Hire a professional, experienced piper in the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre area of Northeastern Pa.
I have been playing the pipes over 21 years and have played virtually every type of event you could imagine.
I am available to play weddings, funerals & memorials, special events, parties, and educational seminars.
The tunes vary depending upon the event...up-beat tunes for weddings and parties (including selections of marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs and hornpipes), slow airs and solemn, dignified music for funerals/memorials (including religious tunes).
If you need more than one piper, or wish to add drums for a fuller sound, I can accommodate your needs with a drummer or small group.
My family was so thrilled with Bill’s performance. Made for some great memories!
Response from ScrantonPiper:
Thank you, Joan!
It was a pleasure playing at your event.
Bill was an absolutely wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony! He was easy to work with, and sounded awesome! We got so many compliments! Thanks Bill!
Although this was a short notice event everything went very well and we could not have asked for anything additional. Bill was very professional and offered suggestions on what and where to play. Would highly recommend his services and will use again.
Price Range: $150~$250 for most events.
I am a Highland Bagpiper living in Scranton, PA with my wife and two children.
I began my piping studies in 1998 and progressed in record time to playing with the local pipe band. Piping came naturally to me, and before I knew it, I had a tremendous grasp of the instrument. My learning continues to this day, with top-level players/instructors, in order to keep my repertoire ever fresh and expanding.
My experience with the bagpipes allows me to have an instrument which is finely tuned to perfection, and as a result will sound pleasing to the ear. Furthermore, the same experience gives me the technical expertise to play a wide variety of tunes to the best of my ability, further enhancing the musical performance that you will hear.
By far, the biggest request I receive is to play the bride & groom out of their wedding ceremony. And while there are other options available at a wedding for playing the pipes, the surprise of a piper at the end of the ceremony is a big treat for all. I work with the bride and groom to get as many details of their day as I can, so I can make suggestions as to how the pipes can be included into their plans.
Funerals and memorials can be emotional to plan, and I take that into consideration when planing the details with the family or funeral director in order to make the bagpipes a fitting tribute.
Kilted attire is standard, but under some circumstances I have been asked to play in a business suit or business casual attire.
For more details, you can contact me directly:
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 07, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|September 01, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Reunion|
|August 03, 2019 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 19, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Influences & Inspiration
Angus McDonald, Alasdair Gillies, Stuart Liddell, Jack Lee, Gordon Walker, Willile McCallum, Jim MacGillivray, 78th Fraser Highlanders, Victoria Police Pipe Band, Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band, Inverary & District Pipe Band, and more!
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