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Ceremony Music in Philadelphia, PA,
(856) 281-8774

About Us

The Happy Bagpiper LLC is a wedding musician based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that specializes in the Great Highland bagpipe. Bagpiper Thom has more than 30 years of experience playing in competitions, pipe bands, and parades. He holds the highest status as a grade 1 soloist, and has earned numerous awards throughout his career. In 2016, he started The Happy Bagpiper in order to turn his love for the bagpipe into his full-time profession. Outside of weddings, he also performs at funerals, graduations, and parties; teaches his instrument to children and adults, and runs a bagpipe supplies retail shop. He is excited to bring the bagpipe, also known as the Irish warpipe, to weddings throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Services Offered

The Happy Bagpiper is a team of elite musicians that include several pipers as well as drummers. Couples can request a solo player for their big day, or opt for a larger group for a full and uplifting sound. Bagpipes traditionally play at several points during a wedding, including the arrival of guests, the processional, the recessional, and the guests’ exit. Additionally, bagpipes can accompany a moment of reflection for absent loved ones, a candle lighting, or a traditional Celtic hand-fasting. Thom is happy to tailor each performance to couples’ ceremony and reception preferences. He provides a large selection of favorite songs, and loves to take requests and learn new songs. All performances include arrival 15 minutes ahead of time and traditional Celtic attire. Thom believes that bagpipes bring a joyful, moving, and unforgettable experience to celebrations of love, and he is overjoyed to be part of each wedding.

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  • What a wonderful memory of my daughter's wedding this past February. After the "I dos" the doors swung open to the beautiful sound of bag pipes to everyone's delight. I absolutely recommend this experience!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 200.00

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 300.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Ceremony Music, Sample Music, Travel Expenses

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3

    What instruments does your group play?

    Bagpipes, Drums

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

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