The Happy Bagpiper: Bagpipe Performance, Instruction, Retail, and Celtic Culture (LLC) is a company devoted to performance and teaching on the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe, also known as the Irish Warpipe. We are wedding specialists who truly enjoy tailoring our performances to the wedding dreams of our clients on their Big Day! Based in the heart of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, The Happy Bagpiper offers:
4 Reviews for The Happy Bagpiper LLC
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jeremy Clark · Married on 10/16/2020
My daughter’s wedding day held a number of challenges, COVID-19 and a steady hard rain in the heart of the ceremony and the beginning of the backyard reception made it difficult for me to give Thom a concrete time. He was completely understanding and flexed out the exact time that I wanted him to play. Turned out to be the hit of the reception, and as this is the 2nd time I’ve dealt with him I now count him as a friend.Sent on 11/14/2020
The Happy Bagpiper LLC's reply:THANK YOU so much for your beautiful review and the photos, Jeremy! The photos bring back such wonderful memories of that terrific day less than a month ago! All the very best to your entire family!
Sue Mccloskey · Married on 06/27/2020
Here’s your bagpiper, look no further!
We hired Thom for a wedding and for a Military ball. He’s awesome! We had very specific selections for the Ball and it was not a problem at all. We also asked for some particular pieces for the wedding and Thom was very accommodating. He shows up early, no worries at all. Highly recommend!!!Sent on 11/13/2020
The Happy Bagpiper LLC's reply:Sue, you take my breath away yet again! Thank you so much for this really lovely review. It was my great honor and pleasure to play for the Ball and for Ben’s stunningly beautiful and happy wedding!
Amanda Roux · Married on 02/15/2020
Absolutely a Pleasure
We loved every moment of working with the “Happy Bagpiper” ... he made a statement at our wedding and everyone adored his performances. We were fabulously impressed with every aspect of his professionalism and talent!!Sent on 11/13/2020
The Happy Bagpiper LLC's reply:Wow! Sincere and warm thanks for this absolutely lovely review, Amanda! It means so much to me to know how much you enjoyed the music. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to submit these very kind words. All the very best, Thom
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Thom is a highly trained musician-bagpiper with over 4 decades of experience as a verifiably very successful solo and pipe band competitor on the Great Highland Bagpipe, with hundreds of trophies and medals in his record of competitions sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) and the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario, Canada (PPBSO).
A certified, successful grade 1 solo competitor (grade 5 being the lowest) and former member of more than a dozen competition-level pipe bands, Thom is a sought-after performer and bagpiping instructor for individuals and pipe bands. Thom is the official Bagpipe Instructor to the Camden County (NJ) Emerald Society Pipes & Drums and the Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes and Drums. He regularly provides workshops and seminars to bands and individual bagpipers in the Baltimore-Wilmington-Philadelphia-New York corridor.
Moving away from a successful executive medical publishing career, Thom decided in 2016 to devote himself full-time to playing and teaching the bagpipe. He established a new business, The Happy Bagpiper LLC, which offers bagpiping performance and instruction services as well as a full range of bagpipes and accessories for sale.