Fáilte! (Welcome!)

As an experienced bagpiper for hire, I bring the thrill and spectacle of Scottish Highland Bagpipes, appropriately attired in the national dress of Scotland, to events such as weddings, military dining outs, funerals and memorial services, golf tournaments and sporting events, birthday parties, school presentations and corporate events.

With over 30 years performing experience and seven generations of clan tradition I guarantee an evocative and memorable experience for you and your guests.

My services are available throughout California and Nevada (as well as  the rest of the world). I frequently perform in the ‘Loch’ Tahoe basin cities including; South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Zephyr Cove, North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Incline Village, as well as San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Carson City, Reno and Fallon. Have pipes – will travel!

Welcome to my conversation…

back in the day, scottish clan chieftains would provide the livery for their piper. following that tradition, my dear friend willie puchert, deputy regional commissioner for clan Donald usa - pacific southwest region has honored me, their official piper, with a beautiful kilt, vest and flashes in the donald tartan.

here’s a tune for willie and the rest of the clan, and on the occasion of his birthday; “loch lomond”.

thank you willie, i am touched.
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got a lovely note from the bride and groom! ...

hi neighbor,

thanks so much for your encouragement and patience these past few weeks. tonight will be my last friday sunset isolation bagpipe session.

here's 'auld lang syne' till we meet again... and speaking of encouragement, i hope you’ll refer me if you know of a birthday party, wedding or memorial service.

your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
530-318-570
yourbagpiper.com
facebook.com/piper sean cummings
instagram.com/seanthetahoebagpiper
youtube.com/piperseancummings
www.venmo.com/seanthetahoebagpiper
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what to do during lockdown: decorate the pipe case. ...

i’m wearing lime green for this friday’s isolation sunset session as this wraps up mental health awareness month. be kind to yourself my friends and don’t be shy if you need help! here’s a happy little 6/8 march called “bonnie dundee”
yourbagpiper.com
@alpinecountybehavioralhealthservices
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#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe
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i’m wearing lime green for this friday’s isolation sunset session as this wraps up mental health awareness month. be kind to yourself my friends and don’t be shy if you need help! here’s a happy little 6/8 march called “bonnie dundee”
yourbagpiper.com
@alpinecountybehavioralhealthservices
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#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe
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for this friday’s isolation sunset session, and in honor of memorial day, i played the minstrel boy as a salute to those who lost their lives while in uniform. “the minstrel boy to the war is gone, in the ranks of death you’ll find him...”
your bagpiper.com
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@staylocal.tahoe @tahoesnaps @renotahoe
here’s tonight’s submission for the friday isolation sunset sessions, ’scotland the brave’ by sean the tahoe bagpiper. to salute everyone’s efforts above and beyond the usual call of duty.
“heroism, the caucasian mountaineers say, is endurance for one moment more.” george kennan

yourbagpiper.com
venmo: seanthetahoebagpiper
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#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe
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here’s another submission for the isolation sessions. ‘flower of scotland’ for @stuart maas . considered scotland’s unofficial national anthem it’s also popular as a bride’s processional tune.
venmo: seanthetahoebagpiper
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#weddingbagpiper #tahoeweddings #tahoebagpiper
@tahoeunveiled @tahoesouth @getawayrenotahoe
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here’s another submission for the isolation sessions. ‘flower of scotland’ for @stuart maas . considered scotland’s unofficial national anthem it’s also popular as a bride’s processional tune.
venmo: seanthetahoebagpiper
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#weddingbagpiper #tahoeweddings #tahoebagpiper
@tahoeunveiled @tahoesouth @getawayrenotahoe
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is it friday? it’s friday! here’s tonight’s submission for the sunset isolation sessions. dedicated to all those celebrating a birthday on lockdown, especially my sister siobhan and wendy ledger’s mom; a very old, traditional pipe tune. (know someone celebrating? send a virtual piper to their party! videos are available on my youtube channel: piper sean cummings)

venmo: [email protected]
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#tahoebagpiper #sunsetpiper #birthdaybagpipes
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covid-19 lockdown friday sunset sessions. here’s a romantic, waltzy little tune some may recognize as the theme for the series ‘outlander’ aka ‘the skye boat song’. i often play it as the bride’s processional. (getting married on zoom? i’m available anywhere in the world!) yourbagpiper.com
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#tahoebagpiper #weddingmusic #outlandertheme #skyeboatsong #sunsetspiper
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how about a happy little dance tune for this evening’s sunset session? ‘the mouse in the bag of potatoes’ by terry tully dedicated to my grandkids tennley and maverick and to all of us hopping with the anticipation of seeing loved ones again. ...

tonight at 7:08 i’ll play a few tunes to put the sun down. i’ll post video later. can you hear me now? ...

i was asked to step out and play for the neighborhood. this goes out to our nurses, especially those who have given their lives to care for us. ...

a heavy metal diva and a piper! now that’s going to be an interesting conversation!
please tune in tonight at 5pm pst for the kingdom of rock live video broadcast on facebook. host matt gibson and co-host michael molenda (former ol’cheeky bastards bandmate and editor of guitar player magazine) will be interviewing nina osegueda (a sound of thunder) and myself as part of their “covid-19 and the entertainment industry” series.

here’s the link;
https://www.facebook.com/KingdomOfRockPodcast/

the interview will be archived as a podcast if you can’t catch it live.
cheers!
sean
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the show must go on! ...

can’t let this be the first year i haven’t had a gig on st. pat’s day! the girls are ready! going live at 5! @getawayrenotahoe ...

so honored to have been named regional piper for clan donald’s pacific southwest region! ...

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Weddings

“Your guests may not realize there are eight generations of bagpipers dancing through his fingers, but they will remember hearing it!”

With Seán, you’re not only getting the most experienced bagpiper in Lake Tahoe, you’re getting generations of Cummings Clan tradition. For over 200 years, a Cummings has performed the duties of wedding bagpiper – aye! We’ve got it right!

 

The Pipes, The Pipes Are Calling

Seán is an experienced piper and adept at piping for any occasion. He will help plan the bagpipe portion of your event so it becomes a seamless part of your gathering or celebration.

  • Memorial Services
  • Sporting Events
  • Formal dinners, dining out/in, mess nights
  • Birthdays
  • Graduation and award ceremonies
  • Educational presentations
  • Lessons and coaching