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
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Funeral

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Recommend

Melody was on time, played beautifully. My only disappointment was I payed for her to play for 45 min and she was distracted by people who were not even part of the funeral chatting with her. Honestly? I didn’t hear much music played.

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Melody Pipes’s Response:

Dear Edna , I honestly felt you were pleased with my services. I am sorry you felt need to give me an unfavorable review. I arrived 90 minutes before the service, professionally dressed. I tuned my pipes and was in place before the agreed-upon time. Before you arrived, I started piping 30 minutes earlier than we agreed as early mourners were arriving. I piped for over an hour before Mass and 15 minutes after. I played Irish Tunes as requested, and even learned a new tune to play an honor of your family's Irish heritage. I was not distracted by passers-by, only polite in answering questions briefly, and then returning to piping. I appreciate that you liked my playing.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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She was wonderful! Prompt, wonderful attitude and played beautifully! It was for Mom’s 88th birthday and she wowed the crowd! Would highly recommend Melody!

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Celebration

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Melody was perfect. She offered suggestions for tunes, and was the ideal accent for celebrating the life of our dear departed lass.

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2018
Jun
2
Funeral
Walnut Creek, CA
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2018
May
19
Birthday Party (Adult)
Atherton, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Oct
15
Seaside Games
Ventura, CA
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Seaside Games
Ventura, CA
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
8
Reno Highland Games
Reno, NV
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Reno Highland Games
Reno, NV
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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