charlie rutan

bagpiper in philadelphia pennsylvania


Charlies piped for: Former Pres Bush, Queen Noor - Regent of Jordan, & Rod Stewart.

He’s been on NBC, FOX, CNN, CBS, ABC, Comcast, in print, and TV Finland!

He’s listed 2003 ‘Who’s Who in America’, & 2004 ‘Who’s Who in the World’.

Principal Bagpipe, Reading Symphony Orchestra.

Over 3500 performances since 1997. Founder of ‘Bagpipes FAO’ and ‘Zampognari di Filadelfia’.

Piped for luxury yachts, lords, concerts, country clubs, battleships, bishops, generals, graduations, & Guinness Stout.; admirals, airlines, knights, nightclubs, royalty, (and royalties), whisky makers and Walmart.

Studied Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graduated Summa cum laude in music 1992.


Piper at weddings, funerals + events for men and women from all walks of life.

Charlie performs primarily on four types of bagpipe:

  • Scottish Highland Pipes
  • Irish Uilleann Pipes
  • Italian Zampogna
  • French Cornemuse (Baroque & Modern)

Amazing Grace Uilleann Pipes Audio

Christmas Bagpipes 2021: Verbum Supernum Prodiens

Mardi Gras Carnival 2020

Four Classic Wedding Processionals


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