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Melody Pipes

Bagpipes from Cupertino, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
Want Bagpipes? Bagpipes can add a touch of magic to your event provided you book the right piper. Once you have submitted your request to The Bash (gigmasters), you may receive many calls, texts, and e-mails. If you've never booked a piper before...

(1) TAKE A LITTLE TIME to interview each prospective piper and make your own decisions. Booking a piper with excellent ratings is a good place to start, however, there may be pipers fairly new to this service who are equally or even better qualified for your event but just haven't built up their reviews yet.
(2) LISTEN AND COMPARE -- listening to music samples or videos provided is also prudent, and you might ask the prospective piper if the recordings provided are genuinely theirs, or just an example of a particular tune.
(3) BOOK WISE AND BOOK LOCAL. Unless you already know, like and trust your piper, book the piper closest to your event to to prevent travel logistics from interfering with your event. If the local piper is unavailable, ask them for a recommendation. The piping world is small and they can best help you find an excellent piper close by.
(4) BE WARY of pipers calling to talk you out of the local or recommended piper, especially if they are asking about the quotes you received. ANY piper trying to get your business by trying to cast doubt about another piper should be suspect. Most pipers tend to respect each other as there is a sort of "code of conduct" among us, but that is not always the case.
(5) ALL VENDORS PAY the booking fee charged by this service. If someone infers they are doing you a special service by paying the booking fee, they are just doing what everyone else does.
(6) BOOKING SERVICE has 3 levels of paid membership. The more a vendor pays for membership, the more visible they are within the booking service.
(7) TAKE A LITTLE TIME to interview your piper so you can feel confident you have made a good decision in the end.

If you are not satisfied with rates quoted by the most local piper, proceed to the next closet piper. If you are looking for something special, ask for it.

About Melody

Melody Farquhar-Chang is a female bagpiper of Scottish heritage (Clan Farquharson & Clan MacKay) located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a member of the Western United States Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA), Melody is an awarded solo and band piper, competing at events throughout California and the western United States. Melody is the official Clan Farquharson USA bagpiper and she has piped with The Piano Guys and The Chieftains in concert. She pipes with Silicon Valley Pipe Band and should you desire additional pipers, drummers, or even highland dancers to make your event successful, Melody can help you make arrangements to fulfill your needs with additional players.

Melody is committed to making your event successful, and she prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients. She thoroughly discusses her client's needs beforehand, helping them to plan and select appropriate tunes for their event. If needed, she is happy to meet her clients at the event venue beforehand to work out logistics. On event day, Melody arrives early to the venue to ensure she understands her role so things go as planned. Should last minute changes need to be made, she is flexible and adapts easily. Melody plays a set of beautiful half-silver, African blackwood bagpipes with beautiful full drones and a blackwood chanter with sweet timbre. She keeps her instrument well-maintained to prevent potential instrument malfunctions. Audio samples are provided for you to listen to, and more will be added as they are recorded. Your event is important, and Melody's purpose is to help make your event successful and something beautifully memorable to look back on.

Charitable & Memorial Events: Every year on her birthday, 9/11, Melody donates her time piping at fire stations throughout the South Bay in remembrance of firefighters and their service on 9/11. Throughout the year, Melody donates her piping skills to various charitable fundraising events such as Honor Flight for Veterans, Operation Surf for Veterans, Relay for Life, and memorial events such as Wreaths Across America. Melody also donates time to the San Jose Police Emerald Society pipe band in their mission to support fallen officers.







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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Wedding

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Melody was great. She even anticipated the slight rain and handled it perfectly. Everyone was extremely pleased with hoer performance.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Recommend

She was wonderful! Prompt, wonderful attitude and played beautifully! It was for Mom’s 88th birthday and she wowed the crowd! Would highly recommend Melody!

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Celebration

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Melody was perfect. She offered suggestions for tunes, and was the ideal accent for celebrating the life of our dear departed lass.

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Oct
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Birthday Party (Adult)
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12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
2019
Oct
7
Silicon Valley Golf Tournament
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
21
Burlingame Country Club
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
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8
Notre Dame de Namur
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Sep
1
Highland Games
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
31
Highland Games
Pleasanton, CA
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
30
Highland Games
Pleasanton, CA
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
4
Highland Games Competition
Monterey, CA
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
3
Highland Games Competition
Monterey, CA
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
20
Fire Dept Fundraiser
Geyserville, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jul
4
Parade
Piedmont, CA
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Poppy Hills
Pebble Beach, CA
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Veterans, Firefighters & Police Memorials
 
  • Veterans, Firefighters, Police Memorials discounted from regular rates
Anchor's Aweigh
Charles Zimmerman
Angus MacKinnon
PM D.S. Ramsey
A Man's A Man For A' That
Traditional
Amazing Grace
Traditional
America the Beautiful
Traditional
Andrew Warnock
Tom MacAllister
At Long Last
James MacHattie
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional
Back to Donegal
Traditional
Barren Rocks of Aden
A. MacKeller
Battle of Waterloo
Traditional
Bengullion
Ronnie Flemming
Blue Bells of Scotland
Traditional
Bonnie Dundee
Traditional
Cabar Feidh
Traditional
Cap'n No More
Angus MacDonald
Captain Colin Campbell
Traditional
Castle Dangerous
J. Haugh
Cha Till McCruimein
Traditional
Cock of the North
Traditional
Danny Boy
Frederick Weatherly
Duncan McInnes
Peter R. MacLeod
Fanny Power
Turlough O'Carolan
Flett From Flotta
PM Donald MacCleod
Gary Owen
Traditional
God Bless America
Irving Berlin
Granny MacLeod
Charles MacLeod Williamson
Greenwood Side
Traditional
Hamilton's Nutsack
Terry Tully
Happy Birthday
Traditional
Highland Cathedral
Uli Roever and Michael Korb
Highland Laddie
Traditional
Itchy Fingers
Linden Ingram
King George V's Army
PM G.S. McLennan
Leaving Lismore
Mrs. Martin Hardie
Leaving Port Askaig
Willie Ross
Liberton Pipe Band
Traditional
Loch Ruan
G.McIntyre
Lochanside
John MacLellan Dunoon
MacPhail from Bunessan
Freeland Barbour
Mairi's Wedding
Traditional
Major General Monro's Rant
Robert Watt
Marine's Hymn
Jacques Offenbach
Meeting of the Waters
Traditional
Minnie Hynd
PM Donald MacLean
Minstrel Boy
Traditional
Mist Covered Mountains
Traditional
Molly Connell
J. Wark
Molly Malone
Traditional
Moonshine
Traditional
Mull of Kintyre
P. McCartney & Laine
Mrs. Lily Christie
D.S. Ramsay
No Awa' to Bide Awa'
Traditional
O Come All Ye Faithful
Hymn
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Hymn
On the Road to Passchendaele
G. Stoddart & A. Brydon
Orange and Blue
Traditional
Pipe Major Catherine Young
Arr. Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums
Rakes of Mallow
Sir Charles Forbes
Scotland the Brave
Traditional
Shoals of Herring
Traditional
The Army Goes Rolling Along
Lt. Edmund Gruber
The Balkan Hills
J. Gillan
The Battle of the Somme
Traditional
The Barren Rocks of Aden
PM A. MacKeller
The Brown Haired Maiden
Traditional
The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
James Riddell
The Dundee Military Tattoo
George A.P. Bell
The Flower of Scotland
Anthem
The Glendaruel Highlanders
A. Fettes
The Green Hills of Tyrol
J. MacLeod
The Heroes of Kohima
J. Stewart
The High Road to Gairloch
Traditional
The Highland Laddie
Traditional
The Lairig Ghru
John Wilson
The Marines Hymn
Jacques Offenbach
The Piper of Drummond
Traditional
The Piper's Cave
PM J. Sutherland
The Rowan Tree
Traditional
The Saffron Kilt
Traditional
The Siege of Delhi
Scots Guards
The Skye Boat Song
Traditional
The Sound of Sleat
D. MacKinnon
The Stalwart Lads
John Brock
The 1976 Police Tattoo
Angus Lawrie
Tommy Tully's Air
Terry Tully
Victoria Harbour
Bruce Gandy
Waltzing Matilda
Traditional
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Traditional
Wearing of the Green
Traditional
Wha Saw the 42nd
arr Joe Roberts
When the Battle's Over
W. Robb
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 Melody Pipes will also travel to Los Altos, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Saratoga, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Moffett Field, Palo Alto, Stanford, Alviso, Portola Valley, Milpitas, Holy City, La Honda, Menlo Park, Redwood Estates, Atherton, Boulder Creek, Loma Mar, Redwood City, Fremont, Newark, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, San Carlos, Belmont, Coyote, Felton.
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