Robert Mitchell

Bagpipes from Bethesda, MD - Will travel up to 215 miles
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$275 - $350 per event
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About
Robert Mitchell plays Scottish and Irish music on the Great Highland bagpipes. For indoor ceremonies, he plays the Scottish small pipes or Border pipes. Mr. Mitchell provides the perfect touch to any wedding or special occasion. His music links the heritage of the guests and participants and provides an awesome connection with our Celtic ancestors. Visit his website to hear samples of Mr. Mitchell's bagpipe playing.

"I am dedicated to providing you with professional service and guidance throughout your ceremony planning. I offer over 30 years of professional experience and talent. If you are looking for a bagpiper with experience, a beautifully tuned instrument, and a wide variety of Celtic music, please feel free to call anytime. " Bob Mitchell


*** Not all bagpipers are the same. You will find cheaper bagpipers, but I provide only the very BEST. I am certified by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, as
a professional bagpiper. I have credentials that show I have won major solo -piping contests in the US, Canada, and Scotland.
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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!

Wedding Ceremony

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Robert was a fantastic addition to our wedding, and added a unique element that will absolutely be remembered by the attendees. He was a pleasure to work with before the event, played the bagpipes amazingly well (a friend is a series bagpiper and he noted that Robert was very talented), and accommodated music and picture requests thus making sure everyone was thrilled. I would 100% recommend Robert for any bagpipe events! = Andy B.

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Roberts music was the perfect touch to a perfect day. Both the highland pipes solo and the trio performing together was awesome. He worked with us and our ceremony plans and provided excellent ideas and professional input. We both highly recommend Robert and his trio!!

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Church Service

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Robert Mitchell did a great job! He is very talented with the playing of his Pipes and enjoys sharing his heritge with others and demonstrates it beautifully through his music. I would love to have him back and or recommend him to someone else.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Bob made a Grand Entrance to the party and created an atmosphere that lasted throughout the event! Not only is he talented, his choice of Tunes were spot-on and his persona was exciting. He gave history of the Pipes, noted the different types of Pipes he played and why. He made our event his own... Thank you Robert Mitchell for making my Mother-in-law's 90 Birthday one that all of us will remember for many years to come. Jackie

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Wedding

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Bob played the borderpipes at the recessional and processional at our wedding. He accommodated our request for a non-traditional song, When then Saints go Marching In, for the recessional. A couple people said it was the best rendition of the song they had ever heard and many others mentioned how stirring his performance was. Overall Bob's performance really gave our wedding that extra special something we were looking for. I highly recommend Bob for your wedding or special event.

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Wedding

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Robert Mitchell was very sensitive to our wish for a softer sound in the church and used the border pipes. He was extremely professional, worked well with the organist and pianist, and provided a lovely Irish touch to my daughter's wedding. Afterwards, he played the bagpipes outside while everyone gathered to greet the new couple with bubbles as they hopped into their limo. In addition, he provided a transition to the reception by playing the bagpipes outside the entrance. We are thankful to Robert and heard many positive comments about him from our guests.

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Robert Mitchell was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional and his playing was outstanding. He arrived early to the ceremony site to warm up dressed in his kilt and traveled about 5 miles away to play at our cocktail hour. We got many compliments about the music both during the ceremony and the cocktail hour. He was extremely approachable and was more than willing to answers any questions that guests posed. I would definitely hire him again for another event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Robert played for my mom's 70th Birthday celebration in D.C. I live in Houston and was planning all of this long distance. The plan was to meet at our hotel and do a processional with him leading and playing the pipes to the restaurant. He was so amazing and accommodating. He even hid in the bushes so as not to ruin the surprise! Even more, he did the research as to the best route to the restaurant, he brought his smaller pipes to play inside the restaurant, he played my mom's two favorite songs. He was such a pleasure to work with and he is so so talented! I will never forget the weekend-- when he started playing-- we all got chills. So amazing. Thank you, Robert!

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Robert Mitchell’s Response:

I love leading Processions. It reminds me of playing for Henry the 8th at Revel Grove. MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL.,,THANKS.

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Robert was a true professional and the bagpipes being played as guests entered the church and having Danny Boy played at the recessional were amazing. The priest even asked him to play an extra song. He also went to the cemetery and played as guest arrived and left the service. Absolutely superb!!!! I would Highly recommend Robert!

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Memorial Service

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ROBERT WAS TERRIFIC, HIS PERFORMANCE WAS NOTEWORTHY AND ADDED SO MUCH TO OUR REMEMBERANCE CERIMONIES.WE HAD MANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC STATING HOW WONDERFUL IT WAS TO HAVE A PIPER PLAYING.hOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE ROBERT BACK IN 2014.HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Oct
19
Wedding
Chevy Chase, DC
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Nov
23
Wedding Reception
Snow Hill, MD
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Sep
1
Wedding
Bloomsburg, PA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Templeville, MD
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
10
Memorial Service
Lexington, VA
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Jun
28
Retirement Party
Virginia Beach, VA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Jun
24
Funeral
Pikesville, MD
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
May
11
Event
Emmitsburg, MD
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Mar
23
Funeral
Haddonfield, NJ
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2019
Mar
16
Celebration
Arlington, VA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Feb
3
Fraternity Function
Charlottesville, VA
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2019
Jan
14
Funeral
Belle Haven, VA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Jan
9
Funeral
Bethesda, MD
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2018
Dec
3
Funeral
Halifax, PA
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Amazing Grace
Scotland the Brave
Highland Cathedral
Ode to Joy
Mhairi's Wedding
Highland Wedding
Rose of Kelvingrove
A Hundred Pipers
Rowan Tree
Jolly Beggarman
Patty McGinty's Goat
Bonny Dundee
Heights of Cassio
Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithness
Haste to the Wedding
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
Tripping up the Stairs
Danny Boy
Minstrel Boy
Meeting of the Waters
Be Thou My Vision
Far O're the Sea
Skye Boat Song
Dark Island
Song of the Smallpipe
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Please note Robert Mitchell will also travel to Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Washington, Cabin John, Garrett Park, Kensington, Silver Spring, Rockville, Takoma Park, Arlington, Mc Lean, Adelphi Chillum, Hyattsville, Potomac, Falls Church, Greenway, Mount Rainier, Suburb Maryland Fac, Brentwood, College Park, Dunn Loring, Vienna, West Mclean, Riverdale, Bladensburg, Beltsville, Alexandria, Derwood, Fairfax, Gaithersburg.
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