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Hire Neil

Hire Neil

Weddings, Funerals, Events

Seattle's Event Bagpiper

Trusted Reliable Talented

You're planning an event and want to add a unique touch that will make it more memorable. You want things to be handled by a reliable professional so everything goes off without a hitch. You want to get top value for your money. Neil will do all of these things for you, and more.

Neil has been providing high quality bagpipe performances since 1990. His consistently high standards are proven by his excellent long term customer relationships. He’s been the Resident Piper for the Golf Club at Newcastle since 2004 and is regularly referred by many third-party clients like funeral homes, wedding planners, and venues. Neil is committed to dependability and excellence.

Weddings

Your Most Memorable Day!

Including a bagpiper on one of the most special days of your life will help make your wedding even more unique and memorable. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. but Neil has played hundreds of weddings of all denominations in a wide variety of venues, so his expertise will help keep the process simple and easy for you. His poise and professionalism guarantee a top-rate performance. He is always impeccably dressed in authentic Scottish kilt and regalia.

Options for performances include prelude music as guests arrive, processional for the bridal party and bride, a musical interlude during the ceremony, such as communion or while lighting a unity candle, playing the newlyweds out at the end in a recessional, playing during cocktails, leading guests to the reception site, piping the newlyweds into the reception.  Neil is also available to play at your rehearsal dinner.

Available for same-sex weddings.

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Funerals

Honor Your Loved One

People of all denominations, spiritual beliefs, and ethnic backgrounds have bagpipe music at their funeral or memorial. Neil's intuitive sensitivity and compassionate approach will provide a feeling of ease and comfort at this difficult time. Given the unexpected nature of having to plan a funeral, Neil is available on short notice.

Neil has extensive experience playing at funerals and memorials of all types, from small intimate gatherings to large scale public events: church services, graveside, celebrations of life, wakes, living wakes, military honors for all branches of the service, fire and police department honor guards. As lead piping instructor for the Northwest Firefighters Pipe Band Association, Neil participates in large first responder memorials attended by as many as 20,000 people.

The most requested tune is “Amazing Grace,” which is best used as a stand-alone piece. Other options include reverent music during a prelude or processional, or recessional. Listen to Neil’s music samples to hear selections from his extensive repertoire of Irish and Scottish music and hymns.

Neil is available for Memorial Day and Veterans Day events.

Listen to Neil's Music Samples

Events

Bagpipe Music For All Occasions

Whether it's a surprise appearance at a birthday party, a grand opening, church service, graduation ceremony, wedding anniversary, benefit auction, corporate event, fund raiser, golf tournament, new product introduction, convention, sporting event, school assembly, or any other occasion, the distinctive sound of the bagpipe always adds impact.   

Each event is different, but be assured that everyone in attendance will have an experience they'll long remember!

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