Why a Bagpiper ?
Having a bagpiper play for your event can add a touch of the highlands, and provide a musical memory not soon forgotten. From the strains of Scotland the Brave to Happy Birthday, from Amazing Grace to My Old Kentucky Home, and everywhere in between, piping can be counted on to conjure up distant memories in all who listen. Fund-raising, advertising campaigns...use your imagination, and have a piper to make the event special.
Please consider the nature of the instrument. The pipes are a loud, commanding instrument that stops the action — it can be hard on the ears if played indoors for a long time. You want to use the bagpipes to embellish an event; not as background music (unless outdoors). Also, the bagpipes are a very physical instrument; a piper can't play continually like you would play a piano. Playing is usually done in short increments (ten to fifteen minutes at a time). It is better to leave your guests wanting more - than having heard too much.
Scottish Weddings and traditional attire
Are you thinking of having a more traditional Scottish wedding? Go to my links page, where I list several reputable kilt rental stores, all with very reasonable rates. If you have any questions about what to wear, or what would happen at a Scottish theme wedding, feel free to contact me for more information.
Interested in learning the pipes?
There are many ways to get started, but by far the single most important thing to have is an instructor. Although it is possible to teach yourself to play, the process can be time consuming, and frustrating. The choice is yours to make. I can help you find a qualified instructor for the pipes in your area, however I no longer teach.
What do I need to get started?
Well, you don't need bagpipes or a kilt. What you will need to get started is a practice chanter (PC). There are many quality PC's on the market...and most experienced pipers will be happy to steer you in the right direction. Always ask first. Once you have made the decision to learn, seek out advice from an experienced piper. Most will be glad to at least give you some words of wisdom, and caution.
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