I am a professional bagpipe player living in the St. Louis area. I specialize in bagpipe competition / instruction and have played weddings, funerals, birthday's, major events and concerts for 17 years. I have performed with Blink 182 and have also been played for events such as the Payne Stewart dedication at Hazeltine National featured on ESPN and the Golf Channel. I have also been featured on various recordings. I am punctual and have a vast repertoire of entertaining selections.
Whatever your needs may be, I can help you customize your experience and ensure that you receive only the very best performance you require for your function.
We needed a piper for my mother-in-law's funeral. Mike responded right away and quickly worked out the details. He was very prompt, professional, and detail oriented. After we accepted him to do the "gig" we didn't have to worry about any piper detail. He took care of it all. We would definitely hire him again.
Response from sKotchAir by piper Mike:
Thank you for your review, Bob. I'm glad I could be of service.
My grandmother recently passed and booked Mike for the event. He was prompt on time and courteous. We didn't know the times exactly but he was flexible and made us feel at ease. I would book again and pass on his information.
Mike was the Bagpiper I hired for my uncles Funeral. He did such a great and respectful job. I received many compliments on his behalf. Thank you
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
I am prompt and professional from beginning to end. From Bagpipe sound to appearances, I pay attention to every aspect of my performance. I am also a strong communicator and will ensure that your entire event will be stress free when it comes to the addition of my music. Once you book with me, you can relax and know that your bagpipe needs will be taken care of.
If I am unavailable, I will get you in touch with a piper that meets my standards and will get you taken care of.
Additional Booking Notes
Outdoor, winter performances are subject to weather conditions due to the age of my instrument.
Past Booked Events
|June 05, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 28, 2015||Funeral Service|
|November 22, 2014||Funeral Service|
Slow Airs - Amazing Grace, Danny Boy, Flowers of the Forest, Going Home, Skye Boat Song, Mist Covered Mountains etc.
4/4's - Scotland the Brave, Wearing of the Green, Flett from Flatta, Marie's Wedding, Rakes of Mallow, Wings, Murdo's Wedding, Battle of Waterloo, Cabar Feidh, Jimmy Findlader, Rowen Tree etc.
6/8's - Cock of the North, Bonnie Dundee, March of the Cameron Men, Gary Owen, Dr. Ross, MacDonald of the Isle etc.
3/4's (Retreats) - Green Hills, When the Battle is Over, Sunset on the Somme, Battle of the Somme, etc.
Jigs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys and Reels available on request. I know a great deal of these tunes.
Ceol Mor (Pibroch) - This is an ancient form of Bagpiping that I have studied over the years and am available to perform a piece if desired. One of these pieces lasts anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes in length.
I can also provide a drummer or multiple pipers if needed for an additional fee.
I require a separate room to tune up in. Please remember that there is no "volume" control on a bagpipe. If performing outside, I just need some advanced time to set up and tune. Usually takes 1 to 5 minutes.
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