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  • Celtic Bagpiper from New York City, NY
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  • Starting at $200 per event

310 Reviews for The Royal Piper

Review by Alicia S.

FundraiserReviewed on May 23, 2022From Darien, CT

No complaints! Although I didn't have much time to touch base before the event as this was a last minute booking, he arrived on-time, was professional, kind, flexible, and easy-going. Rates were on-point and fair given the scope and timing. We will definitely have The Royal Piper back again - thank you!

Review by Stephanie C.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 21, 2022From Mamaroneck, NY

Responsive, professional and a big hit at our wedding. I would do it again in a minute! He is fantastic!

Review by Giovanni T.

FuneralReviewed on April 15, 2022From New York City, NY

It was a great experience to have him perform. He out did himself. Super professional and courteous. Thank you

Review by John M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 27, 2022From Randolph, NJ

What a great job!

Review by Gaston C.

FuneralReviewed on January 22, 2022From Wallkill, NY

He was incredible. His graceful entrance and music grabbed everyone's attention while honoring the person we were celebrating. Our professional musician friends also agreed how well he played.

Review by Glenn F.

FuneralReviewed on January 13, 2022From Spring Lake, NJ

The Royal Piper is the best, hands down. I played the bagpipes for 15 years when I was younger. He is really talented, flexible and just a great guy. I received so many compliments on him from the people that attended the event.

Review by Sean M.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on December 29, 2021From Asbury Park, NJ

The Royal Piper was great. Al was very professional, easy to talk to and was very accommodating. He walked me through suggestions for my mother's memorial service and we came up with a game plan that we both agreed on. His playing was wonderful and left everyone teary eyed and speechless as he left. The Royal Piper gave my mother the proper Irish/Scottish sendoff that she would have loved. Thank you Al.

Review by Marie M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 2, 2021From Mamaroneck, NY

The Royal Piper was very easy to communicate with, he arrived shortly before agreed time and his performance unforgettably good. Must mention that he was dressed exquisitely in a white shirt , tie, vest, kilt and appropriate sock and shoes. Stunning.

Review by KYRA C.

FuneralReviewed on November 17, 2021From Paramus, NJ

The Royal Piper was very professional and arrived early to our event. He played very well too.

Review by Sherry C.

FuneralReviewed on May 22, 2021From Califon, NJ

Best Piper EVER!!!! The Royal Piper was an absolute pleasure to work with!! From the time I secured him on Bash to the day he played for my husbands Celebration of Life service he was so helpful with recommendations for our play list and accommodated our special requests. He is wonderfully talented and everyone who attended enjoyed his playing so much. I would recommend him in a second to anyone who wants a Stellar musician with lots of experience and loads of talent!!!

Review by Mary Anne N.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 26, 2020From Saddle River, NJ

The Royal Piper is authentic, so professional and absolutely fantastic! He is the real deal! He put the royal touch on our daughter’s wedding and added so much sentimental meaning to our day! Our Heartfelt Gratitude goes to Al, The Royal Piper!

Review by Kara N.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 22, 2021From Manasquan, NJ

The Royal Piper was amazing from start to finish! We hired him last minute as a surprise for my father's 85th - the communication was great he arrived early just incase our time table was off, and it was, so that was really appreciated. He was also gracious enough to take some extra time so we could take some photos with him.. Hands down just an all around nice professional gentleman and a great piper..... I will absolutely hire the Royal Piper again, & I recommend you hire him too, he will not disappoint you.....

Review by Terence J.

FuneralReviewed on April 21, 2021From Wappingers Falls, NY

The Royal Piper is a true professional and master of his craft. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with him. He added such a wonderful touch to an otherwise sad occasion. We would highly recommend him for any event.

Review by DONNA C.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 4, 2019From Sparta, NJ

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!!!

Review by Christine B.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 1, 2019From Pearl River, NY

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!

Review by Morgan K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 23, 2020From New York City, NY

Al was so easy to work with - Responsive, communicative, professional, and friendly. He was open to any and all suggestions we had for music and also able to make suggestions where needed. It was truly a joy to have such a skilled piper at our celebration. We had a wonderful time walking with him and his music certainly brought a tear of joy to my wife’s Scottish father’s eye.

Review by Karen V.

Retirement PartyReviewed on May 6, 2017From Jersey City, NJ

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!

Review by donna t.

FuneralReviewed on April 27, 2019From Montclair, NJ

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 !!

Review by Daniel D.

FuneralReviewed on July 28, 2018From Bronx, NY

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.

Review by Jennifer S.

WeddingReviewed on November 17, 2017From Beacon, NY

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!!

Review by Jenna H.

WeddingReviewed on April 28, 2017From Old Westbury, NY

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!

Review by Terence J.

WeddingReviewed on July 6, 2019From Poughkeepsie, NY

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.

Review by Mara L.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 11, 2016From Manasquan, NJ

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!!

Review by Kevin D.

Community EventReviewed on May 20, 2018From New York City, NY

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

Review by Shekhar S.

WeddingReviewed on April 14, 2018From New York City, NY

Dear Al, Thank you so much for the fantastic bagpiping at our wedding! People LOVED it and really felt that you added so much to the event - especially as a counterpoint to the Indian music in our first ceremony. Your music helped set the two ceremonies apart and made the event truly special. I also have to say you looked fantastic in your attire! My dad really enjoyed speaking with you when you arrived, too. Having you there was a real treat for him, and I know that it meant a lot to him to have bagpiping at the wedding - he was tickled pink. Thank you again! Tiffany
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