I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire

Bagpipes from Fresno, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$200 - $1000 per event
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About
MARK IS THE #1 TOP BAGPIPER WITH THE MOST BOOKINGS, NATIONWIDE, ON GIGMASTERS, FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and already holds the lead for 2019! YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE IN GOOD HANDS! Mark travels all over California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona. Mark has authorization to play in all of the National Parks, including Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The Narional Park Service does not allow Highland pipes in the parks due to decibel restrictions, but will allow Scottish Small Pipes. Mark has a nice set of Wayne Fisher Small Pipes.

Mark is also a designated piper for the GARDEN OF INNOCENCE, a non-profit organization that provides burials for abandoned children. Mark donates his time and talent as he feels very strongly about this cause!

If you want your $20 booking fee paid for and also get the Top Bagpiper on Gigmasters nationwide, you have come to the right place!!!!!!! Mark always pays your booking fee so you don't have to! Mark is always ready to negotiate price too! Mark charges one price for each gig and in most cases, not by the hour or how many tunes he plays.

Mark holds the lead in total 5 star bookings. Mark also holds the lead for total bookings. Main reasons for this, Mark is very good at what he does and clients like what they see and hear.

Mark Little possesses a lifetime of experience, performing and playing only the Bagpipes. He has played the Bagpipes for 47 years. Past Pipe Majors have called Mark a very solid piper. Mark is currently the Pipe Major for the FRESNO STAG AND THISTLE PIPES AND DRUMS. Mark is the most successful of any previous Pipe Majors of the Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes and Drums, has been Pipe Major more times than any previous Pipe Majors, and has held the position longer than any previous Pipe Majors.

Choosing the best piper for your event is very easy. Do not book the first piper that calls you. Listen to the recordings of the pipers on Gigmasters and compare before you decide. You can also look at the reviews from satisfied customers. The more 5 star reviews the piper has will give you confidence that you have made the right decision. The quality of words that clients write about the performer are a true reflection of that performer......Check out what clients have said about Mark Little. Not one negative comment in 760 performed bookings. Pretty cool stuff!!!!

Mark started playing the bagpipes at age 16 when he joined the MCLANE PIPERS AND DANCERS under the direction of Larry Huck, the man that started the group in the mid 1960's. Mr. Huck is the only band director at Mclane to truly retire from the position of Mclane Band Director. Many band directors have come and gone from Mclane and none of them, as of yet, have been able to fill Mr. Huck's shoes. He was a true mentor to Mark. No other band director ever came close to keeping the integrity and professionalism of the Mclane Pipers and Dancers as Mr. Huck did. Mark was Pipe Major of the MCLANE PIPERS AND DANCERS his Senior year as were his sister and brother when they attended Mclane.

Mark plays a 1963 full sterling silver set of bagpipes made by R.G. Hardie with a chanter by David Chesney, used by top bands all over the world! A perfect look and sound for a wedding, funeral, or party!

Mark also has a set of Redpipes Caledonia electronic bagpipes. These look and sound just like regular highland bagpipes, but use an amplifier. The volume can be regulated for those places where highland pipes are prohibited due to the high decibels. This means that they can be used anywhere, including Yosemite National Park.

Mark Little has played for many, many, weddings, parties, and funerals over the years and will be more than happy to audition for you before being hired. Mark is well known and recommended by all of the Funeral Homes in the San Joaquin Valley and any of them can be contacted for reference. Mark has played for the Fresno Police Department, CDF Fire Honor Guard, Armed Services Honor Guard, National Cemetery at Santa Nella California, and many Weddings in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.....JUST TO NAME A FEW. Mark has played with the St. Andrews Pipe Band of Modesto, Clan Campbell Pipe Band of Modesto, and now the Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes and Drums. Mark is a stickler for making sure your event is perfect. VERY REASONABLE RATES!!!!!!!!!!

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500+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Volunteers services for charity events
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
2018 - Top Bagpiper
2017 - Top Bagpiper
2016 - Top Bagpiper
2015 - Top Bagpiper
2014 - Top Bagpiper

Wedding Reception

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It was perfect. He played beautifully. He was very friendly. He was very professional. I loved every second of it.

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Memorial Service

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I put on a Memorial service and Celebration of Life for my Mom who passed due to cancer in early June 2019, and while this is my first experience with GigMasters, I couldn't be happier and relieved at Mark's professionalism, performance, and personable demeanor to all the guests at the service. As he walked up the aisle with Scotland the Brave playing, and finished with amazing grace, the tears started coming down for everyone. One of my Mom's wishes was to have bagpipes at her service, and the entire service was so beautiful and gave her the respect and love she deserved. I deeply appreciated the experience and how he stayed for the reception. He fit right in.

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I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire’s Response:

Thank you Drew! It was an honor to play for your Mom.

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Mark was amazing. He was a surprise to my son and entire family at his wedding. He came in on point and we were all blown away. What magic! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! The Hursts

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Wedding Ceremony

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Such great music and covers!

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Memorial Service

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Was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Mark is the complete package of personality and talent.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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It couldn't be any better. From making the appointment to the end of his performance it was perfect. He was on time, was personable with my birthday girl, age 90, and talked with us after. His "uniform" was great, as was his beard. He walked out of a book on bagpipers.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Overall experience was an amazing one! Mark was super nice and accommodating! Definitely made the birthday special! :)

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Memorial Day Party

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Mark Little, extremely professional, on time and very flexible for your event.

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Funeral

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What can I say, other than it was beautiful? Thank you Mark!

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Private Party

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Mark provided the crown to our Scottish evening, great job thank you Tony

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
26
Wedding Ceremony
Woodland, CA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Oct
26
Banquet
Fresno, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
27
Celebration
Fresno, CA
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2019
Nov
2
Memorial Service
Fresno, CA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Nov
8
Veteran's Day Party
Fresno, CA
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
2019
Nov
10
Funeral
Arroyo Grande, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Dec
1
Memorial Service
Gilroy, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2019
Dec
21
Wedding
Madera, CA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Dec
26
Wedding Ceremony
Hughson, CA
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2020
May
9
Wedding
Aptos, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
May
20
Wedding Ceremony
Yosemite National Park, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Jul
17
Wedding
June Lake, CA
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
19
Wedding Ceremony
Bakersfield, CA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Oct
19
Club Event
Springville, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Oct
15
Funeral
Porterville, CA
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
2019
Oct
14
Wedding Reception
Sanger, CA
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
2019
Oct
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Merced, CA
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2019
Oct
12
Funeral
Grover Beach, CA
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
2019
Oct
5
Wedding
Oakdale, CA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Sep
30
Funeral
Fresno, CA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Sep
28
High School Reunion
Fresno, CA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Sep
28
High School Reunion
Carmichael, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Sep
27
Funeral
Dixon, CA
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Sep
23
Memorial Service
Fresno, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Steam Train to Mallaig
Scotland The Brave
Rowan Tree
Green Hills
Battle is Over
La Baum
Coulters Candy
Cabar Feidh
Duncan McInnes
Captain Norman Orr Ewing
High Road to Gairloch
She Moved Through the Faire
Cockney Jocks
Edinburgh Tattoo
Amazing Grace
In The Garden
Theme in Glory
Going Home
Donald Ross of Vancouver
Kintail
Last of the Mohicans/Gael
Highland Cathedral
Muir of Ord
Flett From Flotta
Battle of the Somme
Argyles Crossing the River Po
Glascow Police Pipers
Theme from Titanic
Dr. Larry Anderson
Flower of Scotland
Mist Covered Mountains
Danny Boy
Dark Isle
Flowers of the Forest
Mingulay Boat Song
Skye Boat
Minstrel Boy
Wearing of the Green
Auld Lang Syne
and many more...
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire will also travel to Burrel, Clovis, Fowler, Pinedale, Del Rey, Sanger, Selma, Parlier, Raisin, Caruthers, Biola, Kingsburg, Piedra, Traver, Kerman, Reedley, Friant, Laton, Prather, Riverdale, Dinuba, Sultana, Orange Cove, Madera, Tollhouse, San Joaquin, Hanford, Orosi, Cutler, Armona.
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