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'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.
A little about yourself: I have been a bagpipe enthusiast my whole life, as my mothers side of the family is Scottish. My brother and I have been playing bagpipes since I was 14. For the past 22 years I have played bagpipes for wedding, funerals, special events, parades and was even the official bagpiper for all Kansas State University Commencement Ceremonies and other special events. I have even had the opportunity to play for occasions in Europe, the British Isles and here at home. I would be honored to play for you in any capacity. Please contact me with any questions or special requests. Sláinte mhaith!
Previous member of: Rochester Caledonian Pipes and Drums, and Kansas Territorial Pipes and Drums