Michael enjoys playing bagpipes, both for weddings & funerals. He learned pipes at the request of his stepfather, Barry Vickers, who asked him to learn bagpipes for his funeral.
Michael is a piper with Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums.
Michael plays several Scottish sets (including sets with Scotland the Brave & Garryowen).
His hymns on bagpipes include “Amazing Grace”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “This is Our Father’s World”, “Morning Has Broken” & “As the Deer...”. Celtic tunes include “Scarborough Faire”.
What you see in these pictures is the band kilt for Silver Thistle. Michael’s family kilt is currently on order. Both kilts should be available for future performances.