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Bagpiper / Pipe Major / Music Director of the Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band, of Cape Cod. Previously, of the Brian Boru Pipe Band, of Falmouth Massachusetts. I have been performing solo since 2001, and actively solo compete in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association since 2002. I have competed in the EUSPBA, the Southern United States Pipe Band Association, the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association, and the Irish Pipe Band Association. Engagements, competitions, as well as education in this country, Canada, Scotland and Ireland.
Scottish and Irish pipe tunes available
Sheldon was exceptional! Sheldon was fantastic to work with from day 1. He responded to all my inquiries immediately, offered advice, and clearly had the bagpiping experience we were seeking. We and our guests throughly enjoyed his performance at my father’s memorial service.
Sheldon was great! Ultimate professional! Enjoyed by all present!
Pipe Major Hamblin provided outstanding customer service leading up to the event and was the consummate professional in performing at the event. Kudos!
Sheldon was fantastic! Entertaining, informative and gregarious. The guest of honor was surprised and hasn’t stopped talking about his performance since! He was easy to work with and the event went off without a hitch. We were very pleased with his performance.
Thank you. Very professional and accommodating.
Major Sheldon Gambling is a talented piper who exceeded his agreement and performed on a hot and humid day. I received many compliments intended for the piper.
Prompt and professional, and the pipes sounded great.
This was a surprise for my husband's 50th. Sheldon hid out at my neighbors and marched to our house playing the bag pipes. I told Sheldon that my husband was a history buff, so Sheldon played songs and then gave some historical background to the music. I booked Sheldon for half and hour and his performance held every one's attention. He is an excellent bag piper! Sheldon arrived early to ensure he was on time for his start.
Very professional. Great musician! Got so many compliments. He added so much to the event. Went above and beyond our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with his performance!
Loved his choice of music and how easy it was to communicate my choices as well! He was just perfect and made our event!
Perfect playing at my mother's funeral - just beautiful. Thank you Sheldon.
We were very happy with Pipe Major Hamblin's performance at out daughter's wedding. Hi song selection was on spot and added a nice welcome and exit to our guest. His attire was clean and appropriate for the occasion and we received many compliments from guests. We highly recommend Mr Hamblin for anyone looking for bagpipe entertainment.
What a GREAT way to honor a GREAT MAN on his 79th Birthday!!!!! Though it was a last minute idea, Pipe Major Sheldon C. Hamblin immediately responded to my inquiry and was available for the surprise the very next day. He marched into the nursing home with bagpipes playing!!!!! It made the celebration extra special. There are no words just how special. The family, staff, and residences really enjoyed it.
THANK YOU PIPE MAJOR SHELDON HAMBLIN!!!!!!
No complaints whatsoever for my wedding. Very professional and able to operate with little direction. Completely adaptable in a turbulent time for us. Cool, calm and excellent player, as we had a guest who also played and could attest to his skill. Thank you, Sheldon.
Talented, on time, and professional
Sheldon was great! Just the right amount of background piping to add to the ambiance of the day! Would do it again.
Incredibly beautiful performance! Thank you!
Amazing! Added that special touch to the ceremony! Highly recommend!
Sheldon was wonderful! He and his bagpipes were just terrific. And, he chose a terrific selection of songs for our wedding shower. Super fun. Wonderful feature for the soon to be bride and groom!
Sheldon was a trooper and came to our boat launching event via ferry... he was reliable and played for more than we had originally agreed... I'd recommend him for your celebration.
Many of the guests at my daughter's wedding commented on how great the bagpiper was. They really enjoyed hearing the bagpipe! Pipe Major Hamblin was a delight to work with, he was very attentive to my requests, very friendly and very talented. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a bagpiper. Thanks Pipe Major Hamblin!
Pipe Major Sheldon Was Both A Blessing & Major Contributor To My Daughters Wedding. Not Only Was He There Early And Well Prepared, He Played For An Additional Time Frame. Five Star Rating
Superb! Communicated with me successfully and accurately 100% of the time.
At the service he played the Marine Corps Hymn, Taps, and Amazing Grace. On a scorecard he gets an A+++.
I hired Sheldon to work my wedding on July 12th. He was nothing short of amazing. We communicated several times leading up to the big day and on the big day he was just amazing, and a true professional. I would highly, highly recommend Sheldon to anyone and everyone.
very pleased with his selections and he played all the songs I ha d asked for.It was just what I wanted.Thank you so much Pire Major Hamblin
Big surprise to retiree Sheldon came promptly on time in full regalia ,played for the agreed 30 min. We were very pleased!
Mr. Hamblin showed up early and was ready to go well before the service started. He played extremely well and was very professional. I would highly recommend Mr. Hamblin.
Price Range: $200.(phone number hidden)
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
As a performer, at most events, I find coming in slowly, playing and then quietly going off or marching off to a tune is most effective. Solo performances such as recital style for parties are different. There I like to march in playing. Introduce myself and announce the tunes with a little history of the tune or myself or the pipes. Finalizing with marching off to a retreat tune.
I regularly pipe in guests with slow airs, for weddings, funerals, memorial services. I have performed the processional and recessionals for weddings. quick marches and a few dance tunes following the recessionals, and for parties. I constantly work at improvement with outside instruction both with a solo instructor, and with workshops. I teach via my band, as well as solo students, and am an active member of the EUSPBA. All this to provide the best quality piping for your event. Since retiring from the Fire Service, I do this full time.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 06, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 07, 2021 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 12, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 04, 2022 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 23, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 28, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Sporting Event|
|June 26, 2021 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 19, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 31, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Retirement Party|
|February 25, 2021 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 19, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|September 12, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Religious Celebration|
|August 13, 2020 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 27, 2020 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 11, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 13, 2020 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 26, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 25, 2020 • 9:30am - 9:45am||Graduation|
|May 16, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Birthday Party|
|November 15, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 26, 2019 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 08, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2019 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 04, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 08, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 26, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 06, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 10, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 29, 2017 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 08, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 17, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Launch Party|
|September 23, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 04, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 28, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 14, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 01, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|December 12, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 01, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 12, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 02, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 30, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 16, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 17, 2015||Prank/Surprise|
|November 14, 2014||Funeral Service|
|October 20, 2014||Funeral Service|
|September 12, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 02, 2014||Funeral Service|
|August 31, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 18, 2013||Funeral Service|
I have numerous Scottish and Irish tunes available upon request. I can also supply sample tunes via email. CD's are available that are custom created for the event as a sample of what to expect on higher end performances.
Influences & Inspiration
I study with a solo professional piper, pipe major of a grade 1 band via skype. I also attend workshops and teach my band in band work, solo work and competition presentations.
No equipment necessary