Welcome to my blog. Here is some information about me...
For over 29 years I have been providing the citizens of Utah and surrounding states with the best bagpiping service around. I am an accomplished performer and competition piper. I have been a member of The Salt Lake Scots, The Utah Pipe Band, the Y mountain Pipe Band and The L.A. Scots out of Los Angeles CA. In 2005 along with local pipers Dave Glad and Ian White, I formed the first professional mercenary pipe corp; The Heathen Highlanders. I have worked with and mentored many pipers in my many years of teaching the Great Highland Bagpipes.
I have been called upon to play the bagpipes at just about every sort of event. I've performed for government officials, heads of state, religious leaders, law enforcement, fire departments, veteran associations, many military benefits and tribute events, The Knights Templar’s, The Olympic Bid Committee and athletes at the Olympic village in 2002, numerous Irish and Scottish dance academies, The Utah Scottish Association, The Utah Hibernian Society, over 1500 funerals, 350+ weddings, and countless parades, family reunions, birthdays, memorials, farewells and homecomings. Golf tournaments, including the Utah Open and the Last Soldier Standing tournaments have employed me to kick off their events. I’ve organized and produced major concerts for bagpipe bands and Celtic dance groups. I have also played with Utah's own Celtic Rock sensation, Swagger.
With all of my experience playing the Great Highland Bagpipes and Walsh Shuttle Pipes and the new electronic Red Pipes, I’ve learned that what is most important is that the audience receive a performance tailor made for them. From birthday parties to funerals and everything in between, the performance must be just right for each individual event.
Please contact me and let me make your event unforgettable.
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Sunday, September 30, 2012
This statue was commissioned for the lobby of the Ben Lomond High School in Ogden Utah. I had the pleasure of posing for the reference photos taken by sculptor Tim Johnson.
The statue, entitled "Scotland The Brave" is also available in a smaller version as seen on the left.
Posted by Highland Bagpiper Michael Gibbs at 2:37 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Bagpiper and Heathen Highlander Michael Gibbs keeps the south end zone fans cheering at the REAL Salt Lake's first home game in their new soccer stadium on Thursday, Oct. 9th. Footage of Michael appeared on ESPN 2 during their national coverage of the game. The team made it into the finals for the first time here in 2008. Congratulations to the players and fans!
Posted by Highland Bagpiper Michael Gibbs at 9:21 AM