Highly accomplished, internationally renowned solo bagpiper available for all occasions. Decades' worth of experience performing at weddings, funerals, corporate functions, private parties, golf tournaments, pub events, and more. Has performed with world-famous acts, including Rod Stewart, Gaelic Storm and the Chieftains. Has appeared on PBS, BBC, WGN and many other television and radio programs. Former member of the grade 1 bands City of Chicago and Los Angeles Scots. Active international competitor at the highest level.
Hire me and get quality—an experienced, professional and highly accomplished and polished musician.
Available metro-wide, especially Tempe and the East Valley.
Professional and the most beautiful Amazing Grace.
World-Class Piper made our St. Patrick's Day gathering wonderful.
He communicated well during the planning, arrived a bit early. He played our requests, plus a variety of Irish songs. Our crowd was very impressed and greatly enjoyed his playing.
Would love to have this performer once a week - total crowd-pleaser!
Great job! Very easy to work with planning music!
Blew all of our guests away! Fantastic performance
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: Italian, Irish (Gaeilge)
What to Expect
Typically clients will ask for anywhere from just one tune (e.g., Amazing Grace at the graveside) or 40 minutes of music (e.g., while people are leaving the church after a ceremony or during a cocktail hour before a dinner).
Clients are typically billed by the hour, whether that involves just one tune or 59:59 minutes of continuous playing. That is because arriving on-time in full uniform, tuning and getting into position is a considerable effort (as you can imagine, firing up bagpipes isn't quite the same as sitting down at a piano).
Typically, it will be necessary for me to be provided with (or for me to find) a place to tune up where I will not be a nuisance to you and your guests or other people nearby. Usually a parking lot, alley, kitchen or even a broom closet will suffice, so there'd be no need to book a separate room or anything.
I have been performing Irish and Scottish traditional music since the age of 9. I have traveled all over the world performing with a variety of acts.
Past Booked Events
|September 12, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||House Party|
|March 16, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Holiday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 05, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 01, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave, Highland Cathedral, Irish and Scottish traditional music, Irish jigs and reels, piobaireachd and more.
Salt Lake City, UT
Recent review: Michael was punctual and played very well! My husband was very surprised! I will definitely hire…
Recent review: Michael showed up right on time, ready to play for my Mom's 80th Scottish themed birthday party.…
San Bernardino, CA
Recent review: It was so magical to hear the pipes playing up in Julian before and after the wedding. I'm so…
Recent review: Michael was so accomodating and easy to work with! He was able to learn and perform specific…