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Joseph Sommers

Bagpipes from Muskego, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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BOOKED 20 days ago

$200 - $275 per event
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About
“Need a piper? Of course you do!”

My tagline was developed after many years of bagpiping for family events. My mother would always ask if I brought my bagpipes, and if I could play for the family gathering. Yes, of course! When her brother Tommy died, she forgot to ask. I brought my bagpipes to the funeral and my mother realized she forgot to ask and indeed really wanted them. When the same thing happened when her brother Patrick died, I realized that many people want bagpipes for the big events in their lives, but they forget to ask.


I learned to play the pipes as a child, with the Kilties in Stevens Point in the 60s. When I came to Milwaukee for work in the 80s I honed my skills by playing for the Milwaukee & District and Billy Mitchell bands for over a dozen years. These were years of playing as a group in parades, shows, and competitions. I enjoyed the challenge of competition both solo and as a band. My love is to play solo. I have played in the wilderness of the Minnesota Quetico, at fly-ins in Canada, for scouting events, around State Parks at dusk, in Scotland (including the Glencoe Mountains, which I consider one of the most spectacular places in Scotland), and at many family gatherings. I play because I enjoy it, and because people love to hear me play. My pipes are strong and clear, with an even tone, and evoke strong emotions in those who hear them. Pipes make a happy event like a wedding even more joyful and an event like a funeral all the more dignified and honorable.
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Joseph really was the icing on the cake. Our sons wedding was already going to be a beautiful day. Joseph added that special touch. Music was perfect and our guests were thrilled. Thank You ?

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Aug
14
Wedding Ceremony
Elkhorn, WI
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2020
Dec
12
Funeral
Waukesha, WI
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2020
Oct
24
Wedding Reception
Johnson Creek, WI
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2020
Oct
9
Wedding
Delafield, WI
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Jul
26
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hubertus, WI
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Jul
4
Community Event
Waterford, WI
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Sep
21
Wedding
Beaver Dam, WI
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Sep
21
Funeral
Waukesha, WI
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
Sep
7
Funeral
Mukwonago, WI
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Aug
2
Funeral
Hartford, WI
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
2019
Jul
19
Private Party
Mequon, WI
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jun
29
Wedding
Watertown, WI
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Jun
1
Funeral
North Lake, WI
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Amazing Grace
Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering
Balmoral
Caubeen Trimmed with Blue
Cock O' The North
Colonel MacLeod
Flower of Scotland
Happy Birthday
Highland Cathedral
Highland Laddie
Loudon's Bonny Woods and Braes
Mairi's Wedding
Molly Connell
O'er the Bows to Ballindalloch
Scarce O'Tatties
Scotland the Brave Corporate Event
Taps
The Billy Mitchell Scottish
The Caledonian Canal
The Wedding March Video
Troy's Wedding - Chicago
Wadi Akarit - Arrival of the Bride
Wearing of the Green
When the Battle's Over
Wings Before Wedding
Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
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
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Joseph Sommers will also travel to Big Bend, Hales Corners, Franklin, New Berlin, Greendale, Milwaukee, West Allis, Waterford, Waukesha, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Franksville, Rochester, Caledonia, Mukwonago, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Genesee Depot, Saint Francis.
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