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About Lary

Lary is a competition level performance piper who will perform appropriately dressed for your event and properly tuned. He can perform in full formal highland attire or renaissance dress. Lary wears the Texas Bluebonnet Tartan (contains all the colors of the Texas Bluebonnet flower) ,the Clan MacMillan Ancient Dress Tartan (a rare two color tartan of Red and Yellow) or the Royal Stewart Tartan ( the familiar Red, White, Blue and Yellow.)

 

Lary wears the Texas Bluebonnet because of his adopted home state of Texas. The Clan MacMillan is one of 28 ancestral connections he has with the Auld Sod dating to the 1200's. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes and Drums are the band that inspired Lary to begin piping. The Scots Dragoon Guards were authorized to wear the Royal Stewart by King George VI.

 

Like a number of his generation, Lary graduated from high school May 30, 1965 and June 21, 1965 he was in US Army boot camp at Fort Polk, La. After basic training he was assigned to the 60th Army Band at Fort Polk where he played clarinet and saxophone. In 1969 he enrolled at Central State College, Edmond, Oklahoma as an Instrumental Music Major.

 

After recovering from a broken neck in a motorcycle wreck in 2000 Lary chose to follow through on his dream to become a piper. He rode his Harley to Houston, Tx., a four hour trip one way, twice a month for two years to establish a foundation to build a bagpiping career. Lary still receives instruction on the bagpipes from world champion pipers to continue to improve his piping skills.

 

Short Notice Service

Lary's home is south of Fort Worth, Texas and he is ready to travel on little notice. It is one hour to Waco, Texas from his home. He was contacted by a family member an hour and a half prior to the graveside service and made it there on time. On another occasion he was called four hours before the service which was three hours away and made it on time. Consumed, the title of his first CD describes his desire and commitment to the bagpipes and those having a desire to hear the Great Highland Bagpipe from the Highlands of Scotland.

 

Lary's Travels

Lary has piped from the Western Caribbean in the South, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the North, El Paso, Texas in the West, to the Highlands of Scotland in the East. Most of his piping is within 400 miles of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex but he is willing to travel with the proper arrangements.

 

Pick Any Tune

The three most requested bagpipe tunes are Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave and Danny Boy, all tunes Lary loves to play. Along with a long list of traditional Scots/Irish tunes his tune list includes The Marine Corps Hymn, America the Beautiful and less traditional tunes like The Flintstones, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Henry the VIII, Dixie, The Eyes of Texas and The Texas Aggie War Hymn. This is not a complete tune list but a list that shows Lary's diversity on the pipes.



Some areas Lary has played include:

- American Legion , Cleburne, Texas

- VFW, Alvarado, Texas

- Freedom Isn't Free Motorcycle Rally Fort Worth, Texas

- Denton County Sheriff's Office, Denton, Texas

- The Buzz Run, Cleburne, Texas

- Bluebonnet Scottish Society, North Texas

- Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery Association, Alvarado, Texas

- Marti Elementary, Cleburne, Texas

- Welcome Home Troops, DFW Airport

- Celtic Heritage Society of East Texas, Kilgore, Texas

- United Daughters of the Confederacy, Granbury, Texas

- Sons of Confederate Veterans,

- Several Camps

- McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas

- Scarborough Faire, Waxahachie, Texas

- The Castle, Muskogee, Oklahoma

- Four Winds Faire, Tyler, Texas

- Dorsey and the Gang, KSCS Radio,

- Name That Country Western Bagpipe Tune, Promo for Scarborough Faire

- NW Arkansas RenFest, Fayetteville, Arkansas

- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

- State Capitol, Austin, Texas

- Federal Correctional Institutions, Fort Worth and Seagoville,Texas

- Chamber of Commerce, Waxahachie, Texas

- Frisco Roughriders Baseball Team, Frisco, Texas

- Gen. Sam Houston Festival, Huntsville,Texas

- Hughes Springs ISD RenFaire, Hughes Springs, Texas

- Southlake Carrol High School, Southlake, Texas

- Southlake Relay for Life, Southlake, Texas

- Saint Phillips Catholic School, Mesquite, Texas

- Public Library Program, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

- Community Education, Cleburne, Texas

- Blooming Grove ISD, Blooming Grove, Texas

- Dallas Scottish Rite, Dallas, Texas

- Mountain Valley Country Club, Joshua, Texas

- Ridgelea Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

- Fort Sill National Cemetery

- Waco Scottish Rite, Waco, Texas

- Fort Worth Scottish Rite, Waco, Texas

- Bristow Renfaire, Bristow, Oklahoma

- Brookhaven Country Club, Dallas, Texas

- 103RD Infantry Division, Gainesville, Texas

- Wichita Falls Country Club, Wichita Falls, Texas

- ROTC University of Texas Arlington, Texas

- Rivers Edge Café, Tulsa, Oklahoma

- W K Gordon Center, Thurber, Texas

- Midwest City Rehab Center, Midwest City, Oklahoma

- Clan Graham Reunion, Killeen, Texas

- Chamber of Commerce, Balch Springs, Texas

- Scottish Cultural Festival, McAllen, Texas

- Viet Nam Vet Moving Wall, Moore Cemetery, Arlington,Texas

- Western Carribean

- Kaufman Kaboodle Fest, Kaufman, Texas

- Mary Hardin Baylor RenFest, Belton, Texas

- Layland Museum, Cleburne, Texas

- West Bank of Loch Lomond, Scotland

- A & M University, College Station, Texas

- Department of Defense, San Angelo, Texas

- Bryan McCoy, Owner McCoys Building Supply, Cleburne Airport, Texas

- Catholic Charites, Fort Worth, Texas

- Scottish Clans of North Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

- Special Forces Association, Dallas, Texas

- Paschal High School, Fort Worth, Texas

- Robert Carr Chapel, TCU Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

- Hamilton Elementary, Spring, Texas

- Southwest Rehab Center, Fort Worth, Texas

- Relay for Life, Burleson, Texas

- North Richland Hills Hospital, NRH, Texas

- Longview Relay for Life, Longview, Texas

- Chamber of Commerce, Canadian, Texas

- VFW, Canadian, Texas

- Scarlets Mid Winter Fest, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

- Shawnee RenFaire, Shawnee, Oklahoma

- DFW National Cemetery

 

 


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Performance Settings

Areas of Past Performance

Lary has preformed at the following functions:

- Funerals

- Weddings

- Veterans Memorials

- College commencements

- Corporate Events

- Surprise Piper for Birthday's

- Surprise Piper for Weddings

- Church Services

- Motorcycle Rallies

- Police Memorials

- Fire Department Memorials

- Multi cultural Programs

- Public and Private Schools

- Robert Burns Dinners

- Boy Scout

- Eagle Scout

- Court of Honor

- Renaissance Festivals

- Fantasy Faires

- Saint Patricks Parties

- Pub Events

- Relay for Life

- Public Library Events

- Golf Tournaments

- Parades

- Saint Andrews Dinners

- Museums

- New Years Eve Parties

Social Media Links

Contact Lary

Fort Worth Bagpipes

3856 E FM 916 Grandview, Texas 76050

leghornthepiper@digitex.net

 

(817) 517-3307