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I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire

Bagpipes from Fresno, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$250 - $1000 per event
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MARK IS THE #1 TOP BAGPIPER WITH THE MOST BOOKINGS, NATIONWIDE, ON THE BASH, FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and already holds the lead for 2021! 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 National 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.

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 15 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 members of The Bash for 2020!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
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!
2019 - Top Bagpiper
2018 - Top Bagpiper
2017 - Top Bagpiper
2016 - Top Bagpiper
2015 - Top Bagpiper
2014 - Top Bagpiper

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Mark Little was FANTASTIC!! He arrived early to the grave sight, and while people arrived he played the Bagpipe like a PRO!! He's a very nice man, and apparently has been this for a very long time. Very experienced, and seems to LOVE what he does. My Father passed away on 11/20/20, so our service ~ due to COVID-19 was outside. Everything went well, and we were VERY PLEASED with Mark Little's performance. I would highly recommend him, and would ask for him to come again if we need him. Janet C. Bellotti-Kelley ~ Moraga

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I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire’s Response:

Janet, Thank you so much! Yes, I do enjoy playing, even after 50 years. I am so glad that I was able to fulfill your wishes. Mark Little-Pipe Major Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes & Drums

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Wonderful piper and dear man. A pleasure to work with and listen to.

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I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire’s Response:

Thank you so much for having me as your piper! Your husband is definitely a very special human being. Things happen for a reason and I truly believe that there are no coincidences. I felt very welcomed!

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Mark Little did a wonderful job And lifted our hearts as it was our 98 year old moms passing. We take pride in our Scotland ties...and the playing was soothing and inspiring....thanks so much Mark Would recommend you to anyone else blessings Rich and Kathy White Modesto ca

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I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire’s Response:

Kathy, Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words mean a lot to me. When I do any gig, I pride myself by not just playing and leaving. There is so much more to a gig than just being a gig and I am humbled every time I am hired. I started on this journey 50 years ago and at the time had no idea where the path was going to take me, but I am blessed by the fact that I still don't have a clue and the path is still open. :) Mark Little-Pipe Major Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes & Drums

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Jan
29
Funeral
Visalia, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2021
Jan
30
Memorial Service
Stockton, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
Mar
28
Wedding
Kingsburg, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2021
Apr
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Kingsburg, CA
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2021
Apr
23
Funeral
Dixon, CA
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2021
Jun
20
Memorial Service
Castro Valley, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2021
Aug
1
Wedding Ceremony
San Ramon, CA
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
2021
Aug
13
Wedding
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2021
Oct
23
Wedding Ceremony
Porterville, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2021
Nov
6
Wedding
Fresno, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2021
Jan
21
Memorial Service
Atascadero, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
Jan
20
Funeral
Fresno, CA
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2021
Jan
16
Memorial Service
Lemoore, CA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2021
Jan
13
Funeral
Fresno, CA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2021
Jan
9
Funeral
Bakersfield, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2020
Dec
29
Funeral
Selma, CA
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
Dec
24
Private Party
San Jose, CA
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2020
Dec
23
Funeral
Vacaville, CA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2020
Dec
14
Funeral
Oakland, CA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
Dec
12
Funeral
Colton, CA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
Dec
11
Private Party
Redwood City, CA
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Dec
2
Funeral
Reedley, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 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...
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
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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