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A bagpiper for any occasion: enliven your wedding, wake, or special event with the energy of the great highland bagpipe.

 

The Secret Wedding

Hidden deep in the Willamette Forest, a secret wedding took place. There were five total in attendance: a groom, bride, officiant, photographer, and a bagpiper. 

Processing to the tune "The Secret Wedding" (made famous from the scene in Braveheart) the bride made her way to her fiance, and the marriage was sealed.

The location and moment were made even more so indelible as only a few miles away a forest fire raged. I assume after we left it destroyed the very spot we stood.

 

Moments before the ceremony. Photo credit Victoria Carlson.

Photo credit Victoria Carlson

I've played many weddings, big and small, but this was a very intimate and enjoyable first serving as one of the witnesses (and even signing the marriage license)!

Congratulations to Malcolm and Cathy on a unique and fantastic wedding! Cheers and all the best!

St. Patrick's Day weekend schedule

I'm piping at a ton of bars and restaurants this Friday and Saturday- come celebrate the holiday with me and hear some live bagpipes!

Here's where and (roughly) when I'll be performing publicly:

Friday:

  • 9:00 am - Renner's Bar & Grill
  • Noon - Renner's
  • 4:00 pm - Renner's
  • 5:00 pm - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
  • 5:30 pm - McMenamins Bottle Shop
  • 6:00 pm - McMenamins St. John's Theatre
  • 6:30 pm - McMenamins White Eagle
  • 7:00 pm - McMenamins Chapel Bar
  • 7:30 pm - McMenamins Kennedy School
  • 8:15 pm - McMenamins Edgefield
  • 9:00 pm until late - Renner's

Saturday:

  • 5:30 - McMenamins Kennedy School
  • 6:30 to 7:30 - McMenamins Edgefield

Oregon Piper + David Douglas Football = Awesome

It's football season, and I'm piping at every David Douglas home game this season!

This is fitting as they are the David Douglas "Scots", and ironic because my (sort of) alma mater was Monmouth College, and their mascot? The Scots. 

There we were in all of glory circa 2002. I'm off to the right...just out of shot, of course...

In short, I and several other pipers and drummers were essentially the mascots of the school, and piped at every football game, volleyball game, swim meet, and sometimes even...frat parties! It was an incredibly small, mid-western private college in an even smaller town surrounded by corn in rural Illinois, and they loved their division 3 sports. If you think people go nuts about OSU and UO over here (which are division 1, and UO was my second school), I can tell you from experience that the excitement over our little D3 team at Monmouth was absolutely on par. 

Come see me and the team at any of the following home games (all of which start at 7pm):

  1. This Friday, September 16th
  2. Next Friday, September 23rd
  3. October 7th
  4. October 21st

Tickets are extremely nominally priced. Hope to see you there!