“Thank you for your excellent performance. You helped make a sad day very special and memorable. We are very grateful.” The Byrne Family Nov. 2021
That was truly lovely. It made the day. The actual online (grad) ceremony was a bit lackluster in comparison. Anna, June 17, 2020
“Thank-you so much for coming, Mike. That was really emotional hearing your pipes begin the ceremony and I’m really glad you were there. Thank-you so much!” Cole McBride, Vancouver memorial, November 24, 2018
“I just wanted to thank you for playing at my father’s Celebration of Life. Your music was so powerful and really set a beautiful tone to the memorial. My dad would have LOVED the songs you played. Thank you again for adding the right amount of reverence and joy.” Linda Kaye, October 2018
“We just wanted to send you a big thank you for playing at our wedding. You were a hit and everyone loved your performance. We really appreciate it!” Tammy & David, March 18, 2018
“Best single day Bonspiel at the Vancouver Curling Club ever! He’ll be invited back most definitely!” Ron McKay Vice President Vancouver Curling Club, Dec. 2017
Mike enhances the ambiance at the station and builds excitement on departure mornings contributing to a welcoming and memorable experience for our guests. Vicki Edwards, Station Manager, Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer.
“Thanks again for the wonderful piping you gave us for mum’s memorial. I heard so many comments of appreciation from guests. ” Anne. July 2017
“Thank you for your gift of music, and with many thanks for helping us “Kirk the Tartans”, and in memory of our mother Eleanor Robertson Malcolm MacKinnon.” Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon, Paster, Little Red Church, Bowen Island.
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
“You did such an amazing job at our wedding!! I just wanted to make sure to let you know that. Made our wedding day that much more special for us.” Mieke & Ross, Oct. 2016
“I want to thank you very much for your playing at my parents Tribute. We appreciated it very much and many said you played the best pipes they had ever heard. My father would have been over the moon if he was there.” Carole Thacker, Sept. 2016
“Just want to say thanks. The piper was definitely the hit of the party. I don’t think there was a dry eye there. People are still talking about it. Thanks for the memorable event. It meant a lot to a lot of people there.” Ernie Sandgren
“Mike played at our Mom’s Celebration of Life. I told him a bit about Mom, she had been a WAC in WW2, and the mood we wanted and he played just the right selection of tunes. Many of our guests commented on his skilled playing. Mike was prompt, friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend him. Thanks again Mike! Sharon
“Thank you so much again for adding that something extra to our day. Everyone kept saying they have never been to a wedding with pipes and couldn’t stop saying how great it was.” Tyler & Holly, October 3, 2014
“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 Chisholm is our go-to piper. Contemporary Communications has often hired him for events and we enjoy bringing him back year after year. Mike is professional, punctual and passionate about what he does.” Kathie Taylor, Contemporary Communication
“I’d like to thank you, Mike, for your moving musical performance at the Scottish wedding ceremony I officiated at Furry Creek. While I incorporated Celtic ritual and readings throughout the ceremony, it was truly your professional piping that gave it a magnificent final touch!” “The best ceremonies are those that tug at our heart strings. Yes – I may be biased (as I too am Scottish!), but what instrument could be more emotionally stirring and invigorating than the pipes?!” “I hope to work with you again in the future.” Roxanne Thornton, MarryUs Custom Wedding Ceremonies, Â www.MarryUs.ca
“Mike’s piping was the highlight of our wedding ceremony. We thoroughly enjoyed the bag pipe music and he even learned a new song for us! He was both professional and friendly and even stayed later for pictures with us. We would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a piper.” Kathy Anderson, bride
“Thanks so much Mike. Remembrance Day is such an important part of our school year; your contribution was greatly appreciated. I’d love to have you come back next year.” Rob McLeod, Director of Band/Music Composition, Seycove Secondary, North Van.
“Mike performed at my sons 9th birthday party and it was a great time had by all. The kids talked about it for weeks, and now my son is taking bagpiping lessons.” James Robson, Surrey, B.C.
“Mike, you were amazing. Thank you so much, especially on such short notice. You really made our wedding day. Thank you again.” Carla & Joe
“Thank you so much for being a part of our special day and delivering an exceptional bagpiping experience for our guests. We really appreciate all your hard work to make this ceremony a huge success.” Matt & Dylan
“Thanks for bringing the wow and culture to our wedding. Many thanks.” Ryan and Breena
“Mike played at my daughter’s wedding in Crescent Beach, White Rock in September 2012. He is so personable and accommodating and he also has wonderful ideas about songs and placing that make him a delight to work with. Our entire wedding party walked on the beach to our dining venue“ Mike was there early and piped the entire wedding party and then stayed playing to ensure that the wedding party was safely inside the venue. He also then stayed for a little longer playing, much to the delight of the entire restaurant, and people simply passing by.”
“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