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Melody Pipes

Bagpiper from Cupertino, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 19 Reviews
  • 28 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment

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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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Avg 5.0 | 19 Reviews

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Review by Bernie R.

WeddingReviewed on November 27, 2018From Martinez, CA

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

Review by Noreene M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 19, 2018From Atherton, CA

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!

Review by Harold T.

CelebrationReviewed on May 27, 2017From Menlo Park, CA

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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Song List

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  • 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

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Past Events

October 15, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Tue12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Santa Clara, CA
October 7, 2019 • Silicon Valley Golf Tournament
Mon5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Stanford, CA
September 21, 2019 • Burlingame Country Club
Sat2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Burlingame, CA
September 8, 2019 • Notre Dame de Namur
Sun9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Belmont, ID
September 1, 2019 • Highland Games
Sun8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Pleasanton, CA
August 31, 2019 • Highland Games
Sat8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Pleasanton, CA
August 30, 2019 • Highland Games
Fri8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Pleasanton, CA
August 4, 2019 • Highland Games Competition
Sun9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monterey, CA
August 3, 2019 • Highland Games Competition
Sat9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monterey, CA
July 20, 2019 • Fire Dept Fundraiser
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Geyserville, CA
July 4, 2019 • Parade
Thu8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Piedmont, CA
June 29, 2019 • Poppy Hills
Sat12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pebble Beach, CA

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