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Derek Young

Bagpipes from San Marcos, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $400 per event
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About
If you need a bagpiper, I'm available for any occasion from weddings, parties, and corporate events to special ceremonies, funerals and memorial services. I'll travel to any location in the Central Texas area to help you make your event memorable. My primary instrument is the Great Highland Bagpipe, which is what most people think of when they hear the word "bagpipes." It is, of course, very proud and majestic, but also quite loud. If you need something that's more appropriate for an intimate indoor setting, I can also provide music on the Scottish Smallpipe. Samples of both instruments are available above.

I have been playing the bagpipes professionally since 2000, and have helped many people add that special touch that only bagpipes can bring. I have won dozens of awards in solo competition as a nationally ranked member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. I also spent a number of years as a member of Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums, Austin's only competition pipe band, and have competed around the United States and internationally. I traveled with Silver Thistle to Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships.

I can also teach bagpipe and guitar lessons for beginning to intermediate level, and provide services such as bag tie-in, reed set-up and tuning, refurbishing, and repairs. In addition to my experience with bagpipes, I am a formally trained musician, with over 30 years of study, performance, and competition – including guitar, bass, saxophone, and general music theory.
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One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!

Funeral

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Wedding Ceremony

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It was so great having Derek play for the recessional of our wedding ceremony. His performance was a surprise, and he was so accommodating to help keep the secret until the event. I would highly recommend him as a musician!

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School Assembly

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Apr
17
Wedding
San Antonio, TX
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2021
May
22
Wedding
Boerne, TX
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2021
Feb
19
Funeral
Killeen, TX
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2021
Jan
8
Funeral
San Antonio, TX
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2020
Nov
7
Wedding Reception
Austin, TX
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Salado, TX
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Aug
19
School Assembly
Austin, TX
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2020
Aug
4
Birthday Party (Adult)
Pflugerville, TX
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2020
Jun
20
Funeral
Austin, TX
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2020
Feb
23
Funeral
Cedar Park, TX
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Dec
7
Wedding Ceremony
Austin, TX
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Nov
30
Wedding
San Antonio, TX
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Nov
22
Wedding Ceremony
Austin, TX
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
19
Wedding
Saint Hedwig, TX
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Please note Derek Young will also travel to Martindale, Maxwell, Staples, Kyle, Fentress, New Braunfels, Kingsbury, Geronimo, Lockhart, Prairie Lea, Wimberley, Buda, Driftwood, Fischer, Manchaca, Austin, Canyon Lake, Mc Queeney, Dale, Seguin, Luling, Marion, San Antonio, Del Valle, Dripping Springs, Cedar Creek, Cibolo, Blanco, Schertz, Spring Branch.
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