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Prosser Scottish Fest Smoking Anvil Keg Parade

June 13, 2019
I played Scottish Highland bagpipes for a Keg Parade throughout Prosser, Washington to promote the Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games to be held on June 15. Bannerman Jack Collins and several members of the Prosser Scottish Fest organizing committee were with me throughout the evening.

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We marched the Tapping of the Keg Parade from Horse Heaven Hills Brewery through downtown Prosser to Horse Heaven Saloon, where a keg of this year's Smoking Anvil Scottish Ale was blessed in front of an appreciative crowd.

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MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

Send-Off for Sabbatical in Scotland

June 02, 2019
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this morning at Richland Lutheran Church for a send-off of Pastor Corey Smith to his sabbatical in Scotland. Several tunes were played post-service.

MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

"Pub" Crawl to Promote the Prosser Scottish Fest

May 04, 2019
I played Scottish Highland bagpipes for a "Pub" Crawl throughout Prosser, Washington to promote the Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games to be held on June 15. Bannermen John-Paul Estey and Jack Collins were with me throughout the evening, along with several members of the fest's organizing committee. Local venues where pipes were played included Bern's Tavern, Horse Heaven Brewery, Horse Heaven Saloon, Jeremy’s 1896 Public House, Princess Theater, Sun Terrace Prosser, Wine Country RV Park, and the streets of downtown Prosser.

MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

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John Stewart Jr Graveside Service

April 26, 2019
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this afternoon for John Stewart Jr’s graveside service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, Washington. Lament for Red Iain and The Mill The Mill O' were played as family and friends arrived at the gravesite. Amazing Grace was played to end the service.

MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at Whitman College Renaissance Faire

April 20, 2019
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle this afternoon at the Whitman College Renaissance Faire in Walla Walla, Washington.

Cpl. Garrett Farrelly Interment

April 06, 2019
It was an overcast, drizzly day when I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this morning for Cpl. Garrett Farrelly's interment service at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla, Washington. Highland Cathedral was played as family and friends gathered. The Marine Corps Hymn and Taps were played during the service. Going Home was played to end the service.

MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at Tommy's Tap House - St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, tenor mandola, and whistles this evening with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle at Tommy's Tap House & Bistro in Richland, Washington. We had a great crowd, as usual, at Tommy's. It was an awesome time!

Skweez The Weezle at the Towne Crier - St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, tenor mandola, and whistles this evening with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle at the Towne Crier Restaurant and Lounge in Richland, Washington. It was a great time!

Skweez The Weezle at RF McDougall's

March 16, 2019
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, tenor mandola, and whistles this evening with Celtic band
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Skweez The Weezle at Whitman Place Assisted Living

March 15, 2019
I played Scottish smallpipes, tenor mandola, and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle today at Whitman Place Assisted Living in Walla Walla, Washington for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Skweez The Weezle at Richland High School

March 14, 2019
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, tenor mandola, and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle today at Richland High School in Richland, Washington for a student Cafe Night. Former band member Dawn Gordon stopped by to play fiddle during several sets.

Burns Night Dinner at the Plungs

January 26, 2019
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes and penny whistle at the Plungs' 8th Annual Burns Night dinner in West Richland, Washington.

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I played a selection of tunes to start the evening off right. Tunes included Scotland the Brave and Murdo's Wedding; Drops of Brandy and The Foxhunters Jig; The Battle of Waterloo and The Gravel Walk; Lament for Red Iain and Amazing Grace; The Mill The Mill O' and The Bonny Lass of Fyvie; and Farewell To the Tay and The Atholl Highlanders.

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The haggis was piped in with Lord Lovat's Lament, and out with Loch Ruan.

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I played whistle to accompany Pat Patterson as he led guests singing Skye Boat Song, Loch Lomond, and Auld Lang Syne.

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MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

Patrick Donnelly Graveside Service

January 11, 2019
I played Scottish Highland bagpipes this morning for Patrick Donnelly's Graveside Service at Waitsburg City Cemetery in Waitsburg, Washington. Amazing Grace was played to end the service.

MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.

Hanford Patrol Officers Graduation Ceremony

January 10, 2019
This morning, I played Scottish Highland bagpipes for the Hanford Patrol Officers Graduation Ceremony at the MSA Atrium in Richland, Washington. I piped the graduates into the ceremony playing Lord Lovat's Lament.

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Photos by Debra Peale

MacNeil of Barra was the tartan of the day.