Elliott Smith, Bagpiper

Bagpipes from Fulton, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Experienced and punctual piper available for funerals, weddings and special events. A drummer or second piper and or Irish dancers may also be available. I wear highland evening dress which is most popular with competition pipe bands. I or we arrive an hour before the event.

I started bagpipes in 1976. I had met the piper at the Sterling Rennaisance Faire and asked for lessons. About two years later I helped form a madrigal group which performed at that faire for six years and I began doing a little solo work on pipes there. I was asked to play for a production of Brigadoon and had to borrow a uniform from my old instructor. I also played for the local Hibernians and for a wedding but just wore a sport coat. I was taken in as a student by the Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band in 1987 and accepted into the band about six months later which was quite an accomplishment as this Syracuse band is a very demanding competition band.

The second piper is Matt Welling. When he was 17 one of his last wishes was to get some pipe lessons before he went into the military. Somehow he had gone all the way through public schools and no one discovered his gift for music. It changed his life. He also joined the Syracuse band and we do many performances together, Matt's now about 34.

The Irish dancers are from the Kinlough Academy of Irish Dance, which is a registered school of Irish Dance belonging to my oldest daughter, Siobhan.
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Memorial Service

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Mr Smith provided all the requested music, the snare drummer, and they both played well. He went beyond, in learning new music and suggesting that the group sing a chorus which was out of the bagpipe's range. He provided copies of the lyrics enough for people to sing along to this. When it turned out that I had chosen different verses, he quickly adapted and used the lyrics I provided copies of. I would recommend Elliot highly, and am grateful to him and Gigmasters for making this event in keeping with my father's wishes.

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Memorial Service

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Elliott was great to work with. It was a very casual memorial service and he knew just what to do. I highly recommend him.

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