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A Piper For Your Ceremonies

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Who I Am Evan wedding

My name is Evan Kohler-Camp and I've played for many a Wedding, Birthday, party and Funeral in the Atlanta and North Georgia area. My clients have run from Senators, Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, the RAAF, the RAF to the Bride or Groom waiting for their special moment.

I will work with you on making your occasion the most memorable it can be.

Pipes lend a dignity to your ceremony as well a offering a time honored tradition thousands of years old.

I am Pipe Major Emeritus of the Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drums (USA) and served as Pipe Major for 13 years until 2012 when I retired. I have been a piper for over thirty years. I have piped at the August 5, 2000 gathering of 10,000 pipers in Edinburgh, Scotland, PipeFest 2005 and New York Tunes of Glory in 2002. If you need an entire band, come see the Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drums (USA) web page at usahpd.com. I've been piping since 1983, 30 years of experience are behind me.

That's me on the left in khaki

I have also piped with my band at Superbowl XXXIV, January,30 2000, the first pipe band to ever do so. I have piped the "Eagle", the US Coast Guard Training Barque, out to sea in Savannah, Georgia to the "Coast Guard March” and have piped onboard the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor. I also have piped at the United States Air Force Academy Chapel and on top of Pike's Peak at 14,110 feet, it was breathtaking..

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I have also piped at the funeral the of Rev. Dr. William Franklin Harrington of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

Pipng for dancers onboard Radiance of the Seas helo pad in the Alaskan Gulf 2012.



  • Weddings


    I can play in a variety of ways for your occasion:

    · I can pipe outside prior to the ceremony as guests arrive.
    · I can pipe the Bride / Bride's party, the Groom / Groom's party, or parents down the aisle.
    · I can pipe during the lighting of the Unity candle.
    · I can pipe you both out as you start your new life together.
    · I can play outside after the ceremony as guests depart.
    · Special piping at some point during ceremony.
    · Pipe for those waiting in the receiving line.
    · Pipe whilst photographs are taken.
    · Pipe the newlyweds to their limousine.
    · Pipe outside reception party as guests arrive.
    · Pipe the newlyweds in to the reception party.
    · Piping at the reception.
    · or any combination of the above.

    Wedding Tunes I Play:"Amazing Grace”, "Cutty's Wedding”, "Highland Cathedral”, "Mhairi's Wedding”,"Ode To Joy”, "Prince of Denmark's March”, "Rab's Wedding”, "Scotland the Brave”, "Those Endearing Young Charms”, "Trumpet Voluntary”, "Tyree Bridal Song”, "The Wedding March” and "The Wedding Recessional” .
    (Please note:"The Wedding March” and "The Wedding Recessional” are not allowed by all churches as they are deemed "secular". Please check with your wedding coordinator).

    I have played some weddings where the Bride and Groom wished "Lord of the Dance”,"Down By The Sally Garden” and "Bonny Portmore” to be played rather than traditional tunes. I am very flexible on your tunes as long as the tune can be transcribed to the pipes.

    Birthdays


    Many people want a piper for someone's birthday. I have played outside their window as the morning broke or have appeared at a designated place and time to play "Happy Birthday” or other tunes for them. Pipers actually CAN sneak up on people - just not while playing.

    Parties


    I have played at coming out parties as well as Derby Day parties. I have played at celebrations of the Queen Mother's Birthday as well as Fourth of July Celebrations. I have played at whiskey tastings and restaurant openings.

    Saint Patrick's Day


    Need a Saint Patrick's Day piper? I can handle a number of Irish tunes.
    Irish Tunes I Play:"Brian Boru's March”, "The Eagles Whistle”, "Galway Bay”, "Galway Piper”, "Gary Owen”, "Ghillie Mhear”, "Irish Eyes”, "Kerry Dancers”, "Kilaloe”, "My Wild Irish Rose”, "O'Sullivan's March”, "Roddy McCorley”, "Sally Gardens” "Saint Patricks Day” and "Wearing of the Green”.

    Burn's Night


    The annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Celebrated on, or about, the Bard's birthday, January 25th. A Burns Night Supper consists of the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whisky, and the recitation of works by or in the spirit of the Bard.

    The chef, carrying in the haggis, follows the piper - playing "Brose & Butter”, "A Man's A Man For All That”, "Corn Rigs Are Bonny” or some other appropriate tune - in a dignified procession through the hall.

    Christmas


    I can join your Christmas celebration. I have piped children's choirs, as well as adult choirs, into the Church or have played outside the Church as the congregation have departed or arrived.

    Christmas Tunes I Play:"Auld Lang Syne”, "All thru the Night”, "Angels We Have Hear On High”, "Away In A Manger”, "Bring A Torch Jeannette Isabella”, "Bunnesan- Child In the Manger”, "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen”, "Good King Wenceslas”, "Here We Come A-Wassailing”, "The Holly and the Ivy”, "I Saw Three Ships A Sailing”, "In The Moon of Winter”, "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”, "Jingle Bells”, "Joy to the World”, "Little Drummer Boy”, "O Come, O Come Emanuel (Veni Emmanuel)”, "O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis)”, "Silent Night, Holy Night”, "We Three Kings”, "What Child Is This?” and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas”.

    Special Occasions


    I can deliver the music in a variety of settings. I have played as guests went up the the gangway to a yacht, as boats and ships have been launched or have headed out to sea.

    I have played on a nearby hill while the clients enjoyed a pleasent, catered meal in an alpine meadow. I have also played at the hole where a golfers have made their first "birdie". I can accomodate most situations you can imagine. I have even piped at house blessings and christenings.

    Funerals


    I have piped at Mason's funerals and am aware of the ceremony. I have marched 1.5 miles, uphill, on a gravel and dirt road in the North Georgia Mountains preceding the departed's horse and mourners.

    For a funeral I can play outside the church or inside, depending on the building's acoustics. I can also play off in the distance as a tribute in any service of remembrance. .

    After the service concludes, I can then pipe as the the coffin is taken away by the hearse.

    At the grave site I can play during the lowering of the casket into the grave or as the Minister finishes the service. I can then continue playing as the mourners depart or take up "station" at the grave as it is filled. Another option is to have me circle the gravesite, then walk away slowly into the distance.

    Funeral Tunes I Play:
    "Amazing Grace”, "Eternal Father (Navy Hymn)”, "Flower of Scotland”, "Flowers of the Forest”, "Going Home”, "Just As I Am”, "Lord Lovat's Lament”, "Mist Covered Mountains”, "My Home”, "Nearer My God To Thee”, "Simple Gifts”, "Taps” and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

    Contact


    I can be contacted on my mobile at 404-729-0873 to discuss your event or email me at pipingbear@gmail.com.

    My snail-mail address is : Evan Kohler-Camp, 937 Deer Track Road, Cornelia, Georgia 30531.

    Demo CDs or MP3s are available upon request.

    Photographs


    Air Force Academy, March 1998 Air Force Academy
    Chapel
    Saber Ceremony
    Saber Ceremony
    Air Force Academy Air Force Academy Piping Them into the Officer's Club Wedding Piper Piping Them into the Officer's Club Officer's Club
    Reception
    14,110 feet up and still piping
    14,110 feet
    Pike's Peak
    Edinburgh Castle-That's me on the right.
    Edinburgh-I'm on the right.

    Some other tunes I play:

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    • Brown Haired Maiden
    • Corriechollie's Welcome
    • Earl of Mansfield
    • High Road to Gairloch
    • Mairi's Wedding
    • Murdo's Wedding
    • Neil Gow's Farewell to Whiskey
    • Scots Wha Hae
    • Teribus
    • Tiree Bridal Song
    • Wha' Saw the 42nd
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    • Balmoral
    • Banks of Allan Water
    • Campsie Hills
    • Castle Dangerous
    • Green Hills of Tyroll
    • I See Mull
    • Pipe Major J.K.Cairns
    • When The Battle Is Over
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    • 1976 Police Tattoo
    • Anchors Aweigh
    • Auld Lang Syne
    • Blue Bells of Scotland
    • Caissons
    • Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
    • Cockney Jocks
    • Flett From Flotta
    • Johnnie Scobie (We're No Awa')
    • Lord Lovat's Lament
    • Marine Corp Hymn
    • Minstrel Boy
    • Murdo's Wedding
    • Rowan Tree
    • Scotland The Brave
    • Wearing Of The Green
    • Wings
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    • One Hundred Pipers
    • Brian Boru's March
    • Bonnie Dundee
    • Cock O' the North
    • Dark Island
    • Drumming of the Grouse
    • Farewell To The Creeks
    • Garry Owen
    • Glendaurel Highlanders
    • Leaving Lismore (Fagail Liosmor)
    • The Mermaid's Song (The Gathering)
    • March of the Cameron Men
    • Morag of Dunvegan
    • The Mucking of Geordie's Byre
    • The Steamboat (Hills of Kaithness)
    • Skye Boat Song
    • The Atholl Highlanders
    Special Occasions
    • God Save the Queen
    • The Haunting
    • My Country Tis of Thee
    • Take Me Out To The Ball Game
    • Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Strathspey
    • Because He was A Bonny Lad
    • Keel Row
    • Loudon's Bonny Woods and Braes
    • Orange and Blue
    Reels
    • Cutting Bracken
    • The Kilt Is My Delight