I perform traditional Irish music on Ireland's national bagpipe: uilleann pipes. I have over 20 years experience in the tradition and have been a full time performer and teacher for nearly a decade.
Preston arrived with time to get acquainted and tune up. I booked him only a few days prior to event because it was last minute and because his rates were the most reasonable. He was a good mix for our crowd. It was a surprise and the guests of honor were delighted.
Preston came to play for folks in the memory unit and skilled wings of our nursing home for St. Patrick's Day. He was punctual, professional, and engaging with both staff and residents. He's a skilled musician and played the pipes effortlessly. In between pieces he helped explained the history behind the uilleann pipes, the differences in sounds, and even how they're played. It says a lot that our memory unit residents sat, watched, and engaged with the music for the full half hour! Performances like this do wonders for their mood and keeping them stimulated throughout the day. The whole facility is grateful to Preston for his time and skills and we look forward to having him back.
Price Range: $80 - $1000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The uilleann pipes are the most complex of the bagpipe family of instruments and are truly a complete solo instrument. They compare to an accordion in volume and have a much sweeter tone than the more common Scottish Highland bagpipe. My solo record is available at CD Baby and iTunes
Additional Booking Notes
All I require is an armless chair, and perhaps a pint or two.
Past Booked Events
|September 03, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|March 17, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|February 24, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 27, 2016 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Campus Event|
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