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The Royal Piper

Celtic Bagpipes from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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544 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007
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BOOKED 40 days ago

$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 2019!
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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2021
Aug
19
Wedding Ceremony
Andover, NJ
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Oct
23
Wedding Ceremony
New York City, NY
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Oct
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Stratford, CT
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
2020
Oct
9
Wedding Ceremony
Secaucus, NJ
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2020
Oct
3
Club Event
Millbrook, NY
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
2020
Sep
26
Wedding Ceremony
Saddle River, NJ
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Sep
26
Wedding
Township of Washington, NJ
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2020
Aug
29
Wedding Ceremony
Monticello, NY
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2020
Jul
31
Wedding
Ridgewood, NJ
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
2020
Jul
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Riverside, CT
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2020
Jul
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Greenwich, CT
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Jun
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Spring Lake, NJ
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Jun
9
Funeral
Bridgeport, CT
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Bagpipes
Celtic Bagpipes
Proms
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
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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