A Tradition of Excellence...
The history of the Great Highland Bagpipe is steeped in military tradition. From the ancient Romans to the Scottish Regiments and today the bagpipe has raised the spirits and bolstered the courage of fighting men. The rousing, stirring sound of the Highland Bagpipe is engrained in the tradition of militaries around the world...and is tradition of professionalism, excellence and dedication to service. Larry brings that tradition to your event or ceremony.
Larry is a performing traditional Highland bagpipe and Uilleann bagpipe musician, available for hire year round. the Great Highland Bagpipe is the Scottish bagpipe. As a Highland piper, he has been a successful competition-grade Highland piper in both solo and pipe band circuits. He is a 20+ year military veteran with more than two decades of bagpiping experience. Larry received his Highland piping tutorage from some of the world's the best military pipers while living in the United Kingdom. He had the unique opportunity to study directly under Pipe Major Steven Duffy of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, and Pipe Sergeant Richard Jasper for five years. This top-level tutorage has made him not only an excellent Highalnd piper, but also taught him many traditions and decorum of the world-renowned Scots Guards regiment. Larry is a world-traveled bagpiper; having competed and performed on three continents and successfully competed in many of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Majors competitions.
Additionally, Larry is a skilled uilleann piper. The uilleann pipes (pronounced "ill-inn"...not "you-lee-inn") are the national bagpipe of Ireland with a sound very different from the Highland pipes. Uilleann pipes provide a distinctly Irish sound to any event. Most people are familiar with the distinctly Irish sound by way of poplular media such as through Riverdance, and movie soundtracks such as Titanic and Braveheart. These pipes take a great deal more skill to play that the Highland pipes and Larry is the only Uilleann piper currently taking bookings in the Columbus, Ohio area. If you're looking for an authentic Irish flavor to your event, this is the way to go. As an added bonus, Larry is also a skilled Irish whistle player.
Above all Larry is a friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable musician who can make your next event unforgettable. He is available for virtually any occasion: weddings, funerals, birthdays, Burns suppers, memorials and more.
Larry currently is available to perform in the Greater Columbus, Ohio area.
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