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Melody Pipes

Bagpipes from Cupertino, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Melody Pipes (Melody Farquhar-Chang) is a female bagpiper of Scottish heritage located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a member of the Western United States Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA), Melody is an awarded solo and band piper, competing at events throughout California and the western United States. She pipes with two Bay Area Pipes and Drums Bands and should you desire additional pipers, drummers, or even highland dancers to make your event successful, Melody can make arrangements to fulfill your needs with additional players.

Melody is committed to making your event successful, and she prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients. She thoroughly discusses her client's needs beforehand, helping them to plan and select appropriate tunes for their event. If needed, she is happy to meet her clients at the event venue beforehand to work out logistics. On event day, Melody arrives early to the venue to ensure she understands her role so things go as planned. Should last minute changes need to be made, she is flexible and adapts easily. Melody plays a set of beautiful half-silver, african blackwood (ABW) JWM (John Wilson MacDougall) bagpipes with beautiful full drones and a Colin Kyo ABW chanter with sweet timbre. She keeps her instrument well-maintained to prevent potential instrument malfunctions. Audio samples are provided for you to listen to, and more will be added as they are recorded. Your event is important, and Melody's purpose is to help make your event successful and something beautifully memorable to look back on.

Charitable & Memorial Events: Every year on her birthday, 9/11, Melody donates her time piping at fire stations throughout the South Bay in remembrance of firefighters and their service on 9/11. Throughout the year, Melody donates her piping skills to various charitable fundraising events such as Honor Flight for Veterans, Operation Surf for Veterans, Relay for Life, and memorial events such as Wreaths Across America.








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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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Memorial Service

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Melody Pipes played at my mother's ash scattering service on the bluffs at Half Moon Bay's Venice beach. Melody was very accommodating to work with and provided suggestions on songs to play. She arrived early and warmed up so we had an opportunity to hear her before the actual service. She was dressed in full regalia. Between her playing and the overcast day on the bluffs, we felt like we were in Scotland. Her rendition of "Amazing Grace" was perfectly paced for a solemn occasion, and it was just beautiful. Melody did a great job and we would hire again.

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Celebration

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Melody is personable & accomodating. She wants to be sure your needs are met.

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Wedding

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Had Melody play prior to my daughter's wedding reception...everyone enjoyed the pleasant surprise... SHE WAS GREAT! Do not hesitate to book her.....

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Melody Pipes’s Response:

Dear Kevin, I thoroughly enjoyed piping for your daughter's cocktail hour before the wedding reception, and was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you engaging me and for your review! Best, Melody

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2016
Dec
2
Funeral
Campbell, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2016
Nov
11
Memorial Service
Half Moon Bay, CA
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2016
Sep
4
Highland Games
Pleasanton, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2016
Sep
3
Highland Games
Pleasanton, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2016
Aug
7
Highland Games
Monterey, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2016
Aug
6
Highland Games
Monterey, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
No Gigmasters Booking Fees!
 
  • Melody Pipes pays client booking fees.
Veterans, Firefighters & Police Memorials
 
  • Veterans, Firefighters, Police Memorials discounted from regular rates
Anchor's Aweigh
Charles Zimmerman
Angus MacKinnon
PM D.S. Ramsey
A Man's A Man For A' That
Traditional
Amazing Grace
Traditional
America the Beautiful
Traditional
Andrew Warnock
Tom MacAllister
At Long Last
James MacHattie
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional
Back to Donegal
Traditional
Barren Rocks of Aden
A. MacKeller
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 Melody Pipes will also travel to Los Altos, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Saratoga, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Moffett Field, Palo Alto, Stanford, Alviso, Portola Valley, Milpitas, Holy City, La Honda, Menlo Park, Redwood Estates, Atherton, Boulder Creek, Loma Mar, Redwood City, Fremont, Newark, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, San Carlos, Belmont, Coyote, Felton.
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