Fundraiser•Reviewed on May 23, 2022•From 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!
Funeral•Reviewed on January 13, 2022•From 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.
Memorial Service•Reviewed on December 29, 2021•From 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.
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on November 2, 2021•From 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.
Wedding Ceremony•Reviewed on September 26, 2020•From 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!
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on August 22, 2021•From 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.....
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on May 4, 2019•From 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!!!
Wedding Ceremony•Reviewed on June 1, 2019•From 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!
Wedding Ceremony•Reviewed on October 23, 2020•From 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.
Retirement Party•Reviewed on May 6, 2017•From 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!
Funeral•Reviewed on April 27, 2019•From 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 !!
Funeral•Reviewed on July 28, 2018•From 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.
Wedding•Reviewed on November 17, 2017•From 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!!
Wedding•Reviewed on April 28, 2017•From 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!
Wedding•Reviewed on April 14, 2018•From New York City, NY
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!