Bruce C. Wright

Bagpipes from Durham, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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About
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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Wedding Ceremony

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BRUCE WRIGHT DONE AND EXCELLENT JOB IN PERFORMING ON THE BAG PIPES AT OUR WEDDING ON AUGUST 30TH, 2019. I LOVE HEARING THE BAG PIPES AND IT WAS THE PERFECT SITTING. I HAVE BEEN IN IRELAND AND SCOTLAND AND I AM SCOTTISH AS WELL. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BRUCE WRIGHT FOR ANY CEREMONY. THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF MY WEDDING BRUCE. CHARLIE AND CHERRY MCKEEHAN!

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Bruce was very professional. She showed up early and was ready to play when the event started. His music was a joy to listen to.

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Mr. Wright was very easy to work with, he was professional and his music and selection of music was awesome! I would recommend Mr. Wright to anyone that wants or enjoys the bagpipe at a wedding!

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We met with Bruce just before our services began. He was very respectful of the family and expressed his sympathy for our loss. He performed exactly as asked and his music was perfectly timed and performed without flaw. Our funeral director commented that his performance was remarkable. Our family will be calling on him in the future for other occasions.

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A very sad day for me. Memorial Service for my beloved son. Bruce showed up 15 minutes before he needed to, and was wonderful. Thank you

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Bruce played for my husband's birthday. Best gift ever!

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Bruce was very accommodating to our needs! My husband and I got married at the summit of Sharp Top Mountain in Bedford, VA. We took the shuttle most of the way to the top, but there was still a short but steep hike, and Bruce was happy to do so, while carrying his bagpipes in his case- what a guy! He got set up right away and played so beautifully! I was in tears- I'm Scottish so we get emotional when we hear bagpipes for some reason, haha! Bruce was very pleasant and such a good sport, and his fee was very reasonable. Our small wedding party were impressed and spoke highly of Bruce and his musical talent. I would recommend Bruce for sure!

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Very professional

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Bruce is fantastic and very accommodating, adjusting to schedule and quick changes as required. Great job!

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2019
Oct
19
Wedding Ceremony
Virginia Beach, VA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Oct
27
Church Service
Raleigh, NC
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Nov
23
Wedding
Greensboro, NC
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Apr
4
Wedding
Sophia, NC
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2020
Sep
6
Wedding Ceremony
Asheville, NC
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Oct
31
Wedding Ceremony
Casar, NC
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Wedding Ceremony
Chapel Hill, NC
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Oct
3
Private Party
Ferguson, NC
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Aug
30
Wedding Ceremony
Johnson City, TN
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Aug
17
Wedding
Banner Elk, NC
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2019
Aug
10
Funeral
Leland, NC
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Aug
7
Funeral
Kernersville, NC
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
Jul
21
Church Service
Wilson, NC
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
Jul
20
Family Reunion
Columbia, NC
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2019
Jun
15
Wedding Reception
Charlotte, NC
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
May
12
Memorial
Raleigh, NC
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
2019
May
10
Campbell Law School Graduation
Raleigh, NC
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2019
Apr
19
Corporate Function
Hilton Head Island, SC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Bruce C. Wright will also travel to Clayton, Garner, Willow Spring, Cary, Raleigh, Angier, Smithfield, Benson, Knightdale, Coats, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Selma, Wendell, Holly Springs, Eagle Rock, Dunn, Apex, Erwin, Zebulon, Bunn, Kipling, Middlesex, Kenly, Princeton, Rolesville, Mamers, New Hill, Buies Creek, Morrisville.
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