Testimonials

“Great piping! The Scottish contingent were very, very impressed by your skills! They’re a tough crowd too!” 


Karen Hoffman, Manzanita, OR


"Bill is committed to excellence...a dedicated professional, yet personable bagpiper who delivers a terrific performance...time after time."


Andrew Christie-Funeral Director, 

Wilhelm Park Funeral Home


I booked Bagpiper Bill for my destination wedding in Sisters, Oregon. We wanted to add a touch of home to our ceremony (my husband and I are both Scottish).  We were abundantly delighted with Bill's performance. He played our song choices perfectly. I had kept one of the song choices a secret from my husband and Bill did a fantastic job with the surprise. Our guests who had mostly all traveled from Scotland were overcome with emotion and there were a few happy tears when he gave a magnificent performance of 'Rowan Tree' as he played me up the aisle. Communicating with Bill from overseas was seamless via email (and at times by Skype!) and he also kept in touch on our arrival in Oregon. Not only did he ask what I wanted him to play, but he asked what colors he should wear that would best suit my wedding. He showed up early on the wedding day with a huge smile, he introduced himself to my family, who loved that, especially my nana who was visiting from Inverness, Scotland for my wedding. She loved it, and he took personal pics with them before the ceremony even started.  His professionalism and kind manner made him a pleasure to work with. My guests absolutely loved his presence there, his piping was spot on and amazing!  The harmonics from his pipes were spectacular, better than an organ in a church! Everyone commented on how cool it was to have a bagpiper there, and not only how great he was but how friendly he was too!  If anyone is looking for a bagpiper for any occasion I would highly recommend Bill.  He is the best! 5 Stars!! 


Michelle Marshall, Hacienda Heights, CA


Bill was a wonderful surprise! Personable and talented beyond my hope. I booked him to pipe at my Father's 90th birthday party. Dad had tears trickle down his face and was trying to tap his feet on the wheelchair foot rests. Bill the Piper was all he spoke about after the party. I am grateful to Bill for making such an impression and providing such great entertainment for all of us. Thank you for your talent.


Judy Ray, Seattle, WA

 

Two words to describe Bagpiper Bill -  "

fabulous and spectacular "  My family and friends all thank you for the performance that you gave. My mother-in-law from Scotland's final and last request was to be brought to Florida where she could face Scotland and sit in the sun. Piping her to her last resting place was everything that my wife and family could have hoped for. Bill you are truly amazing, a rare commodity, you accommodated us in every way possible and worked around our crazy schedule. Thank you again, you'll be performing for us again soon ... From the house of MacKenzie and Galloway, God bless you and your family.


Paul Peters, Spokane, WA


With very little notice, Bill was able to fulfill our wish to have bagpipes at my mother’s 80th birthday party. I wasn't sure how “Happy Birthday” would be on the bagpipes, but he played it perfectly and the harmonics from his pipes was magical. Bill was quick to respond and very flexible with our desire to make his performance a surprise for her and the rest of our guests. He agreed to hide behind a fence and wait for his moment to walk up from the park behind our house. It was a very special moment for us all. Bravo! 


Alan Schendel, Tigard, OR


 Professional, great music, just right.

Wonderful service and bagpipes was just the right addition.

John J.



Husbands 80th birthday

What a great addition to my husband’s birthday! Everybody loved it!

Sharon L.



Excellent

He did everything we asked and more. Highly recommend.

Anita S. 


 



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Bagpiper Bill was absolutely phenomenal.  He was very accommodating to perform at our out-of-town wedding 3 hours away, was extremely helpful upfront in the planning process, and everything went off perfectly without a hitch on our wedding day itself. Bill was a special addition to our wedding ceremony that we will never forget !!! 


Billy Luke, Seattle, WA


Dear Bill, Thank you so much for your beautiful playing yesterday.  I got tears in my eyes when I heard you start playing outside.  I’ll never forget it!  I could just see my Dad marching up and down our street in a kilt with “Scotland the Brave” blasting on the stereo.  He was very proud of his Scottish ancestry.  My brother was worried about how loud the pipes would be and that’s why you were outside – if it were up to me, I would have had you in the main hall with us!  If I ever need a bagpipe player again – and I have birthdays from time-to-time, so this can certainly happen – I have your number.   


Janet Rivera - Astoria, OR


Bill was sensational. Every single person at our Corvallis, OR wedding (185 people) was blown away by this surprise. I had Bill play "Highland Cathedral" on the bagpipes as a solo after the bridesmaids walked down the aisle.  It was a total surprise that no one expected.  Everyone's jaws dropped when he began "Here Comes the Bride" on the pipes.  I then followed him with my father down the aisle after he had walked down by himself.  At the end of the wedding, for the recessional, he played "Scotland the Brave" and it gave everyone chills.  Best idea ever!  He was PERFECT in every way!  Would recommended him to everyone!!! 


Michael O’Connell, Beaverton, OR


Bagpiper Bill was hired as a surprise for my bride on our wedding day. He arrived early enough to meet with the wedding coordinator and the pastor.  Over all communication with him was very easy and he was always prompt to return emails and phone calls.  The music you played was exceptional and the walk from the alter was world class.  I would recommend Bagpiper Bill to anyone! My wife and her family all thought he was a great surprise addition and all were choked up with tears. Thanks for making my wedding such a special occasion.  


Paul Hamilton, Eugene, OR


Bill was easy to work with at our pub and restaurant. The set up was effortless.  He arrived on time and knew exactly what to do.  Bill engaged in conversations with our employees who wanted to know more about the bagpipes and his experience.   Funny, entertaining, witty, and an awesome bagpiper (and I have heard many here in our establishment over the years), Bill is a true professional and passionate artist.  Last but not least, his music was fun and flawless for our St. Patrick's Day event! Thank you, Bagpiper Bill.  We will most definitely have you back next year!


Fiona (McDougall) Henderson, 

Murphy's Pub, Westport, OR 


Bill is an amazing bagpiper and exceeded all of our expectations. He took the time to come to our daughter's wedding rehearsal so we could better understand what we wanted him to do. He played outside of the church before and after the wedding, played and led the bride in the processional, and led the bride and groom in the recessional. Everyone commented on how wonderful he was, and he attracted quite a few passers-by with his amazing talent. He played the tunes we requested, then ad-libbed the rest. His selection pleased both our UK & Irish families. I would give him the highest recommendation. Thanks Bill!


Kevin Finnerty, Spokane, WA