Before explaining how I came to be a professional Indianapolis bagpiper, let me share some of my musical background as a musician and how that led me to take up the bagpipes.
INDIANAPOLIS BAGPIPER – BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL BAGPIPER
INDIANAPOLIS BAGPIPER – MY BACKGROUND AS A MUSICIAN
I first began playing guitar at age 10 and have continued playing to this day. The experience I gained s as a guitarist and musician laid a strong foundation for learning comprehension on the bagpipes later in life. I acquired valuable experience during my time as a musician, developing my musical expertise as a performer, recording artist, teacher and band director. Meanwhile, a desire to learn a new instrument emerged. Through my daughters’ involvement with Irish dancing, I was introduced to an Indianapolis bagpiper, who convinced me to take up the pipes thus beginning my journey into the world of bagpiping.
INDIANAPOLIS BAGPIPER – BECOMING A PIPER
At first I began learning to play the bagpipes on my own, later taking lessons with Greg Abbott, a winner of multiple prestigious awards as a bagpiper. In addition I studied under teachers with the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming. Most of all my goal has always been to become a respectable, proficient piper. I helped found the Dalriada Society Pipe Band in Indianapolis and was a performing member and pipe major and later utilized my guitar and bagpiping skills by founding two celtic bands – Siocháin and The Whigmaleeries which were based in Indianapolis, IN.
I have now been a professional Indianapolis bagpiper for over 20 years. My credentials illustrate extensive experience as a bagpiper able to perform at weddings, funerals, military and special events.
INDIANAPOLIS BAGPIPER – CONCLUSION
So, what does all this have to do with hiring a professional Indianapolis bagpiper? You can rest assured that my broad musical education and expertise enables me to help you in creating just the right musical moods for your special event. Don’t just hire a bagpiper for your important occasion, hire an experienced one!