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Portland and District Pipers

Celtic Bagpipes from Portland, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2008
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$250 - $1000 per event
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About
Portland and District Pipers are Matthew Phelps and Coreyanne Armstrong, two pipers residing in Portland, CT, as well as a select group of high caliber pipers who perform all over New England.

Matthew Phelps has been performing the highland bagpipe since the age of eight and also plays Scottish smallpipes. Phelps has performed at hundreds of events throughout New England as well as in Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Panama, and Italy. Last year's highlights included performances with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. 2016 saw Phelps winning his first World Pipe Band Championship in his capacity as Pipe Sergeant of the Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band. Phelps performs and teaches bagpipes full time, traveling regularly to MA, NH, VT, ME, and CT. Phelps has instructed the Scots Highland Pipes and Drums of Leominster, MA, The Rhode Island Highlanders, the Manchester Regional Fire and Police Band, and the Kevin Barry Pipes and Drums of Boston as well as numerous private students. Matthew Phelps is an Open or Professional member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.

Coreyanne Armstrong grew up on other instruments, playing the classical piano and flute since ages 4 and 10, respectively. After time spent in the military, Coreyanne took up the bagpipes and has performed for eleven years. She was the resident bagpiper with Hawaii's premier Celtic band, the Doolin Rakes, and a guest artist with several other Celtic bands on the Highland Pipes, Walsh Shuttle Pipes, and Irish whistle. Coreyanne has travelled extensively with the military, allowing her to be a member of bands in Monterey, CA, Hawaii, the United Kingdom, and Charleston, SC. She is currently with the Rhode Island Highlanders and was honored to perform with them on stage with The Piano Guys last year in Providence.

You may contact Portland and District Pipers to hire an individual piper or groups of pipers and drummers. You can read about some of our other performers on our personal site: http://*******.***
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One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2018!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!

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Matt Phelps is an amazing bagpiper, and exceeded all of our expectations. He took the time to come to our daughter's wedding rehearsal so we could better understand what we wanted him to do. He played outside of the church before and after the wedding, played and led the bride in the processional, and led the bride and groom in the recessional. Everyone commented on how wonderful he was, and he attracted quite a few passers-by with his amazing talent. He played the tunes we requested, then ad-libbed the rest. His selection pleased both our UK & Irish families. I would give him the highest recommendation. Thanks Matt!

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She did a great job for my last minute request. Everyone who attended was impressed and wished they had a bagpipes for their event. Great music to send my dad off on style.

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Amazing ... Matt was great !! Very hard time as he was playing for my mother's funeral. He was respectful, professional, wonderful piper and just a great person ... thank you Matt !!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2021
Aug
21
Wedding Ceremony
Bristol, ME
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2020
Oct
4
Funeral
Albany, NY
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Aug
15
Wedding Ceremony
Hampstead, NH
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Mar
14
Wedding
Brookfield, CT
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Jan
29
Funeral
Wethersfield, CT
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Oct
13
Funeral
Storrs, CT
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Sep
7
Funeral
Norfolk, MA
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2019
Jun
15
Country Club Event
Farmington, CT
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Jun
1
Graduation Party
Putney, VT
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
2019
Apr
24
Celebration
Hamden, CT
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Mar
19
Funeral
Jamestown, RI
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2018
Dec
16
Funeral
Longmeadow, MA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Nov
12
Funeral
Southington, CT
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Scotland the Brave
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The Minstrel Boy
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The Wearing of the Green
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Highland Cathedral
Korb
The Highland Wedding
Trad
Amazing Grace
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Going Home
Dvorak
The Flowers of the Forest
Trad
The Fields of Athan Rye
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Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores
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Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell
Here Comes the Bride
Mendelssonn
Mairi's Wedding
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First Communions
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Wedding Receptions
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Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Portland and District Pipers will also travel to Middletown, Cromwell, Pine Meadow, East Berlin, East Hampton, Rockfall, Rocky Hill, South Glastonbury, Meriden, Middlefield, Glastonbury, Higganum, Kensington, Marlborough, Wethersfield, Durham, New Britain, Newington, Haddam, Hartford.
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