I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire

Bagpipes from Fresno, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MARK IS THE #1 TOP BAGPIPER WITH THE MOST BOOKINGS, NATIONWIDE, ON GIGMASTERS, FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and already holds the lead for 2018! YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IN GOOD HANDS! Mark travels all over California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona. Mark has authorization to play in all of the National Parks, including Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The Narional Park Service does not allow Highland pipes in the parks due to decibel restrictions, but will allow Scottish Small Pipes. Mark has a nice set of Wayne Fisher Small Pipes.

Mark is also a designated piper for the GARDEN OF INNOCENCE, a non-profit organization that provides burials for abandoned children. Mark donates his time and talent as he feels very strongly about this cause!

If you want your $20 booking fee paid for and also get the Top Bagpiper on Gigmasters nationwide, you have come to the right place!!!!!!! Mark always pays your booking fee so you don't have to! Mark is always ready to negotiate price too! Mark charges one price for each gig and in most cases, not by the hour or how many tunes he plays.

Mark holds the lead in total 5 star bookings at 347. Mark holds the lead for total bookings for the valley at 501. Main reasons for this, Mark is very good at what he does and clients like what they see and hear.

Mark Little possesses a lifetime of experience, performing and playing only the Bagpipes. He has played the Bagpipes for 47 years. Past Pipe Majors have called Mark a very solid piper. Mark is currently the Pipe Major for the FRESNO STAG AND THISTLE PIPES AND DRUMS. Mark is the most successful of any previous Pipe Majors of the Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes and Drums, has been Pipe Major more times than any previous Pipe Majors, and has held the position longer than any previous Pipe Majors.

Choosing the best piper for your event is very easy. Do not book the first piper that calls you. Listen to the recordings of the pipers on Gigmasters and compare before you decide. You can also look at the reviews from satisfied customers. The more 5 star reviews the piper has will give you confidence that you have made the right decision. The quality of words that clients write about the performer are a true reflection of that performer......Check out what clients have said about Mark Little. Not one negative comment in 501 bookings. Pretty cool stuff!!!!

Mark started playing the bagpipes at age 16 when he joined the MCLANE PIPERS AND DANCERS under the direction of Larry Huck, the man that started the group in the mid 1960's. Mr. Huck is the only band director at Mclane to truly retire from the position of Mclane Band Director. Many band directors have come and gone from Mclane and none of them, as of yet, have been able to fill Mr. Huck's shoes. He was a true mentor to Mark. No other band director ever came close to keeping the integrity and professionalism of the Mclane Pipers and Dancers as Mr. Huck did. Mark was Pipe Major of the MCLANE PIPERS AND DANCERS his Senior year as were his sister and brother when they attended Mclane.

Mark plays a 1963 full sterling silver set of bagpipes made by R.G. Hardie with a chanter by David Chesney, used by top bands all over the world! A perfect look and sound for a wedding, funeral, or party!

Mark also has a set of Redpipes Caledonia electronic bagpipes. These look and sound just like regular highland bagpipes, but use an amplifier. The volume can be regulated for those places where highland pipes are prohibited due to the high decibels. This means that they can be used anywhere, including Yosemite National Park.

Mark Little has played for many, many, weddings, parties, and funerals over the years and will be more than happy to audition for you before being hired. Mark is well known and recommended by all of the Funeral Homes in the San Joaquin Valley and any of them can be contacted for reference. Mark has played for the Fresno Police Department, CDF Fire Honor Guard, Armed Services Honor Guard, National Cemetery at Santa Nella California, and many Weddings in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.....JUST TO NAME A FEW. Mark has played with the St. Andrews Pipe Band of Modesto, Clan Campbell Pipe Band of Modesto, and now the Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes and Drums. Mark is a stickler for making sure your event is perfect. VERY REASONABLE RATES!!!!!!!!!!

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500+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Volunteers services for charity events
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
2017 - Top Bagpiper
2016 - Top Bagpiper
2015 - Top Bagpiper
2014 - Top Bagpiper

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Mark is absolutely fantastic! He is an amazing player, and he is straight out of central casting- he definitely looks the part. Mark drove a long way for our event and was so patient and easy going when we were running late. I cannot recommend him more highly, he just could not be easier to work with. He is wonderful & his presence MADE the party!

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Funeral

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Mark was completely professional and congenial from start to finish. He took my original idea and added several improvements. He was excellent working with the church staff. His price was extremely competitive. I would hire him again in a second!

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Wedding Reception

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Mark was so talented, made our wedding extra special and everyone loved his piping skills! Wish we could do it all over again :)

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Oct
18
Funeral
Clovis, CA
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Oct
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Modesto, CA
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2018
Oct
28
Celebration
Fresno, CA
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2018
Nov
1
Wedding
Kenwood, CA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Nov
3
Valentine's Day Party
Los Banos, CA
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
2018
Nov
9
Club Event
Springville, CA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2018
Oct
15
Club Event
Oakdale, CA
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Celebration
San Francisco, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Oct
12
Funeral
Antioch, CA
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2018
Oct
12
Club Event
Fresno, CA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
9
Funeral
Lemoore, CA
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2018
Oct
6
Wedding
Danville, CA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Please note I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire will also travel to Burrel, Clovis, Fowler, Pinedale, Del Rey, Sanger, Selma, Parlier, Raisin, Caruthers, Biola, Kingsburg, Piedra, Traver, Kerman, Reedley, Friant, Laton, Prather, Riverdale, Dinuba, Sultana, Orange Cove, Madera, Tollhouse, San Joaquin, Hanford, Orosi, Cutler, Armona.
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