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Bruce C. Wright

Bagpipes from Durham, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$100 - $1000 per event
Bruce Wright has played bagpipes for many high-profile events in central North Carolina, including the opening ceremonies for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, graduation services at the University of North Carolina, several events at Pinehurst, the opening of the 5-star Umstead Hotel in Cary, the annual Children's Christmas Eve service at Duke University Chapel in Durham, the annual "12 Days of Christmas" Scottish dinner at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, and many other events such as Burns suppers, charity events, church services, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, golf tournaments, country club dinners, private parties, and business functions, as well as weddings and funerals.

He has been playing the pipes for over 25 years and has studied piping under several of the most prominent piping instructors in North America, including Sandy Jones (former Pipe Major of the US Air Force Pipe Band and former Director of Piping at the Citadel in Charleston, SC), Colin MacLellan (Winner of the Gold Medal and the Clasp, two of piping's highest awards), and Ed Neigh (Former Pipe Major of the Grade 1 Guelph Pipe Band from Ontario, Canada). Bruce was the Pipe Major (Director) of the City of Oaks Pipe Band in Raleigh for over 10 years, and is currently the piping instructor for the North Carolina State University Pipes and Drums Grade 4 band. He currently plays with the NCSU Pipes and Drums Grade 3 (upper-level) band.

He is available for weddings, funerals, private parties, and all other events that would be enhanced by the pipes.
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Wedding

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We were very pleased with his performance. Would definitely use him again.

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Funeral

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Bruce drove a long distance to play at my wife's graveside service. Among her final wishes was for Amazing Grace to be played on the bagpipes. Bruce granted this final wish in dramatic fashion. His unadvertised performance was quite a surprise for most attendees. He presented an iconic vision, playing several appropriate tunes in full garb and kilt, standing alone, aside from the grave, as people gathered. At the conclusion he played the requested Amazing Grace which brought tears to many. I am forever grateful to Bruce. I received many compliments on the beautiful performance afterward. The price was reasonable and he earned a generous tip. I highly recommend him.

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School Assembly

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Bruce gave a very fair quote and his performances were great...highly recommend and look forward to working with again!

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2016
Oct
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Winston Salem, NC
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Oct
8
Wedding Ceremony
Boones Mill, VA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2016
Dec
29
Wedding Ceremony
Chapel Hill, NC
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Apr
22
Wedding
Chapel Hill, NC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Apr
30
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Southern Pines, NC
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Sep
3
Wedding
Gibsonville, NC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Pinehurst, NC
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Aug
13
Funeral
Richwood, WV
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2016
Jul
30
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Charlotte, NC
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Jul
23
Wedding
Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Jul
16
Wedding
Fincastle, VA
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Please note Bruce C. Wright will also travel to Clayton, Garner, Willow Spring, Cary, Raleigh, Angier, Smithfield, Benson, Knightdale, Coats, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Selma, Wendell, Holly Springs, Eagle Rock, Dunn, Apex, Erwin, Zebulon, Bunn, Kipling, Middlesex, Kenly, Princeton, Rolesville, Mamers, New Hill, Buies Creek, Morrisville.
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