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A Little Taste of the Highlands - WCAU TV Award Winning Piping for All Occasions

Available for All New Jersey and Philadelphia Area Thirty-three years Experience in Solo Competition and Bands. Piper for First Ladies Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, PA and NJ Governors (including at the Inaugural Ball of PA Governor Ed Rendell and multiple times at the NJ governor's mansion, Drumthwacket), US Senators Frank Lautenberg, Jon Corzine, and John Kerry. Frank has piped for Hollywood celebrities such as Bono, Bill Cosby, Candice Bergen, and Jane Alexander. Frank instructed ABC Good Morning America's Tony Perkins on the bagpipe for the 2001 annual "Job Swap," and piped in the Welcome Home parade for former Iraqi POW James Riley. On March 14, 2011 Frank piped at the DuPont Theater with Bryan Adams on his "Bare Bones" tour (for the song "Cuts Like a Knife"), and on March 9, 2012, he piped for the Duffy's Cut burial ceremony. Frank has competed successfully as both a solo performer and with bands. Frank is a winner of the MacLeod Quaich and Sandy Davidson Memorial Trophy for Grade One solo piping, and first place, Grade One Piobaireached, Delco Games, as well as 1984 "Award of Excellence" from the Chesapeake Bay Branch, EUSPBA. Frank has piped at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York City. His piping is currently featured in a television documentary being shown on the Smithsonian Channel, entitled "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut," which was nominated for a 2007 Irish Film and Television Academy award in the Best Single Documentary category and a Celtic Media Festival 2007 award for the Best Factual Documentary. "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut" is now on sale as an iTunes download. Frank piped for the Mahoney Brothers Band on their CD Rock and Roll Rodeo for the song "Half the Man." He holds a PhD from Drew University and is a student of the late Robert Gilchrist."

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