Having been a member of two pipe bands for many years, I have marched in many miles of parades and have performed at countless weddings, funerals, memorials, graduations, retirement communities, educational and school programs, birthday parties and more. My love of classical and early music led me to Renaissance bagpipes and broadside ballads in the early 90’s, eventually leading to the Great Highland bagpipes. My mother, having always wanted a piper in the family, capitalized on my early music interest and put a practice chanter in my Christmas stocking, complete with a connection to a local piping instructor. The journey has been wonderful, having brought me to Ireland and to many states as a performer so far. If you have a tune in mind that you don’t see on my list, call me and we’ll see if it can be played on pipes. My last notable request was “Burning Ring of Fire”, and the audience loved it.
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