Derek Young

Bagpipes from Austin, TX - Will travel up to 10 miles
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If you need a bagpiper to play for any occasion from weddings, parties, and corporate events to special ceremonies, funerals and memorial services, I am available. I am willing to travel to any location in the Central Texas area to help you make your event memorable.

I have been playing the bagpipes professionally since 2000, and have helped many people add that special touch that only bagpipes can bring. I have won dozens of awards in solo competition as a nationally ranked member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. I also spent a number of years as a member of Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums, Austin's only competition pipe band, and have competed around the United States and internationally. I traveled with Silver Thistle to Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships.

I can also teach bagpipe and guitar lessons for beginning to intermediate level, and provide services such as bag tie-in, reed set-up and tuning, refurbishing, and repairs. In addition to my experience with bagpipes, I am a formally trained musician, with over 30 years of study, performance, and competition – including guitar, bass, saxophone, and general music theory.
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Funeral

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I would hire Derek again because he was very professional yet empathetic. He was very mannerable and respectful.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Derek took the time to reach out to me via email, his writing was clear and polished (which I thought was a good sign of professionalism), and he had a website with samples of himself playing, which helped a lot. I wanted him to surprise my brother at the alter. It was his professionalism, his promptness and clear communication that convinced me that I could trust him to help me pull off the surprise without-a-hitch. He arrived at a hard-to-find-venue, an hour out of Austin, perfectly on time and was patient until it was time to play. He played beautifully! As a person, I found him to be generous, accommodating, and forbearing. I would highly recommend hiring him!

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Community Event

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Very professional and accommodating. He provided wonderful historial information along with his performance and answer any questions that the attendees had. Overall, a great experience and would certainly recommend!

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2017
Jun
10
Funeral
Austin, TX
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2017
Apr
15
Wedding Ceremony
Coupland, TX
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Community Event
Austin, TX
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2017
Feb
22
Funeral
Austin, TX
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Jan
22
Corporate Function
Driftwood, TX
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2017
Jan
4
Funeral
Lockhart, TX
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Proms
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Baby Showers
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Picnic
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Bachelor Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
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Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Derek Young will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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