"Bagpipers For Hire" has been the premier
bagpiping service for the Chicagoland and
tri-state area since August of 2000!
Offering a variety of bagpipe related
services including weddings, funerals,
church functions, private parties, whiskey
tastings, parades and of course St Patricks
Day Celebrations. We can provide solo pipers, duets,
quartets, mini bands, and full pipe bands to
accommodate any needs you may require.
The Piper: Steve LaRue
Started piping (chanter) in 1982,
first playing pipes with The "500" Gordon
Pipers, Indianapolis, IN from 1985 to 1988.
Played with other misc pipers from
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN from 1989
to 1990. Was a member of the Tunes of Glory
Pipes and Drums, Warrenville, IL from 2000
to 2001. In 2001 competed at the Bridge of
Allan, Scotland Highland Games and the World
Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Member
of the 2002 Chicago Caledonian Pipes and
Drums, winning the Midwest Championship,
U.S. Open Championship and taking third
place at the North American Championship.
Currently a member of the Penetangore Pipes
and Drums, Kincardine, Ontario, Canada -
Winner of the 2008 North American
Championship grade IV. Have opened two of
Rod Stewart's concerts - Indianapolis, IN
and Chicago, IL.