Hire a Bagpiper for Your Event.

Piper Jonas has performed for hundreds of events throughout the Bay Area and Northern California - from small weddings and private dinner parties to concerts and city-wide parades. With over a decade and a half experience playing both competitively and in professional settings, Piper Jonas is ready to help you discover how the bagpipes can make your next event truly special.

Weddings

Weddings are the perfect occasion for bagpipe music as they help create an unforgettable experience for your close family and friends. 

In Remembrance

Bagpipes have a long-standing tradition of being played at funerals, memorial services, and wakes for their powerful and reverent sound.

celebrations

Birthdays, graduations, family reunions, golfing and corporate events, Eagle Scout Courts of Honor, and everything in-between! 

Bagpiper for Weddings

 

Bagpipes for Wedding ceremonies

Bagpipes have been a part of weddings for centuries. Whether greeting guests as they arrive, leading the processional, or playing out the newlyweds in the recessional, bagpipes are a versatile instrument that can make your celebration memorable for all guests.

As wedding planning can be a complicated and time-consuming process - my goal is to make the experience of hiring a bagpiper simple and straightforward - allowing you to focus on enjoying the day.

If you're interested, I invite you to contact me for a free, no-strings-attached consultation to discuss ideas for the ceremony/reception and answer any questions.

bagpipes for receptions

Once the ceremony has concluded it's common to have the bagpiper help transition the mood from the wedding to the reception party. In most cases, couples will use the bagpiper as part of their grand entrance and be "piped in" to the reception or dining hall. Once the guests have all arrived, the DJ or live band can then serve the entertainment for the remainder of the evening.

Bagpipe Tunes for Weddings

My repertoire for weddings varies from slower, more regal-sounding tunes to lively, quick-march tunes. The tune selection can be influenced by several factors including the wedding venue or the desired mood. Visit the Tunes page to find the more commonly requested wedding tunes. 

 
 
Piper Jonas - Professional Bagpiper on the WeddingLovely Vendor Guide
 

Bagpiper for Funerals and Memorials

 

Few instruments can match the powerful reverence and soul of the bagpipes, so it's no surprise that pipes continue to be a common tradition at memorials and funerals. It truly is a humbling and profound experience.

I always strive to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible so more time can be spent with friends and family instead of planning the logistics of the service.

In addition to private memorials, I've also played for Memorial Day events and 9/11 Remembrance services.

Bagpipes for Funerals and graveside services

If the service takes place outside, one common request is to have the bagpiper play as the hearse and guests arrive onsite. Likewise, the bagpiper can play at the beginning to start the service or at the end as flowers are placed or the casket is lowered. The bagpiper can be positioned nearby or played within eyesight from a distance so the pipes can be heard on the air.

Bagpipes for memorials and wakes

Memorials and wakes can differ from funerals as the range of appropriate music can be traditionally reverent (i.e. in the strain of Amazing Grace) to uplifting and lively. Similar to funerals - the most commonly requested time for the piper to play is as guests arrive, piping at a certain point during the service, or as part of the closing.

Bagpipe Tunes for Funerals and Memorials

Memorial and funeral tunes typically consist of slower, reverent tunes. Visit the Tunes page for more information on commonly requested memorial and funeral tunes.

 

Bagpiper for Birthdays, Events, and Holidays

 

Bagpipes for celebrations

Bagpipes liven any party! Whether a surprise performance, entertaining family from out of town, or celebrating a milestone - adding the bagpipes will delight your guests.

The majority of bookings occur around major holidays (such as St. Patrick's Day and July 4th), so booking early to reserve the date is the best way to ensure Piper Jonas is available. If interested, I invite you to contact me for a free, no-strings-attached consultation.

Some of the events or holidays for which I've performed include:

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Special church events and Kirking of the Tartans
  • Parades (4th of July, Veterans Day, Christmas)
  • Robert Burns Night
  • High school and university graduations
  • Birthday parties and family reunions
  • Golf tournament & country club events
  • Corporate events and retirement parties
  • Fundraisers and charity events
  • Eagle Scout Courts of Honor
 
 

Bagpipe Tunes for All Occasions

For a selection of appropriate tunes, please visit the Celebration Tunes page.