We are very experienced bagpipers having played at hundreds of weddings, funerals, and other events. We are full time professional bagpipe instructors and performers. We will play for all occasions and are readily available for last minute bagpiping needs. We can provide any group size from a single piper, a piper and a drummer, two or three pipers, or a full highland pipe band.
We had an intimate funeral for my dad and wanted to infuse some energy and life into it with his favorite: the bagpipes. I’m so glad we did!
He knew one of our residents and a resident's family. Very nice, personable, and professional. I would definitely hire him again!
Mike did a wonderful job of piping at my mother's 90th birthday bash. He had the crowd laughing, crying and clapping. He was patient with picture taking and even a little jig from Mom. It was the highlight of the party. I would highly recommend Mike.
Mike walked down the hill at dusk playing the bagpipes and our friends were awestruck then exuberant. He was polite, fun, had a great sense of what & when to play. Everyone loved him and it was the best party EVER!!
Mike provided both piping and also explanations about his attire and instrument that were informative and humorous for our family event. Felt as if he was family! Everyone lived his performance.
We booked Bagpipe Associates through GigSalad for my mothers funeral. The booking process through GigSalad was quick and easy, but Bagpipe Associates far exceeded our expectations the day of the event. Mike was at the cemetery and already playing as we showed up. It was so amazing to hear the music as we were pulling in with the funeral procession. He played the songs we requested before and after the prayer service and it was perfect and gave me chills. Mike was very professional and personable and even spoke to my daughter about Macalester College after the service - she is interested in attending school there and noticed it was written on his bag. I highly recommend Bagpipe Associates and am very pleased with the service we received!
It was always my cousins wish to have bagpipes played at his funeral. His passing came much sooner then we thought. I went on the internet & found Mike Breidenbach. He played an hour during the visitation, before the funeral. It was simply beautiful. The last song he played was Amazing Grace. Everyone was in awe that a bagpiper was there & enjoyed the selections so much. He was very professional. Communication was great. Priced fairly. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone for any occasion. Thank you so very much Mike. I know Ralph was looking down smiling.
Mike was our bagpiper for my son's wedding. He was awesome!
He was very professional, yet very personable. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
Price Range: $150-600
What to Expect
Mike Breidenbach is the Director of Piping at Macalester College and is the Pipe Major of their Grade 3 competition band. He has been a full time bagpipe teacher and performer since 1999. He began learning at Macalester College in 1992 under the tuition of Andrew Hoag. Later he studied with Donald Lindsay, Jim MacGillivray, and the late Lindsay Kirkwood. In 1997 and 1998 he was awarded Champion Supreme by the Midwest Pipe Band Association in Grade II as a soloist. He is now recognized as an accomplished Grade I piper. Michael also plays with the Kansas City St. Andrews Society Pipe Band which competes in Grade 2. Mike has performed on stage with The Cheiftans, Blink-182, and others
Past Booked Events
|July 10, 2020 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 25, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Birthday Party|
|May 26, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|February 23, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 23, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 18, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|January 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 10, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 17, 2015||Funeral Service|
|February 05, 2015||Funeral Service|
|June 01, 2014||Graduation|
|January 31, 2014||Funeral Service|