Rob Lockwood is a Highland Bagpiper / Scottish Smallpiper in Virginia Beach, VA with over 30 years of experience in Pipeband and Solo performance as well as teaching the Great Highland Bagpipe. He currently holds the rank of Pipe Sergeant with Newport News Police Pipes and Drums. Rob is available to perform for Weddings, Memorials, Military Mess Nights, Retirements, and other special events in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina.
Rob was a wonderful bagpipe player and his attention to detail helped make out occasion that much more memorable. Rob was kind, caring and sensitive to our loss. You couldn't asked for a better or more professional musician. Thank you.
Price Range: $200 and up, depending on travel
What to Expect
Bagpipe musical performance by a piper in traditional Scottish Highland attire (kilt, etc).
Rob has been very active in the Hampton Roads, VA Scottish community for many years. He has been studying, playing, and teaching the Great Highland Bagpipe for over 30 years and is available to perform at weddings, memorials, military functions, and other special events throughout southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. The haunting music of the pipes has always touched his spirit.
Rob is a member of The Eastern United States Pipe Band Association and holds the rank of Pipe Sergeant in the Newport News Police Pipes and Drums. He received the Newport News Police Pipes and Drums President's Award in 2008 and was named the 2012 Band Member of the Year. Rob a former member and Past President of Tidewater Pipes and Drums and was a founding member of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Pipe Band where he held the rank of Pipe Sergeant until that band’s re-amalgamation with Tidewater Pipes and Drums in 2003. He was the 2001 recipient of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Achievement Award for continued outstanding service to the Chesapeake community through his participation with the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Pipe Band. Rob continues to serve as Piper for the Sheriff's Office as well as for the Chesapeake Police Dept.
Rob had the pleasure of performing with the Virginia Symphony in February 2000, at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Rededication Ceremony in May 2001, and at the Memorial Ceremony for the raising of the gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor in August 2002.
Rob is learning to speak the Gaelic language and is a founding member of The Scots Gaelic Society of Tidewater, under the auspices of An Comunn Gaidhleach America (The Gaelic Society of America). He also has been studying the works of Scottish Poet Laureate Robert Burns for over thirty years and frequently performs "To a Haggis", "Tam O' Shanter", and other Burns classics at area schools, Burns Nights, and other Scottish events.
Rob was admitted a Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot) in 2003 and in 2004 received the accolade of Knighthood in The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem where he serves as Chancellor and Piper for The Priory of The Holy Isle in Richmond, VA. He will serve Holy Isle as Prior for the 2015-2017 biennium.
Past Booked Events
|June 28, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|May 09, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
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