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Bruce C. Wright

Bagpiper from Durham, NC Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 78 Reviews
  • 149 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 12 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $100 per event

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Bruce Wright has played bagpipes for many high-profile events in central North Carolina, including the opening ceremonies for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, graduation services at the University of North Carolina, several events at Pinehurst, the opening of the 5-star Umstead Hotel in Cary, the annual Children's Christmas Eve service at Duke University Chapel in Durham, the annual "12 Days of Christmas" Scottish dinner at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, and many other events such as Burns suppers, charity events, church services, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, golf tournaments, country club dinners, private parties, and business functions, as well as weddings and funerals. He has been playing the pipes for over 30 years and has studied piping under several of the most prominent piping instructors in North America, including Sandy Jones (former Pipe Major of the US Air Force Pipe Band and former Director of Piping at the Citadel in Charleston, SC), Colin MacLellan (Winner of the Gold Medal and the Clasp, two of piping's highest awards), and Ed Neigh (Former Pipe Major of the Grade 1 Guelph Pipe Band from Ontario, Canada). Bruce was the Pipe Major (Director) of the City of Oaks Pipe Band in Raleigh for over 10 years, and is currently the piping instructor for the North Carolina State University Pipes and Drums Grade 4 band. He currently plays with the NCSU Pipes and Drums Grade 3 (upper-level) band. He is available for weddings, funerals, private parties, and all other events that would be enhanced by the pipes.

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Review by Michael C.

Club EventReviewed on April 28, 2022From Southern Pines, NC

Bruce was an amazing addition to our 45th Annual Golf Tournament at Pine Needles. He is an amazing piper and person. I'll give him a 10 out of 10. Such a great performer. Thank you Bruce!!!

Review by Jeanette L.

CelebrationReviewed on March 17, 2022From Southern Pines, NC

My community love him

Review by Joni R.

FuneralReviewed on December 14, 2021From West Jefferson, NC

Bruce was a perfect choice for my father's burial service. He was early, flexible, and my dad would have loved him! Thanks Bruce for doing such a wonderful job on such a difficult day for us.

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Song List

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  • Prince of Denmark's March | Jeremiah Clarke
  • 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine | Donald Shaw Ramsay
  • 42nd Highlanders | Traditional
  • 51st Highland Division at Wadi Akarit | LCpl W. MacDonald
  • 79's Farewell to Gibralter | P/M John MacDonald
  • A Hundred Pipers | Traditional
  • A Man's a Man for All That | Traditional
  • A Nation Once Again | Traditional
  • Abide With Me (Eventide) | William H. Monk
  • Accordian Man | Traditional
  • Airlie's Big Day | Murry Blair
  • All These Endearing Young Charms | Traditional
  • Alleluia Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol) | Charles Wesley
  • Amazing Grace (New Britain - Hymn tune setting) | J. Newton
  • Amazing Grace (Pipe band setting) | J. Newton
  • America the Beautiful | Samuel A. Ward
  • Anchors Aweigh (Navy) | Charles A. Zimmerman
  • Andy Warnock | Dr. George M. McIntyre
  • At Long Last | James MacHattie
  • Auld Hoose | Traditional
  • Auld Lang Syne | Traditional
  • Balmoral | R. Bruce
  • Blue Bells of Scotland | Traditional
  • Bonnie Dundee | Traditional
  • Bonnie Galloway | Traditional
  • Bridal March | Richard Wagner
  • Bugle Horn | Traditional
  • Cabar Feidh | Traditional
  • Caisson Song (Army Song) | Traditional
  • Calum Ian | Roddie MacDonald
  • Castle Dangerous | J. Haugh
  • Cock of the North | Traditional
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Nettleton) | John Wyeth
  • Corriechoillie's Welcome to the Northern Meeting | P/M William Ross MBE
  • Cullen Bay | Ian Duncan
  • Cutting Bracken | Traditional
  • Dagshai Hills | J. Wallace
  • Danny Boy | Traditional
  • Doctor Ross' 50th Welcome to the Argyleshire Gathering | P/M Donald MacLeod MBE
  • Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban | Archibald MacNeill
  • Down by the Sally Gardens | Traditional
  • Duncan McGillivray Chief Steward | Jim McGillivray
  • Erin Far O'er The Sea | Traditional
  • Farewell to Nigg | Duncan Johnston
  • Flee the Glen | P/M Robert Mathieson
  • Flett From Flotta | P/M Donald MacLeod MBE
  • Flowers of the Forest | Traditional
  • Garb of Old Gaul | Traditional
  • Ghillie Callum (Sword Dance) | Traditional
  • God Bless America | Irving Berlin
  • God of Grace and God of Glory (Cwm Rhondda) | John Hughes
  • God the Omnipotent (Russia) | Alexis F. Lvov
  • Going Home | Anton Dvorak
  • Green Hills of Tyrol | P/M John MacLeod
  • Gypsy's Warning | Traditional
  • Happy Birthday | Traditional
  • Heights of Dargai | J. Wallace
  • High Road to Linton | Traditional
  • Highland Cathedral | Roever and Korg
  • Highland Harry | Traditional
  • Highland Laddie | Traditional
  • Highland Wedding | Angus MacKay
  • How Firm a Foundation (Foundation) | Traditional
  • Inniskilling Dragoon | Traditional
  • Inveran | P/M George S. MacLennan
  • Itchy Fingers | Traditional
  • Jean Mauchline | W. Bryson
  • John D. Burgess | George Cockburn
  • Jolly Beggarman | Traditional
  • Just As I Am (Woodworth) | C. Elliott
  • Kate Dalrymple | Traditional
  • Kelly the Boy From Killanne | Traditional
  • Kelsey's Wee Reel | Iain Symington
  • Kesh Jig | Traditional
  • Kilworth Hills | P/M George S. MacLennan
  • King George the V's Army | P/M George S. MacLennan
  • Leaving Port Askaig | P/M W. Ross
  • Let Erin Remember | Traditional
  • Lexy McAskill | Dr. John N. MacAskill
  • Loch Marie | P/M George S. MacLennan
  • Loch Rannoch | John Wilson
  • Loch Ruan | Dr. George M. McIntyre
  • Lochanside | P/M John MacLellan
  • Lord Lovat's Lament | Traditional
  • MacRae Meadow | Charlie Glendenning
  • Maggie Duncan | P/M W. G. Duncan
  • Mairi's Wedding | Traditional
  • March du Petre | J. Pincet
  • March of the Champions Supreme | W. Baird
  • Marine's Hymn | Jacques Offenbach
  • Men of Argyll | P/M John MacLellan
  • Miss Mary Grant of Lochgelly | DSgt Duncan Calder
  • Moonstar | Charlie Glendinning
  • Morag Duncan | John Wilson
  • Morag of Dunvegan | Neil Matheson
  • Mrs. John MacColl | John MacColl
  • Mrs. Lily Christie | P/M Donald Shaw Ramsay
  • Murdo's Wedding | P/M Gavin Stoddart
  • My Home | Traditional
  • My Land | Norman MacLean
  • My Lodging's on the Cold Ground | Traditional
  • My Love She's But a Lassie Yet | Traditional
  • O For A Closer Walk With God (Martyrdom) | Hugh Wilson
  • O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing (Azmon) | Carl Glaser
  • Ode To Joy (9th Symphony) | Ludwig von Beethoven
  • O'Keefe's Slide | Ailean Nicholson
  • Old Rustic Bridge | Traditional
  • Orange and Blue | Traditional
  • Paddy Maginty's Goat | Traditional
  • Paddy's Leather Breeches | Traditional
  • Pikemen's March | Traditional Arr Dave Rickard
  • Pipe Major J. K. Cairns | Archie M. Cairns
  • Pipe Major Willie Gray's Farewell to the Glasgow Police | P/M John MacDonald
  • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (Old Hundredth) | Traditional
  • Rab's Wedding | John Kerr
  • Roddy McCorley | Traditional
  • Rose Amongst the Heather | Traditional
  • Rose of Allendale | Traditional
  • Rowan Tree | Traditional
  • Saint Andrews Society of Charleston | P/M Sandy Jones
  • Sally Wilson | Dave Laws
  • Sandy's New Chanter | P/M Tom MacAllister Jr.
  • Scotland the Brave | Traditional
  • Scots Wha Hae | Traditional
  • Sean South of Garryowen | Traditional
  • Seann Truibhas | Traditional
  • Semper Paratus (Coast Guard) | Frances S. Van Boskerck
  • Shall We Gather At The River (Hansom Place) | Robert Lowry
  • Skye Boat Song | Annie MacLeod
  • Sleepy Maggie | Traditional
  • Sound of Sleat | D. MacKinnon
  • Susan MacLeod | P/M Donald MacLeod MBE
  • Tail Toddle | Traditional
  • Teribus | Traditional
  • The Barnyards of Delgaty | Traditional
  • The Barren Rocks of Aden | P/M A. MacKellar
  • The Battle of the Somme | William Lawrie
  • The Battle of Waterloo | Traditional
  • The Black Bear | Traditional
  • The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie | Traditional
  • The Brown Haired Maiden | Traditional
  • The Campbelltown Kiltie Ball | P/M John MacLellan
  • The City of Hastings Highland Pipe Band | W. M. Barrie
  • The Dark Island | I. McLaughlan
  • The Dawning of the Day | Traditional
  • The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended (Saint Clement) | Clement Cottevill Scholefield
  • The Duck | P/M Donald MacLeod MBE
  • The Duke of Perth's Reel | Traditional
  • The Dusty Miller | Traditional
  • The High Road to Gairloch | Traditional
  • The Intercontinental Gathering | G. McIlwham
  • The Kilt is My Delight | Traditional
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Saint Columba) | Traditional
  • The Lord's My Shepherd I'll not Want (Brother James' Air) | J. L. MacBeth Bain
  • The Marquis of Huntley's Highland Fling | John Bowie
  • The Massacre of Glencoe | Traditional
  • The Minstrel Boy | Ludwig von Beethoven
  • The Mist Covered Mountains | Traditional
  • The Pony Gallop | M. Forsyth
  • The Rakes of Mallow | Traditional
  • The Road to Passchendaele | P/M Gavin Stoddart
  • The Roses of Prince Charlie | The Corries
  • The Siege of Delhi | Traditional
  • The Silver Spear | Traditional
  • The Soldier's Return | Traditional
  • The Spacious Firmament on High (Creation) | Franz Joseph Haydn
  • The Steamboat | Traditional
  • The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel | Traditional
  • The Water is Wide | Traditional
  • These Are My Mountains | J. Copeland
  • Thomas Sander | P/M Karl Walford
  • Tis The Gift To Be Simple (Simple Gifts) | Joseph Brackett Jr.
  • Tripping Up the Stairs | Traditional
  • Twenty Men From Dublin Town | Traditional
  • Waters of Kylesku | Traditional
  • Wearing of the Green | Traditional
  • Weary We've Been | Traditional
  • We're No Awa' to Bide Awa' (Johnnie Scobie) | Traditional
  • Wha Wadna Fecht For Charlie | Traditional
  • When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Hamburg) | Arr. Lowell Mason
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling | Ernest Ball
  • When The Battle's Over | P/M William Robb
  • Will Ye No Come Back Again? (Bonnie Charlie) | Traditional
  • Willie Davy | Traditional
  • Wings (March of the Royal Engineers) | W. J. Newstead
  • Yankee Doodle | Traditional
  • Within a Mile of Edinburgh Town | Traditional

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Upcoming Events

June 29, 2022 • Corporate Function
Wed1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Winston Salem, NC
July 23, 2022 • Family Reunion
Sat11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Columbia, NC
August 27, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cleveland, SC
October 23, 2022 • Wedding
Sun6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Charlotte, NC
October 29, 2022 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Afton, VA
October 14, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sapphire, NC

Past Events

May 14, 2022 • Funeral
Sat10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Durham, NC
May 13, 2022 • Graduation Ceremony
Fri10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Raleigh, NC
April 28, 2022 • Club Event
Thu12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Southern Pines, NC
April 15, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bluffton, SC
April 9, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat9:30 PM - 10:00 PM Durham, NC
March 19, 2022 • Funeral
Sat2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Creedmoor, NC

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