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Michael R. Thomas

Bagpipes from Jacksonville, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $600 per event
Mike Thomas is one of the most sought after and accomplished pipers in the area. He has served as Pipe Sergeant of the Jacksonville Pipes and Drums, co-leading the group to two consecutive first place trophies at the Northeast Florida Highland Games. His solo career has taken him througout the state, claiming many top-three finishes and several first place prizes. Mike has played at numerous weddings, funerals, parties, military functions, and corporate events throughout the Southeast.

Whether its starting your new life together at a wedding, or saying goodbye to a loved one, you only get one chance, and so does the musician you hire. Mr. Thomas guarantees dignified music, played proficiently, on a well-tuned instrument.

He will be happy to discuss any particulars of your event, including assisting you in selecting appropriate traditional Scottish and Irish tunes. He will arrive to your engagement professionally dressed in modern Highland attire, appropriate to the event. He is available for engagements throughout Florida and South Georgia.

Weddings

Any variation of the following is possible for the big day:

- Playing outside the church as guests arrive
- A processional tune for the wedding party
- A regal arrangement for the Bride to process
- 'Piping out' the newlyweds down the aisle
- Selected tunes at the reception

Mike is accepting and more than happy to perform at same-sex marriages or commitment ceremonies.

Funerals

A time of both mourning and celebration, funerals may be played with both sorrowful airs and dignified marches.

- Inside the church or funeral home
- At graveside honors
- Scattering of the ashes

Suggestions of other special events:

Retirement parties,
Homecoming from a long journey,
Birthday parties,
Church services, including Easter and Christmas themes,
Military commission/decommission, and
Grand Openings


In addition to the feedback on this site, clients list and references are available upon request.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings

Wedding

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Mike is the external reason everyone was so impressed with our event. His look, his sound, and his overall demeanor were really quite impressive. If you want to take your already wonderfully planned event to the next level call Mike. You won't be disappointed. On another note, I was running around with last minute details and forgot to let Mike know which songs I wanted played. I called him the night before my wedding and agreed on the first song to march us in but wasn't sure about the song for the recession. Mike said just tell me on the beach before we go in. Sure enough I had my song and he mastered it! Thank you Mike - It was perfect! Dennis

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Church Service

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Michael was so accommodating in providing not only the music we had selected, but also in suggesting additional ways to incorporate the bagpipes into both the ceremony and the reception. Family and friends were enthusiastic and unanimous in their compliments about our piper! Michael, thank you for your outstanding playing and professionalism, as well as your warm and generous personality. You made our wedding a most memorable and special occasion. Mary & Ramon Day Jacksonville FL

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Funeral

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We were privileged to use Mr. Thomas' services for a funeral. He was kind and understanding to a degree that touched our hearts. His contribution to the proceedings was flawless.

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2014
Oct
14
Funeral
Jacksonville, FL
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2013
Sep
10
Funeral
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2012
Oct
28
Wedding
Jacksonville, FL
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2012
Aug
25
Wedding
Jacksonville Beach, FL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2012
Jul
21
Funeral
Flagler Beach, FL
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2012
Jul
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Jacksonville, FL
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note Michael R. Thomas will also travel to Orange Park, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Kings Bay, Callahan, Ponte Vedra Beach, Bryceville, Yulee, Middleburg, Doctors Inlet, Green Cove Springs, Fernandina Beach, Penney Farms, Saint Augustine, Macclenny, Hilliard, Glen Saint Mary, Saint George, Saint Marys, Lawtey, Kingsland, Raiford, Starke, Bostwick, Elkton, Folkston, Florahome, Keystone Heights, Sanderson.
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