The Royal Piper

Celtic Bagpipes from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2007
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$200 - $500 per event
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About
THE NUMBER 1 BOOKED PIPER ON GIGMASTERS BY FAR..AND FOR GOOD REASON...WINNER OF GIGMASTERS NATIONWIDE TOP BAGPIPER AWARD...RETIRED NYPD..REASONABLY PRICED..IMMACULATELY DRESSED..THE WISE CHOICE OF CLIENTS WHO WANT ONLY THE BEST FOR THEIR SPECIAL EVENT...THE ONLY AMERICAN PIPER TO HAVE PERFORMED PRIVATELY FOR HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT BALMORAL CASTLE, SCOTLAND....INCLUDE THE SAME PRESTIGE TO YOUR EVENT!
When you want the best, the choice is simple. The Finest in Piping for WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, CONCERTS, SPECIAL EVENTS, TV/FILM, RECORDING PROJECTS and ALL OCCASIONS. The Royal Piper specializes in SHORT NOTICE EVENTS and has been performing worldwide for over 30 years, appearing at hundreds of events to the delight of satisfied clients..Please take a moment to read my reviews and hear the sound samples of my playing.
The Royal Piper is your WEDDING SPECIALIST, with a vast repertoire of SCOTTISH, IRISH and CEREMONIAL music that will add the perfect touch to your wedding day.
Retired from the NYPD, The Royal Piper is a FULL TIME, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN who has appeared on "West Wing" and "Third Watch" and was featured prominently on the ABC TV Soap Opera, "One Life to Live." This episode went on to win a prestigious Director's Guild of America Award for Best Daytime Serial.
Choosing the right Piper makes all the difference in the success of your event. I treat every performance with the utmost care as if it were an event for my own family. The Royal Piper will be delighted to discuss an appearance at your next occasion that will leave a truly lasting impression.
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500+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2013 - Top Bagpiper
2012 - Top Bagpiper

Wedding Ceremony

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The Royal Piper was a real pro. He played a difficult song, provided the organ music to accompany his bagpipes, came to the church two weeks ahead of time to work on the timing & duet. The ceremony itself he looked the part— his appearance & grooming beyond reproach. My daughter’s now husband is from Scotland & there were many Scots in attendance. They, along with everyone else, could not stop talking about the processional. Highly recommend him.. if he is available, sign him up!

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Wedding Reception

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I highly recommend the Royal Piper for any event you may have. Communicating your needs, requests, and scheduling are made stress free. The music was perfect as well as the tartan worn. You will not have worries if you book with the Royal Piper!! 5 stars!!!

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Retirement Party

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Al is a consummate professional from start to finish. Every interaction whether via GigMasters, text or call was nothing short of first class. He showed up for the event early and was tremendously accommodating with our program. Additionally, a charming individual. I would highly recommend him for any event! Thanks, Al!

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Funeral

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Working with The Royal Piper, Al, was a delight from beginning to finish! He listened to our requests for the life celebration for my brother, arrived promptly in his handsome kilt, and played the bagpipes beautifully! My Scottish relatives were thrilled to hear him play, and he was gracious to speak with them after the service. Thanks Al!! You were wonderful !!

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Funeral

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Excellent experience. The Royal Piper honored our every request, but truly, with his level of professionalism and experience, required no instruction. He perfectly placed himself at two separate locations with breath-taking appearance and impeccable timing. The musical quality was superb. The Royal Piper's presence created a very dramatic effect at my wife's memorial service and burial, and all of our guests were greatly impressed. Very approachable and nice guy.

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Wedding

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The Royal Piper was a huge hit at our wedding last fall as guests arrived. He was professional, prompt, and exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend him. Thank you!!

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Wedding

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Consummate professional! The Royal Piper played as guests arrived at our wedding. He arrived promptly, began playing and our wedding guests absolutely loved it! He took pictures with our guest and brought an amazing flair to our special day. Thanks so much Al!

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Wedding

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Al was fantastic to deal with prior to and during our event. Very professional. Great bag piper. I would highly recommend Al for any event.

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Wedding Ceremony

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We were more than thrilled with the Royal Piper!!! He was amazing and made our wedding a very memorable experience!! He brought people to tears!! Very happy bride and groom here!!

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Community Event

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The Royal Piper really made our event! His playing was prefect and his warmth and generosity of spirit shone through! THANK YOU!

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2019
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Piermont, NY
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Sep
20
Wedding Ceremony
Hoboken, NJ
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Sep
21
Memorial Service
Valhalla, NY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2019
Sep
27
Wedding
Oxford, NJ
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Oct
11
Wedding
Branford, CT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
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13
Wedding
New York City, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Nov
2
Wedding Ceremony
Purchase, NY
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Jan
3
Wedding Ceremony
Somerset, NJ
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Mar
7
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Jersey City, NJ
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Mar
28
Wedding Ceremony
Monroe, NY
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2020
May
23
Wedding Ceremony
New York City, NY
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2020
Sep
26
Wedding
Township of Washington, NJ
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Aug
10
Funeral
Harrington Park, NJ
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Aug
4
Celebration
Stamford, CT
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2019
Aug
2
Wedding Ceremony
Stony Brook, NY
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
2019
Jul
23
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Jul
20
Club Event
Elmsford, NY
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
2019
Jul
6
Wedding
Poughkeepsie, NY
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jun
24
Corporate Function
Bethlehem, PA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding Ceremony
Rumson, NJ
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
15
Wedding Ceremony
Highland Falls, NY
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Jun
9
Wedding
Brooklyn, NY
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Jun
1
Wedding Ceremony
Pearl River, NY
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2019
May
19
Wedding
Sparta, NJ
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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Please note The Royal Piper will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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