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Hiring a Bagpiper

If you are looking for a bagpiper for a wedding or funeral, a combination of bagpipes and drum or a mini-band, our experienced musicians have performed at many events throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the islands. Hollybriar Bagpipers can also help you if you would like to take bagpipe lessons. Some frequently asked questions are answered below. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions at 508-947-4383.

Why hire a bagpiper? Many people choose to hire a bagpiper because they have Scottish or Irish ancestry, although many with no such ancestry hire a bagpiper, bagpipers, or bagpiper and drummer, due to the emotional impact and pageantry that the proud music of this instrument inspires. One does not need to be Scottish or Irish to enjoy the special touch that the bagpipes will add to an event.

How many musicians do I need?

Hollybriar Bagpipers' bagpipers and drummer offer a choice of one, 2 or 3 bagpipers and/or a drummer, or a mini-band. What you choose will be a function of the type of celebration you are looking to hire a bagpiper and/or drummer for, the type of venue your function will be held at, among other considerations. Feel free to call us at 508-947-4383 with questions.

Will the fee be a great deal more for additional bagpipers or for a bagpiper and drummer?

With Hollybriar Bagpipers-the additional fee per bagpiper or drummer will be a fraction of what it would cost you elsewhere. We are a family of musicians and therefor can offer additional bagpipers and /or drummer for much less than other musicians are able to. Call us today at 508--947-4383 for an estimate.

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A sampling of Hollybriar Bagpipers' recent events:

  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration British Beer Company, Falmouth and Hyannis: mini band of 2 bagpipers and drummer
  • Wedding Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massacusetts: 2 pipers
  • Funeral National Cemetery Bourne: solo bagpiper
  • Veteran's Day Ceremony, Acushnet, MA: 2 pipers and a snare drummer
  • Boston premier of Disney Pixar's Brave
  • Hyannis debut of Disney Pixar's Brave, mini-band 3 pipers and 1 drummer
  • International Music Festival at Bridgewater State University: mini-band of 3 bagpipers and drummer
  • Military Funeral, Exeter, RI: 2 bagpipers
  • Wedding, Hingham, Ma: 2 bagpipers
  • 80th birthday party Dennis, Massachusetts: solo piper
  • Wedding, Harwich, Massachusetts: 1 bagpiper and drummer
  • Wedding in Onset, Massachusetts: mini band of 3 bagpipers and a drummer
  • Polar Plunge Fundraiser in Falmouth, MA: 2 bagpipers and drummer
  • Funeral, Middleboro, MA: one piper
  • Funeral Service: St. Mary of the Isle Church, Nantucket. 3 pipers and 1 drummer.
  • Grand Opening of the British Beer Company, Bristol, RI, 2 bagpipers and drummer.

In addition to many other private, public and municipal events.

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