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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 
 BOOKING WITH GEMMA BRIGGS BAGPIPING

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Gemma Briggs professional bagpiper female with blonde hair leaning against a boardwalk with bagpiper and smiling

Performance Etiquette

Professionalism as a musician is important to me, and I will treat your event with the utmost respect and decorum. I always arrive early to tune and plan my performance, and am happy to work with you on logistics. I arrived dressed in highland regalia or other attire as discussed, including the kilt, sporran, ghillies, jacket, and more.

 

Rates

My rates vary by performance type and location. Please contact me directly for an accurate quote for your event. 

Payment

Payment is due at the time of service in Cash, Check, Credit Card, Venmo, or PayPal. Credit card incurs a small fee on my end, so other methods are preferred but I am prepared to take a card.  

Tune Requests

I am happy to accommodate tune requests from my repertoire list, or learn new tunes at a client's request. If I need to learn a specific arrangement to play with an ensemble or accompanist, there will be an additional charge for rehearsals.

Personalization

Every event is different and requires unique playing and logistics. I am happy to talk this through with you direclty, and use my performance experience to make sure your event goes smoothly from start to finish. Bagpipes can be loud, so I offer advice on where the best playing locations are, where to march in and out, and where to welcome guests if needed. I have played hundreds of gigs, mostly weddings and funerals, but also golf tournaments, sporting events, corporate celebrations, and even in 20 degree weather!

Travel

Gigs outside of a 50 mile radius from Clearwater, FL are subject to an additional travel fee.

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