Philadelphia Bagpiper 2

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Philadelphia Bagpiper 2

This Philadelphia Bagpiper has Piped for Luxury yachts and Lords, Concerts and Country clubs, Battleships and Bishops, Generals and Graduations, Admirals and Ambassadors, Academics and Airports, Knights and Nightclubs, Symphony Orchestras and Secret Societies, Whisky makers and Wine tasters. He also piped for former President G.H. Bush, Rod Stewart, + H.M. Queen Noor, Regent of Jordan.

He has been seen on NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, in print, and TV Finland! He has been dubbed "the Eddie VanHalen of the Bagpipe" by John Lennons bassist, Gary Von Scyoc. This Philadelphia Bagpiper studied Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland 1998. PCPA Summa cum laude in Music, 1992. He was listed in 2003 and 2005 ‘Who’s Who in America’, 2004and 2006 ‘Who’s Who in the World’. He is a member of ASCAP, AFM and Circolo Dell Zampogna. He has been the piper for over 6,000 Weddings, Funerals and Events for men and women from all walks of life.

Philadelphia Bagpiper credits

This Philadelphia Bagpiper provided numerous musical shows during the Democratic National Convention of 2016, including a private performance for RFK’s daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Performed on Zampogna by invitation of the Italian Ambassador to the USA for the Embassy's 'Italian Holiday Festival' at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington DC (2014 and 2015)
Member of 'The Royal Pipers' in the New York State Renaisance Fair (2015)
Awarded a 'Performance in Public Spaces' grant for Italian Folk music by the city of Philadephia (2015)
Featured on the soundtrack of Tom Ryan's new thriller film 'FACES'
Principal bagpipe of the Reading Symphony Orchestra
Piped for the 9-11 memorial Presepio (nativity scene) at the Italian Consulate General in Manhattan, (2013)
Led townships of Haddonfield and Voorhees NJ, and Temple University’s official 9/11 memorial
Performed on French Pipes for the ‘Confreres du Chevaliers du Tastevin’(2008)
Featured on ‘Its your Call with Lynn Doyle’; Comcast CN8, (2007)
Did a spot on John DiBella show WMGK -FM,(2010)
Produced Pipe Band segments for PIFA 2013 (Phila Int'nl Festival of the Arts)

This Philadelphia Bagpiper has been the Piper to:
US Airways inaugural nonstop flight from Glasgow to Philadelphia, 2004 and 2014
Diageo /Origlio (Guinness Stout) launch of ‘Smithwick’s Ale” in the area , 2004
Laphroaig's 200th anniversary global webcast (Phila event only 2014)
The Sons of St. George Society 2002 -2008
The Walker family of Scotch whiskies in Phila area, 2002
The yacht “MiGaea” during her stays in Phila, 2000, 2003
USMC, USN, NROTC and US Army Messes, 2001-2009
Graduations of Villanova Universitiy + Ursinus College, 2001-present
Installed and memorialized legendary Ursinus president Dr Bobby Fong (2013-14)
Chester Valley Golf Club, 2005-2009, Tavistock Country Club, 2001-2002
Bristol Riverside Theatre’s production of‘Brigadoon’, 1999

Philadelphia Bagpiper other performances:

Has piped for a host of elected, academic and religious officials; PA State Police Colour Guard Detachment, numerous regional Fire and Police Depts, “Reading Express” Pro indoor football, “Reading Phillies” AAA baseball pre-game show, & Barkann Healing Hearts Foundation with current & former members of the Eagles football team, the annual Philadelphia RathaYatra Parade of Chariots for India Day in Phila, Opened for the Scots Guards at the Kimmell Center. Has Performed at Academy of Music, The Philadelphia Club, PA Convention Centre., Reading Sovereign Centre, Phila Int. Airport, Battleship USS New Jersey, World Café Live, hundreds of other venues.

For corporate functions of: Aberdeen Asset Management, the Red Cross, Deloitte + Touche, Keystone Mercy Health, The Restaurant School, Ethicon (Johnson + Johnson), Equity office properties, 3M, Intel Corp, Teamster’s Union, Binswanger RealEstate, Winzer Corp.

This Philadelphia Bagpiper piped for the wedding (2010) & memorial service (2013) of Former Surgeon General of the USA, Dr. C. Everett Koop.
Gigged with the legendary Jazz Bagpiper Rufus Harley, 1998 +1999, and sadly, piped for his memorial service, 8/7/06
Piped for the memorial service of Phillie’s pitching great Tug McGraw, Jan. 2004

Philadelphia Bagpiper background

Studied at the Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, (1998) with Master Pipers Donald Mac Pherson,
Angus MacDonald, (Pipe Major Scots Guards 1965-74) & Roddy MacLeod, (Dir. of Piping Centre) & others.
Took master classes on Uilleann Pipes with: Paddy Keenan, Brian McNamara, Jerry O’ Sullivan, &others. (2004-12),
Took master classes on French pipes with Remy Villeneuve of Patrick Bouffard Trio (2014),
and Jean-Pierre Rasle of the Avalon Band & Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart (2008)
Principal Oboist, Chestnut Hill and Olney Orchestras (1996-2004) Manager of CHO, (1999-2002)
Received ASCAP Special awards for Composition (1996,1997). Composer of 3 symphonies and over 100 classical works.
Graduated Bachelors of Music (Summa) University of the Arts, 1992. Extensive musical education.

This Philadelphia Bagpiper performs affordably for you on four bagpipes:
Scottish Highland Pipes in A440, Bb466, and band pitch, ( Hardie, Atherton, MacLellan, 1965-2010)
Irish Uilleann Pipes full concert set in D, (Seth Gallagher, 2002)
Italian Zampogna in Scapolese Moderna (sol) ; Scapolese 32 (Luigi Ricci 2006) & Neapolitain Sei Palmi ( Pietro Citera 2010),
French Musette Béchonnet in G, 16 pouce (Bernard Blanc, 2009)

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City Philadelphia
State/Province Pennsylvania
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