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Irish Hills Piper

Bagpipes from Machias, ME - Will travel up to 100 miles
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BOOKED 20 days ago

$200 - $600 per event
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About
Catherine is a professional piper in Machias, Maine and serving the surrounding communities extending from Bar Harbor to Lubec with over 25 years professional experience playing the bagpipes. Her broad experience includes weddings, parties, funerals and military, firefighter and police ceremonies and memorials at sea. As Pipe Major of her own student ensemble, Catherine can also provide clients with a mini band of Pipers and Drummers to augment that special ceremony. Catherine's experience as lead instructor for the Central Coast Pipes and Drums and Pipe Sergeant for the Monterey Bay Pipe Band, an award winning competition band, makes her a top choice when hiring a Bagpiper.

Catherine began her training on the Great Highland Bagpipes at age eight studying under renowned instructor Pipe Major Sandy Jones. She has followed her passion by competing regularly. For the past fifteen years she has been an instructor preparing the next generation of pipers to share in the dignity and joy of the Great Highland Bagpipes. Many of Catherine's students have won medals in solo competitions.

Catherine has performed with the world famous Chieftans, as an opening act for Rod Stewart, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of San Luis Obispo, and at graveside services at the Arlington National Cemetery. She donates much of her time piping for community related and non-profit organizations including Relay for Life events which support cancer research, the Peace Officer's Memorial, and Veteran and Memorial Day ceremonies.

Catherine's musicality and professionalism, as well as her graceful and accomplished technique will enhance any ceremony. She is extremely versed in helping you find the perfect music for your event from her repertoire of beautiful and evocative medleys.

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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!

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Catherine did a wonderful job in providing music that truly elevated our virtual engagement party/couples shower. The music sounded beautiful and everyone loved it. She is so professional and easy to work with. She really assisted me in planning the agenda and had suggestions for what to play and when the music should come in. I highly recommend Catherine!

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Catherine is magnificent! She is an amazing performer, incredibly talented, and super professional. I hired her to perform at a virtual engagement party I threw for a friend (during the covid-19 pandemic). Catherine's bagpipe performance elevated the party; everyone absolutely loved it. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking to hire a highly talented, professional bagpiper. She was accommodating with song requests, prompt in email replies, and was happy to meet a day before to make sure the audio/visual were ok over zoom. It was an absolute pleasure working with Catherine!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Irish Hills Piper was outstanding! If you want bagpipes played at your wedding or special event, please reach out to Catherine. She made several phone calls before my wedding to make sure the details were perfect. She was on time, very professional, and the music was so beautiful. Many compliments were given about her and the music, everyone loved it! I can't thank her enough for making my dream of bagpipe music at my wedding come true! She's truly a very nice person and will go above and beyond for you!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Aug
21
Wedding Reception
Bar Harbor, ME
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2021
Feb
6
Celebration
Caldwell, NJ
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
2021
Jan
9
Engagement Party
New York City, NY
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2020
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Jonesboro, ME
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Aug
14
Wedding Ceremony
Seal Cove, ME
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Jun
27
Wedding Ceremony
Rockport, ME
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Oct
11
Funeral
Patten, ME
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Sep
28
Funeral
Deer Isle, ME
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Sep
14
Wedding Ceremony
Rockwood, ME
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2019
Aug
24
Wedding Ceremony
Brooklin, ME
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jul
25
Wedding Ceremony
Lincolnville, ME
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jul
14
Fundraiser
Orono, ME
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jul
7
Funeral
Calais, ME
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Select from over 300 tunes!
A few of the tunes including:
Dark Isle
Skye Boat Song
Welsh Lullaby
My Home
Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
Mist Covered Mountains
Flower of Scotland
Flowers of the Forest
Rhu Vaternish
Scotland the Brave
Highland Laddie
Caber Feidh
Bathgate Highland Gathering
Green Hills of Tyrol
Shoals of Herring
Paddy Be Easy
The Curlew
Rocking the Baby
Jenny Dang the Weaver
The Gravel Walk
Miss Girdle
Neil Angus MacDonald
Highland Harry
The Rose Among the Heather
The Fairy Dance
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 Irish Hills Piper will also travel to Wesley, East Machias, Jonesboro, Machiasport, Columbia Falls, Dennysville, Meddybemps, Jonesport, Addison, Cutler, Whiting, Harrington, Pembroke, Cherryfield, Robbinston, Perry, Beals, Princeton, Milbridge, Calais, Lubec, Eastport, Steuben, Corea, Gouldsboro, Franklin, Waite, Prospect Harbor, Aurora, Sorrento.
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