Richard has been playing and teaching Celtic wind instruments in Southern California for over thirty years. He plays Scottish Highland Pipes, Irish Uilleann Pipes, Irish Wooden Flute, Irish Whistle, Bodhran, Spanish Gaita, Bulgarian Gaida, and Scottish Small Pipes. He also plays in a Scottish Pipe Band, an Irish folk group and a Bulgarian ensemble.
Make your wedding more memorable with the pomp of the Scottish pipes, the Gaelic soulfulness of the Irish pipes, or the beauty of a Celtic ensemble. Whether played as pre-service music outside or inside the chapel before the ceremony, for the seating of the mothers, for one or more of the processionals (groomsmen, bridesmaids, maid of honor, ring-bearer, bride), for the candle lighting ceremony, for incidental music during the wedding, for communion, for the recessional or for post-service music inside or outside the chapel, the Bagpipes are certain to bring beauty and emotion to your special day.
Funerals & Memorials:
Nowhere is the sound of the bagpipes more fitting, more evocative than at a funeral. For centuries the pipes have been an essential feature of Scottish and Irish funerals. An Italian observer said of the Irish pipes in 1581, "To its sound this unconquered, fierce, and warlike people march their armies and encourage one another to feats of valor. With it also, they accompany their dead to the grave, making such mournful sounds as almost to force the bystander to weep."