Harry Farrar, Scottish Bagpipe Player
has been very pleased to receive
numerous Testimonials and Reviews
from his satisfied customers
What our Customers are saying
Your kind Testimonials and Reviews are very appreciated!
We used Harry at our Golf club to kick off the start of the member guest tournament. He was on time and did just what we needed. All 200 players loved it. Thank you Harry for doing such a nice job.
Mike S, Thousand Oaks CA, May 2023Harry is a real professional. He was attentive to details for our daughters wedding.
The bagpipes were a fantastic addition to our ceremony. The Bel Air Bay Club was a perfect setting.David A. Molloy., May 14, 2023We had a fantastic time celebrating my wife’s 30 birthday thanks to the Bagpipes played by Scottish Bagpipes and Drums. I would highly recommend them at your next celebration. I especially enjoyed learning about the history of the bagpipes and the fact that the bagpipes played at our celebration were made in 1910.Ethan M., April 24, 2023Harry recently played at my father’s military graveside service. We only had a few weeks to plan the service but Harry was flexible. He had to coordinate with the color guard on the spot. He was very respectful and accommodating. The music was great and his attire was authentic – wool kilt and wool socks too- despite the warm weather. His presence was kind and professional. My dad really wanted bagpipes at his service and Harry fulfilled that wish with excellence.Cindy Kirk, April 22, 2023Really made our celebration of life very special. He was kind and took the time to listen to our story and played everything perfectly. Thank you.Alison Martin, Sherman Oaks, April, 2023Was a very nice celebration and your family amazing. Glad to be invited to perform.
Harry is terrific. Not only is he enthusiastic about his craft, he plays the bagpipes wonderfully. We just had him join us at an Employment Development Day and he opened the day by leading the Color Guard and playing the National Anthem. Harry was on time and committed to giving his best. He is, by the way, also very funny – ready with plenty of jokes. Harry is our “go-to” bagpipes player for all our events.Nadine Curias, Ventura CA, February, 2023I just wanted to reach out and thank you for making my entrance with my dad so beautiful at church on Saturday. I have always loved bagpipes since I was young and it was the most magnificent wedding entrance I could have ever imagined thanks to you!! You were amazing!!Erin Pearce, October 18, 2022Highly Recommend! We hired Harry for an event in which we needed a bagpiper to accompany a color guard. He did an excellent job – very accommodating, reliable, and so easy to work with. Highly recommend!Clarissa Gonzalez, October 16, 2022Wonderful Bagpipers!! Harry and son helped provide a beautiful ceremony for my brothers burial ceremony. I had chosen a song, and Harry knew a deeper meaning of the song and described it to us. Very touching. Recommended by an old friend. I had chosen wisely. Great players. Great guys.Matthew MacKelvie, October 13, 2022We loved Harry!! We loved Harry! We hired him for a colleague’s birthday. He arrived on time, shared some fun jokes, and even learned the opening riff to Sweet Child of Mine. The team had a blast. Highly recommend.SA, September 20, 2022Highly Recommend! Harry was professional, on time and played extremely well.Princess Karen Cantrell, September 1st, 2022Simply the Best! I cannot rave enough about Harry and his players! Simply the best. True professionals that arrive early and sound amazing. We used them for our graduation. He and his team showed up, I gave them some quick instructions on how to lead the entire procession in AND THEY NAILED IT! Saved the day and such a pleasure to work with! We have used their talents for other events as well. Cannot thank them or recommend them enough!Julian Gomez, September 1st, 2022I just returned home after taking care of all our friends from England and Sweden 2 full days of after wedding parties and airport runs. Now I am home and taking a deep breath!! Maybe 2!!! Thank you so much, Harry, for being such an important part of my daughter’s wedding. And, thank you both for being such good sports regarding the heat! You and drummer Michael were the stars of the show! I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve received about your playing from guests at the wedding! I know for sure that Cameron and Anders will carry with them forever memories of you both. I thank you with all my heart for helping to make it a perfect evening. Please extend my gratitude to Drummer Michel. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Warmest regardsVictoria B. Murray, July 19, 2022
Harry Farrar is amazing. His stellar playing of “Amazing Grace,” “Loch Lomond” and “Going Home” on the Bagpipes at a graveside memorial service was deeply moving. On windswept day at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Harry Farrar enabled all those present to experience peace, comfort and joy.
George, April 19, 2022Harry helped add special memories to my Mother-in-law’s funeral. She loved bagpipes and what a better way to send her on her final journey. Thank you.BRENDA ULERY, April 8, 2022I hired Harry Farrar’s to play bagpipes to begin and end the memorial service for my departed Husband. The church filled with the bright clear sound. Harry Farrar was easy to book. He was affordable and his music filling the church was unforgettable. Thank you Harry Farrar.Element of Doubt, Mar 24, 2022Such an incredible experience. They pulled it together for me last minute. They played for my staff who really needed to be uplifted. Thank you again for such a memorial moment.Kevin J Lilly, Mar 22, 2022Harry and Amanda were AMAZING!!! I surprised my company staff with this special bagpipe treat for St. Patrick’s Day. THEY LOVED IT! It was so fun. and they stayed and took pics with us which all of our other offices were super jealous!! I loved doing business with them as well as they were super flexible and so easy to work with. I would book them again in a heartbeat!!!Dennis, Mar 21, 2022Harry the piper and Amanda the drummer were amazing! They were definitely the hit of our party and people are still talking about them. It was so easy to coordinate and they were lovely from start to finish. Will have them again over and over – and all of our friends can’t wait to hear them again 🙂Megan McNulty, Mar 21, 2022We hired Harry to play at a St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at the Reagan Library. He did an excellent job – our guests greatly enjoyed his performance. We’re looking forward to hiring him in the future.Montana G, Mar 21, 2022Just love this guy. He delivers every time. More than one person said that he made the celebration!!!Dorothy MacCowan Morrison Coll, Mar 20, 2022Harry was a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating on the schedule and price. Harry was dressed up in his kilt as promised and played all the songs we requested. Very reliable and dependable.Samantha Murphy, Mar 19, 2022Harry and his wife were amazing. They made our celebration of life even more special.Melissa Ryan, Mar 14, 2022I would highly recommend Harry Farrar for any musical services. Harry was a part of my father’s memorial service by providing interludes between speakers with his emotional musical performances of “Going Home”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Irish Eyes”. Harry is talented, professional, and personable. He made sure to communicate with me over the course of the 2 weeks leading up to the service to assure scheduling and explain his abilities. Harry provided his costs upfront with options, showed up early, waited patiently between performances, performed beautifully while prompting an emotional response from the audience, and had a great attitude of support while observing a tender experience for me and my family. His contribution to our memorial schedule really impressed everyone in attendance.Katrina, Mar 13, 2022We hired Harry for a Celebration of Life service. He added such a nice touch to the service. We appreciated his humor during this somber time. It helped lighten the atmosphere. Thank you, Harry!Carol Milki, Mar 9, 2022Harry did a great job! Very kind and patientSimone, Mar 2, 2022Harry was not only very early, he played so so so beautifully! Highly recommend!Sara Steyn, Feb 25, 2022Harry played at my mother’s funeral. I told him when and where it was taking place and I did not have to worry about making sure he would be on time, or that he might get lost. He made suggestions, which was very helpful as I already had a lot on my plate. He was waiting for the party when we arrived. He was very patient when we had to wait for the last few family members to arrive at the burial site. When everyone did arrive, he played beautifully and gave my mom the best send off she could have asked for as we celebrated her life and said our final goodbyes.Elizabeth, Feb 18, 2022Great Bagpiper. Harry and his bagpipe added so much to our funeral service. He was accommodating and very easy to work with. I would definitely hire him again!!Rhonda Clement Lytton, Feb 16, 2022Excellent and authentic Scottish experience, Harry is a wonderful piper and has brought an excellent and authentic Scottish experience to many of our Burns’ suppers and parties. I highly recommend him.Jennifer Chatham, Feb 13, 2022We were incredibly lucky to find Harry! My brother passed away suddenly and Harry graciously agreed to play at his memorial service in Los Angeles on short notice. He played both traditional Scottish tunes and a rousing rendition of Yankee Doodle Denny at our request. It was perfect!Carter D, Feb 12, 2022He was on time, professional, and looked great. The 2 songs he play sounded amazing. Great guy and loved working with him.Joshua C, Jan 25, 2022Extremely professional & accommodating. Harry was extremely professional. My family and I were looking for a bagpiper for my grandfather’s funeral, and Harry was exactly who we needed. He played beautifully, and even in the rain for us. When he concluded playing, the rain fell harder, almost like a round of applause, and I can’t help think that was my grandpa showing his approval. Harry was extremely accommodating, and we would love to use him again, hopefully at a happier occasion in the futureLacie Barker, Jan 2, 2022Thank you for such a beautiful day! Sharing your daughter and your patience with our family who all loved the experience. So Unlike me to fall apart and let go of it all, but I did. I was worthless on this subject. It was so meaningful to me how you had a knowing and an organizational ability that saw me through. Never mind the amazing performance we all were so touched by. Your daughter so cute and professional on that Flute such a meaningful blessing you shared with us. Family matters so much to us. Perfect! I hope your party was as lovely for you as you were to us.Donna McRae, Browns Canyon, CA February 27, 2022Thank you so much again for everything you did for my family today. We all deeply appreciated you being there. You have no idea how special that was to all of us, my grandpa would have absolutely loved it.Malcolm Family- Burbanks CA – Dec 30 2021
Kudos to bagpiper extraordinaire Kudos to bagpiper extraordinaire, Harry Farrar! He played at a wedding I recently coordinated. The bride was very late but Harry hung in there and he played beautifully. If you need a bagpipe player,, Harry is your guy.. Thanks Harry.
Tina McConnel – Sherman Oaks CA – December 2021Wonderful experience all the way around for my son’s law school graduation party. The bagpipes and drum began playing for my party from down the street so everyone was surprised and excited by the time they marched into our backyard in their kilts. In between songs, Harry engaged with the group, told jokes and kept all the 25 year olds enthralled. So much fun! Highly recommend.
Denice Hamilton, Altadena CA, May 30, 2021Harry was the consummate professional and did a fantastic performance, he carried his talent from our graveside service to the celebration service and played honorably for us. His compassion was genuine and so greatly appreciated by the family. We asked him on very short notice and he complied and performed beyond expectations.
James Estes, Bakersfield Ca, May 5, 2021
Harry was amazing at our wedding! Professional, easy to work with, friendly and punctual. Highly recommend him.
Pamela Contreras, Calabasas Ca, April 30, 2021We used Harry Farrar for our funeral and he was the highlight of the day. He played the songs we wanted and it just meant so much to us!Dana Stump, Long Beach Ca,, May 16, 2021Harry, his lovely wife, and his amazing daughter came to my school’s special event and entertained our student body and staff for over 15 minutes. Later that day I had Several people tell me how much they enjoyed their performance. It made me feel great about my decision to hire them. Harry is an excellent piper. I can say that with confidence because I am a semi professional musician myself! His wife played the bass drum and gave interesting information about Ireland. Their daughter was an outstanding Celtic dancer. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!!Mark Holtom, Scot Avenue School, Whittier, May 29, 2019Harry. Thank you for putting on such a fine performance. Many people commented that they enjoyed your playing and the effect it had on the overall experience. It went all too quickly and if I did not have responsibilities at the event, I would have loved to chat and have you play more. Thank you also for bringing your music stand – as I suspected, it turned out to be indispensable for several speakers – and for coordinating the piece with Stephanie. The professionalism you showed through your clear and prompt communication and by coming early made producing the event easier for me.Warm regards,Catherine Somer, Pacific Palisade, April, 2019Harry, It did go very well. I received many thanks from people for having a piper at the memorial. You added the extra special touch for my dad’s farewell. From all my family, a heartfelt thank you for your skill and professionalism.Best Regards, Thanks so much, Harry!
Having you at the cemetery on Friday truly made the entire service as nice as it was. Everyone was really glad you came. If you need any recommendations, I would be glad to give you some.
Dr. Barbara Galyen, Oakwood Cemetary, October 2017
I recently had Harry play Amazing Grace on his bagpipe at my dad’s funeral. Being that my dad’s family is all from Scotland it was one on the highlights of my dad’s service. This was a last minute appointment and Harry came through with flying colors, on time, dressed perfectly, and played fantastic. I would highly recommend him, 5 out of 5 stars.
Ron Sutherland, June 2017
Harry A quick note to thank you for being a part of our family celebration! The look on my mom’s face as she heard the music and saw you and your group coming in was absolutely priceless! The music sounded great and I couldn’t have been happier. If you ever come across anyone that wants to talk to someone about hiring, you pls give them my contact and have them call me directly. Thanks again!
Pat Hughes, Pasadena, February 2017
My family hired Harry as a surprise for my Dad’s 60th birthday party and couldn’t have been happier! Harry was accommodating and easy to set everything up with. He helped come up with ideas to make it more special and a big surprise, starting to play outside the party and marching in. He stuck around for pictures and even played a few requests. Harry was the life of the party for my Dad and all our guests!
Shannon Grimes Willett , Arcadia, July 2017
We have worked with Harry for various events for quite a few years now, and will continue to do so as long as he agrees to! Always a joy to have his talent and wonderful personality at the Club.
Julien Fenton, GM, The Town Club, Pasadena, September 2017
Wow!!! Harry and his team took our charity golf tournament to new heights. Our tourney was scheduled for 9/11 and we simply could not start the day without appropriately commemorating those lost on that fateful day. After a moment of silence, Harry and his team led us in a soulful rendition of America The Beautiful. Not a dry eye was seen after this incredible tribute to those lost.
Switching gears, our golfers were marched onto the course by Harry’s team playing a traditional Scottish tune that truly added an element of excitement for our 200 golfers. We are looking forward to bringing Harry to our tournament next year and have absolutely no hesitation highly recommending him for your event!!
Ryan Hyman- Director of Institutional Advancement -YULA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL- September 2017
Your melodies were most uplifting and moving and so appropriate for the 9/11 memorial recognition. Added a real classy touch to the affair!
Lew Groner – September 2017
Harry and his bagpiper team are the best in the country!
Dave Youpa, Golf Director, Industry Hills Golf, September 2017
I have had the pleasure of hiring Scottish Pipes & Drums on numerous occasion for various events. They are always professional and there talent level is top notch. I can’t recommend them enough if you are looking for a single piper or the whole show including Highland dancers. I give them a 10 out of 10.
Rosemary Rehfuss, Big Bear Lake, October 2017
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