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I provide high quality bagpipe music. As a competition piper, I have played against many different bagpipers and won several competitions. I will provide great music and create the perfect atmosphere for Weddings, Funerals, Birthday parties, and more. I am also able to write and record orignal tunes written in celebration or in remembrance for loved ones.
Duncan was able to provide us with great entertainment. Highly recommend.
May have been nerves or just the way he plays, but the two hymns were a little too fast to be able to recognize the tunes. When we listened back we were finally able to identify them but playing a little slower I think would have been better. Really nice guy and did everything we asked. He stayed after he was done playing and answered everyone’s questions and patiently posed for all the pictures we wanted.
Response from Piper Duncan:
I’m sorry you feel that way. Amazing Grace I played at the standard tempo that is usually played in mass band. As for the other hymn, you never gave me a video to follow, so I had to find my own videos to learn it, and they played it at the tempo I played it at. I played additional tunes, answered questions, and your dad seemed to really enjoy it. I’m sorry it didn’t live up to your standards.
Duncan was fantastic! He made our wedding and turned it into our dream! He’s extremely professional and creative. He has a great personality and is friendly and kind! If I could give 10 stars I would. I highly recommend this piper for any venue.
Duncan came out and played for my fathers 90th Birthday!!! On time, reasonably priced and very patient with my pops. Amazing performance that my dad can not stop talking about!!! Best gift ever! Thank you Duncan for making my fathers day perfect and helping to create a beautiful memory for not only him but me, and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren as well!
Our Mother’s memorial service was made even more memorable by Piper Duncan. Thank you so much for your professionalism and sharing your talent.
Duncan did an incredible job entertaining our wedding guest as they got off the bus to walk down to the ceremony. Then played after the ceremony.
It was a great addition to the entire event
Duncan played beautiful to honor my father at his burial service. Hearing his playing brought comfort to my family and honored our family heritage.
Mr. Duncan was on time as he was present at the site before we arrived. Once we arrived, Mr. Duncan provided at his expertise, the appropriate songs before the service and at the very end.
Since my husband’s birthday/golf trip to Scotland has been postponed, I hired Duncan to surprise him! We were so impressed with his performance and knowledgable narrative! He was very willing to work with me on the details for the surprise and I couldn’t be happier with how our event turned out!
Duncan did an incredible job. I will definitely use his services again.
Duncan did a fantastic job at my St. Patrick's Day Event. Looking forward to working with him again.
Response from Piper Duncan:
I’m looking forward to the event as well!
My Father passed away and he always wanted a Bagpiper playing Amazing Grace. Duncan was very kind and understanding of the situation and he did not disappoint. Thank you so much!!
The Family of Dan Bustos
I will hire Duncan again. He was very polite and accommodating. Expert bagpiper.
Wow, wow, wow! Duncan performed for a 30-year Retirement party and HE WAS AWESOME!!! Professional, extremely talented, on-time and just all-around awesome! You will not go wrong if you hire him!
Duncan was great- came out for a rehearsal and then on day of wedding guided guests down to the wedding spot on the water. I made a unique entrance on a swan boat accompanied by when Irish eyes are smiling by Duncan. It was magical.
Piper Duncan drove over an hour to participate in the 50th Annual Inkster Memorial Day Parade And he didn’t disappoint! He was extremely friendly, interacted with local residents, and played the entire duration of the parade as well as prior to kickoff. Great performer and very professional!
He did a super job. He was on time and very professional. My mother loved it as well as everyone in the restaurant. He allowed my mom and family to take pics with him. Well worth the money.
Duncan was amazing, professional, and a joy to work with and have as part of our special day. Everyone was thrilled and thoroughly enjoyed his performance! We'd be happy to use his services again and highly recommend him!
Worth every penny!
We hired Piper Duncan to perform at my mom's memorial service. He arrived on time, in full traditional kilt and kit. He delivered an excellent bagpipe performance today. Glad we found him. I would strongly recommend him to others looking for a piper to play at their events.
Piper Duncan has been a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his talent.
We recently had Piper Duncan at a fundraising bike ride event where he played at one of the rest stops. He did a phenomenal job!! He was even taking requests from some of the riders! Looking forward to having him back next year!! Thank you Piper!!!!
Piper Duncan performed at a funeral yesterday for a very close family friend. I think the whole church was in tears when he started playing. Very moving. The funeral would not have been the same without him there.
Response from Piper Duncan:
It was my honour to play for the event. Thank you so much for allowing me to play.
It was just the perfect way to catch everyone's attention as Piper Duncan came walking out of the woods playing Scotland the Brave. Then it was wonderful as he finished up with the MSU Fight Song! Thank you so much for helping us to have a wonderful celebration of our interns and residents.
Price Range: $150-500
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
You will get high quality music from a competition winning bagpiper.
Duncan Petersen-Jones is a musician of many instruments, including bagpipes, piano, double bass and guitar. Duncan has a Master's Degree in Music Composition at University of Michigan, with a Bachelor in Music from Michigan State University. Duncan has played with several pipe bands, include Austin's Silver Thistle, Lansing's Glen Erin Pipe Band, Traverse City's Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums, and for Scottish dancing competitions. Duncan is an accomplished soloist competing in pipe band competitions in the US and Canada, soloed with the University of Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, and has won several Piper of the Day awards.
A personal mission of Duncan's is to provide the best quality of music possible. To help obtain this goal, Duncan practices everyday to make sure his playing is at its peak. Duncan has published a book of piping compositions and currently working on a second book.
Additional Booking Notes
I will need 15 minutes to tune up, preferably away from the event. If the event is outside, I can tune up and the arrive to the location. All instruments require tuning.
Past Booked Events
|May 14, 2022 • 9:00am - 9:15am||Birthday Party|
|March 26, 2022 • 9:00am - 9:15am||Bachelor Party|
|March 17, 2022 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||House Party|
|March 17, 2022 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Sporting Event|
|January 25, 2022 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 11, 2021 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 11, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Corporate Event|
|November 01, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 25, 2021 • 9:30am - 10:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 16, 2021 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 28, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Birthday Party|
|July 17, 2021 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 28, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 15, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 23, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 30, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 27, 2021 • 8:00am - 8:15am||Surprise|
|March 13, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Product Promotion|
|January 27, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 26, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Birthday Party|
|March 14, 2020 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Product Promotion|
|February 20, 2020 • 6:00am - 6:15am||Corporate Event|
|December 07, 2019 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 16, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 08, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Retirement Party|
|October 18, 2019 • 8:00am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 11, 2019 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 28, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 07, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 13, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Retirement Party|
|May 27, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Parade|
|March 10, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Birthday Party|
|December 29, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 17, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 28, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 15, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 14, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|January 06, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 09, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|November 05, 2017 • 3:30pm - 3:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 20, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 10, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 09, 2017 • 8:00am - 8:00pm||Taken|
|September 02, 2017 • 8:00am - 8:00pm||Taken|
|August 30, 2017 • 8:00am - 8:00pm||Taken|
|August 05, 2017 • 8:00am - 5:00pm||Taken|
|July 16, 2017–July 24, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Away|
Amazing Grace, Irish Eyes, Highland Cathedral, Scotland the Brave, Blue Bells of Scotland, MSU Fight Song, U of M Fight Song, Athol Highlander, South Hall, Banjo Breakdown, and many more.
Influences & Inspiration
Many groups have influenced my playing, being the great Scots Guard or pipebands I have played in such as The Glen Erin Pipeband or Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums. I even got to play AC/DC with a cover band, which was a great experience.
15 minutes prep