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Boston's Premier Bagpiper

Bagpipes from Chelmsford, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$225 - $700 per event
As a full-time performer, instructor and pipe major; Adam has been performing at weddings, funerals, graduations, political campaigns and promotional events in the Boston, MA area for 20 years and has attained the professional status (highest level of solo competition performance) as graded by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.

Let's face it. There are many pipers to choose from here on Gigmasters. Why should you hire me? It is my biggest belief that there are no do-overs at life events. Think about it. How many times do you attend a funeral for someone? How many weddings are you looking to plan for yourself? In most of those cases, the answer is 1. Because not all pipers are the same in terms of their level of ability, I've compiled a list of the piping levels below.

The governing body for competing pipers in the Eastern United States is called the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. This body has set guidelines by which pipers are ranked. This is very helpful to you as a potential customer since it gives you a pre-set guideline to gauge if the musician is of a 'professional' quality.

There are six 'Grades':

Grade 5

This is the entry-level grade and consists of beginner pipers. Many parade, police and fire bands fall under this category.

Grade 4

By this time the piper usually has at least a couple of years experience. The judging focus at this grade is correct finger technique and the ability to play simple tunes.

Grade 3

By now musical expression, timing, and bagpipe sound are gaining importance as well as accurate fingering technique. The piper has usually been playing for over four or five years.

Grade 2

All of the above are important in this grade but a higher degree of ability is required to be successful.

**This is the lowest grade suggested for a piper to be hired.**

Grade 1

This is the semi-professional grade. By this time the piper has usually been playing for over 8 years.

OPEN/ PROFESSIONAL GRADE

To reach this level you have to have demonstrated a very high level of piping ability. These pipers are very hard to come by and may charge more than other pipers. However the cost is well worth it.

It is important to hire a professional-level musician. Aside from knowing the tunes, playing them well and handling the pressure of an audience, a piper needs to know how to adjust his or her pipes in adverse conditions, have back up pipes and equipment, etc.

If having a TRULY professional bagpipe experience is most important to you at your event, let's make sure we achieve that.
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He was wonderful and very professional! I received many comments from my guests on his performance. I highly recommend him! His price was a bit higher than the others but well worth the extra money for the performance I received!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Adam was absolutely amazing! He did such a great job performing at our wedding and I am so happy we hired him. He arrived right on time and performances were outstanding. Thank you again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Adam was great. Everyone loved him and the show. He was very professional. He explained the bagpipes, his outfit, and much more about bagpiping. The music was great. One a guest, a professional musician himself, told me he was very impressed with Adma's playing. Two or three people that attended wanted to where I got Adam, and want to hire him for their upcoming events.

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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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West Boylston, MA
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Ashby, MA
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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Andover, MA
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Please note Boston's Premier Bagpiper will also travel to Lowell, North Billerica, North Chelmsford, Carlisle, Manchester, Westford, Billerica, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Village Of Nagog Woods, Littleton, Bedford, Dunstable, Acton, Burlington, Concord, Pelham, Wilmington, Andover.
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