2022 Bagpipe Events and Venues

Stan Colson Graveside Service

December 17, 2022
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes on this very cold afternoon for Stan Colson's Graveside Service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, Washington.

Tunes played as Family and Guests arrived were Lament for Red Iain, Suo Gan, and High in the Hills.

I played Going Home as the casket was carried from the hearse to the grave site.

I played Danny Boy at the start of the service.

Amazing Grace was played within the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2022
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this morning for a Veteran's Day ceremony at Tri-City Adventist School in Pasco, Washington.

Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral were played at the end of the indoor program.

Scotland The Brave and Lord Lovat's March were played to lead everyone outside to raise the flag of the United States of America.

It was a pleasure to play for the veterans and their families in attendance today.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Lucille McFarland Memorial

October 29, 2022
On this beautiful afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Lucille McFarland's Memorial Service at Shaw and Sons Funeral Home in Yakima, Washington.

Lament for Red Iain, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, Sun Gan, High In The Hills, Lord Lovat's Lament, and Going Home were played as family and guests arrived.

Amazing Grace was played to end the service.

Highland Cathedral, Scotland The Brave, and Return From Glengarry were played as family and guests departed.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Mary Jarrard and Timothy Jarrard Inurnment Service

October 22, 2022
On this beautiful morning, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Mary Jarrard and Timothy Jarrard’s Inurnment Service at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, Washington.

Lament for Red Iain, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, and High In The Hills were played as family and guests arrived.

Going Home was played to start the service. Amazing Grace was played to end the service.

Highland Cathedral was played as family and guests departed.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at Birthday Party

September 25, 2022
This afternoon, I played Scottish Lowland pipes and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle for a birthday party in Prosser, Washington.

Skweez The Weezle at Prosser Harvest Festival

September 24, 2022
This afternoon, I played Scottish Lowland pipes and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle at the Harvest Festival in Prosser, Washington.

Woody Fowler Graveside Service

September 19, 2022
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this morning for Woody Fowler's Graveside Service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick Washington.

Tunes played as Family and Guests arrived were Chrò Chinn t-Sàile and Lord Lovat’s Lament.

Going Home was played to start the service.
Highland Cathedral was played within the service.
Chrò Chinn t-Sàile was played for the placing of the urn.

Scotland The Brave, Murdo's Wedding, and Return From Glengarry were played to end the service
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Major Rudolph Webster Celebration of Life

September 18, 2022
This afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Maj. Rudolph Webster's Celebration of Life at the Event Center at Sunset Gardens in Richland, Washington.

Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, Going Home, The Mill The Mill O', The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie, Return From Glengarry, Lord Lovat's Lament, and Highland Cathedral were played as family and guests arrived.

The Battle of Waterloo was played as family and guests went into the Event Center after Military Honors.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Heflick Wedding

September 17, 2022
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this afternoon for the Jenna and Chad's Wedding at the St. Paul Cathedral in Yakima, Washington.

Several tunes were played outside as family and guests arrived.

Scotland the Brave and Murdo’s Wedding were played for the recessional.

Lord Lovat’s March, Loch Ruan, The Mill Mill O, The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie, The Rakes of Mallow, Farewell to the Tay, The Atholl Highlanders, The Battle of Waterloo, The Gravel Walk, and Return From Glengarry were played outside after ceremony as family and guests mingled while waiting for the couple drive to off to their reception.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Ralph Buckendorf Graveside Service

September 09, 2022
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this afternoon for Ralph Buckendorf's Graveside Service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick Washington.

Tunes played as Family and Guests arrived were Lament for Red Iain, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, Return From Glengarry, High in the Hills,and Lord Lovat’s Lament

Amazing Grace was played after a time of sharing. Going Home was played as the urn was carried to its final resting place.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Sturdefant Wedding

September 03, 2022
This afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for the Sturdefant Wedding at The Space in Richland, Washington.

I played many tunes as guests were having dinner. I played The Atholl Highlanders jig for a lively dance set by "the Men In Kilts."
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at Tumbleweed Music Festival

September 03, 2022
I played Scottish Lowland pipes and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle on the South Stage at the 26th annual Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, Washington. The festival was presented by Three Rivers Folklife Society and co-sponsored by the City of Richland and others.
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Colleen Fowler Memorial Service

August 28, 2022
This afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Colleen Fowler's Memorial Service at Abundant Life Adventist Church in Wenatchee, Washington.

Suo Gan, Lament for Red Iain, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, Lord Lovat's Lament, and Return From Glengarry were played as family and guests arrived. I played Danny Boy just before the start of the service. Amazing Grace was played within the service. Highland Cathedral and Scotland The Brave were played at the end of the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Norma Brouilette Graveside Service

August 19, 2022
This morning, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Norma Brouilette's Graveside Service at Cashmere Cemetery in Cashmere, Washington.

Lament for Red Iain, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, and Return From Glengarry were played as family and guests arrived. Going Home was played as the casket was carried to the graveside. Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral were played at the end of the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Thomas Hunt Inurnment Service

August 13, 2022
On this sunny, breezy morning, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Thomas Hunt’s Inurnment Service at Sunset Gardens in Richland, Washington.

High In The Hills, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, Return From Glengarry, and Going Home were played as family and guests arrived. Lament for Red Iain was played to start the service. Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral were played as the urn was lowered to its final resting place.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Cynthia Lantau Memorial Service

August 03, 2022
This morning, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Cynthia Lantau's Memorial Service at Bethel Church in Richland, Washington.

Lament for Red Iain, Chrò Chinn t-Sàile, Return From Glengarry, and Lord Lovat's March were played as family and guests arrived. Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral were played to start the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Wally Wallace Memorial Service

July 31, 2022
This very hot afternoon, I played Scottish Highland bagpipes for Wally Wallace's Memorial Service at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla, Washington.

After prayers, I played Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral. Then, I played many tunes and told stories about the tunes to Wally's gathered family and friends.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Birthday Party for Elissa, Heather, and Kate

July 09, 2022
On this pleasant afternoon, I played Scottish Highland bagpipes and shuttle pipes for Elissa's, Heather's, and Kate's birthday party in Walla Walla, Washington.

I played many tunes and told stories about the tunes, as well as told about the two sets of bagpipes that I played, and about Celtic music.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at 2022 Prosser Scottish Fest

June 18, 2022
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, shuttle pipes, and whistles today with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle at the 20th annual Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games in Prosser, Washington.
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Prosser Scottish Fest Scottish Ale Keg Parade

June 14, 2022
I played Scottish Highland bagpipes for a Keg Parade through downtown Prosser, Washington to promote the Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games to be held on June 18. Bannerman Jack Collins and several members of the Prosser Scottish Fest organizing committee were with me throughout the evening. The keg, from Perfect Circle Brewing in Prosser, was marched from Perfect Circle Brewing through Downtown Prosser to Brewminatti where a few jigs were played for an enthusiastic crowd.
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MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at Shane McKeever's Birthday Party

May 12, 2022
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, and a whistle with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle for Shane McKeever's birthday party at the Richland Dugout Bar & Grill in Richland, Washington.

"Pub" Crawl to Promote the Prosser Scottish Fest Scottish

April 22, 2022
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 18. Vintner Village venues where pipes were played included Airfield Estates, Coyote Canyon Winery, Martinez & Martinez Winery, Smasne Cellars, and Wit Cellars. The pipes were then played at Wine Country RV Park. Downtown Prosser venues where the pipes were played included Bern's Tavern, Brewminatti, El Buen Gusto, El Caporal, Horse Heaven Saloon, The Green Room at Princess Theater, W Tap Haus, and the streets of downtown Prosser.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Thomas Morgan Memorial and Graveside Services

April 04, 2022
This afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Thomas Morgan's Memorial Service at the Sunset Chapel in Richland, Washington.

Lament for Red Iain, Suo Gan, High In The Hills, Going Home, and Chrò Chinn t-Sàile were played as family and guests arrived. Amazing Grace was played near the start of the service.

After the indoor service, on this very windy afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for the Graveside Service at Sunset Gardens in Richland, Washington.

Amazing Grace was played as the casket was lowered to its final resting place.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Dolores Conrad Funeral Service

April 02, 2022
I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes this afternoon for Dolores Conrad’s Funeral Service at First Christian Church in Kennewick, Washington.

Suo Gan, Lament for Red Iain, and High In The Hills were played as family and guests arrived. Amazing Grace was played to start the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at Private Birthday Party

March 19, 2022
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, Smallpipes, and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle for a St Patrick's Day-themed birthday party in Richland, Washington.

Jeffrey Bruce Interment of Ashes Service

March 19, 2022
The light rain stopped and the sun came out when I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Jeffrey Bruce's Interment of Ashes Service at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Washington.

Suo Gan, Lament for Red Iain, and High In The Hills were played as family and guests arrived. Going Home was played at the start of the service. Amazing Grace was played at the end of the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Skweez The Weezle at The Bradley

March 17, 2022
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes, Smallpipes, and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle for a St Patrick's Day event at The Bradley restaurant and craft bar in Richland, Washington.

Skweez The Weezle at The Prosser House

March 17, 2022
I played Scottish Lowland bagpipes and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle for a St Patrick's Day event at The Prosser House restaurant in Prosser, Washington.
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Skweez The Weezle at Bonaventure of the Tri-Cities

March 15, 2022
I played Scottish smallpipes and whistles with Celtic band Skweez The Weezle for a pre-St Patrick's Day event at Bonaventure of the Tri-Cities retirement and assisted living community in Richland, Washington.

Bobby Nicholson Service

February 26, 2022
On this cold and sunny morning, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Bobby Nicholson's Memorial Service at the Event Center at Sunset Gardens in Richland, Washington.

Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral were played to close the service.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Donald Jackson Memorial Service

February 18, 2022
On this beautiful afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Donald Jackson’s Memorial Service at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon.

Hector The Hero, Lament for Red Iain, High In The Hills, and Chrò Chinn t-Sàile were played as family and guests arrived. Amazing Grace was played at the end of the service.
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MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

Dianne Warrant Graveside Service

January 22, 2022
On this cold and sunny afternoon, I played the Scottish Highland bagpipes for Dianne Warrant’s Graveside Service at Sunset Gardens in Richland, Washington.

Lament for Red Iain, High In The Hills, and Hector The Hero were played as family and guests arrived. Going Home was played as the casket was carried to the grave site. Amazing Grace was played as the casket was lowered to the final resting place.
MacNeil of Barra (modern) was the tartan of the day.

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