Memorial Service at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Denver, Co on 3/19/2018
We decided to have a bag piper for 2 songs for my mothers memorial service.
Michael responded to my request. He was available, familiar with the church, we
spoke about what I wanted, he was pleasant and professional. He arrived on time,
dressed in very nice appropriate attire-quilt. He honored my mother with
beautifully played Amazing Grace and ending service with Going Home.
Retirement Celebration at Denver Montessori School in Denver, Co on 3/17/2018
Michael Lancaster not only piped beautiful music but he went above and beyond to
make our guest of honor feel important. He shared a lovely tribute to our guest
of honor, sharing a lovely Gaelic prayer that we didn't expect. He is a master
musician and a great personality for any event! Our guests left raving about him
and wanting his contact information. Thank you, Michael!
St. Patrick's Eve Celebration at Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village, Co on 3/16/2018
Michael responded to my request quickly and thoroughly. So helpful when planning
an event! Most importantly, Michael is talented, warm, approachable (important
for kids and families) and he set the tone for our day just as we envisioned. We
will hire Michael again!
Fund Raiser at The Club At Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, Co on 3/15/2018
Michael Michael was fantastic! He performed at an event for us for over 100 of
our top donors and he was amazing! He ran with little to no direction from us.
Throughout the planning process Michael was more than accommodating and
extremely professional! I would highly recommend him for any of your event
needs! You will NOT be disappointed! Thank you again Michael for helping us pull
off a wonderful event! I cannot say enough great things about you!
Wedding at Wedgewood Boulder Creek in Boulder, Co on 3/3/2018
Thank you! Michael was wonderful and his music was a magical addition to the
Wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel in Beaver Creek, Co on 1/28/2018
First and foremost, the music was beautiful. His talent and sound were soothing
and exciting and set the perfect mood. As planning a wedding was so hectic,
Michael even helped me choose music when I had too much on my plate. I would
definitely hire him again
Memorial Service at Horan & McConaty in Denver, Co on 1/16/2018
Thanks for everything yesterday! You did a great job and we
received lots and lots of compliments!
Memorial Service at Highlands Ranch Country Club in Lakewood, Co on 1/14/2018
Michaelís bagpipe performance during a reception for my sonís
memorial will be remembered by all who were in attendance. Michael quickly
responded to my inquiry on gig master. He made the planning process easy by
providing a list of appropriate songs, and was exceptional in coordinating the
timing and location of the performance.
Memorial Service in Carbondale, Co on 12/3/2017
Speechless! Couldn't have gone better, everyone I
talked to loved him. Several asked how to contact Michael, perfect.
Christmas Party in Arvada, Co on 12/2/2017
Michael was fantastic! What an incredible repertoire! He
really added to the fun at our party. He even allowed one of our guests to sing
while he played a request. He has my highest recommendations.
Wedding at Ruth Memorial Chapel in Parker, Co on 11/24/2017
The music was exactly what I was looking for. Michael was so easy to work with
over the phone, arrived early, and preformed his tunes in perfect timing with
the ceremony. I would defiantly include him in future events.
Birthday Party at Coolhill's in Denver, Co on 11/16/2017
Michael was great for my event. We loved having him there - he added a lot to
the party, perfect level of music in the background without being distracting.
Thank you Michael! I would definitely use him for another event in the future.
Veterans Day Event at Care Meridian Assisted Living in Littleton, Co on 11/11/2017
It was a wonderful experience. We expected just bagpipe music but Michael
also provided the history of the bagpipes too. He took request and was an
absolute professional. We will be booking him again in the near future.
Fund Raiser Event at History Colorado in Denver, Co on 10/19/2017
Michael provided the perfect touch to our event, as he set the mood for a
fun/dynamic cocktail reception at History Colorado. Kudos to Michael! thanks for
a great job!
Grand Opening of Eagle River Fire Station #7 in Avon, Co on 10/18/2017
Hi Michael. I just wanted to personally thank you for making the trip up
yesterday for our Grand Opening ceremony. Your participation truly added that
special touch that made it memorable and inspirational. I am glad you were able
to be a part of our special day!
Wedding at the Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, Co on 9/30/2017
Michael played the pipes and guitar for my son's wedding. It was perfect and
he's a real professional.
Rehearsal Wedding Dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Co on 9/17/2017
Michael is amazing! I live in Missouri and hired him to play at my son's wedding
rehearsal dinner this past weekend. He kicked off the night playing the bagpipe
on the terrace with mountains in the backdrop...it was so perfectly beautiful.
The rest of the evening Michael played the acoustic guitar and sang from a list
of songs I had provided. Easy to work with, amazingly talented and highly
recommended. Thank you Michael for making the rehearsal dinner night magical.
Memorial Service at Heritage Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Co on 9/16/2017
Michael played beautifully and honored our Mother in a truly special way. The
service would not have been complete without him, our family is very grateful to
Memorial Service at St. Patrick's Brewery in Littleton, Co on 9/9/2017
Michael played 4 songs on his bagpipe that started our Life Celebration for our
son. His talent and knowledge of events and how best to fit in his piping was
excellent. Everyone was raving about him and the music.
Bagpipe Student in Studio on 8/28/2017
I have been taking lessons from Michael for nearly nine months now. He has been
an awesome instructor, very talented, helpful, and charismatic!
Memorial Service at Catamount Lakehouse in Steamboat, Co on 8/26/2017
Michael maintained excellent communication, was very reasonable concerning
changes to the original request, and provided excellent music on both bagpipes
and guitar. Highly recommended.
Celebration Of Life Service at Lionsgate Center in Lafayette, Co on 8/19/2017
Your performance of just those few songs touched me deeply and left all the
guests talking about the moving and heartfelt music. The attitude you and Sam
the drummer displayed of appropriate gravitas balanced with musical energy was
brilliant. All that may not seem like much to you. It would have brought my
husband to tears, as he wept over many a pipe tune, especially on that day
hearing the beauty and knowing that it was all for him. Michael, I could go on
and on. Please know that I will happily recommend you and give you the strongest
possible endorsement. With gratitude and deep appreciation for you and your
Wedding at the Larkspur in Vail, Co on 8/12/2017
Michael was great! Very professional and prompt responses on all questions! The
ceremony went by so fast! He was friendly and so thoughtful. I definitely
Wedding at Keystone Ranch Golf Course in Keystone Colorado, Co on 8/12/2017
We hired Michael to bagpipe at our Mountain Wedding. He arrived in plenty of
time, ready to play. Due to weather situation we needed to change Venues which
delayed the ceremony. Michael made the adjustment and played wonderfully for our
ceremony needs. Very professional and talented bagpiper! Thank you!
Bagpipe Student, Skype on 8/9/2017
Michael is patient and very understanding. He takes his time and my time
seriously and does not waste any od it. He is prepared and ready to further my
ability from zero to reading sheet music in just 4 lessons. The lessons are
geared to my level. I actually look forward to my lessons with Michael.
Company Party at the Cheyenne Canyon Inn in Colorado Springs, Co on 7/21/2017
Michael is an accomplished, professional musician. His performance for our event
was wonderful. He was on time, set up and played beautiful music to the
enjoyment of our party crowd. We would definitely hire him again!
Corporate Casual at the Botanic Gardens in Denver, Co on 7/20/2017
Michael was the perfect fit for our event. We really enjoyed having Michael
perform. Maybe next time he can get out his bagpipes.
Guitar Student private lesson in Denver, Co on 7/13/2017
Michael was easy going and encouraging. Shared some neat history about the
guitar, one of it's "founding fathers" and a very instructive right-hand
exercise. Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson and felt like I learned something.
Wedding at Private Residence in Breckenridge, Co on 6/21/2017
Michael played guitar and bagpipes at our small private wedding and was the most
professional and easy to deal with of any vendor. His personable manner worked
with all guests and his presence was a highlight of the day.
Wedding at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Co on 6/11/2017
Thank you so very much for gracing our ceremony with your wonderful guitar and
bagpipes skills! Also for your patience in our preparation. We
really appreciate it!
Wedding at the Silver Spur Ranch in Saratoga, WY on 6/8/2017
He was very accommodating to our needs. He was very professional it was so fun
to have a guitarist and bagpiper in one for our ceremony. If your looking for an
all around musician he is the guy.
Funeral at Glenmore Country Club in Greenwood Village, CO on 6/2/2017
Thank you so much for providing your time and talent at the celebration of life
service. The music was awesome and honored my mother in the perfect way.
Convention at the Stapleton Hilton in Denver, CO on 4/22/2017
The music was just as advertised. Musician showed up early and was all set to
start at the agreed upon time. Highly recommend Michael Lancaster. He was
Wedding at the Sanctuary in Castle Pines, CO on 4/15/2017
The instant I booked Michael, I knew my wedding day would be unique and
personal. He had the quickest response time out of all of my vendors and it was
always a treat hearing from him with ideas about how to make my soundtrack my
own. He provided sound equipment for his guitar, set for the reception,
along with a mic for the officiant as well, which was extremely helpful. Walking
down the aisle to the sound of bagpipes was magical. It was everything I had
hoped for. Michael was also awesome with our guests, as everyone was eager to
express their compliments, both for the pipes during the ceremony and the guitar
during the reception. Having the guitar was perfect for our intimate lunch
setting, as our guests didn't feel like they needed to fight the music to talk
to each other (as they would have with a DJ). One of my guests even told me she
forgot he was there and thought that we had been listening to a recording!
Phenomenal, phenomenal talent and one of the most memorable aspects of our
wedding day. Thank you, Michael!!
Wedding at Agape Outpost in Breckenridge, CO on 4/8/2017
Having Michael play bagpipes at our wedding was such a blessing. It really set
the tone for the ceremony, and our guests were raving about the quality of his
music and song choice. Michael was super easy to work with. He allowed us to
come meet him in person and hear a glimpse of his bagpipe mastery live before we
made the decision to book him. Michael arrived promptly to our ceremony and
played a wonderful variety of songs, some chosen by us and others at his
discretion. The ceremony was truly so beautiful with the added touch of the
bagpipes. We would highly recommended Michael's services to any bride and groom
considering bagpipes as an option for their wedding - you won't regret it! Thank
you Michael, we very much appreciate you. Thanks for travelling up to
Breckenridge to make our big day a very, very special one.
Birthday celebration at Connor O'Neil's in Boulder, CO on 3/19/2017
What a wonderful treat to have Michael as our special bagpiping guest! He played
beautifully! His timing was great and respectful to the other performers. He
even sang a lovely song for us! I could not speak highly enough of him and the
performance he did for us! I would recommend him for any event!
Funeral service at Amazing Grace Church in Thornton, CO on 3/18/2017
As we were seated in the church he started playing amazing grace outside, the
sounds entered the church and I don't think there was a dry eye inside.
Outstanding- thank you Michael.
St. Patrick's Day celebration at The Aspen School in Greenwood Village, CO on 3/17/2017
We had a wonderful experience with Michael Lancaster. He was a consummate
professional, very talented, and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming him into our
Birthday celebration at Bar Louie in Denver, CO on 3/16/2017
Hired for Birthday telegram & my friend was pleasantly surprised. Michael is
talented & did a fabulous job. I hired last min & responded quickly & made day
special for my friend.
Wedding at Brittany Hill in Thornton, CO on 3/10/2017
Michael showed up on time and played beautiful. His response time to my event
was excellent. My guest were very impressed and would definitely hire Michael
Funeral at Scotts Bluff Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff, NE on 2/23/2017
Michael was coming to play at my mother's burial service. Plans changed due to
weather & we had to postponed burial. When we contacted Michael to let him know,
he quickly came up with an alternative plan. He played for her church service.
He did a fantastic job! He was very kind, courteous, and respectful to my
family. Thank you Michael!
Wedding at Arrowhead Country Club in Littleton, CO on 2/18/2017
Michael was professional, and we love his music. Very good at follow-up. I would
highly recommend him!
Valentines Day at a private residence in Golden, CO on 2/14/2017
Michael's playing made my Valentine's gift so special! He is professional & fun.
I am recommending him to anyone that is interested in someone to play at their
Wedding at the Vail Chapel in Vail, CO on 1/28/2017
Loved his talent and it was perfect for our sons wedding! He also worked well
with our vocalist and pianist - who was a family friend!
Funeral at Scotts Bluff Country Club in Scottsbluff, NE on 1/22/2017
Michael Lancaster was AMAZING. Michael was prompt and prepared and created a
very sad day into a Great Day of celebration. Thank you from the bottom of my
heart. It was a perfect experience.
-Dona Rose Z.
Funeral at Ft. Logan in Denver, CO on 1/18/2017
Michael Lancaster was a blessing to work with. He responded very quickly to our
questions and knew exactly what to do at Ft. Logan. He was a comfort in a
stressful time. He played beautifully and added that special touch to the
service. Highly recommend!
Christmas/New Year's Party at Mile High United Way in Denver, CO on 1/6/2017
Michael was a pleasure to work with and a very talented musician. Very
responsive to emails, was on time and rolled with a fluctuating schedule for our
luncheon. Thank you!
Resident Appreciation Party at 1800 Larimer Street in Denver, CO on 1/3/2017
We absolutely LOVE having Mr. Lancaster at our event! We've worked with him for
this event for a few years now, and everyone always raves about how wonderful
his music is. He's really the highlight of our event. He makes it super easy for
us -- he brings all of his own equipment, and gets set up very quickly. He's
always very friendly and cheerful, and a joy to be around. His music is just
entrancing, and it really helps fill the space we have our event it. I highly
recommend hiring Mr. Lancaster for any event where you need live, unobtrusive
music. It's just always pleasant, and a really excellent experience.
Birthday at Jakes Brew Bar in Littleton, CO on 12/8/2016
Michael was professional, talented, creative and a pleasure to work with!
Birthday at Sienna at the Courtyard in Castle Rock, CO on 12/4/2016
Michael was so wonderful! He looked fabulous and his music was beautiful. He was
so warm and personable - made my husband's birthday an unforgettable event.
Wedding at the Nordic Center in Breckenridge, CO on 11/26/2016
Michael Michael was very professional and very accommodating for our big day. We
had no stress in dealing with him and were very happy with the final product. He
was happy to play any songs that we wanted and was very nice in the weeks
leading up to the wedding.
Veteran's Day celebration at Red Rocks Community College, CO on 11/10/2016
I wanted thank you for making yourself available to be a part the Red Rocks
Community College, Veteran's Day Ceremony. You played an important part in
honoring our veterans, and we thank you for that. Thank you for being so
flexible for us. You are a joy to work with!
Funeral at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Greenwood Village , CO on 11/6/2016
I wanted to write and thank for your superb work at Randal's funeral last
Sunday. I had told his widow, family and our Brother Masons that I knew of the
finest piper in the region and was very happy to find that you were available on
such notice. Many of the attendees commented to me afterwards on how your
participation added so much to the ceremonies. Brother Randal was highly
regarded and deeply loved by many. You helped give him a first class send off,
and for that his wife, family, friends, and Brother Masons are eternally
Wedding at The Sanctuary Country Club in Sedalia, CO on 11/5/2016
Dear Michael. Before too much time passed I wanted to thank you for being
part of Christina and Aaron's wedding. You provided the perfect and helped
create unforgettable memories for us all!!!
Wedding at Chataqua Park in Boulder, CO on 10/20/2016
Wonderfully done! Very responsive and communicative! Went perfectly to plan :-)
would recommend over and over again to anyone looking for a fantastic musician
Wedding at Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, CO on 10/15/2016
Dear Michael. Thank you so much for helping to make Ben and Jenny's wedding
such a beautiful occasion. The bagpipe introduction helped gather the guests to
the mountain with smiles on their faces. The beauty of the view was enhanced
by your lovely guitar. It was wonderful having background music at the
cocktail hour. Colorado sunshine, warm air, joyous bride and groom, beautiful
music, inspiring minister, happy family, full moon and Cubs win, it could not
have been more perfect. Your calm insights helped us all enjoy the day.
Thank you again for your part in the Golden Wedding!
Wedding at Chief Hosa Lodge in Golden, CO on 10/7/2016
Michael Lancaster was a pleasure to work with, he was flexible and made
excellent recommendations. He was prompt and professional.
Wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, CO on 9/3/2016
Michael was great - we picked him because his reviews were
awesome and now we know why. From the day we booked him, Mike was prompt,
informative, accommodating, patient and energetic. He thought of things we had
never considered (from technical details to the flow of the ceremony) and
overall made our ceremony much better than we had even envisioned. He was
Model Home Grand Opening in Boulder, CO on 8/24/2016
Michael did a great job at our event. Played the right music at the right volume
for the atmosphere of the event. Our guests loved it!
Wedding at The Lodge & Spa in Breckenridge, CO on 8/4/2016
I was nervous booking vendors online for a destination wedding but his reviews
were excellent so I went for it. I was not disappointed at all! Michael was
professional, kind, and very fast with response to all of my emails. Our wedding
venue had to be changed due to rain and he was very accommodating to the short
notice change. His music was on point and exactly what I wanted. I would
absolutely hire him again in a heart beat. Such a wonderful guitarist!!!!
Wedding at Willow Ridge in Morrison, CO on 7/30/2016
Michael played guitar during the pre-ceremony / processional and bagpipes for
the recessional at our wedding in July, 2016. He also provided equipment for our
officiant and readers/singers during the ceremony. Needless to say it was all
absolutely flawless! Being the bride, youdream of everything going perfectly, but of course,
it rarely does. Having Michael work so professionally and courteously gave that
aspect of our big day the perfection we hoped for. One thousand percent
Wedding at The Secret Garden in Colorado Springs, CO on 7/16/2016
Thank you Michael for taking care of everything I asked for. My loved ones and I
were so pleased with the pipes and Spanish guitar.
Wedding at Uley's Cabin in Crested Butte, CO on 7/14/2016
We had such a beautiful wedding in Crested Butte, Colorado. Michael was great.
He worked with our budget and he listened to all our needs. All our guests
enjoyed his singing and guitar. We didn't even get to meet him until it was time
for him to leave. He was very nice and the music was perfect. I would definitely
Wedding at Della Terra in Estes Park, CO on 7/6/2016
Michael was extremely professional. Dressed in the Irish/Scottish attire. Came
prepared. Was very pleasant to work with. Very talented. And I would absolutely
hire him again! We had an Irish themed wedding at Della Terra Ch‚teau and the
bagpiper made it very special.
Private Home in Bailey, CO on 6/24/2016
Michael was a total surprise to me at our Wedding. My Wife took care of all the
arrangements. Michael was and is an amazing bagpipe player. In addition he was
gracious and took photos with the Wedding Party and guests. I would highly
recommend for another function.
Grand opening for Nightrider Jewelry at Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, CO on 4/23/2016
Michael was excellent for our Grand Opening Event! He was professional and a
great musician. I would highly recommend him and we would use him again for
another event. Thanks again Michael for helping to make our event great!
Kirkin of the Tartan in Ft. Collins, CO on 4/10/2016
Michael is always prompt and easy to talk to and very accommodating to your
needs and wants. Over the top talent. Everyone was extremely pleased with his
music. Looking forward to having him play again.
Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, CO on 4/3/2016
Michael played for my wedding and he was amazing! He played Canon in D for my
walk down the path to Sapphire Point and Here Comes the Sun for the recessional.
He also played some beautiful prelude music and continued playing afterwards to
wind things down. I was told by multiple guests that his playing MADE the day! I
would highly recommend Michael to play for your wedding or special event.
Open House in Sedalia, CO on 4/2/2016
School Assembly at Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, CO on 3/29/2016
Thank you for coming in! It was just perfect. I loved it! I know the kids did
too!! I think you could have played and talked for another hour and they
would have been entertained. I would love to have you back next year!
Open House in Sedalia, CO on 3/26/2016
Michael's music was angelic. Not only was his music amazing, he was
professional, very friendly, and very on top of his appointment made with us. He
was ahead of schedule to set up and left and cleaned up on time. I would highly
suggest him to anyone! Hands down we will use him again for another event.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Littleton, CO on 3/18/2016
Michael did a wonderful performance for my St Patrick's Day Party. In between
piping he gave my guests some history and background about piping. He also threw
in a few jokes as well. Couldn't have asked for more.
Burns Night Celebration in Castle Rock, CO on 1/30/2016
My husband and I hosted a Burns Night Supper and hired Michael to entertain. He
was wonderful and made a fun evening extra special. His piping was beautiful and
he was so personable and our guests really enjoyed his stories, jokes and
information about piping as much as the music. The evening was so much fun that
we are planning this as an annual event and be sure that Michael will be a part
of our planning for years to come. I highly recommend him!
Funeral at Lafayette Cemetery, CO on 1/11/2016
Mr. Lancaster performed for my father's funeral. Everyone afterward said that it
added to his "celebration of life" ceremony. It was also a very cold day in
Colorado, and Mr. Lancaster arrived in his kilt standing out in the frigid
weather with no complaints. Thank you sir!
Funeral at Grandview Cemetery in Ft. Collins, CO on 1/9/2016
Worth every penny. I would like to say that my Dad's memorial service
would not have been the same without these incradible musicians. We are
planning a wedding this summer and how to use them again.
Corporate Casual at 1800 Larimer St. in Denver, CO on 1/4/2016
Mr. Lancaster. Thank you so much! It went really well this year and
as before you were a really huge hit!
Everyone loves your music
and thank you for performing this morning. I very
music look forward to having back again next year!!!
Wedding at the Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, CO on 1/3/2016
Such wonderful music and wonderful professionalism. Thank you Michael!!
Funeral at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, CO on 11/3/2015
Couldn't be happier. Thanks again Michael for everything.
Funeral at Mount Carmel Church in Denver, CO on 10/27/2015
Michael, thank you so much for a beautiful job at the services for my father.
You are unbelievably talented and it made the service extra special. I too, had
many great comments about your bagpiping. Thank you!
Wedding at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons, CO on 10/25/2015
Michael was absolutely amazing. Incredibly easy to work with and he surprised me
with a special request during our wedding. 5 stars doesn't even express how
thrilled we were with him.
Wedding at The Lakehouse in Evergreen, CO on 10/24/2015
Thank you for making our ceremony a special experience. We'll always
remember with appreciation.
Wedding at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Denver, CO on 9/26/2015
Thank you for making out special day so special!
Chancellor Inauguration at Denver University in Denver, CO on 9/18/2015
You were fantastic, and the procession was just as we had hoped for. Thank
you for being a part of an historic event. We'll see you next time.
Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, CO on 9/10/2015
Thank you for making out special day extra special. Cheers David and
Wedding at Mount Vernon Country Club in Golden, CO on 9/6/2015
Hi Michael. I just wanted to thank you so much for playing at Carly's
wedding. The music sounded wonderful and you played a great selection of
music. I just want you to know how happy we were.
Wedding at The Chapel at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on 8/30/2015
Michael Fabulous! Thank you for making this day so special for us!
Rehearsal Dinner at YMCA Of The Rockies in Estes Park, CO on 8/21/2015
Good morning Michael...finally settled down and just wanted to thank you for
your excellent performance on Friday night! Everyone enjoyed it immensely!
Wedding at Varsity Lawn on CU Campus Boulder, CO on 8/15/2015
Michael was the easiest vendor to work with and his music was absolutely
beautiful for outdoor wedding ceremony! He was very helpful in providing all the
microphones for our officiant and even provided an electric amp when our space
didn't have any power outlets! Very professional and so glad we had him
play on our big day!
Wedding at Moraine Park Amphitheater in Estes Park, CO on 8/15/2015
Michael was a joy to work with and made our wedding planning from out of state
stress free. We had so many comments from our guests on how the music touched
them and it made our ceremony unforgettable. Many goosebumps were experienced!
Michael is not only incredibly talented but professional and personable. We hope
we can be fortunate to have him play at our wedding anniversary party down the
Funeral at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO on 7/28/2015
Michael Lancaster played the bagpipes at a memorial we organized. It was a
beautiful performance which enhanced the event. Michael was easy to contact and
make arrangements with. The attendees were very impressed with him and his
music. I would consider having Michael Lancaster back if a similar event is
Funeral at Rockland Community Church in Genesee, CO on 7/8/2015
Michael, thank you so much for the lovely job you did Wednesday for my Dadís
service. You play beautifully, and the addition of the bagpipes to the service
added so much to this final send-off. We all appreciate how understanding your
were, how easy you were to work with, and how much your music added to this
Wedding at McC Ranch in Masonville, CO on 7/5/2015
As a family we found Michael pleasant and easy to work with. As a family we were
very pleased with Michael's playing of the bagpipes and the guitar. It is more
novel for most Coloradons to hear the bagpipes from someone dressed in full
Scottish regalia! He played guitar during dinner and it created a nice ambience
for all the diners. Michael made a significant contribution to my niece's
wedding. The music at a wedding is crucial and we were a bit apprehensive. We
ended up being very pleased. We would hire him again. Maybe when my other niece
and my nephew get married! Thanks Michael.
Wedding at Arrowhead Country Club in Littleton, CO on 6/27/2015
Michael was wonderful to work with - stress free and able to provide everything
I asked from him for our ceremony! And, I didn't even meet him before the
wedding! I found out later that he also handled my mom's request for playing
bagpipe at our cocktail hour, which was a nice surprise! Without hesitation, I
would wholeheartedly recommend him to friends who want a great guitarist and/or
bagpiper!!! We got tons of compliments!
Wedding on Vail Mountain Top in Vail, CO on 6/26/2015
The most accommodating, talented, friendly performer! Michael was just awesome!
Funeral at The Secret Garden in Colorado Springs, CO on 6/25/2015
Amazing!! My company hired Michael to play for a Celebration of Life service.
From the time he arrive to the time he left everything about him was
professional and his music was breathtaking! He played during the prelude of the
service and at the end of the service. As he marched out with the song Amazing
Grace fading away, there was not a dry eye to be found! We are happy to
recommend him and will use his services whenever we can.
Wedding at Union Station in Denver, CO on 6/6/2015
Michael was a perfect addition to our wedding. he's fun and extremely talented.
and as a last minute favor to us he hustled through bad traffic to make sure he
could be there in time to play a wedding song for bride's entrance. I strongly
recommend his services to anyone wanting to add something special to their big
Wedding at Willow Ridge in Morrison, CO on 5/16/2015
Michael we really enjoyed you playing the bagpipes at our wedding. My son
now loves hearing them and pretends to play them. You made our wedding
very special and unforgettable!
Funeral at Mt. Lindo in Morrison, CO on 5/2/2015
My family and I are all so grateful that you are able to play your wonderful
bagpipes for the service on my husband. The haunting notes of your bagpipe
rising skyward in this lovely mountain cemetery seems especially fitting at this
time. Thank you again...
Wedding at the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, CO on 4/25/2015
Michael was amazing. I could definitely tell that he's very experienced with not
only his instrumental skills, but his skills in planning and performing at live
events. We had Michael play acoustic guitar for the majority of our wedding,
then asked him to break out the bagpipes for our grand entrance into the
reception room. It was a surprise for the attendees and everyone was completely
blown away. We live in Illinois, so our Colorado wedding was a destination
wedding. Michael was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond via
e-mail. He also supplied the mics for our officiant and speakers. Long story
short -- I would definitely recommend him.
Funeral at Church of the Risen Christ in Denver, CO on 4/23/2015
Great Job! Michael added a lot our memories of an important
Funeral at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Ft. Morgan, CO on 4/22/2015
Beautiful music, very kind and professional. Very much appreciated.
- Alicia F.
Funeral at Church of the Risen Christ in Denver
Very professional and compassionate. I don't have a huge understanding of what a great bagpiper should sound like but, to me, Michael was great. Would certainly recommend him to others.
St. Patrick's Day celebration and fund raiser in Littleton
Great experience! Michael was awesome!!
Memorial Service at Unity Columbine Spiritual Center in Lafayette
Thank you so very much for your appearance and playing of Amazing Grace at my
husbands memorial service. You and your music were just awesome, and I am
very appreciative for your performance.
Surprise Engagement in Denver
Thank you for making our engagement ceremony a memory to both cherish and remember! In the future, if there is anything I may do for you please ask. I hope our paths cross again very soon.
Memorial Service in Loveland
Very Prompt. Very Accommodating. Very Talented. Eager to please. A perfect experience for us. Everyone Loved him. Reasonable Rates. Would definitely recommend him to others.
Birthday celebration at Adams County Fairground Henderson
Michael is so professional. He earned the right to play at our event by calling and emailing me over the course of many months to check on the progress of our party. His music was perfect to add to the atmosphere of our party. Thank you Michael for making our day so special I never once worried that you would be able to get the job done!
Wedding at the Manor House in
Thank you again for being part of your celebration. You added an intangible element that truly made our dreams come true!
at the Fort in Morrison
Thank you so very much for contributing in a special way for an extremely important day. You helped to solidify great memories for us both!
Rehearsal Dinner at Sattleridge in Beaver Creek, CO 1/5/2015
We just got home and rested up and I wanted to get our thanks to you for an absolutely wonderful evening of music that you provided. I've heard comment after comment about your part in our event. Everyone has had wonderful comments about both your bagpipe and guitar music. The bride and groom were thrilled with your bagpiping at the entrance, and your poem and finale were icing on the cake. Michael, I can't thank you enough! -Claudia K.
Andrews Day at Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland
Every year St. Spyridon
Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland Colorado celebrates St. Andrew's Day. At the
end of the morning Liturgy Fr. Evan blesses the Tartans...but this year I had
arranged a surprise with him.
After the blessing, the rear doors of the Church opened and Michael Lancaster began to play Amazing Grace followed by Highland Cathedral. The Scots, Greek, Russian, Chinese, German heritage people in the congregation loved it! (We embrace our diversity).
Mr. Lancaster was professional and patient (he had to wait on a cold day for the Priest to finish).
I couldn't be more pleased! The surprise was well received by all!
Corporate Event in Denver, CO 11/20/2014
awesome. He provided three different types of music for my 50th
birthday party. We started with pipe music at streamside while guests
arrived. Next, Michael provided classical guitar music at dinner, then had
piping happy birthday followed by a jolly jig then kicked it up a notch with
vocals and more guitar to carry the party to a lively conclusion.
Michael was sensitive to the mood of room, and had a fabulous attitude. I
had many compliments on the music from my guests. I hope I have another
opportunity to hire Michael again in the future. Many thanks!
Michael Lancaster was amazing!! He showed
up early on our wedding da and made sure everything was taken care of. I
literally just got to enjoy him play the music without having to deal with
running around organizing things. His customer service is great. He follows
through and follows up and I even had a thank you email from him 2 hours after
my event! His music was truly fantastic and I'm trying to figure out another
event I can have where I can hire him again! Thank you Michael for helping in
making our day so special!!
Wedding at Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor, CO on 9/14/2013
was exactly what we'd hoped for & a more beautiful sound than we'd imagined! It
was wonderful to work together for our special day!
Wedding at Beaver Creek Wedding Deck in Beaver Creek, CO on 9/8/2013
Many thanks for a great
performance! We loved your music and you made our event even more special.
You certainly lived up to your reputation. A great piper always stirs a
special place in my soul.
Funeral at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Co on 9/6/2013
He was so easy going and heartfelt
dealing with our difficult situation. We would absolutely love to use him again
for future events.
Wedding at Taharaa Mountain Lodge in Estes Park, CO on 8/24/2013
Michael was amazing!! He was very
professional from the first conversation through my entire wedding. He was very
accommodating and did everything he could to make our wedding perfect. His
talent and performance was wonderful! I would highly recommend Michael Lancaster
for any event need.
Corporate Conference in Keystone, CO on 8/13/2013
Michael did a tremendous job for
our event. He is a very talented guitarist and was very accommodating with the
parameters and demands of our event. Would have awarded 6 stars on a couple of
categories if that was possible on the grading scale. Highly recommend him and
will hopefully be working with him again for future events.
Wedding at Estes Park Resort in Estes Park, CO on 8/3/2013
Thank you so much for your
beautiful performance at our daughterís wedding on Saturday. Your music made it
truly a Celtic wedding. Excellent!!! Everything you promised to be.
Birthday Celebration at Three Lions Pub in Denver, CO on 7/12/2013
Wedding at The Vail Wedding Deck in Vail, CO on 7/5/2013
I can't thank you enough!! You
were wonderful!! You are so talented! You blew everyone away with the guitar
and especially your bagpipes. Your music just made the ceremony!! Everyone had
Goosebumps. :) Thank you!! You were wonderful!!
Memorial Dedication at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs, CO on 7/5/2013
Michael was right on time and performed
perfectly...exactly what we requested. I will definitely use Michael again if I
need a bagpiper for a memorial dedication.
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, CO on 6/23/2013
Michael, we just wanted to say
thank you for the beautiful music you played during our wedding day. Many
of our guests commented on how pleasant it was and Chris and I really loved it.
-Mary Ann L.
Golf Tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club in Lakewood, CO on 6/22/2013
Michael was spectacular in all areas. Our members
loved the bagpipes before the final round of golf in our member guest
Wedding at Dunafon Castle in Evergreen, CO on 6/21/13
Michael was very easy to get a
hold of. We hired Michael to play at our wedding. His website has a couple lists
of songs - with and without vocals. From these I was able to come up with a
playlist for our wedding ceremony. I did have a couple special requests. Special
requests do cost extra - for the time it takes him to learn and practice the new
songs. The extra was well worth it. I was able to walk down the aisle to an
instrumental that I remember my grandmother playing and humming to when I was a
little girl and Michael also accompanied a good friend of mine as she sang for
us during our tree planting ceremony. I would hire Michael again for sure!
Birthday Celebration in Lakewood, CO on 6/9/2013
Michael did a wonderful job in helping us
celebrate my father's 80th birthday. He was both talented and entertaining
- a big hit! Thanks Michael for making it a special day!
-Steve and Carol R.
Wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, CO 6/8/2013Michael- I'm sorry I didn't have more time to express my gratitude to you on Saturday. The music was perfect and the pipes were exactly what I had imagined. People were talking about your talent all night and Brian was blown away with how you managed to pull off the switch! Thank you for working with me to surprise him with that. If you ever need any references feel free to send people my way!
Birthday Celebration at McCabe's in Aurora, CO on 6/8/2013
Wedding at Peak 8 in Breckenridge, CO on 6/7/2013
Michael was fantastic to work with both before
and during the wedding. He played the guitar beautifully for our ceremony and I
would absolutely recommend his services to anyone looking for a live performer
at their wedding. He had a wide variety of music to chose from and was very
accommodating to any other requests we had. Michael definitely helped to make
this one of the most special and memorable days of our lives!
-Nicole and Andy C.
Birthday Celebration in Longmont, CO on 5/21/2013
Birthday Celebration at NCM Media Networks in
Denver, CO on 4/12/2013
Michael was a delight to work with. Very professional and attentive to our needs.
Easter Service at The Comedy Works in Centennial, CO on 3/31/2013
Totally impressed with Michael and his professionalism would use him again in a heart beat.
Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge and The Arrabelle in Vail, CO 3/30/2013
Michael was THE MOST elegant and beautiful bagpipe and guitar player I have ever heard. He was EXCELLENT! MY DAY COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN AS PERFECT WITH OUT HIM! I was BLOWN OVER with his talent. Bagpiping on the mountain was perfect! He piped us through the front lobby of the Arrabelle in Vail with elegance and then performed on his guitar for cocktail hour and dinner! He was brilliant!
Wedding at The Fort in Morrison, CO on 3/2/2013
I don't have enough words to thank Michael for the wonderful job he
did at our wedding! Our guests were blown away as were we.
Memorial Service at Jefferson Unitarian in Golden, CO on 1/27/2013
No words can even express my appreciation for what you have done.
Arin would be so happy for such a tribute to his life he lived, loved, and gave!
He adored his Scottish heritage and we are so thankful to have you be a part of
this celebration of his life. May the lord always shine his light upon you
and keep you always playing. You are blessed with such a gift and talent.
Student in Denver, CO 1/20/2013
contacted Michael Lancaster to teach me to play the bagpipes as a surprise
for my family at my grandparents' 70th wedding anniversary. I had about 9 months
to become proficient in playing before the anniversary, a lofty goal that
Michael enthusiastically embraced. With Michael's help, I reached that goal and
successfully shocked my family with my piping skill. Michael has been an
excellent teacher with a very comprehensive knowledge of music, exceptional
performing skills, and a positive and encouraging approach. I would recommend
him highly to anyone seeking lessons for bagpipes or guitar.
Christmas Party at a private residence in
We could not have been more pleased with you and your
services. As soon as my brother got you on the phone and explained to you Dad
was a WWII veteran, you were all in. I know you had a very big day of driving
Student in Denver, CO 12/05/2013
I don't know how to even begin to thank you for these last
five and a half years. Truly it has been a pleasure to study with you.
When I decided that I wanted to take lessons, I never imagined that I
would come as far as I have today, and with you as a teacher I am not the least
bet surprised. Most of all, you really helped influence me to continue and
pursue my music. You gave me a great understanding of what it's like to go
on to study music in college, and be a professional musician. Through all
of the advice you passed down, you helped me make my goals become realized.
You have a great understanding of those things, and you were keen to share them.
For that, I am highly grateful. It has truly been a pleasure to study with
you for all of these years. I feel as though I am very lucky to have had
that opportunity. Once again, thank you!
Michael was extremely accommodating and did his job very
professionally. We were very happy with him.
Wedding Ceremony at the CSU Oval in
I would highly recommend Michael Lancaster for your event! The pipes
added the perfect element to our wedding and all of our patrons commented on how
amazing it was. Michael was very accommodating to our requests and worked with
us to add the perfect music arrangement. As a bonus, he insisted that he stay
after the ceremony to play the pipes and lead us in to our reception! Michael is
very professional, organized, knowledgeable and a world class musician. Again, I
would definitely recommend Michael Lancaster to anyone for any
Club Event at the Ambassador Hotel in
Student at the University of Colorado at Denver, CO 9/6/2012
Student at the University of Colorado at Denver, CO 9/6/2012
guitar class I have ever taken. It has really helped me improve my
playing. You are a killer teacher.
Wedding Ceremony at the Vail Wedding Deck in Vail, CO on
Michael was excellent to work with - very thorough in his
preparation, thoughtful in providing recommendations and hung with us when it
rained during our wedding ceremony outside. I would highly recommend him!
Wedding Ceremony at a private residence in
Michael Lancaster is AWESOME at what he does! Totally
professional and talented! We hired him for guitar and bagpipes for our ceremony
and cocktail hour at our wedding. Everyone at our wedding was talking about the
bagpipes and how awesome it was and said the guitar music was beautiful as well.
The professionalism throughout the planning process was also easy because
Michael is quick to respond to emails and makes and takes suggestions. We HIGHLY
Memorial Service at Lionsgate Event Center in
Michael first made a positive impression on me by getting
back to me almost immediately after I emailed my request . He was
kind, professional and didn't blink an eye when I had to move his arrival time
up an hour. He offered good ideas as to how his part could best be woven into my
sister's Memorial service. I would hire Michael again, no question. I would also
recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Country Club Event at the Greely Country Club in
Wedding Ceremony at Echo Lake in
was so easy to work with to figure out the perfect songs for our wedding, and
was so professional and on top of everything! He helped make my wedding perfect.
There was a moment when the music touched me and made me cry during the
ceremony. Everyone was impressed with his talent!!
Wedding Ceremony at the Hotel Boulderado in
outstanding. His performance made my daughter's wedding ceremony one of the best
yet. Michael performed magnificently even though the temperature was near 100!!
Great job. We can't thank him enough.
Wedding at Lily Lake in
Great communication prior to our event. Very knowledgeable
about our needs and our requests. Beautiful performance during the wedding
ceremony. extremely well done. Thank you.
Funeral at Memorial Garden Cemetery in
Michael made my grandmother's funeral as special as she
wanted it to be.
Wedding Ceremony at the Crystal Rose in Golden
Michael was amazing! He came and congratulated us on our
wedding day and then jumped right in and was set up and ready to go. He plays
beautifully and it made the entire ceremony! Everyone was impressed and he
couldn't have been more courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend
him for any event!
Wedding Ceremony at Hillside Gardens in
I really enjoyed taking Applied Guitar with Mr. Lancaster.
He tailored the course to my experience and taste and he really challenged me.
I learned a ton. Super fun, great class!
I really enjoyed taking Applied Guitar with Mr. Lancaster.
He tailored the course to my experience and taste and he really challenged me.
I learned a ton. Super fun, great class!
Assembly at Sandberg Elementary in
Michael was great! The kids couldn't stop talking about
him after he left, and they were telling their parents all about what they
learned during his show. Awesome experience overall!
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