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 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: $200.00-500.00
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
Phone Number: Call
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.
Past Booked Events
|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