Mark Lester - Bagpiper

Mark began playing the pipes in 1978 under the tutelage of Pipe Major Sandy Jones at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He has played and competed with bands in the US and UK and play numerous solo gigs.

He has played for almost any type event conceivable. From weddings and funerals, parades and parties, to golf outings and corporate annual membership dinners. Retirement ceremonies, marketing promotions, military change of command ceremonies, picnics, and family gatherings are among additional events at which Mark has performed. He has played with orchestras, bands, organs, and other instrumentalists.

For making a statement like no other - a bagpiper certainly tops the list.

Mark Lester Song List

Suggestions for the Ceremony
Wedding Party Processional: Carrilon
Bride's Processional: Highland Cathedral
Lighting of the Unity Candle: Harborview
Recessional: Mhairi's Wedding
A partial list of tunes in lieu of those previously listed:
Amazing Grace
Barren Rocks of Aden
Bonnie Charlie
Bonnie Dundee
Brown Haired Maiden
Cabar Feidh
Captain Horne
Castle Dangerous
Colonel Wilson
Dark Island
Flee The Glen
Green Hills of Tyrol
High Road to Gareloch
Horsbrugh Castle
In and Out the Harbor
Jean Mauchline
Johnnie Cope
Johnnie Scobie
Kelsey's Wee Reel
Leaving Port Askaig
Mary MacKillop of Lochaber
Men of Argyll
Murdo's Wedding
Rowan Tree
Scotland The Brave
Scots Ballad
Sound of Sleat
Sweet Maid of Mull
The Bells of Dunblane
The Citadel Cadets
The Fittie Boatman
The Fleshmarket Close
The Heros of Ortona
The Inner Guard
The Lord's My Shepard
The Mist Covered Mountains
The Mucking of Geordie's Byre
The Rose of Allandale
The Unmade Bed
When The Battle Is Over
We so enjoyed having Mark at our Festival! The kids loved him as well as the adults. I truly think he added the perfect ambiance to our festival and we thank him for a job well done! It was a pleasure to work with him.