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Neil Womelduff

Bagpipes from Atlanta, GA - Will travel up to 150 miles
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$200 - $600 per event
Hello, and welcome to my page!

As a small business owner, I strive to provide world class service to my valuable customers, because reputation is everything. My commitment is to providing timely and friendly response, arriving on time to my commitments, and appearing sharply dressed to military standard in traditional Scottish attire with a well tuned, pleasant sounding bagpipe. Please browse through my selection of recordings and photographs to get a better sense of what I can offer to make your special event truly memorable.

As a newcomer to Atlanta, I continue to build on twenty five years of musical education and heritage. I began playing the Scottish Highland Bagpipes as a child, and during those formative years set about to study the traditional dance music of Ireland as well. During the first few years of studying the pipes, I took up the Irish Tenor Banjo and the Irish Flute alongside my piping studies. Little did I know at ten years old that endeavouring to play this music that I love so much would have taken me to such far flung corners of the planet! I've made many lifelong friends in the process of pursuing traditional music, and most notably, I met my wonderful wife through the Irish music community.

I was very fortunate to grow up in a piping family in Kansas City, and after finishing a BA at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, I was appointed Business Manager of the local St Andrew Pipe Band which was formed in 1962 and today has a membership of over seventy musicians. I spent eight years working as the Business Manager for that organization, which gave me invaluable experience in customer service and music management. That experience led to launching my own full time bagpiping service in Washington DC. During the time we lived in Washington and Baltimore, I played for several notable events including:

- The retirement ceremony for Admiral Jon White overlooking the Pentagon in Crystal City, VA
- Performing with The Chieftains at Strathmore Performing Arts Center in Bethesda, MD
- Performed for change of command ceremony for the VFA-97 Warhawks F-18 squadron, Lemoore Naval Air Station, California
- Piping for the wedding of a senior FBI employee on the National Mall
- Playing for the retirement ceremony of two US Marine Corps Special Forces combat veterans in Silver Spring, MD
- Performing with the New Century Irish Arts Company for the Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park
- Performing in concert with the MacMillan Pipe Band in Sandy Spring, MD
as well as many lovely weddings, golf tournaments, birthdays, and memorial services.

Most recently during our one year tour of Zambia in East Africa, I had the honor of playing for the Lusaka Caledonian Club for their Robert Burns Night, and I was subsequently invited to play for the British Ambassador at his residence for the Queen's Birthday to the delight of over 400 guests from the international diplomatic community.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my musical adventures. I look forward to providing beautiful music for your next occasion!




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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Memorial Service

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Neil was the perfect person to play at my husband's memorial. He was early, he played flawlessly, and he was professional and well prepared. He was able to play the classical selections my husband loved with dignity and expertise. He also played at the family gathering at an Irish pub after the service. I have received so many warm and positive comments about Neil's part in the service and the gathering. He helped make a tough day memorable and unforgettable. Thank you so much, Neil!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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we had a wonderful overall experience with Neil. He played at our 8 year old daughter's "Highland Games" themed birthday party in October. He was great with the kids and extremely easy to deal with as far as setting up the logistics. Even my Scottish mother-in-law (with a more discerning bagpiping ear than mine) enjoyed the music.

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Wedding Ceremony

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I hired Neil for my wedding on June 29,2013 as a surprise for my husband. Neil was awesome. He knew it was a surprise and went right along with it. I would recommend him for any event. I will definitely use his services again. He is an amazing piper and I am glad he shared our special day with us. The look on my husbands face when he saw him was priceless. I give Neil 25 stars. Thank you again Neil you made our special day that much more amazing !!!!!

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2014
Jul
26
Memorial Service
Westminster, MD
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2014
Mar
11
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Washington, DC
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Oct
6
Birthday Party (Kids)
Chevy Chase, MD
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2013
Oct
5
Funeral
Silver Spring, MD
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2013
Jun
29
Wedding Ceremony
Owings Mills, MD
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2013
Mar
9
Funeral
Falls Church, VA
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Amazing Grace
Scotland the Brave
America the Beautiful
My Country Tis of Thee
The Highland Wedding
Traditional
The Highland Cathedral
The Marine Corps Hymn
The Caisson Song (Army)
The Ash Grove
Going Home (from Dvorak No. 9)
Dvorak
Flute
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Church Services
Anniversaries
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Community Events
Art Gallery Openings
Saint Patrick's Day Parties
Masters Golf Tournament Parties
Nursing Homes
Lessons
Please note Neil Womelduff will also travel to East Point, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Mansfield, Norcross, Thomasville, Decatur, Hampton, Mc Donough, Howard, Red Oak, Morrow, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Redan, Stockbridge, Clarkdale, Jonesboro, Rex, Locust Grove, Marietta, Ellenwood, Inman, Riverdale, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Griffin, Lovejoy, Conley, Jenkinsburg.
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