Experience refreshing and exceptional! From the most popular professional female bagpiper in SE Michigan. You'll get great sounding tunes at an affordable price! I not only play all the traditional Scottish and Irish tunes that everyone knows and loves, but I also provide unique and traditional wedding tunes which no other piper offers; “Braveheart”, “Here Comes the Bride” or even the popular U of M fight song “Hail to the Victors”. I love what I do. So will you!
I provide excellent Scottish and Irish bagpipe music and entertainment for Detroit Michigan Metro area and Ohio weddings, funerals, memorials, military services and parties. With 35 years of piping experience, you can trust me to provide the talent and professionalism your event deserves. Every wedding, funeral, memorial or special occasion is unique; I will work with you to carefully plan out every detail. My goal is to give more than expected, and to help make your event incredible! You don't have to be Scottish or Irish to love the bagpipes- a piper makes any event memorable!
In 1996, I began my professional solo piping career. I've since piped for almost 2000 weddings, funerals, parties and ethnic events in the Metro Detroit area. Some of my favorite piping events include; opening for Rod Stewart concerts, opening for the premier of the movie "Our Vietnam Generation" at the Fox, The Moving Wall visiting Hamburg MI, Relay for Life, MGM Grand Hotel and Detroit Yacht Club weddings, Oakland University ethnic program, HBO reality series in W. Bloomfield, The Clawson and Royal Oak Public Library's, and of course- piping every St Patty's Day for Guinness.
You have a choice of bagpipes for your event: I'll work with you to choose the right one for your event.
~The popular and traditional Great Highland Bagpipes are perfect for any indoor or outside event. These are the pipes everyone is familiar with and loves; great for large indoor and outside venues. Nothing says “WOW” like these pipes!
~My Gibson Small Pipes are perfect for indoor, more intimate settings, where a softer bagpipe sound would be more appropriate. I have a special selection of Irish and Scottish tunes that sound lovely on the small pipes.
WEDDINGS - Whether you're looking for one tune, or a day filled with "Scottish or Irish flavor"; I have a wonderful selection of Scottish and Irish tunes. Tunes such as; "Murdo's Wedding", "Scotland the Brave", or the very popular song- "When Irish Eyes are Smiling". Looking for something more traditional? I also play "Here comes the Bride". "For the Love of a Princess" from the hit movie Braveheart, is unique, very romantic and extremely popular with bride's. One of my most requested tunes is the U of M fight song; I have piped "Hail to the Victors" many times for a groom's entrance. For the biggest WOW! save the piper as a surprise for the recessional! You, your guests and your family will be talking about your wedding for years-make your memories incredible by including a female bagpiper.
FUNERALS AND MEMORIALS - There is nothing that touches the heart more, than to hear a piper playing "Amazing Grace", "Going Home", "Danny Boy" or "When Irish Eyes are smiling". A bagpiper is appropriate for any size funeral, memorial or military service- at the church, funeral home, cemetery or hall. Every military service should include a bagpiper; Taps and the Marine Corp. Hymn are available. The U of M fight song is quickly becoming my most requested song. My softer Gibson bagpipes are very popular for memorials and funeral services at a funeral home, private residence, restaurant or chapel. For inside, smaller gatherings- the Gibson pipes bring the "flavor" of the bagpipes without the overwhelming volume.
PARTIES AND SCOTTISH, CELTIC OR IRISH THEMED EVENTS - My unique piping show and performance, is entertaining and informational. Always a hit everywhere I go! Perfect for parties, schools, libraries, assisted living facilities and heritage clubs. My 20-45 minute (I can adjust my show to meet your needs) interactive program includes; a nice selection of tunes piped on a variety of bagpipes, interesting fun facts and folklore about bagpipes and my piping attire, and a wee bit of highland history. Appropriate for any size group, and all ages. For schools and libraries, I can also include teaching a couple simple highland dance steps, with audience participation. Often times, I offer a member of the audience the opportunity to try and blow up my bagpipes- a lot of fun!
I am the senior piper and band manager of the competitive, medal winning pipe band "Michigan Scottish Pipes and Drums". Piping is more than just a hobby and job I love; it's an opportunity for me to help you create the perfect atmosphere and memories for your event. It doesn't just happen- it takes years of experience and a special sensitivity and attention to detail to get it right. . Hire experience. I love what I do! So will you.