On short notice we were able to book Matt to play at our son's wedding. Corey Anne coordinated with us, and everything went very well. Many of our guests had never heard a bagpipe, so it really added a nice touch to the wedding. We left the repertoire entirely to Matt, and his selections and play were outstanding. Highly recommend him to anyone!
Tim M. From S. Londonderry, VT
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Matt Phelps is an amazing bagpiper, and exceeded all of our expectations. He took the time to come to our daughter's wedding rehearsal so we could better understand what we wanted him to do. He played outside of the church before and after the wedding, played and led the bride in the processional, and led the bride and groom in the recessional. Everyone commented on how wonderful he was, and he attracted quite a few passers-by with his amazing talent. He played the tunes we requested, then ad-libbed the rest. His selection pleased both
our UK & Irish families. I would give him the highest recommendation. Thanks Matt!
Glynis O. From Lowell, MA
WHAT WE OFFER
Portland and District Pipers is the creation of Matthew Phelps and Coreyanne Armstrong, two well-regarded pipers performing throughout the northeast and based in Portland, CT. P&D also calls upon the talents of pipers PJ Shorrock and Vienna Scheyer, and drummers Wes Cole, Ethan Dubois, and Finn McCool.
Weddings funerals memorials
military ceremonies celebrations
Throughout the year we are contracted for Robbie Burns Suppers, theatrical and choice musical productions, and special corporate, holiday, and liturgical events such as St. Andrew's Day, St. Patrick's Day, birthdays,Christmas, Veterans' Day, New Year's Eve, and retirements. P &D offers an extensive repertoire and high quality solo and ensemble playing.
In need of private or group instruction on the bagpipes? Matthew is a seasoned instructor with 25+ years of experience and a performance and competition background worldwide.