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Elise MacGregor Ferrell

Bagpipes from Santa Cruz, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$175 - $400 per event
Great Highland Bagpipes, properly tuned and played with precision, can reach deep into your soul. My fondness for feeling the pipes resonate through me while I am playing, plus having been born a MacGregor, and having marched behind Canada's Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band every summer since I was a toddler, are the reasons why I originally started playing bagpipes.
My public solo performances include giving Santa Cruz area concerts and being a summertime "phantom piper" at Kincardine's historical lighthouse in Canada. As a band piper, I compete in Scottish Highland Games with the Monterey Bay Pipe Band, and march in summertime parades with the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. I also play both bagpipes and fiddle with Celtic band Charmas (see Gigmaster listing for Santa Cruz Celtic bands). And for private clients, I play solo bagpipes at weddings, funerals, memorial services, veterans' ceremonies, charity events, running races, and local parades.
My repertoire draws from the Canadian bagpipe band's Songs of Glory and battle marches, the Monterey Bay Pipe Band's showy dance tunes, marches, and modern hornpipes, my own solo repertoire, Celtic rock riffs I play with Charmas, and tunes I have learned by request for weddings and memorials. My green tartan is a modern version of the MacGregor tartan (my family's clan), while for Monterey Bay Pipe Band I wear the MacKenzie tartan.
Private clients have praised me for having a professional attitude, gracefully adapting to last-minute schedule changes, setting a reverent mood, and performing my ceremonial tunes with nice artistic expression.
If you don't see your favorite tunes on my repertoire list, I am happy to take requests (please inquire for details).
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Memorial Service

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Elise is an Amazing bagpiper! She came early and played right on through! She was also very kind and professional for my sisters memorial! I will definitely hire her again and recommend her 100 percent! Thank you so much Elise

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Elise MacGregor Ferrell’s Response:

Thank you very much, Kerry. I appreciated the warm reception from all the friends of you and your sister. I will spread the word about Emergency Barbecue - sometimes there are days where you've just gotta have it! Best Wishes, piper Elise

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Memorial Service

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Elise was great. She helped me with the selection of songs to be played during my father's service and they were moving and very heartfelt. Elise was not only a piper, but a key person with heartfelt emotions for this service. I can't thank her enough. She was grand!

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Elise MacGregor Ferrell’s Response:

Many thanks for your kind words, Kent. Your family and guests were all so warm and friendly that I felt taken in from the moment I arrived. And it was a pleasure listening to your relatives' childhood adventure stories - they kind of made me wish I had grown up as a cowgirl! Best Wishes, piper Elise

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Wedding Reception

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Elise was exceptional! We chatted several times before event and made all arrangements together. She was easy to work with, flexible when it came time for her performance and very willing. She's on my list to call again!

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Elise MacGregor Ferrell’s Response:

Your kind words are much appreciated, Susan. And boy did you catch me by surprise when your spontaneous dance conjured a whole circle of dancers! I think you can take credit for turning that gathering into a party. If I am ever bagpiping for you again, I will be ready to bust out the polkas! Best Wishes to you, and your son and new daughter-in-law. - piper Elise

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
5
Funeral
San Jose, CA
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2017
Mar
18
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Castro Valley, CA
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2016
Dec
2
Funeral
Watsonville, CA
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
Dec
2
Funeral
Seaside, CA
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Nov
19
Memorial Service
Redwood City, CA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding Ceremony
Carmel Valley, CA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Memorial Service
Le Grand, CA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Oct
8
Funeral
Santa Cruz, CA
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Bathgate Highland Gathering
Lord Lovat's Lament
Inner Guard
Pikeman's March
Andrew Warnocks March
Breton Air
Steam Train
Xmas various tunes
Auld Lang Syne
Wearing of the Green
Fiddler
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Elise MacGregor Ferrell will also travel to Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Freedom, Los Gatos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Davenport, San Jose, Coyote, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, New Almaden, Castroville, Cupertino, Gilroy, Aromas, San Martin, Santa Clara, Marina, Pescadero.
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