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Bay State Pipers

Celtic Bagpipes from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Matthew Phelps has been performing the highland bagpipe since the age of eight and also plays Scottish smallpipes. Phelps has performed at hundreds of events throughout New England as well as in Canada, Panama, and Italy. This year, 2015, included performances with the Boston Pops and Carlos Nunez at Symphony Hall, as well as trips to Scotland and Canada to compete at the North American and World Pipe Band Championships. Phelps performs and teaches bagpipes full time, traveling regularly to MA, NH, VT, ME, and CT. Phelps instructs the Scots Highland Pipes and Drums of Leominster, MA as well as numerous private students throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts. Matthew Phelps is an Open or Professional member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association and is the Pipe Sergeant of the Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band.

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Wedding

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Matt Phelps is an amazing bagpiper, and exceeded all of our expectations. He took the time to come to our daughter's wedding rehearsal so we could better understand what we wanted him to do. He played outside of the church before and after the wedding, played and led the bride in the processional, and led the bride and groom in the recessional. Everyone commented on how wonderful he was, and he attracted quite a few passers-by with his amazing talent. He played the tunes we requested, then ad-libbed the rest. His selection pleased both our UK & Irish families. I would give him the highest recommendation. Thanks Matt!

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Matthew Phelps is a talented and professional bagpiper who played at my mother-in-law's funeral. He answered me in a timely fashion with any questions and was accommodating with my special song request. There was a snowstorm on the day of the funeral so we were concerned about everything proceeding smoothly. Matthew arrived early at the church and cemetery as he said he would, playing his beautiful sounding bagpipes. I have a lovely short video of Matthew playing "Danny Boy" while the snow is falling during the cemetery gathering. His music added such a special touch to my mother-in-laws funeral and gave us all some wonderful lasting memories of that day .

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Celebration

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Matt was very flexible and professional. He was prompt with his communications during the planning which eased the coordination of an event from across the Atlantic (the event was all organized from here in Glasgow). I would definitely recommend Matt to other organizations looking for a professional piper in the New England area.

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2016
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16
Wedding
Sanbornton, NH
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Jul
15
Funeral
Mystic, CT
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2016
Jun
12
Wedding
South Portland, ME
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
May
7
Wedding Ceremony
Cranston, RI
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2016
Mar
21
Funeral
Marshfield, MA
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Dedham, MA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Scotland the Brave
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The Minstrel Boy
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The Wearing of the Green
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Highland Cathedral
Korb
The Highland Wedding
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Amazing Grace
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Going Home
Dvorak
The Flowers of the Forest
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The Fields of Athan Rye
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Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores
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Please note Bay State Pipers will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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