Bagpipes

Bagpipes from Gainesville, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$325 - $750 per event
About
The Great Highland Bagpipes are sure to make your event even more memorable. Mr. MacKenzie has played for clients throughout the Southeast US and Caribbean Basin and has been sharing the moving sound of the pipes with professionalism, dependability, and thoughtfulness for 25 years. Brass and woodwind selections are also available on the bugle, trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, or whistle (Taps, Military Hymns, etc.)

Please make sure to listen to the audio samples and see a list of musical selections. You will also see a solid history of superior feedback from prior clients so you may schedule your event with confidence.

Uniform:

Full Formal Attire with Dress Kilt (MacKenzie or Black Stewart Tartans), Tie, and Kilt Jacket

Weddings and Anniversary Celebrations:

Bagpipes have added a distinctive character to weddings for centuries. They may be played before, during, or after the ceremony.
As a suggestion, the processional and recessional are both appropriate times for the bagpipes. Being piped into the reception can be a great way to make a "grand entrance" as well. The Celtic Fiddle, featuring heart-moving Celtic solos, is particularly suitable for intimate indoor venues and is a perfect complement to the stark sounds of the bagpipes.

Funerals and Memorial Services:

The bagpipes and/or fiddle are a beautiful and fitting way to help honor and celebrate the life of a family member or friend. I have a medley of moving Scottish and Irish tunes that are appropriate for any funeral or memorial service.

As a suggestion, playing "Amazing Grace" or another selection stationary at the conclusion of the service and then "Going Home" as I march into the distance provides a quite moving and memorable effect.

CELTIC FIDDLE accompaniment is available on request. Played before, during, or after the ceremony, the combination of bagpipes and fiddle is quite moving and unforgettable.

Experience:

Hundreds of Weddings
Hundreds of Memorial Services
St. Patricks Events
Anniversary Parties
Law Enforcement and Patriotic Events
Graduation Parties
Fox Hunts
Blessing of the Fleet Ceremonies
St. Andrews Day Celebrations
Burns Dinners
Numerous Pro-Am Golf Tournaments
Community Service and Charitable Fund Raising Events
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

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Joseph MacKenzie was excellent. His daughter performed on the violin also and was amazing. The combination was absolutely perfect for a Celebration of Life event!

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Memorial Service

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I used Joseph for bagpipes and his daughter age 15 for violin. It was a wonderful experience and the highlighest of a very special service and reception

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Joseph was absolutely amazing! His response to any questions was very prompt. Joseph's talent is impeccable and unlike no other. Every request I had he met! He blew us away as well as our guests!! Thank you so much Joseph for making our wedding day so special! Thank you again Brian and Miranda

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Joe was extremely professional and talented as the bagpiper for our wedding ceremony in March 2015. He even found the time to get a rehearsal in with our other musicians, which made the big day flow even more smoothly. Highly recommended!

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Memorial Service

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Mr. MacKenzie's bagpipe performance was the perfect blend of soulful and uplifting at a small family memorial ceremony for a much loved brother. His daughter sweetly played some of our favorite Irish songs on the Celtic Fiddle. Mr. MacKenzie was very accommodating, professional and talented. I would highly recommend him for any special occasion. His performance certainly lived up to all the favorable reviews I had read prior to the booking. Mary Anne R.

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Mr MacKenzie was amazing in every regard. He made our wedding a class act. Our friends and family continue to talk about him. Not only is he extremely professional and talented, he is genuinely a great guy. He earns our highest recommendation.

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Mr. MacKenzie performed for our wedding at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on 9/14/13. Since we both have Scottish heritage we looked into hiring a bagpiper. We felt so fortunate to have chosen Joe. His experience and professionalism was apparent from the very start. He also had many helpful suggestions on the music selections and how he could lead my father and I down the aisle during the processional and lead John and I out during the recessional. I would highly recommend Joe. My friends and family continue to tell me that he was one of their favorite memories from the wedding.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Joe was fantastic! A true professional and a great bagpiper. He not only was punctual and performed well at the ceremony, he stayed after and played more music (to our guests' delight)! I would highly recomment him for any event. We enjoyed having him as part of our special day! Thank you

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Joe brought the upmost class to our fairytale beach wedding! I watch the videos over and over! Joe is an extremely authentic bagpiper as well as photogenic and personable. He would be the perfect entertainment for any wedding or any important event. He and his daughter joined us at our reception, at our request. I feel like we made friends with Joe and his beautiful daughter. They were so much fun, like family. If you could only have one form of entertainment at your wedding, Joe is it! It will be perfect just like our wedding!

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Mr. Mackenzie showed up on time and touched base with us right away regarding the plans we had discussed ahead of time. Everything went as planned and when he was done asked if there was anything else we needed and then excused himself. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you for a job well done! The Mueller Family

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Home
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Scotland the Brave
Marias Wedding
Amazing Grace
The Mist Covered Mountains
Bonny Dundee
The Wedding March
Highland Cathedral
The Rowan Tree
The Wearing Of the Green
Gary Owen
Danny Boy
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Kelly the Boy From Killane
The Minstrel Boy
The Marine Hymn
Dark Island
Green Hills of Tyrol
Ode to Joy
Simple Gifts
The Bridal Chorus
Skye Boat Song
Going Home
Battle Hymn of the Republic
God Bless America
Dixie
Anchors Aweigh
The Bridal March
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Trumpet Voluntary
When the Saints Go Marching In
Sent Forth My God's Blessing
Wings
The Badge of Scotland
Murdo's Wedding
Lord Lovat's Lament
Blue Bells of Scotland
The Flowers of the Forest
The High Road to Gairloch
Meeting of the Waters
Highland Laddie
The Road to the Isles
The Barren Rocks of Aden
Greenwoodside
The Green Hills of Tyrol
Bonnie Dundee
Johnnie Scobie
The Gardens of Skye
Flute
Trumpet
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