Mr. Robert Mitchell is considered one of the BEST bagpipers in the United States. He plays the Highland bagpipes, which are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and the Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes, which are perfect for indoor playing. These instruments, with gentler tones are perfect for background music, accompaniment with other instruments, and during meditation before a ceremony. With over 20 years experience, this talented musician can only add to your celebration of your heritage.
Robert presents an exciting, entertaining, educational program suitable for audiences of all ages.
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This was the first funeral I have had to coordinate and I was unsure of many details, but the Reelpiper helped me with figuring out when to start playing and intervals for stopping and where he should be situated etc. He played the pipes beautifully and was very professional. Thanks again!
This Gentlemen was right where he was supposed to be and played beautifully for my Mother's burial. He is very talented.
Response from TheReelpiper:
This was a beautiful day and a lovely send -off for the matriarch of the family. I greeted the family at the top of the hill near the grave site playing "The Sleeping Tune". Then as the pall bearers and priest escorted the coffin to the grave site I played "Slaine". Following the final prayer I played 3 verses of "Amazing Grace". As the family walked back to their vehicles I played "Going Home" and "When the Battle's O're". Bagpiper Robert Mitchell
Bob was wonderful. The music was beautiful! He intuitively seemed to know exactly what we needed him to do and where to go. He did a beautiful job.
Response from TheReelpiper:
Emily and Kellen,
Your wedding was awesome. It was my pleasure. Bobby
Bob was extremely accommodating to our schedule, which changed a few times over the corse of the week. He made himself available when we neede him, was extremely professional, and his music was incredible. I'd highly recommend him to all!
Response from TheReelpiper:
Congratulations Sarah and Andrew !
Your wedding in the Chapel and the gathering at the plantation was the very best wedding that I have had the pleasure to attend in over 30 years of playing bagpipes at weddings.. It was absolutely perfect. Everybody was so friendly and genuine. Congratulations to you both.
Price Range: $300, plus travel
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
People will often call the performance on the bagpipes as memorable for the sound and feeling. What better way to remember that special day or to remember a loved one.
Typically, I provide music as guests are gathering and moving from one place to another. Ceremonies are more memorable when bagpipe music is played.
" I recommend that musicians take the time to seek the highest quality instruction for their instruments, listen to a variety of music and styles, and practice everyday."
Mr. Mitchell started bagpiping at 9 yrs. of age. He continues to study the music and styles of the ancient bagpipers and contemporary musicians. He served for 20 years as Pipe Major of a Grade 4 Pipe Band in Columbia, MD. In 2004 he was awarded the Master/Apprenticeship Award by the Maryland Traditional Arts organization.
Additional Booking Notes
When bagpipes are used to provide "a surprise", it is important to discuss details about the preparation and tuning of the instrument ahead of time.
Past Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 04, 2018 • 10:30am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 06, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:15pm||Birthday Party|
|October 29, 2017 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Worship Service|
|October 28, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 19, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 10, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 27, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 16, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|June 25, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 18, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2016 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 01, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 17, 2015||Holiday Party|
|December 17, 2014||Corporate Event|
|October 07, 2014||Fundraiser|
|September 17, 2014||Funeral Service|
|August 22, 2014||Corporate Event|
|June 18, 2014||Funeral Service|
|May 21, 2014||Funeral Service|
The variety of music that I play on the bagpipes is endless. I am listing 2 samples for each category that I usually play.
Patriotic: America the Beautiful, Marine Corps Hymn
Appalachian: Shenandoah, Amazing Grace
Memorials: Flowers of the Forest, Going Home
Scottish: Scotland the Brave, Flower of Scotland
Irish: Wearing of the Green, Minstrel Boy
Dances: Strathspeys, Reels
Jigs: Jig of Slurs, Geese in the Bog
Marches: Horsborough Castle, Campbells Farewell to Red Castle
Weddings: Highland Cathedral, Mhari's Wedding
Hymns: Be Thou My Vision, Abide with Me
Airs: Lightly Swims the Swan, Mrs. Hamilton's
|Robert Mitchell||Bagpiper: Musician|
Influences & Inspiration
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Changing room/ tuning room.
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