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Seattle's Bagpiper Neil Hubbard

Bagpipes from Kirkland, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$175 - $450 per event
Gigmasters' Most Experienced and only full-time professional Seattle Bagpiper! Best of Gigmasters Award Winner.

Rest assured Neil will go above and beyond to give you an excellent performance and great value for your money! Contact Neil today to book him for your event.

Neil Hubbard is professional, reliable, responsive to your needs, priced fairly, talented, well established, prepared, communicates well, easy to work with, always impeccably dressed. Visit Neil's website for more detailed information.

Providing high quality Scottish bagpiping performances in the Greater Seattle, Washington area since 1990, Neil has enhanced weddings, brought a high level of traditional honor to funerals and memorials, entertained at birthday parties, and added pomp and ceremony to many other events. Neil lives in Kirkland, Washington and will travel any distance to play at your event. He is the only full-time professional piper referred by Gigmasters for the Seattle area. All the others do it part-time around their other jobs.

Neil has been the Resident Bagpiper at the Golf Club At Newcastle since 2004, piping the sun down from May through September. Neil also teaches three different Firefighter Pipe Bands: Seattle, Snohomish County and Eastside, as well as Seattle Police Pipes and Drums. In association with these bands Neil can provide a quartet, mini band, or massed pipes and drums. Contact Neil today for a special rate.

The majestic sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe has been used for centuries to inspire warriors, welcome royalty, mourn the dearly departed, celebrate weddings, and bring distinction to virtually any other event. This awesome and powerful instrument adds emotional impact to any occasion, and a piper always provides a striking visual focal point.

As a competitive solo piper, Neil perfected his musical skills, and piping judges have consistently praised him for his "lovely, expressive playing", "great sounding pipe," and "excellent tone and tuning". Neil is a successful solo piping competitor, having played on the boards in Scotland, Canada, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

As a long-time member of the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, Neil has competed multiple times at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Playing in this grueling, high pressure contest has honed Neil's confidence as a performer. Neil has performed at many more diverse celebrations including Carnaval in Mazatlan, Mexico, Fourth of July in Ketchikan, Alaska, and the week-long 1000th Anniversary of Clan Keith in Inverurie, Scotland. Neil has made many television appearances and has been featured as a soloist in the Keith's annual Kirkland Performance Center shows since 1998.










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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Memorial Service

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Neil was tremendous. He had the difficult task of playing over disturbing traffic close by and managed to set a tone that was beautiful and soothing. He was prompt and his rendition of Amazing Grace was eloquent. Very much a gentleman at such a sorrowful time. Thank you so much Neil. The Kaumans family.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Neil was an amazing addition to our wedding day! He was very prompt when I first had the initial questions about bringing in a bag piper performer into the wedding, and answered all of the questions that my husband and I had. He was VERY professional the day of the wedding, looking both sharp, clean, and friendly! He was incredibly talented being the highlight performer of our wedding ceremony, and I will cherish the memories of the pipes for years and decades to come. I recommend Neil's performances for anyone who is looking for a really special touch to any occasion. The way he handles everything is so incredibly great. Thanks NEIL! Love, Meaghan and Thomas.

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Funeral

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Neil played for my mother's burial. It was pouring rain. He assisted arriving mourners with an umbrella. He stood in the rain and played flawless renditions of "Danny Boy" and other Irish tunes, carefully judging his distance from the assembly to produce the perfect volume. There was not a dry eye to be found. It was perfect. Neil was warm and professional. I highly recommend his services.

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Funeral
Ellensburg, WA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Mar
18
Funeral
Sumner, WA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Nov
13
Wedding Reception
Snohomish, WA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Aug
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Funeral
Monroe, WA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
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15
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Seattle, WA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Scotland the Brave
Amazing Grace
When the Battle's Over
Green Hills of Tyrol
Abide With Me
Auld Lang Syne
Irish Eyes
Danny Boy
Lament for the Fallen
Cork Hill
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Seattle's Bagpiper Neil Hubbard will also travel to Bellevue, Bothell, Kent, Medina, Redmond, Renton, Maple Valley, Kenmore, Seattle, Snoqualmie Pass, Lynnwood, Ravensdale, Auburn, Black Diamond, Rollingbay, Indianola, Seahurst, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Manchester, Southworth, Burton, Keyport, Mercer Island, Pacific, South Colby, Everett, Gorst, Port Gamble.
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