Piper Thomas Kennedy
As a Highland piper involved in solo competitions since 1990, I played my first wedding in 1994 for a dear Irish lady who said she almost melted when I started playing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" for their recessional. Since then, I've had experience with multiple weddings, funerals, birthday parties, corporate luncheons, Mason officer installations, golf tournaments and outings, graduation ceremonies and private parties, military memorials, church services, and was more recently invited to lead the Washtenaw Co. Sheriff Honor Guard in the July 4 parades in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
As a competitor, I've won prizes in Grade IV & III solo competitions over the years and have piped in the competition circles with the Glen Erin Pipe Band of Lansing and the former Ann Arbor Pipes & Drums, who's main focus was competitive playing.
In 2000, I branched out by taking up the Irish "uilleann" bagpipes and have since played them at various weddings and festivals, and once in concert with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra (see my Videos page).
Visit Thomas’ Facebook page (facebook.com/BagpiperTom) for his upcoming events.