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  • Bagpiper from Saint Simons Island, GA
  • 101 Verified Bookings
  • Starting at $275 per event

52 Reviews for Tim Akins


Review by Hardy T.

Private PartyReviewed on May 7, 2022From Fernandina Beach, FL

Tim did an awesome job and played solid for hours. He was very engaged with the audience and took requests. His talent is awesome and I would highly recommend him.

Tim Akins:

Thanks so much for your great review. It was a pleasure meeting you! I can’t wait to play for y’all again!!???? Cheers, Tim

Review by Catherine C.

FuneralReviewed on April 30, 2022From Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Akins was very good at responding to my requests in a prompt manner; he communicated with me regularly, beginning 8 months before our event. He worked with us to meet our needs. We’d recommend Tim without reservation.

Review by Mary E.

WeddingReviewed on October 9, 2021From Saint Simons Island, GA

Review by Elizabeth K.

Family ReunionReviewed on July 3, 2021From Saint Marys, GA

Verrry entertaining

Review by Theresa S.

CelebrationReviewed on May 7, 2021From Saint Augustine, FL

A surprise engagement was arranged in Saint Augustine Florida. We had a group at the event but our goal was to walk in a procession from an outdoor promenade to travel a few blocks down St George Street to Scarlett O'Hara's. As I am the mother of the bride, I was trying to dream up how to include something special for the event. Music! Sounds of a bagpiper was the bright idea. Tim Atkins, he was flexible with evolving plan and 6hr time difference. Tim's performance was exceptional and 'soulful'. The performance was a great surprise for our party and everyone in earshot of us. Wonderful music, the crowds parted & our celebration went to another level of love.

Tim Akins:

Theresa, It was my absolute pleasure to be included n your daughter’s engagement party. I look forward to working with you again for the ceremony in 2022…: until then take care! Cheers, Tim

Review by Amanda M.

FuneralReviewed on May 8, 2021From Waycross, GA

Tim thank you so much for helping at my Fathers funeral 5/8/21. It was a beautiful touch he had wanted. We will never forget it! Amanda Maloney

Review by Kelly I.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 2, 2021From Jacksonville, FL

Fantastic! Tim understood exactly what we wanted to happen and was very obliging in every way especially keeping his attendance as a secret. Couldn't be more satisfied

Tim Akins:

Thank you for letting me be a part of Bud’s 100 year celebration. It’s not everyday that I get to pipe for an event like that. Thanks again! Let’s do it again for 101??

Review by Claire C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 8, 2021From Saint Simons Island, GA

Tim was an awesome addition to my fathers birthday surprise party! He was a hit and added such a special touch to a special event. Fun and easy to work with. Would recommend him to anyone!

Review by Donna D.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 26, 2020From Jekyll Island, GA

Tim is absolutely amazing & talented. He played bag pipes for our wedding and everyone raved over it. He is super easy going & has a ton of experience so he is very comfortable being thrown into the mix. I highly recommend him for music and can’t wait to see all the photos where he is in traditional bag piper clothing. This was a true magic touch to the wedding & he is so great!

Review by Jan Y.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 29, 2020From Tybee Island, GA

Tim was amazing! He played the bagpipes, marched in a short parade and came dressed in full Scottish wear. Then, he played and sang for us for the rest of the event. I highly recommend him for any event!

Tim Akins:

Thanks so much Jan! It was an absolute pleasure playing for your birthday bash! Please keep me in mind for other events either virtually or the next time you’re in this area. I enjoyed being an honorary member of clan Robertson for the night. Cheers, Tim

Review by Todd C.

FuneralReviewed on August 21, 2020From Kingsland, GA

Tim was great! He responded quickly and knew just what to do to make our memorial service meaningful to my family. He was prompt and personable, easy to work with, and talented.

Review by Renee M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on June 6, 2020From Waverly, GA

My husband and I were completely thrilled with Tim at our Birthday bash. Our guests had a marvelous time and enjoyed being greeted by Tim and his pipes! We all had goose bumps when he ended his performance with AMAZING GRACE Followed by Happy Birthday. Can't wait to hear him perform again.

Review by Kathryn K.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 11, 2020From Kingsland, GA

Tim was absolutely wonderful, everything an entertainer should be. He was prompt, engaging and a master at his craft. We would highly recommend him to anyone and will be calling him again.

Review by Jan R.

FuneralReviewed on December 14, 2019From Saint Simons Island, GA

Tim Akins:

Thank you Jan. It was an honor. ! I appreciate you inviting me to take part in the service!

Review by Cody B.

Community EventReviewed on May 30, 2019From Richmond Hill, GA

Tim was a wonderful bagpiper, arrived early so we could discuss the events of the day and what to play and did a fantastic job! Would recommend to anyone!

Tim Akins:

Cody: Thanks for the kind review and for letting me be a part of such a great event I look forward to working with you again soon!

Review by Margaret W.

WeddingReviewed on April 25, 2019From Darien, GA

Tim Akins and his bagpiping was absolutely amazing. I was getting ready when I heard the pipes begin, and it was absolutely wonderful. Beauty, sentiment, history, music, all in one. He made the event perfect!

Tim Akins:

Thanks Margaret for your awesome review! It was an absolute pleasure piping for you

Review by Cathy P.

FuneralReviewed on March 30, 2019From Savannah, GA

Tim was amazing and his bagpiping absolutely made our family event even more special. He was prompt and very professional. Everyone was talking about how beautiful it was. Everlasting memory!!

Review by Amy M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on March 17, 2019From Jacksonville, FL

Oh, Tim! You helped make my weddin the most magical day of my life. Your presence was the icing on the wedding cake. Thank you for making the drive to Jacksonville and I hope you had a magical St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you. Amy and Donny King

Tim Akins:

Thanks Amy! It was a wonderful day. I’m thrilled that you and Donny enjoyed my piping. I look forward to working for y’all again. Cheers!

Review by Rebecca B.

Cocktail PartyReviewed on January 25, 2019From Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Tim was amazing! On time, easy to work with. Good price. And very talented. Highly recommended!!!

Tim Akins:

Thanks so much Rebecca for the awesome review. It was a pleasure to pipe for you and your guests. Thank you so much for including me. I look forward to your next party! Cheers, Tim

Review by Janice O.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on January 12, 2019From Fernandina Beach, FL

Tim was there on time. The wedding planner didn’t explain that we wanted to lead the guests out first and he led the bride and groom out. We wanted him to play a song with the band but he wasn’t told that either. Not his fault but I wish he played longer

Tim Akins:

Janice, I enjoyed piping for the party and wanted to thank you for the $25 tip. It wasn’t necessary but greatly appreciated. I’m sorry for any miscommunication. Just to clarify, I did arrive 45 minutes prior to the end of the reception. Without rehearsal, or tuning to the band, prior to the reception 3 hours earlier, it would have been impossible for the band to join me on the song I played as a solo before I piped for the mass exit. I did play until the very last shuttle left and offered to drive to the after party and pipe there too. Planner checked with father of the bride and I was told I was finished. I will return the tip if you like. Thanks,Tim

Review by Sarah P.

Club EventReviewed on October 15, 2018From Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Tim was wonderful. He was very accommodating to all of my requests. I am hoping my club will now hire him if they ever need a piper again. Tim impressed everyone!

Tim Akins:

Sarah: Thanks again for allowing me to pipe for y’all. I really enjoyed it and look forward to piping for your group again soon. Best wishes, Tim

Review by Scarlet F.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 21, 2018From Saint Simons Island, GA

Tim played so beautifully at our aon’s Wedding reception. All the guests enjoyed his music. Tim is very easy to deal with, and responds promptly to email and phone calls. I highly recommend having him pipe at your event. It is a unique experience that you will never forget!

Tim Akins:

Scarlett: Thanks so much for the kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I enjoyed piping for your family and friends. I hope the reception was a great success!! I look forward to piping for y’all again in the future. All the best, Tim

Review by Sarah W.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 2, 2018From Midway, GA

Tim was excellent. Talented and professional. I would highly recommend him!

Review by Linda T.

FuneralReviewed on March 31, 2018From Hilton Head Island, SC

Tim Akins arrived early and stayed pass the conclusion of our event. We found Tim to be extremaly talented, cooperative and eager to please. Tim's performance was a major part of our event and enjoyed by everyone who attended and graded as awesome. He added a very special atmosphere. I would definitely recommend Tim Akins to anyone seeking a professionnal. I actually could have hired someone closer to Hilton Head Island but I am so pleased I hired Tim. If I have another occasion to hire an artist it will be Tim Akins. Thank you Tim, for helping make our event even more special. We enjoyed our time with you. Linda Thompson Hilton Head Island, SC

Review by Debra W.

WeddingReviewed on April 7, 2018From Jekyll Island, GA

Tim played for our daughter’s wedding this weekend and was the best ever!! He was so easy to work with and worked so well with all of the other musicians. His piping was a dream for our daughter and she was thrilled. I highly recommend Tim for any event you are considering for a bagpiper. Debby Whitley Moultrie, Ga