Bagpipe Instruction and Performance in the Lubbock, TX area
Patrick's website dedicated to teaching Chemistry and Math more clearly can be found here: Better Ways to Teach Chemistry and Math
If you are looking for a piper for an event, Patrick McLaurin, who started piping in 1996 at the age of 13, is often available both during the week and weekends; please email or call for availability using the email or phone number in the flag image above. Before calling, please text message first, if possible, so that I don't miss your call; but if I do, please leave a voice message so that I know to call you back.
Private events start at $150 (e.g. a simple graveside service) with longer events and/or travel outside of Lubbock requiring an additional fee.
A quick video on a windy day at the cemetery in Brownfield, TX demonstrates an in tune, well maintained instrument. Keeping in mind this video was shot with an iPhone, this is a good representation of what a good piper should sound like for your event. Do not settle for poor technique played on a poorly maintained or poorly tuned bagpipe. Audio recordings of music for weddings and other events are listed below the video.
More audio samples recorded in my home studio:
Please do not hesitate to request specific music for your event, but realize the highland bagpipes are limited to a single octave and thus cannot play many non-traditional tunes. I have several other bagpipes with a larger range of notes that may be able to accommodate your request.
I play several different bagpipes: Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish Border Pipes, Scottish Smallpipes, English Border Pipes, Irish Uilleann Pipes, and Galician Gaita and can match the volume requirements to the venue in addition to a variable repertoire, be it Scottish, Irish, English, French, or Galician.
In addition to performing, I lead the Lubbock Scottish bagpipe band (Llano Estacado and District Pipe Band, LeadPb) and am a member of the English border bagpipe ensemble (Caprock English Bagpipe Consort, CEBC).
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