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…

received the most wonderful gift from my dear friend and patron willie puchert and in the tradition of kitting out their piper as a reflection of the clan’s greatness. a beautiful sgain dubh, kilt-pin, buckle and cuff links featuring the cummings clan crest. thank you willie, i am touched and honored. your loyal and devoted piper, sean ...

i’ve been hired to pipe the sundown every wednesday, thursday and friday at the ritz-carlton, half moon bay, ca!
i’m over the moon. chuffed to bits. pleased. proud. and grateful…
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Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band To Play 60th Anniversary Concert

The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band will mark its sixth decade with a concert at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 27th.

The Sierra Highlanders will be joined with performances by the Northern Nevada Scottish Highland Dancers, who with the pipe band have performed in the past at venues including the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration and the Nevada Society of Scottish Clan’s Annual Robert Burns Dinner.

Tickets are $12 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 at the door. All ages welcome! Seating is first come, first serve. Bar provided upstairs.
Members of the band will also warm-up before the show at The Canvas Cafe, 10 N C St. at noon.

After the show, enthusiasts and musicians familiar with Celtic music are invited to join a Traditional Celtic Music Session at The Red Dog Saloon, 76 N C St.

For questions or more information about the show, please call 775-847-0433 or email [email protected]
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Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band To Play 60th Anniversary Concert

The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band will mark its sixth decade with a concert at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 27th.

The Sierra Highlanders will be joined with performances by the Northern Nevada Scottish Highland Dancers, who with the pipe band have performed in the past at venues including the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration and the Nevada Society of Scottish Clan’s Annual Robert Burns Dinner.

Tickets are $12 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 at the door. All ages welcome! Seating is first come, first serve. Bar provided upstairs.
Members of the band will also warm-up before the show at The Canvas Cafe, 10 N C St. at noon.

After the show, enthusiasts and musicians familiar with Celtic music are invited to join a Traditional Celtic Music Session at The Red Dog Saloon, 76 N C St.

For questions or more information about the show, please call 775-847-0433 or email [email protected]
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hope it warms up a bit before i welcome the kids to the creekside charter elementary school in squaw valley. happy st. patrick’s day! ...

happy robbie burns day!

may i present ‘a man’s a man for a’ that’. the traditional tune used to pipe in the haggis to formal dinners celebrating the birth of scotland’s national bard, robert burns (25 january 1759 – 21 july 1796).

the final words of the tune (by burns) are particularly appropriate now;

“then let us pray that come it may,
(as come it will for a' that,)
that sense and worth, o'er a' the earth,
shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
for a' that, an' a' that,
it's coming yet for a' that,
that man to man, the world o'er,
shall brothers be for a' that.”

your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition

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my best wishes for a really happy, very healthy and wonderfully prosperous new year!

… and there's a hand, my trusty fiere
and gie's a hand o' thine
and we'll tak a right gude-willy waught
for auld lang syne

for auld lang syne, my jo
for auld lang syne
we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
for auld lang syne …

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sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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merry christmas! here’s my final submission for my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. this is one of my favorites, it fits so nicely on the bagpipe; ‘we wish you a merry christmas’

thank you so much for you kind words and encouragement! there were times when i wondered what i’d gotten myself into (like after my umpteenth take to nail a recording), but you all made it so rewarding. thanks for listening, i love you all.

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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it’s christmas eve! here’s; ‘hark! the herald angels sing’ for my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign.

i’ve tried to go even fancier tonight. this is what i call my ‘christmas tartan’ (cummings modern). notice i’ve even cut my hair? (and, no, scott, i’m not wearing pants!)

special thanks to my generous patron @beth kirkland davis!

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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day 10?! of my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. may i present; ‘angels we have heard on high’.

special thanks to my generous patron @colleen danaher!

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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day nine of my twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. here’s a favorite of mine on the pipes; ‘we three kings’

it’s almost christmas! and, have you noticed? i’m dressing fancier and have broken out the ‘big girls’ for the home stretch. hope you enjoy!

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
@todd poth
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day eight of my ’twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. tonight, we have; ‘it came upon a midnight clear’.

thanks for all your comments and encouragement! and special thanks to my generous patron todd poth! love ya’ man!

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
@todd poth
yourbagpiper.com
#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe #bagpiper #bagpipeplayer #scottish #scottishbagpipes #scottishbagpiper #bagpipemusic #bagpipemusician #bagpipesrock #xmas #xmasmusic #xmasbagpiper #playingbagpipes #bagpipesareawesome #bagpipe #bagpipersofinstagram #bagpiperforhire #bagpiperforwedding #jigglebells #christmasmusic #christmasbagpipes
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day seven(?!) of my ’twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. here’s my take on ‘o christmas tree’.

(trying to squeeze these tunes under 60 seconds for instagram can be a challenge! hope you enjoy!) (that’s why i started this in the first place; just for the fun of it. there are a few christmas carols i think sound really nice on the bagpipe, and i’ve been denied the opportunity to play them out in public this year, but i’ve been really enjoying them with you all! cheers!)

want to encourage this sort of behavior?
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paypal.me/yourbagpiper

your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
yourbagpiper.com
#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe #bagpiper #bagpipeplayer #scottish #scottishbagpipes #scottishbagpiper #bagpipemusic #bagpipemusician #bagpipesrock #xmas #xmasmusic #xmasbagpiper #playingbagpipes #bagpipesareawesome #bagpipe #bagpipersofinstagram #bagpiperforhire #bagpiperforwedding #jigglebells #christmasmusic #christmasbagpipes
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day six of my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. (are we really this close?! are you getting in the spirit?) here’s my rendition of ‘what child is this’

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
yourbagpiper.com
#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe #bagpiper #bagpipeplayer #scottish #scottishbagpipes #scottishbagpiper #bagpipemusic #bagpipemusician #bagpipesrock #xmas #xmasmusic #xmasbagpiper #playingbagpipes #bagpipesareawesome #bagpipe #bagpipersofinstagram #bagpiperforhire #bagpiperforwedding #jigglebells #christmasmusic #christmasbagpipes
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day five of my ’twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. here’s ‘o come, all ye faitfful’

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
yourbagpiper.com
#tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe #bagpiper #bagpipeplayer #scottish #scottishbagpipes #scottishbagpiper #bagpipemusic #bagpipemusician #bagpipesrock #xmas #xmasmusic #xmasbagpiper #playingbagpipes #bagpipesareawesome #bagpipe #bagpipersofinstagram #bagpiperforhire #bagpiperforwedding #jigglebells #christmasmusic #christmasbagpipes
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day four of my ’twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. here’s ‘good king wenceslas’.

(i almost didn’t take this project on. i was exhausted before i even started, and i knew how many attempts it sometimes requires nail a recording, but the videos of you singing along with your kids, your kind words and encouragement have really touched me!)

special thanks to my generous patrons warren macdonald (notice i’m wearing my macdonald vest?), lynne moore, serena pearson and julie gudaitis

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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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@warren macdonald @lynne moore @serena pearson @julie gudaitis
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day three of my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. tonight’s selection goes out to a dear friend on the occasion of her birthday. i present to you; ‘away in the manger’
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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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@ serena pearson
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here’s the second installment of my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. tonight’s selection; ‘jingle bells’
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love, your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
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here’s the second installment of my ‘twelve days and it’s christmas!’ tune campaign. tonight’s selection; ‘jingle bells’
want to encourage this sort of behavior?
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paypal.me/yourbagpiper
love, your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
yourbagpiper.com
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twelve days and it’s christmas! here’s my first of twelve tunes to get you into the holiday spirit! tonight’s selection: ‘deck the halls’ #tahoebagpiper #bagpipes #laketahoe
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your friendly town bagpiper,
sean cummings
8 generations of clan tradition
yourbagpiper.com
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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