Michigan Bagpiper For All Occasions

Bagpipes from Troy, MI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
Bride's choice award! A better sounding and fully Highland dressed professional bagpiper for hire. I have the exceptional talent and experience, having piped and competed for almost 38 years. I'm the only piper who offers the traditional Highland bagpipe and the softer Gibson bagpipe. This isn't my hobby like it is for most- this is my full time job! I pipe for 100's of events every year- at some of the largest venues in Michigan and Ohio. Your event is special and unique, and it's an opportunity for me to help you create the perfect atmosphere filled with memories that will last a life time. It doesn't just happen- it takes talent, years of experience and a special sensitivity and attention to detail to get it right. That's why you need an exceptional professional for your special event. I am the only piper invited to audition for "America's Got Talent" 2016! I was featured on WDIV St. Patty's Day on the morning show, in 2015.

WEDDINGS - Whether you're looking for one tune, or a day filled with "Scottish or Irish flavor"; I offer a great sounding selection of Scottish and Irish tunes. Tunes such as; "Highland Cathedral", "Scotland the Brave", or the very sweet Irish song- "When Irish Eyes are Smiling". Looking for something more traditional? How about; "Here comes the Bride"? The theme from the movie Braveheart; "For the Love of a Princess", is romantic and extremely popular with brides. The STARZ hit series “Outlander” theme song is quickly becoming another favorite! Two of my most requested tunes are “Stars Wars” and the U of M fight song- perfect for a groom's entrance!
For the biggest WOW! Save the piper as a surprise for the recessional!

FUNERALS AND MEMORIALS –I am the preferred bagpiper at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. There is nothing that touches the heart more, than to see a bagpiper in FULL Highland Regalia, and to hear an exceptionally talented piper playing "Amazing Grace", "Going Home", "Danny Boy" or "When Irish Eyes are smiling". A piper is appropriate for any size funeral, memorial or military service; at the church, funeral home, cemetery, hall or home. For Military events; Taps, Army song and the Marine Corp. Hymn are available. The U of M fight song is my most requested song!

SCOTTISH PARTIES, CELTIC OR IRISH THEMED EVENTS – My unique piping show and performance is very entertaining- always a hit! Perfect for parties, schools, libraries, senior centers and assisted living facilities. This 20-60 minute (content and time can be adjusted to meet your needs) interactive program includes; a nice selection of tunes piped on a variety of bagpipes, interesting fun facts and folklore about bagpipes and my incredible piping attire, and a wee bit of Scottish history. Appropriate for any size group, and all ages. Very popular at schools and libraries! I can also include teaching a couple simple highland dance steps, with audience participation. This is not a concert.
Please note: This program is not appropriate for special needs groups, long term care rehab centers or nursing homes. The bagpipes are VERY VERY Loud! Please take this into consideration when planning an event for your group. Room size is also very important!

Proud member and Pipe Sargent of the new 2017 bagpipe band; “Motor City Pipes and Drums”.
Depending on availability; 2-3 pipers, drummers, or a small mini band can also be arranged for. Call for information.

Some of my favorite piping events include; opening for the premier of the movie "Our Vietnam Generation" at the Fox, The Moving Wall visiting Hamburg MI, Relay for Life, MGM Grand Hotel and Detroit Yacht Club weddings, Dewar's Highland Honey Whiskey premier event, and an HBO reality series in W. Bloomfield. I have also piped at many public libraries and senior citizen centers including Clawson, Ferndale and Royal Oak. You'll hear me in the Detroit Metro area every St Patty's Day, piping for Hubert distributors and Guinness!

I am the only piper that offers a choice of bagpipes and volumes: Check out my videos.

~The traditional Great Highland Bagpipes- perfect for any indoor or outside event. These are the loud pipes everyone is familiar with and loves; great for churches and other large indoor and outside venues. Nothing says “WOW” like these pipes!
~Gibson Small Pipes- perfect for small, indoor, more intimate settings where a softer bagpipe volume would be more appropriate; adds a nice touch of Scottish/Irish "flavor" without the overwhelming volume. A special selection of Irish and Scottish tunes are available.
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Kim is a wonderful person and very talented and professional musician! We had the pleasure of meeting her in her home beforehand to hear her play and it made the experience even more personable because we already knew her when it came time for the big day. She looked and sounded perfect. We would highly recommend Kim for any occasion. She is amazing!!!

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I couldn't be happier with the amazing job Kim did for my sisters wedding. Even when rain changed the setting of the ceremony she went above and beyond and did an incredible job. We managed to keep her performance a surprise unitl she came out and brought most of the crowd to tears just in time for the bride to walk down the isle. We can't sing her praises enough, I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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Michigan Bagpiper For All Occasions’s Response:

Thank you for the awesome review! I'm so glad you were happy with my services.

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Kim was really wonderful! My daughter and I actually got to go to her home and hear her play before the wedding, making us both cry. At the wedding, things were so rushed, I didn't get the chance to tell Kim how special her being there was for us and to thank her! Kim's performance was flawless; she is a skilled and very professional piper. I was so pleased (and proud) that we had surprised our guests when Kim came up the stairs to stand in front of the altar to pipe my daughter up the aisle. Growing up Scottish, every time I hear the bagpipes, I get a little swell in my heart. Kim made it all the more special, and I am so grateful we hired her!

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Memorial Service

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Kim Johnson truly professional throughout the process from initial booking and thru to an outstanding performance! Our memorial service was in restaurant and she called ahead, visited venue and then outlined a plan that worked. Guests were surprised with regular bagpipes as they entered & then Kim skillfully transitioned to the 'softpipes' as she gracefully piped, mingling amongst the celebrants. Guests were curious and excited at the same time and the performance was truly the highlight of the memorial wake for our beloved brother. Well done, Kim, keep up the good work!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Highly professional and skilled, Kim fit in like family. She went above and beyond.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Kim did a fantastic job at our birthday party event! I would highly recommend Kim, she is a great musician and also extremely kind. Kim helped me select songs for our party that were a big hit with our guests! Kim is a terrific professional who will make any event memorable and successful!

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Michigan Bagpiper For All Occasions’s Response:

Thank you for the wonderful review Keith! It was a pleasure working with you! I'm glad I was able to take part in this special and very memorable day. Kim the piper

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Memorial Service

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I appreciated Kim's contribution to my family's memorial for our step-mother this past weekend. It was very comfortable to work out the details with her at a distance and her bagpiping added so much to the occasion. I would highly recommend Kim for any event - joyous or somber.

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Memorial Service

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Private Party

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Kim provided a heartfelt and touching performance for my dear friend. I am so thankful that I was able to find someone to bring comfort and joy in such a personal and unique way.

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Funeral

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Kim Johnson was wonderful. Everyone commented on how beautiful and moving were the bagpipes addition to my mother's memorial service, Kim was very professional, and is very talented. She went beyond expectations, worked with the church staff, and added tunes that were so appropriate and meaningful. The service was beautiful, Kim's playing was superb.

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Star Wars Theme
John Williams
For the Love of a Princess- "Braveheart" Love Theme
STARZ "Outlander" Theme Song
Amazing Grace
Hail to the Victors- U of M Fight Song
Do You Think I'm Sexy?
Rod Stewart
Danny Boy
Scotland the Brave
Murdo's Wedding
Mairi's Wedding
Green Hills
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Here Comes the Bride
Minstrel Boy
She Moved Thru the Fair
Happy Birthday
Rowan Tree
Highland Brigade
Battle of Waterloo
Flett From Flatta
Flower of Scotland
When the Battle is Over
Flowers of the Forest
Going Home
What Wondrous Love is This
Our Ain Fireside
Tura Lura Lural
Brown Haired Maiden
Itchy Fingers
Glendaruel Highlanders
The Water is Wide
Dark Island
Sou Gan
Lord Lovett
Wings
Mrs. McLeod
High Road to Gareloch
MacCrimmon's Lament
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Bonny Dundee
Mull of Kintyre
Taps
Marine Corp. Hymn
Army Song- As the Caissons Go Rolling Along
No Awa tae Bide Awa
Loch Duich
The Love of God
Angels We Have Heard on High
Jingle Bells
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Flintstone's Theme Song
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Yankee Doodle
Grand Old Flag
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