Ron - Have Pipes Will Travel

Bagpipes from Madera, CA - Will travel up to 200 miles
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$150 - $350 per event
Bagpiper Ron - Have Pipes, Will Travel is a lifelong Professional Musician, Performer, & Entertainer. P.M./E. of The Stag & Thistle Pipe Band. Retired Music Director of McLane High School. I have played for many weddings, funerals, military events, with satisfied clients from Scotland to Monterey, Ca. I can provide the proper Celtic Spirit for your event. My resume also includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, 1976 from Fresno Pacific University and 34 years as a Music Educator in Ca. Public schools. Let me help you make your Highland dream become a reality.

Be sure when listening to the samples of any performer, you notice the intonation of the pipes. Bagpipes have a bad rap because of poor tuning. When the chanter is locked in with all three drones, a beautiful hum is created. "This background "humming" is what characterises the instrument and remains steady and continuous as the pipes are being played. Many assert that the humming is what attracts aficionados to the instrument." This is a part of the mystery that is bagpipes..

An outdoor event requires the majesty of The Great Pipes. If you have an indoor, more intimate event/ setting, consider my softer, sweet sounding, cold wind, bellows blown, Scottish Small Pipes that are approved for events in the national parks where there may be DB restrictions. Have a peek at my extensive song list. Chances are you will find something that will be appropriate for your event.

I treat every performance with the utmost care, as if it were an event for my own family. Bagpiper Ron - Have Pipes, Will Travel, will be delighted to discuss an appearance at your next occasion that will leave a truly lasting impression. This is the simple formula for your Celtic vision of your special event.

Quotes of Note

**He who makes no mistakes, makes nothing...( English Proverb )

**"“To the make of a piper go seven years of his own learning and seven generations before. At the end of his seven years, one born to it will stand at the start of knowledge, and lending a fond ear to the drone, he may have parley with old folks of old affairs.” (Neil Munro-“The lost Piobaireachd”).

**Ancient Celts knew... that of all the sounds that mankind
could make... only the pipes... could be heard in both worlds.
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Ron was AWESOME. He called me and I booked him, I had another pipper named Mark trying to go behind Ron and get me to switch. The greatest decision I could have ever made was to book Ron, on the basis of professionalism I would not EVER book Mark because of the integrity issue. Once again thank you RON not a dry eye in the church after how great thou art and amazing grace! Thank you.

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Ron was amazing. He learned Star Wars and Lady Gaga's Bad Romance within the week per my request. Really made the whole event come together. So honored to have had him play at my wedding and walk me down the aisle.

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Ron was great! His rendition of Pachelbol Canan in D with organist had everyone in tears. Highly recommend Ron for any occasion!!

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2015
Feb
6
Memorial Service
Belmont, CA
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2014
Dec
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Carlos, CA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Dec
18
Christmas Party
Fresno, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Dec
13
Wedding
Atherton, CA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Calistoga, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2014
Nov
25
Funeral
Clovis, CA
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Wee Totum Fogg
Willie Allen
The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow
traditional Scottish 1513
Johnie Cock up Your Beaver
Scotch Tune 1686
Steam Train to Mallaig
Mary-Ann MacKinnon
Pachelbel Canon in D
Johann Pachelbel
Tam Bein's Lum
D.S. Ramsey
The Sands of Kuwait
LCpl Gordon MacKenzie
Duncan Johnstone- hornpipe
Donald Macleod
On the Wings of a Snow White Dove
Ferlin Huskey
Suo Gan
Welsh Lullaby
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ron - Have Pipes Will Travel will also travel to Biola, Chowchilla, Fresno, Kerman, Pinedale, Friant, Burrel, Clovis, Le Grand, Mendota, Raymond, Coarsegold, Firebaugh, Apo, Fpo, El Nido, San Joaquin, Tranquillity, O Neals, Planada.
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