I have been playing this magnificent musical instrument for over twenty five years.
In the past I have played in bagpipe bands that we all love to see on St. Patrick's Day and The Fourth of July.
Additionally I have won Gold and Silver medals in bagpipe competitions, sponsored by The Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.
You may notice that I play only for solemn occasions, this is because all my thoughts and efforts are directed to being the finest funeral bagpiper I can.
As a result, I now provide music to honor the Veterans service to our country. I specifically play the music of their military branches. (see my video: Honoring the Veteran).
For a special moment in the service I can play the whistle, please listen to the audio files. The whistle conveys a soft warm tone, this and the bagpipe at no additional cost to you.
My promise to you is that I will play moving, beautiful music and conduct myself with military funeral decorum, so that family and friends present will remember the day.
Please take a few minutes to view my videos and listen to my audio files.
I am easy to work with, one phone call will secure my services. I am also available for Virtual Event Services.
My sole dedication is to join with you and honor your cherished heart with music.
Here are some reviews:
The finest piper by far!
Having lost my sister, I was given the honor of planning the funeral.
The general thought was that we wanted to honor her with music.
I contacted Mr. Francis about playing the bagpipe at the church and cemetery.
As everyone arrived for Mass, he stood by a tree and played everyone in.
At the conclusion, he again played as we filed out.
When we arrived at the cemetery we were pleased with how well he conducted himself.
The final tune was played and he slowly walked away- the tune followed him.
Reviewer: James McGuire
Mr. Francis provided bagpipe music for the funeral of my best friend's mother. We wanted to contribute something special vs flowers or prayer card. It was a powerful tribute to the deceased and was provided at a reasonable rate with very little notice. Thank you for making it such a special day and for being such a phenomenal talent!
Reviewer: Sean Lipscomb
Wayne Francis provided bagpipe music at an Interment Ceremony for a cousin. He did a great job, and I give him a 5 Star rating.
Reviewer: Stephanie T.
Wayne piped at both my parents' funerals and was unbelievable! Talented and justly somber for the occasion, but uplifting in the spirit of his music. I highly recommned Wayne to anyone!
Reviewer: Chuck Kruft
Soothing music for my father's burial.
Wayne was professional and played exactly what we asked for. I definitely recommend him for any service.
Reviewer: Anne Kelly
Excellent service and communication!
Mr. Francis assisted us on a last minute time schedule for a graveside funeral service. He was available and willing to travel. He was an excellent communicator and his bag piping was great! The family was extremely pleased.
Reviewer: Glenn G.
I have known Wayne for more than 10 years now, he is a professional, compassionate man of integrity. With his piping he will honor your family as if it were his own.
My brother Sean decided that we needed a bagpiper to give Dad a proper send off. I phoned Wayne and he was so easy to talk to. We wanted Danny Boy played instead of Amazing Grace at grave side. Wayne conducted himself with dignity and honor. As he walked away playing Danny Boy, out came the Kleenex and handkerchiefs. It was beautiful.
Wayne played at our good friends mothers funeral. A true bagpiper in every sense. The look and sounds are very well done.
Wayne piped at the funeral of my late husband and many other funerals I have attended. The sounds reverberating from his pipe are haunting and beautiful. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
We were very fortunate to find Wayne Francis. When my FIL passed we knew we needed someone special for the funeral. Wayne made it very easy for us, walking us thru the different services he could provide and helping us make the choices that worked best for our family. Both working with him ahead of the services and during the services, Wayne was very professional and personable.