Richmond plays pipes

A competition piper and piping instructor, serving the Hudson Valley
Manhattan to Saratoga Springs.

With hundred's of performances to his credit - playing Highland Pipes, Border Pipes, Scottish Smallpipes, Flemish Pipes, Bombarde and Pennywhistles.

(845) 220-8803


Wedding Piper

Richmond plays hundreds of tunes; lovely and unique slow airs for your processional, bright marches for your recessional.

From the receiving line to the reception, the haunting music of the pipes will help to make yours a very special wedding.


Piping at West Point

Richmond plays a wide assortment of beautiful slow airs and laments appropriate for the occassion.

Whether you choose traditional laments like Flowers of the Forest, or a favorite hymn like Amazing Grace, the music of the pipes is spiritually uplifting.


Richmond with Paddy Maloney

Richmond with Paddy Maloney
of The Chieftains (left), after performing in The Chieftains' Saint Patrick's Day Celebration.

Parties and performances, street fairs and parades, graduations and birthdays; a piper makes your event special!


Richmond with Aisling

Aisling plays spirited Celtic music, from the Irish and Scottish traditions, for parties and events, as well as at local establishments.

With both an Electric Celtic band and a smaller acoustic band, Aisling has the right sound for any occassion.


Bagpiper Richmond Johnston

Richmond is a piping instructor
for the Balmoral School.
He has taught both at the Millbrook School and at SUNY Ulster.

He teaches private bagpiping lessons in High Falls, NY.
Those interested in learning the bagpipe may call (845) 220-8803.


Bagad NY

A Bagad is an orchestra consisting principally of three instruments; the bagpipe, the bombarde and percussion.

Bagad New York plays traditional music from Brittany, but draws on many influences, from the music of other Celtic Nations, to rock, jazz and other ethnic traditions.


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Based in Albany, New York, the Capital Region Celtic Pipe Band combines the entertainment of public performances with the challenge of pipe band competitions to create an organization that is both fun and musically challenging.




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