Available in Hampton Roads and the Outer Banks, Michael Supples is a highly skilled, competitive piper who will bring the touch of class and culture to your event that is only possible with the Great Highland Bagpipe. Whether a wedding, funeral, formal dinner, party, church function, or other event, Michael would be honored to play for your event or help you find another qualified piper.
In his famous tune, Canon O'Neill chronicles the Easter Uprising of 1916, and encourages Irishmen to fight for the Irish cause, rather than for Britain. "'Twas far better to die 'neath an Irish sky, Than at Suvla or Sud el Bar." Traditionally played in B minor, I play it here in A minor on the Scottish Smallpipes with a piano accompaniment.
The warm tone of the drones envelopes the crowd, while the brightness of the melody rolling off the chanter cuts through the envelope to create the perfect harmony that wraps the guests in a blanket of music. Only a Great Highland Bagpipe can create such an experience.
Michael takes pride in his instrument and his performances. He has been a piper at hundreds of events; played with over half a dozen pipe bands, including a grade 1 band; actively competes in grade 2 solo competitions; and has performed on stage with the six time Grammy Award winning band, The Chieftains.