Bill Willis has had the finest instruction in
the mysteries and traditions of the bagpipes. He started his career in
the British Army and has now been playing for over 50 years.
Bill is well experienced in the bagpiper’s role
in weddings. At a catering venue, he would lead in the bridal party
with a stately slow tune and then process the happy newlyweds to the
reception area with upbeat
songs. As well as the traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, you may
hear nursery rhymes for our youngest guests and perhaps even some Rod
Sometimes he plays outside of the church,
before and after the wedding service to signify that this is a very
Bill has a hilarious routine for parties:
the bagpipes work." This is humor in perfect taste, although Bill
doesn’t mind at all if the ladies want to tease him.
Bill is available at short notice to play at
funerals. It is sometimes his privilege to play "Taps" on bugle to
show last respects to our military, police and firefighters.