was nothing but professional and pleasant. He arrived early, played before, and after, met our every request on songs and time of play. He was great and I would recommend him to anyone!
Victor was great. I had him play at the end of my wedding for my husband. It was a pleasant surprise to my new hubby. Thsnks Victor.
Working at St. Joseph's College, I have seen a ton of performers and Hampton Pipes & Drums were by far one of our favorites! The students really enjoying the music as well as the historical information about bag piping! Very professional and easy to work with. Will definitely be using them again!
We gathered about 12 friends to celebrate Ann's 90th Birthday. Even tho the day was special enough we wanted to add something unique to make it even more memorable. The Hampton Bagpiper was the answer. He arrived on time, looked great in his kilts, and put on a wonderful show playing for (and talking to) Ann and her guests. If you're lucky enough to turn 90 (or have another type of celebration) make it special with the Hampton Bagpiper.
From the beginning of our planning, DH wanted a bag piper at our wedding. I wanted to surprise him the day of, so for 2 years, every time DH mentioned it, I told him no and that we couldn't afford it. I found Victor through gigmaster.com. His pricing was comparable to others, but he was local to me so I decided to meet with him. He had me come to his house one Saturday morning and after going over his contract and pricing, he took me to his backyard where he played for about a good half hour. It was one of the nicest most peaceful moments of my summer. Just me and a bag piper, sipping coffee on a nice summer morning listening to him play. I left feeling so excited for the big day, now I just had to keep this secret to myself. Victor showed up the day of on time and in his traditional kilt and attire. The moment my DH heard him play, tears came to his eyes. The moment I had been waiting for!!! He was so excited and I think I really pulled off the surprise. DH is the Irish one, so I had no idea when it came to songs what I wanted played. I explained this to Victor and he came up with his own play list and we enjoyed every song he played. This was definitely my extra splurge but it was worth every penny. All in all it was still an inexpensive gift and DH will always remember pulling up in the limo and hearing the sound of bag pipes.
Everything was terrific, we were especially impressed with the rapport with those attending and the adaptability for requested music- particularly the children who marched and loved the bagpipe music
I emphatically recommend Hampton Pipes and Drums to anyone considering adding a wonderful, personal touch for their special day. Victor beautifully played the bagpipes at my son's Wedding on St. Patricks's Day and he was truly a Highlight for the affair. He was punctual, personable and professional. This experience will forever be a lasting memory in our family.
I just wanted to thank you for today. It meant a great deal to my whole family and they felt it was just perfect. I so appreciate this. Thanks again.
How magnificent the two of you looked and how splendid you sounded! When you first struck up my heart leaped-you made the occasion very special for a former piper and quite wonderful for everyone else! Your band regalia are superb.
Thank you so much from both of us. Would you give us an address to send you a proper thank you note-I know Alexa would like to add her thanks to mine.
All the best-hope to hear you again-let me know where and when the band is playing…
Hi Victor - thank you so much for Saturday. You were a big hit, everyone loved you. You added so much to the party, it was a day that will be remembered always.
I want to thank you for your role in making our gathering a tribute to two people for whom friends, family, and heritage meant a lot. You helped us choose the right program, and your playing was perfect.
Betsy and Dick L.
I cannot thank you enough for playing at my wedding. You were amazing!!! People are still talking about it. Cameron and I were just talking about how great you were and regret not being able to talk to you more and tell you how much we truly appreciated everything. Not to mention all the help over the phone! We just wanted you to know, in case you don't already, how wonderful you are at what you do. I've got some great pictures of you playing that I am going to send you.
Thanks again for everything!!!!!
Shannon and Cameron M.
These guys were great!!!!!
Price Range: $200 - $1000
Gig Length: 15 - 45 minutes
Phone Number: Call
Our band experience has brought us from venues such the United States Military Academy
at West Point to the Nassau Coliseum. We've performed at the Jones Beach Theatre, playing at concerts for Rod Stewart and the Police. We've played with Rownan Tynan (The Irish Tenors) in our own home town of South Hampton. We have performed for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other Dignitaries.
Our drummer is a highly qualified and talented percussionist with 26 years of playing experience and is the recipient of 5 solo drumming awards by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. The Dirge March is captivating when played by our World Class Snare Drummer as a tribute at a Memorial Service.
We can perform in Highland Military Attire or Formal Scottish Civilian Attire for a formal function. Our Snare Drum is draped with a mourning cover at funerals, for appropriate appearance and tone. Hampton Pipes will communicate directly with Event Planners, Funeral Directors and Honor Guards in planning your event. We will accommodate your suggestions and requests for particular tunes. Hampton Pipes hail from the eastern end of Long Island, NY. We will gladly put together a play list for your function.
Auld Lang Syne - Robert burns
Away in the Manger - Christmas
Ave Maria - Christmas
Christmas in Killarney - Christmas
Deck the Halls - Christmas
Ding Dong merrily on High - Christmas
Frosty the Snowman - Christmas
Green Sleeves - Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Christmas
Jingle Bells - Christmas
Joy to the World - Christmas
Little Drummer Boy - Christmas
Medley 1- Come All Ye Faithful, First Noel, Good King Wenceslaus - Christmas
Ode to Joy - Christmas
Oh Christmas Tree - Christmas
Oh Little town of Bethlehem - Christmas
Medley 2 - Tidings of Comfort and Joy, It came upon a midnight clear, Dear Santa Claus, Deck the Halls, A Caroling We Will Go - Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Christmas
Silent Night - Christmas
Up on the House Top - Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Christmas
White Christmas - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
Minstrel Boy - Irish
Boys from County Cork - Irish
Wearin' of the Green - Irish
A Nation Once Again - Irish
Roddy McCorley (Sean South of Gary Owen) - Irish / Scottish
O'Donnell Abu - Irish
Twenty Men From Dublin Town - Irish
Let Erin Remember - Irish
The Dawning of the Day - Irish
Garryowen - Irish
St. Patrick's Day (in the Morning) - Irish
Robin Adair (Eileen Aroon) - Scottish
Rowan Tree - Scottish
Bonnie Gallowa' - Scottish
Scotland the Brave - Scottish
No Awa' Tae Bide Awa - Scottish
Bonnie Charlie - Scottish
The High Road to Gairloch - Scottish
Mhari's Wedding - Scottish
The Barren Rocks of Aden - Scottish
Wha Saw the 42nd - Scottish
Green Hills of Tyrol - Scottish
When the Battle is O'er - Scottish
Anchors Away - Military
Marine Corps Hymn - Military
Caissons - Military
Air Force - Wild Blue Yonder - Military
Coast Guard (Semperr Paratus) - Military
Shenandoah - American
America the Beautiful - American
When the Saints Go Marching In - American
It's a Long Way to Tipperary - American
Over There - American
Give My Regards to Broadway - American
Grand Old Flag - American
Yankee Doodle Dandy - American
Oh Danny Boy - Irish
Amazing Grace - Scottish
The Badge of Scotland - Scottish
The Balmoral - Scottish
The Bluebells of Scotland - Scottish
Going Home - Scottish
Highland Cathedral - Scottish
Highland Laddie - Scottish
Kerry Dances - Irish
Lord Lovat's Lament - Scottish
Murdo's Wedding - Scottish
Rakes of Mallow - Irish
The Skye Boat Song - Scottish
Taps - Military
Wings (Royal Engineers Regimental March)
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Highland Wedding March - Scottish
The Irish Washerwoman - Irish
Scotch on the Rocks - Scottish
Dr. McInnes' Fancy - Irish
The Wedding March
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
The Kesh Jig
The Piper's Waltz - Irish
Her Endearing Young Charms - Irish / Scottish
The Black Bear - Scottish
The Battle of Waterloo
My Home in the Hills
Mist Covered Mountains
The Dark Isle
Sailor's Hornpipe - Nautical
Yankee Whalermen - Nautical
Drunken Sailor - Nautical