BEST LOCAL PEOPLES BAGPIPER born into the MacGregor Clan, and trained by expert bagpiping teachers in Monterey and Canada. Elise gladly preforms as the star attraction at black-tie whiskey tastings to humbly presenting honors at military funerals, escorting VIPs onto corporate stages, summoning guests to attention at formal wedding ceremonies, psyching-up athletes for golf competitions, and serenading wine tasters with smooth background music.
Elise derives her versatility from performing year-round as a professional solo bagpiper, bandleader and fiddler for Celtic band Charmas (also listed on Gigmasters), Highland Games competitor with the Monterey Bay Pipe Band, and seasonal parade marcher with Canada’s Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. Elise specializes in playing funeral/memorial tunes, ceremonial marches, concert sets, golf/race tunes, rock adaptations, and playing near or on the water. Clients praise Elise for having a professional attitude, gracefully handling last-minute changes, setting a reverent mood, and playing her bagpipes with nice artistic expression. Her repertoire features popular Songs of Glory, Grand Marches, Funeral Tunes, Battle Marches, Slow Airs, Competition Sets, Scottish Dance Tunes, favorite Irish ballads, jigs, and marches, plus some Novelty Tunes like Happy Birthday, America, and assorted Rock and Roll Riffs that clients have requested.
Elise accepts requests for any crazy tune you might enjoy that will sound good played on bagpipes, given at least 2 weeks notice (or preferably a month) for learning the music.
- Proposals, Special events, and Golf Tee-Offs
- Weddings from Formal to Casual
- Private Concerts and Intimate gatherings
- Celebrations, Birthday Parties and Anniversary and Special memorable moments
- Life transitions: Life celebrations, Funerals and Burials at Sea
BOOKING Phone: 831-429-8220 or Email: Eliseelise@aol.com