As a bagpiper I have the ability and the pleasure to play a lot of different venues. Today I was hired by a bride to surprise her groom at his hotel and bring him to the church. I met his best man in the lobby who then took me up to his floor. I started playing as I got off the elevator and played down the hall to his room. He was very surprised. All of the groomsmen were in the room ready to go to the church. When we got outside, I played them the 2 blocks from the hotel to the church. I don't think that I would have gotten this opportunity if I played the flute. In the last 30 some years of playing performances, I have played in parks, on beaches, and in all kinds of buildings playing this great instrument. I am very fortunate.
Gary Guth is a professional bagpiper with over 45 years of playing experience and has been teaching bagpipes full time for the last 20 years. He has written "Bagpipes For Beginners", "the Bagpipe Hymnal", and " A Piper's Christmas".