Bill Willis

Hear from Bill!
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 Stewart songs.

Sometimes he plays outside of the church, before and after the wedding service to signify that this is a very special day.

Bill has a hilarious routine for parties: "How 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.

"Thank you for your spectacular performance at my mother's memorial.  Virtually everyone told me that you set the perfect tone for the activities which followed.  Your choice of tunes was excellent.  I was happy to hear that our friends have booked you for their daughter's wedding.  I guess I'm a true Scotsman.  I'm delighted to know that I can enjoy your magnificent music twice whilst only paying for it once.  Thanks again for a memorable performance." - Lewin

"Your presence today was more important than you can imagine.  The Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren (and Great-Great Grandchild) will have the moment indelibly etched in their memory.  Thank you once again for the gift of your playing.  I know they hear it on the other side.  Walk in Beauty." - Heather

"A tremendous job." - Trevose Fire Company

"An important part of our Independence Hall ceremony." - Marine Corps. Auxiliary, Delaware County

"On a scale of 1-10, you are about a 30!" - Harry's Savoy Grill

"When we pulled up , you were standing there in the rain, on the  slight hill near the plot , bagpipes playing , my heart soared. I know that my father was smiling from heaven, knowing that his one final request had been fulfilled. It might have rained, but it would have in Ireland, the wind might have blown, but your music was lovely and comforting .
The great respect that you have for your craft is obvious in the delivery of you music. It was as if we were on the bluffs of Ireland and not in West Brandywine Township, Chester County . I will forever cherish the memory and know that our family could not be more pleased with your respectful and beautiful; service provided in my father’s honor." - Mrs. B.W.