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Raymond Bilter

Celtic Bagpipes from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $350 per event
I am a professional Scottish bagpiper who specializes in playing for weddings, funerals, parties, churches, pubs, and dances. I have years of experience in all of these venues and have extensive knowledge of traditional, contemporary, and liturgical repertoire. I also play Scottish smallpipes (quieter pipes), irish high whistle and low whistle. I also have a Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of Michigan.

I have performed at: the University of Alaska at Fairbanks as an invited summer guest artist, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the United States Naval Academy, Arlington National Cemetery, and many weddings, funerals, and pubs in the Ann Arbor MI, New York City, Washington DC, Fairbanks AK, and Anchorage AK areas. I have also been the piper and whistle player with a touring Celtic band, and I am currently a piper in a local pipe and drum band.

No matter what the occasion is, I guarantee to bring a professional and fun attitude as well as beautiful music from the glens of Scotland and Ireland to your event. References available upon request. For audio samples and repertoire list, please visit my website.
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Funeral

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We were so pleased with Ray's performance and his professionalism at my father's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery! It was an honor to have him be a part of that solemn ceremony. He wore full Scottish Military Regalia including the tall black hat. Not only was his musical performance excellent, but he was a kind, compassionate human being who accommodated our every need. I highly recommend him!

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Retirement Party

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I was extremely please with Raymond's performance. He was extremely helpful with integrating music for my mess night. I will request Ray for any future event I plan. Thanks!

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Wedding

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Ray played a couple tunes on his smallpipes for my wife and I at our wedding. He was on time, the tuning of the pipes was very good, and his appearance was impeccable. I would definitely commend his playing to anyone with an event in the D.C. metro area

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2012
Aug
20
Funeral
Arlington, VA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2012
Mar
3
Retirement Party
Washington, DC
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2012
Jan
7
Wedding
Fairfax, VA
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
2011
Oct
8
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
2011
Jul
9
Wedding Ceremony
Alexandria, VA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2011
Mar
12
Private Party
Triangle, VA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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 Raymond Bilter will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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