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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I was VERY disappointed with this musician. I did appreciate the fact that he showed up on schedule but his appearance was disheveled. He played three songs that lasted approximately 20 seconds each and left. The quality of his performance was poor at best. The songs he did play were out of tune. I would recommend that this musician retire his bag pipes.

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Elliott Smith, Bagpiper’s Response:

The client asked for 15 minutes of music , I played Star of County Down , and Findlandia, in the room where most were seated. I then played Wearing of the Green , O Donnel Abu , Minstrell Boy , Dawning of the Day, Flower of Scotland , Highland Cathedral , She Moved through the Fair, Rowan Tree, and Amazing Grace in an adjacent room to allow people to be able to talk . It was a judgement call on my part but my guess was that people were trying to visit. I wore my my bands best uniform, which included jacket, my uniform parts are all very new and well maintained. At one point I did attempt to speak with (Barbara ) but she was getting her picture taken.

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Funeral

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Elliott is a wonderful bagpiper. He is easy to work with, prompt, friendly and very talented. His music helped make the service a memorable one.

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wonderful. did everything we asked. was on time, pleasant to work with

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2018
Dec
1
Funeral
Moravia, NY
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2018
Oct
13
Funeral
Chittenango, NY
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2018
Sep
8
Wedding Ceremony
Geneva, NY
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Aug
5
Birthday Party (Kids)
Sodus, NY
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Wedding
Caledonia, NY
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Jul
12
Funeral
Hammondsport, NY
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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Please note Elliott Smith, Bagpiper will also travel to Minetto, Hannibal, Phoenix, Cato, Oswego, Baldwinsville, Martville, Pennellville, Plainville, Lycoming, Meridian, New Haven, Sterling, Central Square, Mexico, Brewerton, Fair Haven, Hastings, Clay, Liverpool.
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