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I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire

Bagpipes from Fresno, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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50 YEARS OF PLAYING!!!!!!! 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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Gold Member
500+ The Bash Verified Bookings
Responds quickly to booking requests
A member of The Bash for 10+ years
Volunteered services for a charity event
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2020!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2019!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2018!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2016!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2015!
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2014!
2020 - Top Bagpiper
2019 - Top Bagpiper
2018 - Top Bagpiper
2017 - Top Bagpiper
2016 - Top Bagpiper
2015 - Top Bagpiper
2014 - Top Bagpiper

Funeral

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Mark was excellent, he played very well, arrived early to the funeral, was prepared, had no issues. Mark did everything we asked. We were blessed & honored by his music. He gives lessons which is amazing and his price was reasonable which is very important to us that all ppl can afford to honor their loved ones in this manner as a CD would just not do!!! We are very pleased with our choice of bag piper we were lucky and blessed to find him. We’re definitely recommending him to family & friends!! Thank you is not enough for the peace you gave to us through your music

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Bandit Town wedding was perfect and our bagpiper made it that much more special. Was prompt and played the songs we set prior to the wedding. Answered my text messages within minutes of receiving them. Highly recommend!

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Funeral

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Look no further, if you want a professional and excellent bagpiper. He was genuinely passionate about playing his bagpipes, he took time out to speak and pose for pics for our guests. Our priest was running late, and he volunteered another song to play for our guests. I will permanently have him in my contacts for he is a keeper.

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2021
May
17
Funeral
Bakersfield, CA
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2021
May
19
Funeral
Selma, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
May
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Jose, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2021
May
22
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hollister, CA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2021
Jun
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Atwater, CA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2021
Jun
20
Memorial Service
Castro Valley, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2021
Jun
23
Wedding
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2021
Jul
3
Funeral
Brentwood, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2021
Jul
24
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Margarita, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2021
Jul
31
Retirement Party
Cambria, CA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2021
Aug
1
Wedding Ceremony
San Ramon, CA
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
2021
Aug
6
Funeral
Dixon, CA
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2021
May
14
Wedding
Stockton, CA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2021
May
12
Funeral
Clovis, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2021
May
10
Funeral
Merced, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2021
May
8
Wedding
North Fork, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2021
May
7
Funeral
Santa Clarita, CA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2021
May
6
Funeral
Fresno, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
May
3
Fundraiser
Pleasanton, CA
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2021
May
1
Funeral
Sausalito, CA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2021
Apr
29
Funeral
Fresno, CA
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
Apr
27
Funeral
Atwater, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
Apr
26
Funeral
Fresno, CA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2021
Apr
24
Funeral
Fresno, CA
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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