I have been piping for many years and am available for weddings, funerals or special occasions. I know many traditional Scottish tunes and can discuss special requests. I am a member of the Minnesota Pipes and Drums
I'm a Highland Piper & Scottish Fiddler in the Alexandria, VA (Washington DC) area, available for all Scottish events, and I'm happy to mix up your event with any mix of tunes & airs on Highland pipes, fiddle, cello da spalla, smallpipes, border pipes, and more that your event might need, as well as songs in Scots & Gaelic.
In addition to solo piping & fiddling, I also can provide Scottish music with an accompanist, or with either of my bands, The Devil's Tailors (a 5-piece high energy Scottish Celtic band) and Tweedsyde (a Scottish early music duo) for Ceilidhs & Burns suppers, and full-service Wedding gigs. For Ceilidh gigs, I can also provide callers & pianists.
I have the full range of costume from Full Dress uniform, band uniform, formal kilt outfit, casual kilt outfit, and historical 18th century attire.
The Minnesota Pipes and Drums is the twin cities' oldest band, established in 1963. We have individual pipers, groups of pipers, or the entire band available for your event. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We have a large repertoire of traditional Scottish and Celtic music for your event.
I am a member of the United States Army / Maryland Army National Guard and have served for over 23 years. I am an officer and veteran. I am also an Eagle Scout. I started my journey into the bagpipe world in 2021 and received instruction from the Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums of Greater Baltimore.
I've been playing the pipes for 50 years. I was a competitive piper in the Midwest, with Milwaukee and District Pipe Band. I also taught piping for several years at St. John's Northwestern Military academy and helped run the Shamrock Club Pipe band.