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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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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Memorial Service

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Elise is extremely talented and professional and would be an asset to any event that calls for a bagpiper.

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Elise MacGregor Ferrell’s Response:

Thank you very much Susan! Perhaps during our next drive through Flagstaff I'll need to practice my bagpipes, and you'll hear Skye Boat Song drifting toward you on the breeze. And we'll bring a supply of carrots for the donkeys. Best Wishes, piper Elise

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

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Elise played both the fiddle and the bag pipes to the delight and enjoyment of the entire neighborhood! Amazing musician and so approachable. The kids were enthralled. Thank you again, Elise!

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Elise MacGregor Ferrell’s Response:

Thank you very much, Mary! I am still feeling amazed at your ability to overcome challenges that would intimidate other people, and be the full-on host of your great party. New Mexico will be lucky to have you... Best Wishes, Elise

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Club Event

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Review by . from Stockton, CA on

Elise MacGregor Ferrell’s Response:

Thank you, Alecia, for inviting me to play at your lovely resort. I greatly enjoyed the fruit while driving from Stockton to Walnut Creek. For future, if you've got members wishing for any particular tunes, I'll be happy to learn up to two new tunes per gig, if you give me at least a month of advance notice. In fact, taking requests can be great fun, because sometimes people come up with really unusual requests (like Led Zeppelin Into the Light, and Procul Harem Whiter Shade of Pale). Also, I appreciate learning from my clients which of the many hundreds of old traditional pipe tunes people most want to hear. Best Wishes, piper Elise

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2018
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Stockton, CA
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2017
Apr
2
Memorial Service
Palo Alto, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Castro Valley, CA
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2017
Mar
17
Community Event
Walnut Creek, CA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2017
Mar
17
Club Event
Stockton, CA
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
2017
Mar
11
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Pleasanton, CA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Mar
11
Memorial Service
Watsonville, CA
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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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