Bruce C. Wright

Bagpipes from Durham, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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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 30 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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Bruce was very accommodating to our needs! My husband and I got married at the summit of Sharp Top Mountain in Bedford, VA. We took the shuttle most of the way to the top, but there was still a short but steep hike, and Bruce was happy to do so, while carrying his bagpipes in his case- what a guy! He got set up right away and played so beautifully! I was in tears- I'm Scottish so we get emotional when we hear bagpipes for some reason, haha! Bruce was very pleasant and such a good sport, and his fee was very reasonable. Our small wedding party were impressed and spoke highly of Bruce and his musical talent. I would recommend Bruce for sure!

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Bruce is fantastic and very accommodating, adjusting to schedule and quick changes as required. Great job!

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2019
Feb
2
Wedding Ceremony
Fayetteville, NC
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Feb
16
Wedding Ceremony
Greensboro, NC
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Family Reunion
Columbia, NC
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2019
Oct
3
Private Party
Ferguson, NC
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Oct
26
Memorial Service
Raleigh, NC
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
23
Wedding
Blowing Rock, NC
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2018
Sep
1
Wedding Ceremony
Reidsville, NC
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Aug
25
Family Reunion
Abingdon, VA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2018
Jun
30
Wedding Ceremony
Danville, VA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jun
17
Family Reunion
Williamsburg, VA
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Prince of Denmark's March
Jeremiah Clarke
10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine
Donald Shaw Ramsay
42nd Highlanders
Traditional
51st Highland Division at Wadi Akarit
LCpl W. MacDonald
79's Farewell to Gibralter
P/M John MacDonald
A Hundred Pipers
Traditional
A Man's a Man for All That
Traditional
A Nation Once Again
Traditional
Abide With Me (Eventide)
William H. Monk
Accordian Man
Traditional
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
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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