Mark McCormick, and Patrick Hogan
|The McMulligans are a
quartet that play the pipes and
drums around Portland, Oregon. We have performed at weddings,
festivals, pubs, and sometimes you may find us busking on street
Our group produces a balanced sound with two
pipers, a side snare, and a flourishing tenor. While we don't
compete with the big bands, we can produce a robust pipe band
But we also have a soft and mellow side...
Big Sound or Tranquil Ambiance
Bagpipes and the 'Small Pipes'
Our pipers play the Great
Highland Bagpipes and the small pipes, sometimes called kitchen pipes.
For big halls and outdoor venues the Highland pipes will fill the space
and provide a grand musical flourish to your event. The small
pipes on the other hand, work well indoors and out and provide mellow
harmonies with fewer decibels so as not to inhibit the conversations among
For events like weddings we
play a session of small pipe tunes as a welcoming overture. To add
emphasis and attention around the moment of the ceremony we play the
Great Highland pipes and perform traditional tunes for the occasion.
For example during a wedding procession we could play Highland Cathedral
and after the declaration we could play Ode to Joy. Of
course the tune list is personal choice for the couple to decide.
and audio clips:
For more information about the McMulligans contact Patrick Hogan.
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