Highland Bagpiper & Scottish Fiddler
I am also the lead piper/fiddler/singer and manager of a Scottish traditional folk band, The Devil's Tailors.
Engaging.. knowledgeable.. skilled in his craft
A delight to have him in our company and that of our friends
Many of our friends remarked in kind and would highly recommend him!
Response from Peter Walker - Am Bogha Dubh (The Black Bow):
Thanks for the kind words, Terri! It was a lovely reception, and a great honor to be asked to play.
Peter, Thank you for making our holiday party special last night . We recieved several messages from guests this morning
Who thoroughly enjoyed the music ! You were wonderful ! We highly recommend you to anyone planning a cocktail party !
What to Expect
I am extremely flexible for performance, and will play any mix the instruments on which I perform, at the client's request. I can provide or recommend repertoire.
My repertoire is almost exclusively Scottish; but I can learn Irish tunes upon request - but will play them in a Scottish style.
If a generic "Celtic" style is needed, I will de-emphasize the tune types particular to Scotland, instead playing tunes with rhythms common across the Scottish traditions.
My attire is flexible; for piping gigs, I can kit out anywhere from casual through full regimental dress. For fiddling gigs, I have attire that ranges from casual through white tie. In addition, I can also turn out in attire, and with instruments, appropriate to the middle 18th century (think Prince Charlie & Outlander).
I am a traditional Scottish musician specializing in 18th century music. I have studied Highland bag piping since 2001 and Scottish Fiddling since 2002 (with a background in classical violin). I principally perform on Scottish Fiddle and Highland Bagpipes, as well as Scottish smallpipes and border pipes.
I have performed with the Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club and the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums since 2004, for weddings and Scottish Country Dances since 2006, and founded the Scottish Folk-Acoustic band The Devil's Tailors in 2008, and lead the only DC-area open Scottish jam session. I also participate in a living history unit reenacting the 1745 rebellion in the Highlands, leading me to study the music's historical context.
I have twice qualified for the US National Scottish Fiddling Championship, and was 4th place overall in Grade 4 Senior out of almost 850 pipers in 2006, and (after a long break) expect to return to competition in 2016.
Additional Booking Notes
Most of my gigs are completely acoustic. If I am to play through a PA, I have wireless rigs available that connect through a standard XLR microphone cable to the house mixer, and require 110 V power; the larger rig is pre-mixed so all my instruments come out at the same level.
Past Booked Events
|April 22, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|February 14, 2016||Anniversary Party|
|December 18, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|