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Timothy Burke

Bagpipes from San Dimas, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $2000 per event
With over 13 years of bagpiping experience, Timothy Burke has had many grand opportunities to perform at several different venues across the western United States. He is a professional grade musician, bagpipe music mentor, and former executive band leader of the James J. Coyne Memorial Pipe band. Tim has earned many awards in the Scottish community, and has established himself as one of the top pipers in Southern California.

Mr. Burke's piping career began in 2003, when he began attending Glendora High School. Having been a musician since the age of 10, Tim immediately joined the award winning Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry. Tim quickly became a competitive musician shortly after picking up his first set of bagpipes. In his last two years at Glendora, Tim had the honor of holding a leadership position, helping guide the band to many more prizes and good ranks. He then graduated in 2007.
After graduating high school, Tim joined the Pasadena Scots Pipe Band, in its inaugural year competing, helping them earn Champion Supreme honors over many other bands in the WUSPBA branch (Western United States Pipe Band Association) that same year! Seeking more of a musical challenge, he left Pasadena's organization in late 2007 and became a member of the James J. Coyne Memorial Pipe Band. There, he had the exciting chance to learn from one of the best in the piping community, Seumas Coyne. Tim has developed greatly as a player from the lessons taught to him by Seumas and has benefited immensely from thereon. Having been a member since, Tim has been able to climb up the ranks, having become a top corps player in the band. Following the close of the 2010 competition season, Tim had the fantastic offer of becoming the band's Pipe Major! He gratefully accepted and led the band to new heights in 2011. Along with musical performances, he also mentors those who have an interest in the bagpipes, as well as instructing competitive pipe bands around the western United States.

As a performer, Tim has played at many occasions, such as: Weddings, Receptions, Funerals, Infomercials, Parties, Church Ceremonies, Graduations, Golf Tournaments, along with various other events.

Not only are you provided the option of a solo piper, you may also choose from the following: Piper/Drummer Duet, Quartet (Two Pipers/Two Drummers), or a full band!

Timothy Burke's past accomplishments include:
Participating in the 2004 and 2005 Hollywood Christmas Parade (GTB&P)
2008-2010 WUSPBA Grade 2 Band Champion (James J. Coyne Memorial Pipe Band)
Top 3 competitors at the 2004 Queen Mary Scottish Festival (Solo Piping)
Second place overall at the 2007 Queen Mary Scottish Festival (Solo Piping)
First place at the 2009 San Diego Highland Games (Solo Piping)
Third place at the 2011 Alaska Scottish Festival (Solo Piping)
Pipe Major of the James J. Coyne Memorial Pipe Band (2011)
2nd place in Pro level competition at the 2014 Alaska Scottish Festival
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Funeral

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Tim is amazing! He was hired to play a memorial service for my father. I wanted to be a surprise to everyone so Tim hid out and appeared in the church right on cue as we discussed. The surprise was a huge hit and very touching. Tim was there on time and accommodated us when we asked him to play a little extra than we originally planned. His professionalism is only surpassed by his talent. I would highly recommend you hire him for your event. This was a very special day for us and it was really important that this went off without a hitch, Tim did not disappoint. The number of positive comments I had about him was remarkable.

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Celebration

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This is Tim's third year with us. He helps us open our International Education Week celebration by leading a flag parade across our campus. His music is great and the bagpiper helps to remind everyone of the day's events. We enjoy working with Tim and were glad he was available to return for our 2014 celebration. Jenny Dannelley, Chaffey College

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Wedding Ceremony

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I booked Timothy Burke to play for my wedding in April 2012. I would not hesitate to recommend him. His playing was great, and he was 100% reliable. I am a professional musician so I have high standards, and he met them easily. In addition, I am from Scotland so am very familiar with bagpipers: he can easily compare to the best of them over there! Additionally, his prices were fair. Highly recommended.

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2016
Dec
10
Funeral
Downey, CA
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
2015
Nov
14
Funeral
Indio, CA
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2015
May
23
Memorial Day Party
Moreno Valley, CA
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Mar
29
Memorial Service
Alhambra, CA
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
2014
Dec
23
Funeral
Covina, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Church Service
Burbank, CA
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
2013
Nov
20
Celebration
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Amazing Grace
Scotland The Brave
Highland Cathedral
Danny Boy
Going Home
Slow Airs
Slow Marches
Patriotic Sets
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Celtic Dance Music (Jigs, Hornpipes, Reels, Strathspeys)
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 Timothy Burke will also travel to Glendora, La Verne, Covina, Pomona, Claremont, Azusa, West Covina, Diamond Bar, Montclair, Walnut, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Upland, Baldwin Park, Duarte, La Puente, Rowland Heights, City Of Industry, El Monte.
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