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Quality Bagpiping Services

Serving as a single source of quality pipers in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland to add the emotional sound to your gathering that only well-played bagpipes can deliver.

Typical Services

Grace and Honor Bagpipes

We will work directly with our clients to provide exact services you desire for your event. Typical services include:

Funerals

Amazing Grace is the tune of choice in the US, but other hymns and laments are also appropriate. Services can include a single tune at the grave site or piping as part of the service. Our pipers render honors with the solemnity and dignity the service demands.

Weddings

What better way to honor the bride and groom than by piping them into and out of the service with a regal tune? Other Services can include music prior to the service or reception to help fill the time while guests wait for the happy couple.

Corporate Events

The pipes will add the pop your organization is looking for at its next event. Annual meetings, awards banquets, charity fund raisers, store openings, and retirement parties are a few of the events we have played for.

Private Parties

Imagine the look of surprise on the guest of honor’s face when the birthday cake is piped to the table. A piper playing traditional carols is great way to kick off a Christmas party. The possibilities are limited only by the imagination. A piper is guaranteed to put the life in your party.

Medley of a few wedding tunes:
Simple Gifts, St. Columba, Kingsfold, Ash Grove, Hyfrydol, Highland Cathederal

Honoring those who serve


Garrett McKenzie, Lead Piper. Garrett takes to the field as our lead piper for most events, but we have a deep bench of quality pipers help share the load. Garrett has been piping for more than 19 years and has received instruction from many quality pipers throughout the years. He has performed and competed both solo and with several bands, including the Washington DC Regional Police Pipe Band, the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County NJ, and the Atlanta Pipe Band in Georgia. He is currently a playing member of the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band and pipes with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department Pipe Band. As a retired FBI Special Agent and US Marine, he has traveled the world with his pipes and has had the honor of piping at memorial services and other events in places as diverse as Iraq and Tonga. At home, he has piped for weddings in grand cathedrals and funerals on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Garrett has the experience to ensure your event receives the high quality piping experience you desire.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Memorial Service

Garrett was amazing. He was expeditiously responsive on a last minute request for my father’s memorial. I cannot thank him enough for his prompt communication, coordination effort, professionalism, and playlist. Garrett played the bagpipes with perfection. Take care kind person and may you be blessed.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Birthday Party

Garrett was great to communicate with. He was honest, helpful and reliable. Everyone at the 100th birthday party enjoyed his performance including the birthday girl. I highly recommend Garrett to play the pipes at your event.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Senior Living Facility

Garrett visited our community to help us celebrate International Bagpipe Day and the residents are still raving about him days later. Garrett’s presentation provided a great combination and balance of bagpipe music, information and interesting facts. We will definitely have him back.

Upcoming Engagements

  • August 2: Private Funeral
  • September 3: Virginia Scottish Games
  • September 24: Celebration of Life, Amissville, VA
  • September 24: Fairfax County Retired Firefighters Association
  • October 7-9: National Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial
  • October 22: Private Wedding
  • October 26: Vienna, VA Halloween Parade

Recent Engagements

  • Fire and Iron National Convention
  • MPDC Retirement Ceremony
  • MPDC Memorial Service
  • FPS/DHS Wreath Laying
  • ATF Memorial Service
  • FBI Memorial Service
  • Fair Hill, MD Scottish Games
  • Private Funeral, Herndon, MD
  • FBI Agents Association Charity Golf Tournament
  • 28th Annual Washington, DC Blue Mass
  • Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Solo Competition, Leonard, MD
  • Wedding Experience, Dulles Expo Center, Exhibitor
  • Line of Duty Funeral for Officer Sutton, Henrico PD