Gus was outstanding as a performer at my daughter’s wedding and reception! He led the recessional inside the cathedral, with the bride and groom following him down the aisle. He then played from the top of a castle/tower as wedding guests walked below. (They were thrilled!) Then he piped the bride and groom into the reception. His performance and demeanor were exceptional at all three of these venues. We needed to coordinate things well ahead of time, and he was extremely easy to work with. He was also very happy to chat with the wedding guests during cocktail hour and pose for photos with them. Gus is a true professional, and I hope to hire him again. Thanks, Gus!
Between 1987 - 2003, I played on Long Island with the Nassau County Police Pipe Band. On a number of occasions, this band won first place in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. Between 2010 - 2016, I played with the City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums in Northern Virginia. I also played tenor drum and bugle with this band. Having moved to Pennsylvania in 2015, I played with the Kiltie Band of York, a traditional Scottish regimental-style pipe band. Later, I played with Ceol Neamh, a competition pipe band in Lancaster, PA. The name in Gaelic means "Heavenly Music." In February 2020, I accepted the appointment of Pipe Major (the Director of Music) with the Quittapahilla Highlanders Pipe Band in Lebanon, PA.
Over the years, I have played at numerous solo piping events, including weddings, funerals, memorial services, birthdays and other special occasions. Notable locations have included the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, a memorial service at the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg, PA, and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. I specialize in both Scottish and Irish piping tunes by category. I am able to tailor my performance to the requirements of the event. Clients have been impressed that I play Smallpipes for indoor events. A review of the photos in my Profile will reveal that I specialize in wearing military-style full-dress in a number of tartans, but can appear in formal "black-tie," or daywear attire in kilt, Argyll/Tweed jacket and tie. I am very flexible, and clients are always impressed with my professionalism, presentation and ability to work closely with clients on the selection of music, attire and other details of the engagement.