Either a bagpipe band or single bagpipers can be obtained.
Single - $150 to $300 per job/band - $400 - $2000
I am Bob Grubb and I play the bagpipes. I have been
playing the Great Highland Bagpipes since the mid-1980s. I'm available
for weddings, funerals, parties, boat christenings, parades, or any
other occasion that calls for the sound of bagpipes. All you have
to do is decide what the occasion is, and I'll help you fit bagpipe
music into it. I am an experienced piper, with an extensive repertoire
to suit almost any need.
I live in the New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Gulfport-Biloxi area, and am willing to travel within reason. Email me for more information about rates or suggestions on how bagpipes can be included in your next event. If I cannot play your function, I will get you another piper or if you need a bagpipe band, I can get that for you.
Suggestions for tunes during your wedding:
Weddings in Archdiocese of New Orleans:
Before the ceremony:
During the ceremony:
Candle lighting, or flowers for the mothers, slow aires
including Mingulay Boat Song.
Recessionals are varied. Some people want Irish music, others want Scottish, some do not care, some like other tunes. I play until all guests have exited the building.
Suggestions for placing your piper:
Some brides want to be led down the aisle, others want the piper at the front before it all starts, others want the piper at the rear of the church or in the balcony or choir loft. All of these work well. It depends entirely on how you want YOUR show to look. I have also been asked to hide until time to play the bridal march.
Please discuss with the piper the placement, the tunes you desire and when you need the tunes. We'll cover all of the options and you can decide how you want to handle the music.