About Mike

Looking to create an impact, impress a client or leave a lasting impression of your event? Whether happy or sad, the stirring sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe is the perfect note. 

Call 778-838-6366

“We had our company campaign launch, and Mike was amazing, helping us bring attention to the launch.  It sure created a stir among the staff.  Highly recommend Mike!”  Krista Harper, HSBC Bank Canada

The Scottish highland bagpipes stir emotions. At weddings, memorials,  birthdays or surprise parties. The sudden arrival of the piper makes your event instantly memorable.

“If you ever need special “special” for an event, I highly recommend a bagpiper, and Mike Chisholm would always be my first choice!”  Violet Dubeau

Harrison Hot Springs, April 2016

Harrison Hot Springs, April 2016

Planning a wedding, a party,  a memorable way to announce your guests or head table? Planning a “Celebration of Life?  Call or email for a quote.

“Just a quick note to tell you how special you made our celebration of life for William Wallace. You brought the house to tears especially playing Amazing Grace. I am forever grateful. Thank you.      Sheila Wallace, Nov. 2016

I have been playing for 30 years in BC, Alberta and my home province of Nova Scotia (New Scotland). Contact me to discuss your event or provide a quote.


“The moment you arrive at the station, Rocky Mountaineer’s exuberant team is there to celebrate with you. From the bagpiper regally playing you onto the train, to the fresh scones served straight from the oven, a literal red carpet is rolled out to welcome you.” AAA Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Contact: bagpiper1@telus.net or use the contact form below.

  • 778-838-6366

(More background stuff….)

I am the official piper for the Rocky Mountaineer Rail Company and can be found most mornings in the Vancouver tourist season piping for guests. I play for the Pitt River Lodge,  The Blarney Stone, in Vancouver’s Gastown, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, numerous universities and colleges, couples getting married, families grieving a lost loved one, birthday parties and sometimes for people who just like to listen to the pipes.

I am the executive director of ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games, a former member of the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band,  the Triumph Street Pipe Band (III), Sir. John A. MacDonald Pipe Band and the Halifax Police Pipe Band and Pipe Sgt/organizer of the Antigonish Highland Games Reunion Pipe Band.

Adler Univ. 1

Alder University

I played briefly with pipe bands in Gander, NL and Edmonton, AB. while working for CBC News.

“Jerry and I want to thank you for your amazing piping. How beautiful it was to hear you playing as everyone pulled into the wedding. Jerry was soooo in awe. He still can’t believe I did that. He absolutely loved your playing. Thank you for making our wedding so special (Jerry and Trisha, June 2014)

BC Highland Games 2016. Coquitlam Mayor Richard, and Anna Rosa Stewart, Mike Chisholm. Chair

BC Highland Games 2016. Coquitlam Mayor Richard, and Anna Rosa Stewart, Mike Chisholm. Chai

“I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful piping you performed at the Celebration of Life for my father, Howard Donald Cameron . I will be recommending you to all my friends. You made us cry…which to me is truly a wonderful send off for a extremely wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whom always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humour.” Sincerely, Cathy Cameron

“Mike, you were amazing. Thank you so much. You really made our wedding day. Thank you again.”  Carla & Joe


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5 Responses to About Mike

  1. richard says:

    Thank you so much for making my father/family happy on october 2nd we will contact you for a later date? Thanks again !!

  2. /jackMacIsaac says:

    Hello Mike from Courteny BC..out here on holiday..From one piper to another..Slainte mhath!!
    New glasgow NS

  3. Hi Jack
    Great to hear from you. If you’re in Vancouver, let me know and we’ll have a wee drink. Mike C.

  4. Krista says:

    We had our company campaign launch, and Mike was amazing helping us bring attention to the launch. Thanks Mike, it was a pleasure to have you as part of our event. It sure created a stir among the staff. Highly recommend Mike!

  5. James Milne says:

    My daughter is getting married June 27th at Meadow Valley Ranch outside of Summerland BC. We are looking into hiring a piper. Time required 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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