Lary is an award winning performance bagpiper who has been entertaining in the Southwest for more than a decade. He will arrive early to your event, properly attired and tuned.
He received his piping education from Lars Sloan of Houston, Texas and Pipe Major Robert G Richardson of Glasgow, Scotland.
Lary can perform for your event in a variety of highland attire including #1 full dress British military with the feather bonnet. Parts of his attire are surplus British military representing several Highland Regiments. To view his photos of him performing go to
Lary was punctual. He brought 2 different bagpipes with him for me to choose from. He explained to me how each one was different in volume. Since the memorial was in a chapel I chose the softer sounding bagpipe. Lary was sympathetic to our loss. He was kind, accommodating and funny. Everyone was very impressed. I would definitely hire Lary again for other events.
Lary was wonderful through and through. Despite the flooding he came through and was in quick communication. The event went flawlessly and he enhanced our experience with his music. He was so personable and answered any guest questions as they came up to him. He brought back the memory of my grandmother as he played "Mairi's Wedding" for my march down the aisle. Thank you, Lary.
Lary Fowler was perfect.
From beginning to end, this Piper is what made our Father’s funeral so beautiful.
His playing was the best part of the entire service.
Mr. Fowler was both prompt, and professional.
He also gave us some history on the bagpipes, ans answered questions.
He was pleasant, and his playing just perfect.
Thank you again, Sir!
We appreciate you!
Thank you so much for attending my mother’s service. She would have loved it.
Larry was kind and professional, but the pipes sounded off-key at times. No one seemed to notice but me; However, I am a bagpipe "junkie" and listen to pipe CDs all the time.
I like the songs we agreed on
Highly recommend - Arrived early - Very professional - Extremely personable - Played beautifully before and after service.
Lary was very easy to work with and did an amazing jog at our vow renewal. Highly recommend!
Totally made everyone feel better about our beloved aunt passing, and was the perfect touch for her sendoff. Thank you so much You were wonderful!!!
The unexpected loss of our son-in-law, Lee Weldon, was an incredible shock. As there was a bagpiper at their wedding 18 1/2 years ago, we chose to have a bagpiper close out his Memorial Service by playing Amazing Grace in the church, then leading everyone from the church to the reception in the Hall as he was playing Scotland the Brave. There were many tears shed while Amazing Grace was played, it was so beautifully moving. Mr. Fowler arrived with plenty of time to get the feel of the layout and not be stressed prior to his part in the program. He was a delight. Very dependable and authentic! I'm sorry that I did not take any photos that evening!
He played great, however I did not realize he could only play a couple of songs at the funeral until after I paid. Seemed very expensive to pay $312 for two songs. If you are using him for something other than a military funeral it might be worth it. He was a very nice gentleman and played well.
Response from Lary Fowler, Bagpiper:
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
The National Cemetery at Fort Polk only allows time for one song. Fort Sam Houston allows 2 songs. Not my rules, but the cemeteries rules.
My apologies. Lary Fowler Bagpiper 817 517 3307
Outstanding job, was there early, etc! Class act.
Fantastic surprise for the bride and groom
Larry was great. He showed up early, waited patiently when things got delayed without complaint. I would absolutely hire Larry again should we ever need another bagpiper.
Music was good. he looked great.
Arrived early, full dress and performed wonderfully
Was early and professional! Was dressed exceptionally and was social and entertaining! Made my husbands birthday very special!!!
Mr Fowler arrived early and was dressed very elaborate and was a real pleasure to hear , everyone thought he amazing, both in appearance and skill
Thanks Lary. YOU made Mom's celebration spectacular. She is still talking about it. Kathy Hostetler
Lary was awesome! We had such a good time!
Larry arrived on time, played for a surprise birthday party with gusto and was generally amazing. Thank you Sir!
Lary did a great job at our wedding reception. He was a hit with the bride, groom and all their guests. He was very responsive via phone and text messages. He was flexible to the usual "fluid" situations that happen at small weddings.
I picked Lary from his picture. He was exactly what I wanted. Did a great job.
I felt I was in very good hand for a very important event! Saying goodbye to my husband of 38 yrs! Beautiful playing! Very kind, sensitive and professional highly recommend! Excellent bagpiper skills!
Lary was the hit of the party and celebration. We had about 15 people over for Christmas celebration and Lary arrived as a surprise. He played inside and out and covered songs for the adults and kids.
He arrived in full regimental dress and explained how the differences between each instrument and how it all works.
Everyone learned more about the pipes and loved it!
All were so impressed at the experience and his sensitivity to theatrics for the funeral
And a really nice gentleman, many enjoyed just visiting with him
Thanks for making a tough event memorable
Lary thank you for make our event special. You were the cherry on top. Loved it👌🏻
Lary arrived early and was set up as guests began arriving. Lots of pictures were take, and he added greatly to the opening of our new Scottish-themed restaurant, Mulligan's. And also, he's a nice guy!
Lary has performed at two funerals for our family and has contributed greatly to the graveside ceremony.
Lary came early and was flexible. He was very professional and his performance added greatly to the ceremony at the cemetery. If ever I need a piper again (in his service area), I will definitely solicit his services.
Very touching at a difficult moment...
Larry played and looked great!!!
This was a formal military function with a posting of the colors, etc. Given we are a cavalry "descendent" of the 7th Cavalry that went to war in 1877 to the strains of "Garry Owen" our veterans like to post the colors to that music. It was clear that Lary had done this before; he did an excellent job
Mr Fowler was at the event early and performed admirably. He had a wonderful disposition and made the whole event so much nicer. I would highly recommend him for any event you are planning.
He was waiting for us when the hearse arrived, played a beautiful tune while my mom was carried by the pallbearers to the gravesite. Amazing Grace brought such a soothing peaceful spirit. He was very personable and spoke after to the family about the pipes and showed how they worked. I would hire him again for the next special event. Everyone thought it was a perfect send off for my Scottish heratige mom.
Great job Larry. Thanks for being a big part of our ceremony.
Thanks also for your service to our country; Welcome home brother 🇺🇸
Lary was a great addition to our golfing event. He was punctual and his music had an amazing effect on all of us, especially in this outdoor setting. I would highly recommend him for your event and we look forward to having him back next year. James W.
It was a great experience. The piper was there much prior to the even to ensure that everything was in order and his playing was immaculate during the ceremony and it added a very nice touch to the memorial service. Could not have gone better.
Larry was on time and impeccably dressed for my Mother's graveside service. He and the drummer played 5 of our family's favorite songs. They were both very courteous and professional. I recommend them highly.
Larry provided a great authentic touch to our wedding at Staley Mountain Ranch.
Early, prepared and completely awesome. Without a doubt, the most touching part of my father's funeral at Houston National Cemetery. His slow walk towards and away from my father's ashes while playing Amazing Grace will stay with us forever.
Lary did a wonderful job playing at my dad's funeral. He was in place and playing as we arrived. He finished with 'Amazing Grace', walking slowly up to my dad's ashes before bowing and walking away, the last notes faint in the distance. It was a most touching ceremony all around at the National Cemetery, but Lary's professionalism and utmost respect had us all in tears. Everyone attending had positive comments to make about him.
Our family feels very fortunate that we booked Lary for our private ceremony to honor our mother and spread her ashes. He arrived in plenty of time and was very approachable and comfortable to be with. He lead the family on a 30-minute procession through the woods, playing a variety of soft songs on the smaller Scottish bagpipe. Our walk ended at a clearing where Lary switched to the larger Highland bagpipe and then rejoined our group while playing Amazing Grace. It was touching and sentimental for all. He wore full-dress attire and definitely looked the part. It was a combination of good piping, good song selections, and Lary's friendly personality that helped make this a memorable and fitting tribute to our dear mother. Booking through GigSalad was a great idea.
Lary was a find through GigSalad. I did not know what to expect. We were having an Irish funeral. He showed at the cemetery in full outfit and could not have been closer to my vision of the perfect bagpiper. He led the casket procession with an Irish folksong. After the short ceremony he was heard off a ways playing Amazing Grace. We then went to the Chapel where he played Ballads softly in the garden as people arrived. After the ceremony he led the procession through the garden to the reception while playing Danny Boy. After playing Ode to Joy and a few more songs on the reception patio, he made himself available for pictures for those interested. I was very satisfied and will recommend his services to others. Lary, Thank you again for making this day of morning and celebration memorable. Randy
Mr Fowler's presence and his music added a greater sense of nobility and honor to my military retirement ceremony. It took the event from memorable to EPIC - so grateful to Larry for his professolnalism and his competence...if you're thinking about - go with Larry Fowler and you will be glad you did!!
Showed up early and had full Scottish uniform. The 'gig' was just for one song for a memorial service. But just what we wanted.
Lary arrived on time, very personable and the music he played was fantastic. Was a very fun event. His attire and bagpipe music was perfect for our guest we were honoring. We all enjoyed Lary!
I can't recommend Lary highly enough. We contacted him to be a surprise bagpiper during our wedding reception and he gave a perfect performance. Thanks again!
Lary Fowler played for a special service at our church. He was professional, flexible and responsive to our wishes, making suggestions when asked. His "dress" was authentic, adding much to the performance and he looked even than I could have hoped. He was friendly, personable and easy to talk to. He sent a very nice note that evening complimenting us on our service and thanking us for choosing him. I'd recommend him unreservedly for any event. Using Gig Salad was so easy and worked perfectly. Seeing reviews and allowing for choices based on location, cost, etc. helped immensely.
We soon forgot that Lary was paid entertainment. He was much more like a family friend, just what we needed at my mothers funeral.
What to Expect
Lary plays the Great Highland Bagpipe and the Scottish Smallpipes. While he has been educated by champion pipers who teach traditional piping you might hear The Flintstones, Star Wars, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lion King Theme or Kum By Ah. Depending on the program their may be some cultural education. Your event can be as structured as you like.
Lary has performed at a variety of venues having piped for Scentsy Corporations 10000 member annual gathering. Lary is quite comfortable working with you or your wedding planner. His phone is always on so he's easy to contact. Lary is a veteran of the US Army performing with an Army Band at Fort Polk, La. so he is entirely comfortable piping veterans memorials or events. Performing at non traditional bagpipe events is one of his favorite things to do. Dog shows and AA and AAA baseball games fall in this category. Being a surprise piper at a birthday party, wedding, family reunion or corporate event is almost too much fun. Lary is about 6 feet tall and weighs over 200 pounds so it can be quite a challenge to be a surprise at that size and dressed in a kilt.
Additional Booking Notes
Lary requires very little lighting, staging, mics, etc.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 19, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 26, 2022 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|November 14, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 09, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 04, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 15, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 29, 2021 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 18, 2021 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 02, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|August 20, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 03, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 21, 2021 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 21, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 16, 2021 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 06, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 28, 2021 • 9:00am - 11:30am||Retirement Party|
|May 17, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 08, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 08, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 28, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|April 17, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 30, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 26, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Holiday Party|
|October 22, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Sporting Event|
|October 17, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 10, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Birthday Party|
|September 26, 2020 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 18, 2020 • 11:30am - 11:45am||Birthday Party|
|September 11, 2020 • 11:30pm - 11:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 10, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 04, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 13, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 12, 2020 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 31, 2020 • 9:30am - 10:00am||Surprise|
|May 25, 2020 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Wedding Reception|
|May 11, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 16, 2020 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 15, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Dinner Party|
|March 14, 2020 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|February 23, 2020 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 15, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 31, 2019–January 01, 2020 • 11:30pm - 12:00am||New Year's Party|
|December 25, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 20, 2019 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 07, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Graduation|
|October 27, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 24, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Sporting Event|
|September 28, 2019 • 7:00am - 8:00am||Surprise|
|September 06, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 17, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Retirement Party|
|July 13, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Launch Party|
|May 17, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 16, 2019 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 13, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||House Party|
|May 04, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 16, 2019 • 9:30am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 12, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 23, 2019 • 12:30pm - 12:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 05, 2018 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 25, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Sporting Event|
|September 29, 2018 • 7:00am - 8:00am||Fundraiser|
|September 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Reunion|
|September 07, 2018 • 11:30am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 01, 2018 • 10:30am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 29, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|November 18, 2017 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Anniversary Party|
|September 30, 2017 • 6:30am - 7:30am||Sporting Event|
|August 26, 2017 • 8:00am - 1:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|August 12, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 31, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 01, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 04, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Anniversary Party|
|May 04, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 08, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 06, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 14, 2016 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 04, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 10, 2016||Retirement Party|
|May 28, 2016 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 28, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 25, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|March 13, 2016 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 20, 2016||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 02, 2016||Retirement Party|
|December 24, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|October 31, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 23, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 23, 2015||Corporate Event|
|September 05, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 30, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 24, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2014||Other|
|December 08, 2014||Funeral Service|
|November 08, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|September 20, 2014||Festival|
|July 31, 2014||Funeral Service|
|June 29, 2014||Church Service|
|June 07, 2014||Reunion|
|May 24, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 22, 2014||Funeral Service|
|April 30, 2014||Funeral Service|
|April 12, 2014||Other|
|December 24, 2013||Christmas Party|
|October 12, 2013||Funeral Service|
Scotland the Brave, Wings, Mairi's Wedding.
Danny Boy, Amazing Grace, Going Home
If you require a tune Lary doesn't know he will learn it for you with enough advance notice. The bagpipe has a range of only 9 notes so there are many tunes that don't fit the pipe.
|Lary Fowler||Solo Performer|
Influences & Inspiration
The Rogues, Scotland Rising, Scottish Mayhem, Sloanwolfe, Tartanic, all Texas bands as well as numerous international bands like Red Hot Chilli Pipers from Glasgow, Scotland.