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Pipe Major Graeme Massie

Fort Lauderdale , FL
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LOCATION

1601 se 15th st
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 US (map)

PHONE

508-577-8156

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Pipe Major Graeme Massie a genuine Scottish bagpiper he has recently completed 24 years service in the British Army. He served both in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Grade One Pipe... Read more
Pipe Major Graeme Massie a genuine Scottish bagpiper he has recently completed 24 years service in the British Army. He served both in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Grade One Pipe Band,Grade one being the highest and five the lowest, of which there is only three in the US.) and The Queens Royal Irish Hussars.

Graeme joined the Army in 1984 at the age of 16 as a junior bagpiper and soldier. During his extensive service he has been engaged to perform the bagpipes in many countries of the world for various events. Below is a partial listing of these countries.

United State of America, Canada, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Russia and most European Countries

During his career he has also performed personally for many Heads of State and members of Royal Families (NOT IN A PARADE!) these include.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II President George W. Bush President Ronald Reagan Pope John Paul II

Pipe Major Massie has also performed at the famous Edinburgh Tattoo three times, The Berlin Tattoo, Australian Tattoo and the Royal Tournament London to mention a few.

In 1994 Pipe-Major Massie complete the Pipe-Majors Course at the Army School of Piping in Edinburgh Castle,Scotland. This is considered the most challenging and complete Bagpiping course in the world. On average only five candidates per year are award this qaulification in the world. He also holds The Graduate Certificate and the Senior Teachers Certificate from the Collage of Piping Glasgow,Scotland.

After completing the course Greame was promoted to Pipe-Major of the Queens Royal Irish Hussars. Where he served until April 2008.

Pipe-Major Massie also saw active service in six combat tours including three tours of combat in Iraq. This includes the 1st Gulf War, Bosnia and Kosovo
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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What is your usual attire?
Full uniform, kilt
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes via my web-site florida-bagpiper.com
How much time do you usually need for setup?
15 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
small
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
no

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5/12/2012
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If you want a REAL Scotsman to play the bagpipes at your wedding, this is it! I received a call from Mr. Massie about a week before the wedding. Unfortunately I didn't understand some of what he was saying because of his thick Scottish accent. I did ask him if he would wear a tartan, and apparently he wears one everyday anyway so he definitely showed up wearing one lol. I asked him if he got many stares when he went shopping in his tartan in South Florida but he didn't seem to find that question funny. He showed up to the venue an hour ahead of time and my mother, who talked with him, figured out whatever it was that she wanted him to play. I didn't care what songs he played; I just wanted a bagpiper at my wedding. He played beautifully and knew exactly what to do and when. I did hear him playing the Pachelbel Canon so rest assured, brides, he knows that song. I imagine he knows practically any bagpipe song you could want. l My only complaint is that when I talked to him over the phone, I requested that he be first to walk down the aisle playing his pipes (as I'd seen bagpipers do at weddings on YouTube) and then continue to play as others walked down the aisle. He told me that he didn't want to do this because he didn't want to take attention away from the bride, and I am sure that when he arrived and talked to my mother about this, she agreed with him. So he ended up playing outside while everyone walked in. Well, that's not what I, the BRIDE, wanted. If I wanted a bagpiper in the front of the room "stealing attention" by playing his pipes while I walked down the aisle, then that's what I want. Now I don't have any pictures of him playing by the guests like I wanted. Otherwise, though, he was the epitome of what a proper bagpiper should be.
If you want a REAL Scotsman to play the bagpipes at your wedding, this is it! I received a call from Mr. Massie about a Read more...
If you want a REAL Scotsman to play the bagpipes at your wedding, this is it! I received a call from Mr. Massie about a week before the wedding. Unfortunately I didn't understand some of what he was saying because of his thick Scottish accent. I did ask him if he would wear a tartan, and apparently he wears one everyday anyway so he definitely showed up wearing one lol. I asked him if he got many stares when he went shopping in his tartan in South Florida but he didn't seem to find that question funny. He showed up to the venue an hour ahead of time and my mother, who talked with him, figured out whatever it was that she wanted him to play. I didn't care what songs he played; I just wanted a bagpiper at my wedding. He played beautifully and knew exactly what to do and when. I did hear him playing the Pachelbel Canon so rest assured, brides, he knows that song. I imagine he knows practically any bagpipe song you could want. l My only complaint is that when I talked to him over the phone, I requested that he be first to walk down the aisle playing his pipes (as I'd seen bagpipers do at weddings on YouTube) and then continue to play as others walked down the aisle. He told me that he didn't want to do this because he didn't want to take attention away from the bride, and I am sure that when he arrived and talked to my mother about this, she agreed with him. So he ended up playing outside while everyone walked in. Well, that's not what I, the BRIDE, wanted. If I wanted a bagpiper in the front of the room "stealing attention" by playing his pipes while I walked down the aisle, then that's what I want. Now I don't have any pictures of him playing by the guests like I wanted. Otherwise, though, he was the epitome of what a proper bagpiper should be. Read less
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