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Well respected Bagpiper with 25 years of experience. Looking to make your special occasion memorable. Please contact me for more information.
My father-in-law recently passed. The Memorial service was arrangenged by immediate family locally and from out-of-state. I am an in-law, after all arrangements were made, I asked my wife if a Bagpiper would be appropriate? We discussed and I did not take action. WELL, upon arrival at burial site, there standing was Nathan in full regalia... my wife had made the contact and arrangements. I was as shocked as the rest of the party.
To the punch... Nathan was more than professional. A gentleman and very, very good on 'the pipes.' Further discussion revealed that he competes and also competes in Scotland annually.
'The pipes' are part of my IRISH heritage and we discussed this... Nathan had an add age of the Irish/Scottish relationship.
Lastly, not a dry eye in the house... I would recommend Nathan unconditionally. A gentleman and a craftsman.
Tim Reichel (and family)
North Canton, OH
Nathan is incredibly talented and easy to work with. He truly loves his craft, and this shows from the moment you start working with him to the moment he finishes playing on your big day. I received multiple compliments from my guests about the quality of music and truly enjoyed walking out in style behind Nathan. I highly recommend working with him because not only does he perform quality music, but he is easygoing and allows you to relax through this part of the wedding-planning process.
Price Range: $250-$400
Gig Length: 5 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
I have been performing professionally for over 25 years. I wear traditional Scottish attire and will mark your occasion with a quality bagpipe performance.
I have been playing the Bagpipes since 1994 and perform in a variety of settings. I compete in solo and pipe band competitions throughout the United States, Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, and Australia. I have competed in top level (Grade One) pipe bands, including the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band in Palmerston North, New Zealand and the City of Washington Pipe Band in Washington D.C. and am an active member of the Greater Midwest Pipe Band.
I perform for large and small functions, including church services, weddings, funerals, retirements, golf outings, parties, etc.
Additional Booking Notes
I perform for large and small functions, including funerals, church services, and St. Patrick’s Day events. Please see below for more information or contact me.
- FUNERALS -
The distinctive sound of bagpipes communicates and expresses the many deep emotions of losing a loved one. As you plan this time to remember and honor the life of someone close to you, I will gladly work with you and the funeral home/church to ensure that the bagpipes best compliment your service.
- Suggestions of when to play -
If you have never heard a bagpiper at a funeral or memorial service, or if you unfamiliar with how the bagpipes are typically used, the following is a list of suggested times to play:
At a funeral, a piper may play:
- As the casket is carried into the church
- As part of the service
- As the casket is carried out of the church
- As the casket is carried to the burial site
- At the end of the interment service... a piper in the distance
At a memorial a piper may:
- Pipe the processional or prelude
- Play as part of the service
- Pipe the recessional or postlude
- SPECIAL EVENTS -
Add the distinctive sound of bagpipes to your special events! The following are some examples of special events at which I have piped.
- Church services
- St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
- Robert Burns' suppers
- RATES for special events -
Because the time commitment and details vary widely from one event to another, please contact me for a quote for your special event.
- INCLEMENT WEATHER -
It is important to note that there are occasions when I have the right to refuse playing outside. These situations include harm to my pipes or me and involve extremes in weather.
I play traditional Scottish, Irish, and Celtic music.
Influences & Inspiration
I have had the privilege of competing in top level (Grade One) pipe bands, including the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band in Palmerston North, New Zealand and the City of Washington Pipe Band in Washington D.C. I am currently competing with The Greater Midwest Pipe Band -- 2015 the Grade II North American Champion Band.
The bagpipes generally take 5-15 minutes to set-up, warm up, and tune.