Portland's Bagpiper Bill is available on SHORT NOTICE for weddings, birthdays, funerals or any special occasion. Whether private, corporate or public, your event is enhanced by the presence of an expert piper in full regalia. His music stirs emotions at weddings, funerals, and life celebrations. If you want your booking fee paid for you have come to the right place! Bill always pays your booking fee so you don't have to!
Bill knows how overwhelming planning an event can be, and his goal is to make this as easy as possible for you. Once you agree to hire him for your event, he will have a quick phone call, play some tunes and work from that point. If you already know what you want played and wish to just correspond via email or text messaging, that works as well. About a week out, depending on your contact preference he can touch base with you and re-confirm your event details. He will help make your occasion successful and something beautifully memorable to look back upon.
Add the sterling harmonics of the bagpipes to your event to make it special!
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Grace your wedding with a highly-skilled bagpiper. Whether your ceremony takes place inside a chapel, church or historic building, or outside in the mountains, by a lake or rushing river, the Great Highland Bagpipes add a timeless beauty to any wedding ceremony. Bill performs for over 25 weddings annually throughout Oregon and surrounding states each year and has performed for over 500 weddings. Call him at (***)***-****, he would LOVE to talk to you about your upcoming wedding, and to help you arrange music for your guest arrivals, ceremony processional, unity candle/ reflective moment, recessional, leading guests from ceremony to cocktail hour music and entrance into the reception music, or for any combination of the above.
Add the bagpipes for a special birthday SURPRISE, as the piper starts in the distance, walking towards and ending at the birthday person. Bill will march in as a surprise; performing for the honored person a selection of favorite songs (from Irish Eyes are Smiling to Scotland-the-Brave, and Amazing Grace) before playing 'Happy Birthday' on the bagpipes at the very end of the party - everyone joins in in singing Happy Birthday with the pipes!
Memorials and Funeral Services
Grace your family's service with skilled piping at an affordable price. Bill can help you add a selection of beautiful tunes to your funeral service. With over 50 funeral services annually throughout Oregon and surrounding states, he adds a soulful beauty to any service. Recently Bill performed at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia as a solo piper for a Marine Corp Sargent killed in Afghanistan, the family flew him to Washington DC to perform at the conclusion of the full military honors ceremony. You can be assured that you are in good hands. Whether in a church, a formal cemetery service, a formal Military service, or a scattering of the ashes, Bill's pipes will add a soul lifting ambiance to your family's service.
Celebrations, Golf Tournaments, Anniversaries, etc.
Add the sound of the bagpipes to your event and make the day a great day to remember. Bill performs at a wide-range of festivals to private intimate ceremonies. He has an ability to be creative and instantly adaptable to the needs of his clients guarantying the events success.
School Events/ Cultural Days/ Boy Scout Troops
Bill performs for schools in his continued commitment to help culturally educate the next generation about Scotland and Ireland. Having lived as a boy in Scotland, He entertains children with a fantastic slide show called "A Trip to Scotland or Ireland" performing on the quiet electronic bagpipes, he gets the children dancing and marching to the pipes - they love it.