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328 Reviews for The Royal Piper


Review by Joshua P.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 14, 2013From Brooklyn, NY

The Royal Piper imbued our wedding ceremony with all the charm, beauty and mysticism one could hope for in a bagpipe performance. We went with "Love Divine" for our bridal party's entry, followed by a meaningful pause, and then the moment I will never forget... my bride walking down the aisle to the sound of "the Irish Wedding Song." I was so moved by this sight--and the sound of that music--that for days afterward I kept listening to the song on the Royal Piper's website. Hiring the Royal Piper was the right thing to do, and we couldn't be happier. His fee for the performance was very reasonable and his attire and manner accentuated the importance of our day.

Review by Meghan A.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 2, 2013From Phoenicia, NY

From the planning to the day of Al was a pleasure to deal with. The sound of the bagpipes was a beautiful way for the new couple to walk down the aisle and it created such an excitement for the guests...everyone was ready to celebrate! The Royal Bagpiper will always be my recommendation for anyone on the search of a professional, friendly and accommodating bagpiper. Thank you for adding to the beauty of my sister and brother in-laws wedding ceremony!

Review by Michelle N.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 25, 2013From New York City, NY

The Royal Piper was a pleasure to work with! Not only was he early and ready to go, he was just very professional and great to talk to. The couple and their guests were extremely happy with his performance. As an event planner, I would definitely use The Royal Piper again. Michelle Newson Onederland Events

Review by Lindsey M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 6, 2011From Ramsey, NJ

I had always dreamed of walking down the aisle to bagpipes and my expectations were surpassed by the Royal Piper. I continue to hear compliments from my guest of how beautiful the ceremony music was. I would highly reccommend the Royal Piper in the future

Review by Lynn N.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 2, 2014From New York City, NY

Booking the Royal Piper was absolutely one of the best decisions for our wedding day. He was very helpful and accommodation when planning our Wedding Day, he was quick to reply to our email correspondence, and kept in constant touch with us. He arrived ahead of time to ensure he was ready to pipe us through the hotel - which certainly drew a lot of attention ! He was personable, helpful and just a joy to have around, and share our Wedding day with. He was happy to pipe us at the red steps in Times Square. I cannot recommend him highly enough ! I have no reservations in saying - book him ! you wont regret it Thank you Al for making our day so special

Review by Greg G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 23, 2013From New York City, NY

Al was awesome to work with. Planning a wedding so far away was risky but Al made us feel comfortable, was open to suggestions for music and best of all...he was awesome! Having a bagpiper in Central Park was magic and he certainly drew a crowd to our ceremony. He was right on time, friendly and engaged our guests. If you're considering bagpipes for your event, pick the Royal Piper! Greg Gorman & David Burke Naples & Key West, FL

Review by Kathy M.

Private PartyReviewed on June 15, 2014From Long Valley, NJ

Al was the perfect choice for our event. He is beyond professional and tells amazing stories which add to his appeal as a true showman. I am still receiving calls today from relatives and friends who attended the event. There should be absolutely no doubt about hiring Al to perform at any event.!!! Huge Al fans!!! Kathy

Review by Derek H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 8, 2013From Collingswood, NJ

Al arrived on-time and was super professional. He was so personable and played beautifully. When he began to play you could hear the guests just gasp as they were amazed by his appearance. He added a great touch to a great day. I would recommend The Royal Piper for any event that requires a special touch.

Review by Rachel V.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 30, 2013From Basking Ridge, NJ

Al, I have no words to express Al's talents and professionalism. He was punctual and was dressed to our agreement. He played beautifully and I made my daughter's wedding ceremony extra extra special. Please I recommend Al to anyone's event especially a wedding. Thank you Al. Our hearts cried as you played your bagpipes to her comes the bride. God bless you. Rachel Villanueva

Review by Tara M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on April 18, 2014From Bronx, NY

The Royal Piper was terrific to work with and a true professional. He arrived early and looked great. He played during our wedding ceremony and everyone loved him! I would give him 10 stars if I could. I would highly recommend him.

Review by Tom B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 17, 2012From New York City, NY

Wonderful from the beginning. Prompt, courteous service with the website and the piper. The piper's skills of playing and speaking to the guests were top notch. The event went off without a hitch. The guests were delighted. I give the Royal Piper a full recommendation for any kind of get-together.

Review by LISARAE R.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 23, 2013From Hoboken, NJ

He was so courteous and respectful from the moment I spoke to him to the moment I met him. The day was a little crazy, as it was our wedding, but he performed beautifully and was so professional. It was the best decision I could have made choosing him! I would absolutely refer this royal piper to anyone interested in a bagpipe player for any event.

Review by Dennis O.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 5, 2012From Moonachie, NJ

A talented, gifted professional who went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was special and memorable. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AL THE ROYAL PIPER. Al arrived early, prepared and greeted our guest with superior level bagpipe pieces. Our family and friends RAVED about his gifted playing. Al also went out of his way to correct some of our kilt dress errors to ensure we were correct, respectable and our wedding memories would be cherished. You receive more than a talented bagpiper but also a contributing professional to your special occassion. Thank you Al.

Review by Jason M.

FuneralReviewed on May 14, 2013From Locust Valley, NY

Called ahead and arrived an hour early for the graveside service. Offered excellent suggestions on how to integrate musical selections into the service. Impeccably dressed, professional, friendly, and the music was outstanding.

Review by Desirae B.

WeddingReviewed on December 9, 2012From West Sayville, NY

Al was amazing. We booked Al 8 months prior to our wedding, and by we, the bride and the groom's mother and father. The groom was kept in the dark. Al arrived in street clothes, looking very nonchalant, and when he started to play at the start of the ceremony, the groom was blown away. We cannot say enough about Al, he was immensely helpful in selecting our processional and recessional. We would highly recommend him to friends, family, and in fact, bride and groom recommended him to another couple this morning while stopping at the venue to pick up our remaining items!

Review by Kate M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 14, 2013From Portland, CT

Prompt, professional and friendly!! He did an amazing job at my wedding, he really made it special!!!

Review by Denise A.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on January 4, 2011From Succasunna, NJ

Our experience with the Royal Piper couldn't be better. I've already recommended him to a friend who called me to ask about him for her daughters wedding. Our wedding was on December 26th and it snowed 28 inches that day/night. Despite that, he came on time and added a great deal to the wedding. He was playing in the blowing wind and snow as if it was a spring day! He never complained about the weather... It was a very small wedding that was pushed up 10 months because my father is ill. We are having a larger 2nd wedding in October down in the Carolina's and if I had the money I would buy his plane ticket to play for us again. Would definitely recommend!

Review by Michael S.

Engagement PartyReviewed on June 3, 2013From Brooklyn, NY

He was great. All of us enjoyed it immensely. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Review by Jaime S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 1, 2013From New York City, NY

We hired The Royal Piper for a 21st birthday party with friends & family flying into the US from Scotland. The Royal Piper was so lovely to work with and the everyone (especially Scottish attendees!) were overjoyed by his presence. We would strongly recommend bringing him on to contribute great spirits to any event!

Review by Terry C.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on February 24, 2013From Brooklyn, NY

This was the second time I've hired Al-- a consummate professional, and brilliant Piper, with a sparkling personality-- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Review by Tara B.

FuneralReviewed on September 17, 2011From New York City, NY

As I approached the church by cab, the first person I saw Was The Royal Piper and I smiled. It gave me great comfort seeing Him there early. He was dressed to the hilt in his kilt & looked Like he belonged on a Scottish mountainside. He played every song I requested, made great suggestions, was incredibly Professional and everyone loved him. My brother was surely smiling down Upon us. Thank you so much.

Review by Rev. Michael H.

Church ServiceReviewed on March 14, 2013From Bronx, NY

Excellent talent for our celebration for the Installation service of our Pastor and look forward to playing for the celebration of our 150th anniversary. We cannot give but our highest recommendation for Al. He provides excellence in his craft and professionalism. We will be utilizing his skills many more times in the future for sure. Riverdale Presbyterian Church

Review by Bonnie R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 27, 2011From Smithville, NJ

The Royal piper was the biggest hit of the wedding (next to the bride and groom) He stayed and played for us through out the cocktail hour and was extremely pleasant. I couldnt have asked for more. He will get all my piping gigs from now on and I will highly recommend him to others. Thank you sooooooo much!

Review by Josh W.

Saint Patrick's Day PartyReviewed on March 11, 2013From New York City, NY

The Royal Piper was excellent to have at our event, and was also affordable compared to many of the other quotes we received.

Review by Matthew H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 22, 2010From New York City, NY

The Royal Piper was the perfect accent to my wedding reception and a real treat to deal with. I understand how he is the highest ranked at his profession. Thanks Al!