Specializing in Northern Michigan 'Destination Weddings'. Well-known and highly respected by other wedding professionals and vendors on Mackinac Island, and in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City and other popular venues around Michigan.
40 years' experience. Skillfully intergrating bagpipe music into wedding ceremonies, memorial services, concerts, and just about any setting imaginable. Full-time professional. Always prompt, punctual, and absolutely in-tune. Providing an all-around excellent musical experience.
Different pitch varieties (A-440, Bb-466, and standard Bb-470+) allow accompaniment of virtually any other kind of instrument.
Recent engagements include several performances with The Chieftains, and performances of Maxwell Davies' "An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise" with both the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the West Shore Symphony Orchestra.
I have performed at all of the following venues, and more: on Mackinac Island: Inn at Stonecliffe, Grand Hotel, Mission Point, St. Anne's, Somewhere In Time Gazebo, Patrick Sinclair's Pub, The Harbourview Inn, The Island House, the Stone Church, the Mission Chapel, and the Murray Hotel; In the Petoskey Area: Perry Hotel, St. Francis Xavier Church, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Little Harbor Club, Vivace School of Arts and Music, Stafford's Bayview Inn, Charlevoix's Castle Farms, and on the deck of the Lalapalooza in Round Lake for the Venetian Festival; Treetops Golf and Country Club and the Gaylord Country Club near Gaylord; Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe, Greystone Golf and Country Club in Romeo, and the Roostertail, Detroit. Other venues include Alpena, Ossineke, Houghton Lake, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Northport, Central Lake, St. Ignace, Traverse City, Omena, Walloon Lake, Paradise Lake and more.
I also frequently play for funerals and memorial services regularly throughout Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin