Wedding performance at O'Connor Pavilion in Estes Park, Co on 7/19/2022
We couldn’t have had anyone do any better than Michael. He was very thorough in
evaluating our music choices and made sure that our specific songs were played.
Everyone danced at our wedding and I don’t think there was one person that
didn’t. Everyone also commented on the wonderful music choices that he
synchronized so perfectly. It was a wonderful and perfect day! Michael is an
Wedding performance at The Lodge in Breckenridge, Co on 7/12/2022
Michael was great. He learned quickly what the guests were dancing to and
kept the party going all night.
Wedding performance at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Co on 7/11/2022
Michael helped make all of our wedding dreams come true! He was incredibly easy
to work with and provided a detailed outline to help us get started. He even
serenaded us via Zoom so we could have the full experience. Michael checked off
every box on our music wish list. I dreamed of having a guitarist play during
our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. Michael came through and even set up in
multiple locations so we could do our first dances in a separate area. Music at
dinner was absolutely magical. Michael was also our reception DJ. I was blown
away. Every guest was dancing, the song transitions were next level. We were so
thrilled. Our music really elevated our event thanks to Michael!
Wedding performance at Baldoria On The Water in Lakewood, Co on 7/8/2022
Michael was flexible, upbeat, and creative. We enjoyed his remixes and ability
to stay punctual when our coordinator was not around. He’s great!
Wedding performance at The Lakehouse in Evergreen, Co on 7/1/2022
Michael was extremely responsive during the entire process and we appreciated
his promptness. He played acoustic guitar before and during our wedding ceremony
and DJ'd during cocktail hour and the reception. We're not well versed in music
selection, so he was very helpful and accurate in knowing what would please
guests. Michael's fees were very reasonable and we would definitely recommend
Wedding performance at The Lodge in Breckenridge, Co on 6/30/2022
Michael was We booked Michael to play guitar for our ceremony and DJ our
reception. We couldn't be happier with our choice. Michael is a consummate
professional and talented performer. We highly recommend Michael to ensure the
tone of your wedding or reception is on point and that your guests have a blast!
Wedding performance at Mountain Lodge in Telluride, Co on 6/27/2022
Thank you for making our wedding day a success! You are an amazing and
talented musician and and we are so happy we got the pleasure to work with you.
All of the music, guitar, bagpipes and DJ, were phenomenal! You are a
great MC too!!!
Wedding performance at Maroon Bells and The Limelight in Aspen, Co on 6/12/2022
Michael was absolutely amazing in every way for our wedding in Aspen. He was
super responsive and helpful throughout the process. Starting with beautiful
instrumental guitar at Maroon Bells for our ceremony, then some great acoustic
guitar covers and singing for the cocktail hour, and ending with an epic DJ set
that kept the dance party raging - 10/10 need to find an excuse to hire you
Wedding performance at Private Residence in Nunn, Co on 6/11/2022
Michael played the bagpipes and DJ'd our wedding. He was incredible!!! He is so
skilled on the bagpipes and played beautifully!!! He added such a special and
unique component to our wedding. Our reception was so much fun because of
Michael. He played all the songs we requested and kept it light and mixed well
with different types of music. He contributed greatly to a really great day!!!
Thank you so much, Michael!!!!
Wedding performance at The Lodge in Breckenridge, Co on 5/28/2022
Michael was phenomenal to work with before and during our wedding ceremony and
reception. He played the bagpipes for our ceremony and DJ’d our reception. We
absolutely loved everything he did. It truly made our day very special having
him there to help us celebrate! I highly recommend Michael!
Dedication event at The Davies Library in Deer Trail, Co on 4/12/2022
We recently had a Memorial/Meeting Room Dedication for one of our libraries.
Michael showed up early...complete professional...and did a remarkable
performance. Michael played his Bagpipe as the guest arrived outside the
library. Then he moved inside the library to play his guitar and he was amazing.
He fit in perfectly with the vibe of the event. THANK YOU for being so very
professional, talented, accommodating, and overall, everything we needed and
more. I will be hiring Michael again in the future.
Wedding performance at The Boulders in Estes Park, Co on 4/10/2022
Michael Lancaster was fantastic for our wedding. We did primarily DJ’ed songs
and then acoustic guitar during dinner. He did transitions very well and kept
people dancing all the way to the end of the event! Highly recommend him.
Wedding performance at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Co on 2/12/2022
We chose Michael to DJ our wedding & couldn't have been happier with how he did!
He played live music for our ceremony which was outdoors in Feburary in snowy
conditions & we loved it. Michael is very responsive, very friendly & he did
everything he promised. It's hard to fathom how many moving parts there were,
but Michael was great, he got there early & set everything up so all of the
transitions were seamless & he was prepared for everything so he didn't have to
hassle us on our special day. Thanks so much Michael & if you're considering
him, just make it happen, you won't regret it!
Memorial Service at Mt. Olivet in Wheatridge, Co on 1/1/2022
Michael was professional, prompt and performed perfectly. He really made my
Father-in-Law's Celebration of Life exceptional.
Wedding performance at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Co on 12/29/2021
My husband and I could not have asked for a better DJ! As a music teacher, I
know that I was needier than a normal customer! Our ceremony required live and
canned music and Michael wove those together beautifully. For our cocktail
hour, we asked him to play live acoustic guitar. His talent seriously elevated
that event! For our reception, I can tell you in complete honesty that our
dance floor never lulled! Michael even suggested a change to the evening's order
that kept things moving with a much better flow. People are still talking about
our dance floor! In short, Michael was everything you could ask for in a DJ.
He was super easy to work with from the first interview to the end of the
night. He is clearly an expert and yet charges a very reasonable rate. Michael
was supportive and helped us problem solve as our bridal party shifted at the
last minute due to Covid. I really appreciated him and recommend him
Birthday performance at a private residence in Thornton, Co on 11/13/2021
Excellent all the way around. Hired as surprise for my moms 80th birthday. Great
performance with an awesome entrance. Punctual and very responsive! Highly
recommend 10/10 would hire again!
Wedding performance at The Welshire Country Club in Denver, Co on 10/29/2021
Dear Michael, thank you for your incredible support with planning our wedding
and providing the music. You were instrumental in put it all
Wedding performance at Panorama Point in Silverthorne, Co on 10/18/2021
Extremely responsive and professional. Michael was booked last minute and
executed our requests perfectly! I highly recommend him.
Corporate function at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Co on 10/17/2021
Michael did a fantastic job for my event...very talented both playing guitar and
singing. Prior to my event we talked so that he had a feel for the flow of the
evening and the kinds of music we wanted. He was very engaging with my guests
both in terms of requests and also even letting a few of them join in on lyrics.
Highly recommend him!
Wedding performance at The Hearth House in Monument, Co on 10/9/2021
Michael did an amazing job! He did guitar for the ceremony and DJ for the
reception and was super attentive. He is quick to respond via email and was
definitely my favorite vendor.
Wedding performance at Mountain View Ranch in Pine, Co on 10/2/2021
Michael was phenomenal to work with for our wedding! He provided guitar,
bagpipes and DJ services to help make our day super unique and special. We heard
countless rave reviews from our guests about how much they loved the music all
night! Michael is incredibly talented and was able to keep the dance floor busy
all night and successfully created a fun, upbeat atmosphere for guests of all
ages. We HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of DJ services!
Wedding performance at a private estate in Monument, Co on 9/29/2021
Michael quickly responded to every email during the planning process. He guided
us with suggestions for songs to use at various times through the ceremony,
reception and dinner. He arrived on time and accommodated our every whim. He
played guitar before and during the ceremony, DJ music during cocktail hour and
dining, and closed the night with the bagpipes. I could not have been more
pleased with his professionalism and performance. I would highly recommend
Michael and would not hesitate to use him in the future.
Wedding performance at Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, Co on 9/25/2021
Michael was an amazing DJ/guitar player/MC for our wedding night. He had the
best attitude, kept the crowd and myself on the dance floor all night, played
acoustic guitar for our ceremony, and sang/played for our first dance. He made
it so special! We are lucky to have found him for our wedding and would highly
Wedding performance at O'Connor Pavillion in Estes Park, Co on 9/11/2021
BRIDES, LOOK NO FURTHER!! Michael is an absolute god send, I cannot imagine what
my wedding would have been like without him. Michael was great on the phone with
us leading up; the day of, he arrived early and provided all of his own
equipment at no extra cost (!!!). After some beautiful acoustic guitar, Michael
switched over to bagpipes once we said "I do". Huge crowd pleaser. Later he
played guitar during cocktail hour, then lit up the venue and got the dancing
going...I can't even list all of the things that I he did. And of this was at a
very reasonable rate. Our wedding coordinator moved right before the wedding
which made this a little chaotic. Michael went above and beyond by working with
our photographer, reading the crowd, and kept things right on schedule. Michael,
thank you thank you thank you!!!
Wedding performance at Raindance in Windsor, Co on 8/28/2021
10/10 recommend hiring Michael for your event! I recently hired him to DJ my
wedding and could not be more pleased with his services. From the start, Michael
made the planning process simple and easy for us. He was quick to respond and
always had a “can do” attitude. He really understood the vibe we wanted, and
picked all the right songs to match to keep the dance floor going all night
long! Thank you Michael!
Wedding performance at Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, Co on 8/12/2021
Exceeded our expectations! Michael provided the music at our daughter's wedding.
He played the guitar before the ceremony, the bagpipes during the ceremony, and
DJ'd & directed the reception. He is a talented musician! Michael is very
experienced and organized, he made the musical process smooth...not one hiccup!
He listened to what the bride and groomed wanted and had wonderful suggestions.
We are very impressed! Our wedding was held at Willow Ridge Manor, a gorgeous
and in-demand venue. Michael is on the the venue's well vetted preferred vendor
list. Thank you Michael!
Wedding performance at City Park Pavilion in Denver, Co on 8/9/2021
We booked Michael with only a couple of weeks before the big day. I had no
capacity to give a whole lot of direction. He took the short paragraph I wrote
about my husband and I...plus a handful of songs on a playlist and made a
memorable night. I really appreciated how comfortable he was in his work and we
even received compliments from the bartenders about the music.
Wedding performance at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 8/6/2021
Michael was a true professional and made our wedding memorable. I highly
Wedding performance at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Co on 8/1/2021
We could not have found a better choice for our wedding- multitalented,
responsive and professional- the BEST!
Wedding performance at Della Terra in Estes Park, Co on 7/24/2021
Michael we wanted to thank you for DJing our wedding on Sunday. You have been so
accommodating and helpful over the last two years and have made the planning and
execution of our wedding so much easier than we could have hoped for. You were
so personable and easy to work with and DJ'ed exactly how we were hoping for
with very little direction. We've lost count of "best/most fun wedding ever"
compliments we've received and the music and dancing was a big part of that. One
of my friends was having so much fun and dancing so hard, that he split his
pants and just kept on dancing, only to split them more only to keep on dancing.
It was a vicious cycle of pants-splitting for him, but I must imagine the
ultimate compliment to a DJ. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for
being so enjoyable to work with, we could not be more complimentary. If you need
anything from us (besides the positive reviews that will be posted in the coming
days), please let us know.
Wedding performance at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Co on 7/19/2021
My husband and I hired Michael for our small, mountain wedding ceremony. Michael
played guitar for the ceremony, provided microphones, and was the dj/MC for our
reception dinner. I told Michael what I envisioned, and he made it happen. He
was so kind and professional. I did not have to worry or think about a thing. He
made all of those logistics from set up to ceremony and reception run smoothly.
I highly highly recommend Michael for your next event!
Wedding performance at The Washington Park Boathouse in Denver, Co on 7/14/2021
Michael was awesome! Very responsive and kept the party moving!
Wedding performance at Della Terra in Estes Park, Co on 7/13/2021
It was so great to have Michael to play live music at our wedding. He dressed up
professionally and showed up on time to set up the instruments. We received
great feedback from the guests about the live music. He played and sang our
first dance song and it was perfect. Thank you for making our wedding special.
Wedding performance at Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sedalia, Co on 7/9/2021
Mike is super talented. Mike played the bagpipes for our wedding then turned
into a DJ he kept everyone dancing and moving the whole night. Don’t think
twice HIRE him!
Funeral in the wilderness in Winter Park, Co on 7/7/2021
Michael is an outstanding piper. It made our memorial perfect. My Mother always
wanted to have bagpipes at her memorial and it was lovely. Michael was also very
helpful, offering wonderful suggestions, and very kind as we were dealing with
all of the things that go into a memorial. I highly recommend him for an
Wedding performance at Buffalo Run Golf Club in Commerce City, Co on 6/12/2021
Michael was so wonderful to work with! He really made our day so special from
the ceremony to the reception. Also, through the process he would reach out and
ask different questions on what I wanted to do. Stuff I didn’t even think about.
He really helped ease my stress of our big day knowing he was there. The music
was great. He also checked in with us throughout the night. He kept the event on
a good schedule and really made our wedding a fun party! Thank you Michael we
both truly appreciated you.
Wedding performance at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Co on 5/16/2021
Michael was great to work with for our wedding this past weekend as I would hire
him again for another party! He was quick to respond to any requests for my
event. His selections of music was great for our reception that got the guests
dancing even at a brunch wedding. He made it so much fun ! His guitar playing
was remarkable for the ceremony. I would recommend him to anyone on the market
for a DJ who also plays guitar and bagpipes. Thank you for being part of our big
Wedding performance at The Landing in Estes Park, Co on 4/24/2021
Michael Dj'd our reception and played live guitar for our ceremony. He was
great! We couldn't have chose a better Dj for our wedding. He helped with the
timing of everything day of and worked with our other vendors to pull everything
off with ease. He was super easy to work with in preparation for the wedding and
made us feel confident that all the music would match our event's mood
perfectly. Very professional and easy to work with, highly recommend working
with Michael for your event.
Wedding performance at The Schoolhouse in Parker, Co on 3/27/2021
Michael played and sang at our wedding and DJ’d the reception. He made
everything easy and gave us perfect direction to keep everything running on time
and adjusted on the fly for changes making it seamless. He was AMAZING!
St. Patrick's Day performance at a private residence in Denver, Co on 3/20/2021
Michael was great! He kept our group very entertained with his skillful playing
of the bagpipe and with his lively stories. We would definitely recommend him
for an event.
St. Patrick's Day performance at a private residence in Loveland, Co on 3/17/2021
Michael played as a surprise for my elderly mom and her caregivers on St Pats
day today. He brought everyone there so much joy. Punctual, professional,
skilled, and handsome! We really appreciated him coming out on the heels of the
recent snow storm too and highly recommend booking him for your next event.
Memorial Service at Mt. Olivet in Wheatridge, Co on 1/28/2021
Michael was easy to work with, provided ideas based on his experience and made
the planning worry free. The service was seamless and his music was
Birthday performance at a private residence in Littleton, Co on 12/4/2020
Michael created a delightful celebration for my daughter's birthday. We
are in Pennsylvania and we wanted to celebrate somehow with her on a Facetime
call, so we orchestrated timing with Michael so we could enjoy her tears of joy
when she heard the pipes. Our daughter felt so special being celebrated
this way. Michael plays perfectly, has great stories, and a solid
demeanor. Thanks so much!!!
Birthday performance at a private residence in Golden, Co on 11/22/2020
What is a really unique event for someone's birthday? Michael surprising them
with a bagpipe, birthday serenade. Michael put on a great birthday show with
music, great story telling and some history of the bagpipes. He is professional,
communicates well, showed up on time. We hope to hire him again.
Memorial Service at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Co on 11/21/2020
Michael was outstanding and a true professional. He followed up prior to the
event and made sure that he knew exactly what was wanted by the family. His
bagpiping at the memorial was a moving and uplifting part of our celebration of
our friend’s life. He was wonderful!
Wedding performance at Morrison Historic Church in Morrison, Co on 10/23/2020
Michael Lancaster was a pleasure to work with from the start. He was
always quick to respond over email and very easy to communicate with. He was
extremely flexible to change plans and even dates with us, since we got married
during Covid-19 and our wedding plans had lots of changes. We ended up only
using his services for our ceremony, as the reception was cancelled due to
restrictions in place. He had great suggestions for the ceremony flow and was
willing to do whatever we wanted to make the day extra special. He played guitar
for us and it was beautiful! We are so pleased with his services and we wouldn’t
of wanted anyone else to provide music for our special day!
Birthday performance at a private residence in Littleton, Co on 9/26/2020
Michael was amazing! He really added a special element to the party. The music
was excellent and his presentation was both entertaining and informative. Highly
recommend him and would definitely book him again!
Wedding performance at Lily Fresh Farm in Keensburg, Co on 9/12/2020
Delighted! Michael's performance brought tears to my sister's eyes and many
Wedding performance at Catamount Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Co on 9/5/2020
Michael was incredible to work with! Not only is he extremely talented, but he
is so easy to work with, flexible, and a consummate professional. I would
recommend Michael to anyone looking for a DJ, MC, or live entertainer for their
Wedding Anniversary performance at The Estes Park Resort in Estes Park, Co on 8/28/2020
Michael was amazing! Met me for a surprise anniversary party, kept in contact
all the way and succeeded in surprising my wife! Great Great Great! Would
Wedding performance at The Barn at Sunset Ranch in Buena Vista, Co on 8/8/2020
DJ Michael Lancaster was exactly what we wanted!!! He did acoustic guitar
for the ceremony, emceed everything for us, and put together the perfect DJ
playlist for an awesome night!
Wedding performance at The Lodge & Spa in Breckenridge, Co on 7/16/2020
My Wife surprised me with Michael playing the bagpipes. He played amazingly well
and was a very polite and professional person. Hearing the bagpipes while
overlooking the Mountain View was so surreal! Would recommend booking him for
Wedding performance at Piney River Ranch in Vail, Co on 6/20/2020
Michael was the musician for our daughter's destination wedding on June 20,
2020. He did a phenomenal job!! He was so easy to work with and was very
flexible as our plans kept changing due to Covid-19. Bagpipes, acoustic guitar
and full blown DJ services...what's not to love? I highly recommend his
Wedding performance at Frost Creek Country Club in Eagle, Co on 6/13/2020
I can't say enough about Michael! We are so lucky to have found him last
minute! He is so talented on the guitar and bagpipes, and his music
choices DJ'ing later that night were great. He was definitely a big reason
our day felt so magical. I can't wait to ask him to come play for us again
when we have another big event!
Graduation performance at Vail Christian High School in Edwards, Co on 5/23/2020
Thank you so much for making the trip up to Edward for your Graduation Ceremony.
Your music added so much to our event. It was fabulous and thank you!
Birthday performance at a private residence in Boulder, Co on 5/20/2020
Michael played the part in every way. His willingness to step outside the norm
to help us bring joy to a friend and his insights on how we might "choreograph"
the surprise were brilliant. A moment we will never forget. In case you don't
know it already, bagpipes make everything better!
Hospice performance The Bruce McCandles Veteran's Home at in Florence, Co on 4/5/2020
I hired Michael to play for my father. He communicated everything very well and
was very responsive. He showed up to the venue ahead of schedule and
communicated that he was there and that he understood the plan and preformed for
the designated amount of time and made a very special memory for my family.
Would Highly recommend him to anyone. Very talented and professional.
St. Patrick's Event at 1660 Lincoln St in Denver, Co on 3/12/2020
Our bagpiper did a wonderful job for us. We hired him to play his instrument for
an hour during an event at one of our high rise office buildings in downtown
Denver. He was professional, fun, engaging and did a wonderful job entertaining
everyone in our building. I had many positive comments from tenants and they
were happy that we provided entertainment and food and drink for them. This was
our last event prior to the "stay at home" order for COVID 19 issued in Denver.
Many people were happy that we didn't cancel and our bagpiper added much to the
festivities. I will recommend him to others and will most likely use your
service again. Thank you.
Wedding at Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, Co on 3/6/2020
Michael played his bagpipes for my wedding ceremony and he killed it. He
also DJ'd my reception and he made it a freakin' slapper! He did a great
job. He was professional and very reasonably priced!
Wedding at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder, Co on 2/16/2020
We can't recommend Michael enough! We had a Sunday brunch wedding and he played
the guitar during our "mimosa hour" and did the DJ set for the reception. Having
him play the guitar was such a nice touch. He was professional, made the perfect
playlist for our day, and kept things moving on time. Book him!
Wedding at Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, Co on 1/31/2020
Michael was amazing! I was so impressed with everything!!!
Wedding at The Ranch House in Steamboat Springs, Co on 1/30/2020
Michael is so easy to work with - music ideas and agenda leading up to the
wedding. His music was perfect for our brunch reception. He was so kind too- a
bonus because it’s an important day and we had never met him. He’s someone I
feel we could have hung out with given the opportunity. Great price for his
talent and I feel he was the perfect choice.
Wedding at Devil's Thumb Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, Co on 1/25/2020
I wanted to reach out and thank you for playing at our wedding. The bagpipes
were such a special moment and were homage to a tradition that JD's grandfather
started when he surprised JD's parents with bagpipes at their own wedding! It
added such a truly magical and nostalgic feeling to our ceremony, and I know we
will look back on that moment for years to come.
Wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Co on 1/2/2020
When I was looking for a DJ for my wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch, I sent an
inquiry to Michael and he didn't email me or send me a generic response. He
called me that same day to explain his services and ask me how he could make our
day great. Not only was I very impressed by his professionalism and how easy it
was to complete a contract, but the quality of his services was OUTSTANDING.
Micheal played acoustic guitar for our ceremony, including a custom rendition of
"You are my Sunshine" for my walk, played bagpipes for our exit, and DJ'd our
reception. He was on time and required no assistance from us. He even provided
up-lighting for the ceremony space which was above and beyond what we expected.
All of my guests told me over and over how great the music was and everyone was
up and dancing from cocktail hour to the last song! Michael is a true musician
and a rare find. I give him my highest recommendation!
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 12/14/2019
Michael thank you so much for your audio magic to our wedding! My cousin
just said to me, "your DJ was on fire!" We loved that you had everyone
dancing, and you played such beautiful live music during the ceremony and at
dinner. I'm so thankful we found you. Thank you for being such a big
part of our wedding day!
Funeral at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Co on 12/2/2019
Michael was fantastic. Prompt response and attention to detail. He played all
music request and was very professional and talented. I would definitely use
Wedding at Chief Hosa in Evergreen, Co on 10/25/2019
Michael played guitar, bagpipes. and DJ'd during the reception. We allowed our
wedding guests to request songs on our RSVP's and Michael did an amazing job of
compiling our requests together. Our friends and family had a blast dancing the
night away. Michael helped keep the party going throughout the night and helped
us stay organized and on schedule all night! Can't thank you enough for such a
wonderful and entertaining evening!
Wedding at Great Divide Bottling in Denver, Co on 10/19/2019
Michael did SO much for my wedding!!! Guitar! Bagpipes! DJ! Triple threat! WE
LOVED EVERY BIT OF IT! He was our Magical Musical Wedding Wizard! Any request I
had, he was game. He was always reachable and had GREAT advise / ideas. Our
guests absolutely LOVED him! We LOVED him! He truly is extremely talented and a
great guy! I'm so very thankful I found him for my wedding!!!
Wedding at The Lakehouse in Evergreen, Co on 9/27/2019
Michael was THE BEST guitarist and DJ for our wedding reception. He was so easy
to communicate with throughout the process and answered all our questions
promptly. His pricing is so reasonable and he added special extra touches with
lighting ,etc on our big day. We had Michael play live guitar and sing during
our cocktail hour which was lovely and unique, and then he absolutely crushed it
as a DJ for the reception! From announcements and keeping us on time, to playing
the most fun music for our dance party - we could not have asked for more.
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 9/6/2019
Michael is the total package, his performance was incredible and made the
wedding a blast!
Wedding at Cal Wood Education Center in Niwot, Co on 9/1/2019
Michael played the guitar during the prelude of our wedding ceremony and then
switched to his bagpipes after our first kiss. Our ceremony was in a remote area
in the mountains and he was able to accommodate our space no problem. He was
very responsive ahead of the event and a joy during. Highly recommend!
Wedding at City Park in Denver, Co on 8/24/2019
Michael is as professional as they come. His long-time experience and knowledge
of hosting events was on full display at our wedding this past week. He helped
direct traffic, helped our staff make the transitions easier, provided
additional ambient lighting, played exquisite live music, and used our setlist
of songs to his full advantage while interjecting a few of his tried and tested
selections. As soon as I have another DJing need, Michael will be my go to
person of choice!
Wedding at The Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, Co on 8/18/2019
Michael was punctual, responsive, and professional. He did a really good job of
setting up and making sure all of our needs were taken care of. He was fun and
really got my dance party going! I have been to weddings were nobody used the
dance floor. I was worried it was going to be hard to get things going, but he
made it a piece of cake. Thank you for bringing the party to our magical day :)
Corporate Event at The Gaylord Event Center in Aurora, Co on 8/13/2019
Michael was wonderful to work with - quick responses during the planning
process and arrived early for set-up. He served as our DJ during our conference
kick-off reception and got the tone just right. He began with fun background
music to encourage networking and then made a flawless transition to the
dance-party vibe we wanted to end the night. The dance floor was packed and he
kept the crowd pumped. We also hired Michael to play background guitar music
during a more intimate VIP reception another night, and we were very pleased. He
played beautifully but completely understood that the event was intended to be a
working function - so he kept the volume at the right level to be entertaining
but not overpowering. We would work with Michael again in a heartbeat and
definitely recommend his services - you'll be pleased!
Wedding at Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, Co on 8/3/2019
Michael was very professional and accommodating. He truly made our night! He
asked all of the right questions prior to our wedding to help him catch the
vision we were hoping for and create the perfect night! Everything ran very
smoothly and we attribute a lot of that to him. He truly made for a memorable
day! As a DJ he kept our guests dancing all night! It was so special to have him
play live guitar for the processional for our ceremony. It was a always a dream
of mine to walk to acoustic Blackbird by the Beatles and he knocked it out of
the park! He is timely and was very prepared. It was great to have his
creativity & we would use his services again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Michael!
Wedding at a private home in Kiowa, Co on 7/26/2019
Michael was very professional and accommodating. He truly made our night! He
asked all of the right questions prior to our wedding to help him catch the
vision we were hoping for and create the perfect night! Everything ran very
smoothly and we attribute a lot of that to him. He truly made for a memorable
day! As a DJ he kept our guests dancing all night! It was so special to have him
play live guitar for the processional for our ceremony. It was a always a dream
of mine to walk to acoustic Blackbird by the Beatles and he knocked it out of
the park! He is timely and was very prepared. It was great to have his
creativity & we would use his services again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Michael!
Wedding at private home in Boulder, Co on 7/20/2019
Michael was awesome and made our wedding day so special. We had a outdoor
wedding and it rained and Michael had to move things around a lot but he did so
with a smile on his face the whole time even though I know it wasn’t easy. He
played guitar at the ceremony and did a beautiful job. He also did a great job
at our reception with the dance and had our guest dancing from the first to the
last song. The dance floor was full and we had a blast. I would recommend
Michael to anyone looking for a musician or DJ for their special event!
Wedding at Skyview at Fall River Estates in Estes Park, Co on 7/14/2019
The man that does it all
Michael was the full package for us in that we requested guitar, bagpipes and DJ throughout our celebration. A fun guy to work with that was kept on his toes with our requests ( and also day of requests with International songs involved), which he navigated with ease. He performs very well on all platforms, and had our wedding party laughing, crying (bagpipes and guitar) and dancing all night. Such a great guy overall with no issues whatsoever. If you are looking for someone easy to work with, flexible, outgoing personality and does the job very well... then he is the guy for you. Quality all the way through.
Wedding at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Co on 7/13/2019
We wanted to write and tell you thank you so much for everything at our wedding.
The music was perfect! We just landed in Cancun for our honeymoon but we’d love
to send you something when we get back if we could get a good mailing address
Wedding at Heystack Heather in Niwot, Co on 7/7/2019
Michael was an amazing asset to our wedding. As a groom planning a wedding, I
had zero clue where to start, and he was vital to getting me on the right track.
Then, as the event became a reality, he went above and beyond to make it a
memorable event. I have nothing but positive things to say. Very talented on
multiple levels, while bringing a unique set of skills to any event. Thanks
Funeral at Heather Gardens in Aurora, Co on 7/6/2019
We had Michael finish our Celebration of Life service with Amazing Grace on the
bagpipes....It was beautiful. He was professional, and the one song and his
performance were more than we could have asked for. Thank you Michael.
Wedding at Vail Wedding Deck and Sonnenalp in Vail, Co on 6/29/2019
Thank you so much for sharing your incredible musical and DJ talents with us on
our wedding! Everyone absolutely loved the bagpipes and was completely surprised
by them (as planned!). Most of us have a lot of fond memories waking up to the
sound of bagpipes back in college. Everything was perfect! We are so happy we
Wedding at the Barn in Evergreen, Co on 6/22/2019
Michael was amazing! We had him as our bagpiper and DJ for our wedding and he
made the whole day more amazing than we could've hoped for. He was so helpful
and responsive in the time leading up to the wedding and really helped set the
tone for the day. Everyone we talked to afterwards was saying how wonderful he
was. He had everyone out on the dance floor and having a great time! Even
better, he had my family's tartan as a kilt for the ceremony. If you are in need
of a bagpiper or DJ for your wedding Michael truly is amazing.
Wedding Anniversary at Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Co on 6/14/2019
Michael Lancaster was outstanding as a guitarist and bagpiper, DJ, and Master of
Ceremonies for our anniversary party. He proved flexible to our requests for
changes and additions for the evening. He worked very well with our special
guest soloist to ensure he had the individual’s music recorded and prepared for
playback ahead of time. Couldn’t have asked for things to go better.
Wedding at Archetype Distillery in Denver, Co on 6/7/2019
Michael played live guitar music and was also the DJ for our wedding and
reception. He was wonderful to work with and did an amazing job keeping us
dancing until the end. I would highly recommend him!
Wedding at Callahan House in Longmont, Co on 6/1/2019
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 5/11/2019
Michael was our DJ and played classical guitar at our wedding. During our
ceremony and during dinner Michael really set the tone by playing the guitar
which was such a magical addition to our already perfect day, he was also a
trooper because we were married outside with falling snow in about 20 degrees.
We’ve gotten so many compliments from friends and family remarking about how
talented he is playing the guitar. In addition to his live music skills he was
the exact DJ we were looking for and did a great job MCing and helping keep
everything on schedule! We wanted to have a DJ who would keep the dance floor
full all night long and he did not disappoint. He did an amazing job of playing
music for each generation that we had at our wedding. Michael was so responsive
and put any worries about the wedding at ease. He provided AV equipment during
the ceremony and lighting at the reception. I highly recommend him to anyone
looking for live music and a stellar DJ.
Wedding at The Red Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Evergreen, Co on 5/5/2019
The bagpipes are what made our wedding special and different than most others.
Our guests were telling us that the bagpipes sounded so good it gave them
chills. Michael was also the DJ for our reception and he was wonderful. He
picked smart song choices, was open for requests, was very in tune with the
crowd and followed our schedule perfectly. Couldn't recommend him more! Thank
Wedding at The Pioneer Club in Breckenridge, Co on 5/4/2019
Michael was absolutely wonderful, extremely professional, personable, and quick
to respond to any of my questions. He played guitar for our vowel renewal
ceremony/ reception, and exceeded our expectations. Not only did Michael play
and sing unique songs that we had requested beautifully, he also coordinated
with the other vendors at our event to keep everything organized and running
smoothly. My husband and I really enjoyed hearing him play; our only regret is
that we didn't have more time to really take in his amazing musical talents. We
would hire him again in a heartbeat! Michael truly made our event memorable.
Birthday Event in Boulder, Co on 4/22/2019
We hired Michael to do a "singing telegram" for my son's 30 birthday at his
place of business. My son, and of course, all of his co-workers, were so
surprised and happy with the bagpipe presentation. My son told me this was the best and most memorable surprise he has ever had,
and it will be a happy memory forever. He called all of his friends to tell them
how great it was. He knew a surprise was coming, but never guessed it would be
Nothing says I love you LOUDER than bagpipes! Thank you Michael for such a wonderful job, and making the day so special!
Wedding at Bristlecone Inn in Estes Park, Co on 4/20/2019
Michael was amazing!!!!!!! I planned my wedding from another state and did not
get to actually meet with Michael until I was about to walk down the aisle. He
was amazing! He played the bagpipes for our ceremony and dj'd our reception and
kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. I also had a special request
for my mother who had recently passed away - he played Tears in Heaven on his
guitar and sang as well. Everyone loved him! You will not be disappointed!!
Funeral at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Co on 4/15/2019
Michael is truly amazing! I had him perform at my wedding and recently at a
funeral. I recommend him to everyone, he is very talented and professional. I
will be calling him again!
Guitar Casual at Harrington Art Gallery in Denver, Co on 4/12/2019
Michael was a great touch to our First Friday Art Walk at our Gallery and
everyone loved his music! Will definitely use him again for this event and
Wedding at The Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, Co on 4/5/2019
We always knew I to walk down the aisle to Duane Allman’s “Little Martha”, but
we never thought we’d be able to find a guitarist that could recreate Duane’s
singularly beautiful rendition, so we were initially resigned to playing a
recording despite having a preference for live music. But then we came across
Michael Lancaster in our search. From his website, Michael’s rendition more than
matched Duane’s original.
We dug a little deeper to discover that Michael not only was an adept guitarist, but that, coincidentally, he had also been the bagpipe instructor to The Best Man when he was a kid growing up with the groom. So, we knew it was meant to be and booked Michael then and there for our wedding.
The pleasant surprise was just how much we appreciated Michael’s full repertoire in addition to Little Martha. He performed “Bron Yr Aur” for the rest of processional, but you could’ve been forgiven for thinking it was Jimmy Page plucking the strings (and the same goes for Eric Clapton’s “Signe” for the recessional). Then, Michael continued through the cocktail hour, song after song each more mellifluously beautiful than the last, providing the perfect ambient backdrop to the revelry we were all enjoying.
Michael’s contribution was not limited to his performance; he provided valuable technical equipment (lavalier and standing mics, speakers, etc.) that amplified both the ceremony and cocktail hour, all while helping us have one less thing to keep track of ourselves.
If you want the perfect soundtrack for your wedding, hiring Michael Lancaster is our highest recommendation.
Celebration of life in Castle Pines, Co on 3/18/2019
Michael was a gentle yet powerful presence for this celebration of life. His
mastery of the bagpipes was obvious and his music touched all of our hearts.
Early St. Patrick's Day Event in Littleton, Co on 2/27/2019
Michael was awesome and such a delight at the party. His communication prior to
the event was spot on and I would highly recommend him.
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 2/17/2019
Michael is an absolute professional. He played guitar and was the DJ at our
wedding in February and he did an amazing job. He was reliable and easy to work
with. He was fantastic on the guitar and kept people on the dance floor. I would
recommend Michael to anyone.
Wedding at Noah's Event Center in Westminster, Co on 2/5/2019
Michael was so accommodating and helpful in the timing of our special day. I
would recommend him to any couple looking for a DJ for their wedding day.
Funeral at The Club At Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, Co on 1/20/2019
Would highly recommend Michael for any event. He really made the life
celebration of my mum honoring and reverent but also made it fun and
upbeat...Wonderful compliment to our event. My mum would have thoroughly enjoyed
it! All that attended were impressed. Thank you Michael!
Birthday Party at Wild Game in Evergreen, Co on 1/12/2019
Michael was fantastic ! We appreciated the courteous and professional service
from the booking to the last minute of the party. My son Mason was so impressed
with his equipment and DJ style he went and bought his own mixing board to
replicate his experience at his party!!
Christmas Party at Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sealia, Co on 12/14/2018
We had Michael do a juggling act at our company Christmas party. He was
scheduled to start on the bagpipes, then play guitar, and then DJ.
Not only did Michael perform all of these impeccably, but he went far above and beyond. I was running late for set-up and he helped, I needed a pen, he had it, a guest wanted to know more about the bagpipes, he took his time and taught them. His personality is kind, accommodating, professional and warm. I am so happy he was the soul of our party, he made it very memorable. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Funeral at St. Thomas Moore in Littleton, Co on 12/12/2018
There wasn’t a dry eye in the Denver metro area as he lead the family out
playing Amazing Grace! He was very professional . I had at least 100 people tell
me how amazing that was and where on earth did I find him! Very grateful for my
friend to have gone out so honorably . Thank you to Michael!
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 11/24/2018
Michael Lancaster is a singer, guitarist, bagpiper, MC and DJ all rolled into
one. He is quite talented, professional, and put us completely at ease at our
wedding with his experience and knowledge. Many of our guests commented on how
much they liked the music. We highly recommend him!
Corporate Event at Denver Marriott DIA in Aurora, Co on 11/8/2018
We hired Michael for our Annual Conference program. We asked for a fairly
complicated program and Michael was exceptional. He hit all the right cues and
got the audience engaged and enthusiastic. His professionalism is top-notch. He
arrived to the venue well ahead of time and brought supplemental lighting that
really enhanced the space. Michael's music choices were thoughtful and played
perfectly to the crowd. We would highly recommend Michael to any and all.
Corporate Casual at The Ritz Carlton in Denver, Co on 11/5/2018
We hired Michael for our Financial Services client cocktail reception and he was
fabulous! Not only is he very professional but also very talented and our
clients really enjoyed the music. I highly recommend Michael and I am sure that
we will hire him again in the future. Thanks Michael for a lovely evening.
School fundraiser at Villa Parker in Parker, Co on 11/3/2018
Michael communicated so well throughout the process, and then he was so prepared
the night of. Literally, we didn't have to do a thing and my stresses melted
away once he got there. He even brought his wireless up lights that he
controlled via a remote which made SUCH a difference with our event. He's a
REALLY talented guitarist and a wonderful DJ as well. I would hire him again in
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Co on 11/2/2018
Michael was a complete joy to work with. He truly is a jack of all trades. For
our wedding day he played the bagpipes, played the guitar, sang a little, and of
course DJ the reception. He created the perfect ambiance for every aspect of our
day. We highly recommend working with him, as he takes the time to make sure
every detail is personal and perfect. He was the best decision we made in
regards to planning our special day!
Halloween Party at private home in Boulder, Co on 10/27/2018
Michael Lancaster was very professional and fun. He had everyone dancing for
hours and played a wide variety of music which was great for the mixed crowd. I
highly recommend Michael!
Funeral at St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch, Co on 10/20/2018
Michael Lancaster was an amazing bagpiper who played at my mother's funeral. He
was quick to respond and sensitive to our needs. His music was outstanding. The
beautiful addition he created at our funeral was memorable. You need look no
further. You will not be disappointed.
Wedding at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Co on 10/9/2018
Michael was wonderful to work with from the
very beginning and helped our vision of our special day become a reality! We
wanted a mix of live guitar, singing and DJ songs played and it all came
together as planned. The live guitar and singing was a beautiful touch and
Michael even braved the chilly weather with us. Highly recommend this talented
musician for your upcoming event!
Wedding at Chief Hosa in Golden, Co on 10/8/2018
Michael was excellent. He was on top of all music and requests. He played guitar
for the ceremony and DJ'd the reception and it worked beautifully. He was super
friendly and very good communicator.
Wedding at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Co on 10/7/2018
Michael was a fantastic person to have as a
part of our wedding. It was so nice to have a one stop shop for all our musical
needs. He provided the sound for our outdoor ceremony and played guitar. He had
music set and ready to go for our cocktail hour and he did a wonderful job DJing
the night away, all our guests had a blast dancing to the music. AND he played
bagpipes as we marched from the ceremony to the reception hall. It was an
amazing site to see all our friends and family walk behind us as we proceeded
together as husband and wife. We had a pretty awesome wedding but Michael made
it that much better.
Wedding at Sunrise Amphitheater in Boulder, Co on 10/6/2018
What a great experience. Michael played for our daughters wedding. He is the
best bagpiper I have ever heard! He was punctual and flexible as sometimes
things change at the last minute but he took it all in stride and was wonderful.
I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great bagpiper.
Wedding at Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake, Co on 9/30/2018
Michael was great! So easy to work with, so flexible! He played live acoustic
guitar for portions of our wedding and DJ the others. He also provided equipment
hookup for my brother to play the first dance. It was perfect and a blast! Very
talented and took care of everything. I would highly recommend him to any of my
friends and family!
Bagpipe Student on Skype in Loveland, Co on 9/25/2018
Michael is a very patient, kind and understanding. He is willing to assist in
any way he can to help and support. Michael is a fabulous instructor! I look
forward to my next lesson.
Birthday at The Viewhouse in Centennial, Co on 9/14/2018
Such a great performer... totally had the crowd in his hands...
Wedding at Ginger & Baker in Ft. Collins, Co on 9/9/2018
It was an incredible evening Michael is very talented. He did everything
keep things running smoothly with professionalism. His musicianship and
talent added so much to our big day!
Funeral at Elmwood Cemetery in Brighton, Co on 9/7/2018
Michael did exactly what I wanted him to do, and played beautifully. His skill
with the guitar is absolutely remarkable!
Wedding at The Viceroy in Snowmass, Co on 8/23/2018
Michael did an amazing job performing at our wedding ceremony and rehearsal! The
music selection that he was able to play on instruments, DJ, and even sing was
impressive and beautiful! I would highly recommend him for special events! Thank
Wedding at AA Barn in Grand Lake, Co on 8/18/2018
Michael did a beautiful job as the bagpiper/ DJ at our wedding. He is very
talented, friendly and professional and everyone commented on how awesome it was
to have him there. My mom used to live in Scotland and got a huge kick out of
it. I’d recommend him to anyone!
Wedding at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen, Co on 8/11/2018
Thank you for all of the hard work you put into our wedding day. We are
thrilled to have had you and thank you so much for being accommodating and easy
to communicate with. We really appreciate it!
Wedding Rehearsal dinner at The Charter at Beaver Creek, Co on 8/10/2018
Michael was the consummate professional at our rehearsal dinner His music
performance was spot-on as requested and his creative inclusion of the bagpipe
throughout the night was special. On time and never took a break during the 2.5
hours he performed. Exceeded expectations.
Wedding at Keystone Ranch in Keystone, Co on 8/7/2018
Great acoustic guitar and DJ music for my wedding
reception during dinner and dancing! Thank you Michael!
Funeral at Holy Family Church in Denver, Co on 8/6/2018
Quick to get back to us, easy to book, wonderful songs - will recommend to
anyone. Thanks much
Colorado Birthday Celebration at History Colorado in Denver, Co on 8/1/2018
Michael was easy to work with, and played exactly what we needed for our event.
Would recommend! Thanks, Michael!
Wedding at a private home in Breckenridge, Co on 7/22/2018
Michael added a very special touch to our wedding. His performance was beautiful
and he conducted himself in a very professional manner.
Wedding at Sweetheart Winery in Loveland, Co on 7/13/2018
Michael provided guitar, bagpipes and sound equipment for our wedding ceremony
as well as DJ services for our wedding reception. He did it all and our
guests had a great time! He was very easy to work with; we just talked
with him before hand to discuss our vision and he implemented an even better
event than we had even imagined.
Wedding at Tenth Mountain Cabin at Vail Ski Resort in Vail, Co on 7/7/2018
Dear Michael. Just a little note to say a big thank you for an incredible
job doing Mary Ann and Justin's wedding! Thank you for being so
accommodating with the change in their timeline. You were a highlight of
the day. Best of luck for the rest of the season and I hope to work with
you again soon!
Rehearsal dinner at the Sonnenalp in Vail, Co on 7/5/2018
Michael was incredible...he is such a incredible musician. He could not have
been more gracious, and everyone loved his music, his performance. Thank you!!
Celebration at Assisted Living in Denver, Co on 6/30/2018
Michael was truly a blessing!! The population our company serves can be a
challenge for some performers, in terms of showing, as well as verbalizing their
appreciation, and how much they enjoy the performance. Michael treated everyone
of them, with kindness, and performed like he would have at a major event!! We
loved his performance, and would definitely hire him again in the near future;)
Thanks again Michael!!! You playing the bagpipes gave everyone chills;) The
history behind the bagpipes is amazing!!
Wedding at The Denver Botanic Garden, Co on 6/28/2018
Everything was lovely and Michael playing really added to the overall
experience. He was very professional and prompt with responses to any questions
I had. I would highly recommend Michael for your events.
Wedding at Brookside Garden in Berthoud, Co on 6/28/2018
I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful music yesterday!! I didn’t get
a chance to say bye or thank you, I just wanted you to know I loved it and you
did a wonderful job! Thank you and best wishes to you!!
Choir performance in Scottsbluff, NE on 4/22/2018
Thank you so much for playing for us today. You cannot fully
comprehend how meaningful your music has blessed us today. Riversong
Funeral at Ft. Logan National Cemetery Denver, Co on 4/17/2018
Heart felt thank you from the entire Blaser family! You fulfilled
our mother's desire for the bagpipes to be played at her funeral.
Birthday celebration at a private home in Denver, Co on 4/14/2018
Mr. Lancaster was exceptionally professional, personable, and talented!
His piping was THE highlight of a 40th Birthday party we hosted. Several people
wanted his contact they were so impressed. We would undoubtedly recommend him to
Celebration at Manor Care in Denver, Co on 4/8/2018
Michael We arranged for Michael to perform for someone in our family who is a
disabled veteran in a rehab center. It was a great surprise and he and others
who joined in, really enjoyed the traditional Scottish bagpipe melodies. It was
wonderful and we plan to re-schedule soon. Michael mixed music with sharing
interesting things Scottish. We highly recommend this professional gentleman and
(this may be a duplicate of a review we tried to send earlier)
Memorial Service at Good Samaritan in Estes Park, Co on 3/24/2018
Michael was great! He had good ideas, and worked with me to have a great
performance. Very talented and professional. I would highly recommend him. p.s.
he has a great kilt too!
Memorial Service at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Denver, Co on 3/19/2018
We decided to have a bag piper for 2 songs for my mothers memorial service.
Michael responded to my request. He was available, familiar with the church, we
spoke about what I wanted, he was pleasant and professional. He arrived on time,
dressed in very nice appropriate attire-quilt. He honored my mother with
beautifully played Amazing Grace and ending service with Going Home.
Retirement Celebration at Denver Montessori School in Denver, Co on 3/17/2018
Michael Lancaster not only piped beautiful music but he went above and beyond to
make our guest of honor feel important. He shared a lovely tribute to our guest
of honor, sharing a lovely Gaelic prayer that we didn't expect. He is a master
musician and a great personality for any event! Our guests left raving about him
and wanting his contact information. Thank you, Michael!
St. Patrick's Eve Celebration at Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village, Co on 3/16/2018
Michael responded to my request quickly and thoroughly. So helpful when planning
an event! Most importantly, Michael is talented, warm, approachable (important
for kids and families) and he set the tone for our day just as we envisioned. We
will hire Michael again!
Fund Raiser at The Club At Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, Co on 3/15/2018
Michael Michael was fantastic! He performed at an event for us for over 100 of
our top donors and he was amazing! He ran with little to no direction from us.
Throughout the planning process Michael was more than accommodating and
extremely professional! I would highly recommend him for any of your event
needs! You will NOT be disappointed! Thank you again Michael for helping us pull
off a wonderful event! I cannot say enough great things about you!
Wedding at Wedgewood Boulder Creek in Boulder, Co on 3/3/2018
Thank you! Michael was wonderful and his music was a magical addition to the
Wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel in Beaver Creek, Co on 1/28/2018
First and foremost, the music was beautiful. His talent and sound were soothing
and exciting and set the perfect mood. As planning a wedding was so hectic,
Michael even helped me choose music when I had too much on my plate. I would
definitely hire him again
Memorial Service at Horan & McConaty in Denver, Co on 1/16/2018
Thanks for everything yesterday! You did a great job and we
received lots and lots of compliments!
Memorial Service at Highlands Ranch Country Club in Lakewood, Co on 1/14/2018
Michael’s bagpipe performance during a reception for my son’s
memorial will be remembered by all who were in attendance. Michael quickly
responded to my inquiry on gig master. He made the planning process easy by
providing a list of appropriate songs, and was exceptional in coordinating the
timing and location of the performance.
Memorial Service in Carbondale, Co on 12/3/2017
Speechless! Couldn't have gone better, everyone I
talked to loved him. Several asked how to contact Michael, perfect.
Christmas Party in Arvada, Co on 12/2/2017
Michael was fantastic! What an incredible repertoire! He
really added to the fun at our party. He even allowed one of our guests to sing
while he played a request. He has my highest recommendations.
Wedding at Ruth Memorial Chapel in Parker, Co on 11/24/2017
The music was exactly what I was looking for. Michael was so easy to work with
over the phone, arrived early, and preformed his tunes in perfect timing with
the ceremony. I would defiantly include him in future events.
Birthday Party at Coolhill's in Denver, Co on 11/16/2017
Michael was great for my event. We loved having him there - he added a lot to
the party, perfect level of music in the background without being distracting.
Thank you Michael! I would definitely use him for another event in the future.
Veterans Day Event at Care Meridian Assisted Living in Littleton, Co on 11/11/2017
It was a wonderful experience. We expected just bagpipe music but Michael
also provided the history of the bagpipes too. He took request and was an
absolute professional. We will be booking him again in the near future.
Fund Raiser Event at History Colorado in Denver, Co on 10/19/2017
Michael provided the perfect touch to our event, as he set the mood for a
fun/dynamic cocktail reception at History Colorado. Kudos to Michael! thanks for
a great job!
Grand Opening of Eagle River Fire Station #7 in Avon, Co on 10/18/2017
Hi Michael. I just wanted to personally thank you for making the trip up
yesterday for our Grand Opening ceremony. Your participation truly added that
special touch that made it memorable and inspirational. I am glad you were able
to be a part of our special day!
Wedding at the Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, Co on 9/30/2017
Michael played the pipes and guitar for my son's wedding. It was perfect and
he's a real professional.
Rehearsal Wedding Dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Co on 9/17/2017
Michael is amazing! I live in Missouri and hired him to play at my son's wedding
rehearsal dinner this past weekend. He kicked off the night playing the bagpipe
on the terrace with mountains in the backdrop...it was so perfectly beautiful.
The rest of the evening Michael played the acoustic guitar and sang from a list
of songs I had provided. Easy to work with, amazingly talented and highly
recommended. Thank you Michael for making the rehearsal dinner night magical.
Memorial Service at Heritage Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Co on 9/16/2017
Michael played beautifully and honored our Mother in a truly special way. The
service would not have been complete without him, our family is very grateful to
Memorial Service at St. Patrick's Brewery in Littleton, Co on 9/9/2017
Michael played 4 songs on his bagpipe that started our Life Celebration for our
son. His talent and knowledge of events and how best to fit in his piping was
excellent. Everyone was raving about him and the music.
Bagpipe Student in Studio on 8/28/2017
I have been taking lessons from Michael for nearly nine months now. He has been
an awesome instructor, very talented, helpful, and charismatic!
Memorial Service at Catamount Lakehouse in Steamboat, Co on 8/26/2017
Michael maintained excellent communication, was very reasonable concerning
changes to the original request, and provided excellent music on both bagpipes
and guitar. Highly recommended.
Celebration Of Life Service at Lionsgate Center in Lafayette, Co on 8/19/2017
Your performance of just those few songs touched me deeply and left all the
guests talking about the moving and heartfelt music. The attitude you and Sam
the drummer displayed of appropriate gravitas balanced with musical energy was
brilliant. All that may not seem like much to you. It would have brought my
husband to tears, as he wept over many a pipe tune, especially on that day
hearing the beauty and knowing that it was all for him. Michael, I could go on
and on. Please know that I will happily recommend you and give you the strongest
possible endorsement. With gratitude and deep appreciation for you and your
Wedding at the Larkspur in Vail, Co on 8/12/2017
Michael was great! Very professional and prompt responses on all questions! The
ceremony went by so fast! He was friendly and so thoughtful. I definitely
Wedding at Keystone Ranch Golf Course in Keystone Colorado, Co on 8/12/2017
We hired Michael to bagpipe at our Mountain Wedding. He arrived in plenty of
time, ready to play. Due to weather situation we needed to change Venues which
delayed the ceremony. Michael made the adjustment and played wonderfully for our
ceremony needs. Very professional and talented bagpiper! Thank you!
Bagpipe Student, Skype on 8/9/2017
Michael is patient and very understanding. He takes his time and my time
seriously and does not waste any od it. He is prepared and ready to further my
ability from zero to reading sheet music in just 4 lessons. The lessons are
geared to my level. I actually look forward to my lessons with Michael.
Company Party at the Cheyenne Canyon Inn in Colorado Springs, Co on 7/21/2017
Michael is an accomplished, professional musician. His performance for our event
was wonderful. He was on time, set up and played beautiful music to the
enjoyment of our party crowd. We would definitely hire him again!
Corporate Casual at the Botanic Gardens in Denver, Co on 7/20/2017
Michael was the perfect fit for our event. We really enjoyed having Michael
perform. Maybe next time he can get out his bagpipes.
Guitar Student private lesson in Denver, Co on 7/13/2017
Michael was easy going and encouraging. Shared some neat history about the
guitar, one of it's "founding fathers" and a very instructive right-hand
exercise. Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson and felt like I learned something.
Wedding at Private Residence in Breckenridge, Co on 6/21/2017
Michael played guitar and bagpipes at our small private wedding and was the most
professional and easy to deal with of any vendor. His personable manner worked
with all guests and his presence was a highlight of the day.
Wedding at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Co on 6/11/2017
Thank you so very much for gracing our ceremony with your wonderful guitar and
bagpipes skills! Also for your patience in our preparation. We
really appreciate it!
Wedding at the Silver Spur Ranch in Saratoga, WY on 6/8/2017
He was very accommodating to our needs. He was very professional it was so fun
to have a guitarist and bagpiper in one for our ceremony. If your looking for an
all around musician he is the guy.
Funeral at Glenmore Country Club in Greenwood Village, CO on 6/2/2017
Thank you so much for providing your time and talent at the celebration of life
service. The music was awesome and honored my mother in the perfect way.
Convention at the Stapleton Hilton in Denver, CO on 4/22/2017
The music was just as advertised. Musician showed up early and was all set to
start at the agreed upon time. Highly recommend Michael Lancaster. He was
Wedding at the Sanctuary in Castle Pines, CO on 4/15/2017
The instant I booked Michael, I knew my wedding day would be unique and
personal. He had the quickest response time out of all of my vendors and it was
always a treat hearing from him with ideas about how to make my soundtrack my
own. He provided sound equipment for his guitar, set for the reception,
along with a mic for the officiant as well, which was extremely helpful. Walking
down the aisle to the sound of bagpipes was magical. It was everything I had
hoped for. Michael was also awesome with our guests, as everyone was eager to
express their compliments, both for the pipes during the ceremony and the guitar
during the reception. Having the guitar was perfect for our intimate lunch
setting, as our guests didn't feel like they needed to fight the music to talk
to each other (as they would have with a DJ). One of my guests even told me she
forgot he was there and thought that we had been listening to a recording!
Phenomenal, phenomenal talent and one of the most memorable aspects of our
wedding day. Thank you, Michael!!
Wedding at Agape Outpost in Breckenridge, CO on 4/8/2017
Having Michael play bagpipes at our wedding was such a blessing. It really set
the tone for the ceremony, and our guests were raving about the quality of his
music and song choice. Michael was super easy to work with. He allowed us to
come meet him in person and hear a glimpse of his bagpipe mastery live before we
made the decision to book him. Michael arrived promptly to our ceremony and
played a wonderful variety of songs, some chosen by us and others at his
discretion. The ceremony was truly so beautiful with the added touch of the
bagpipes. We would highly recommended Michael's services to any bride and groom
considering bagpipes as an option for their wedding - you won't regret it! Thank
you Michael, we very much appreciate you. Thanks for travelling up to
Breckenridge to make our big day a very, very special one.
Birthday celebration at Connor O'Neil's in Boulder, CO on 3/19/2017
What a wonderful treat to have Michael as our special bagpiping guest! He played
beautifully! His timing was great and respectful to the other performers. He
even sang a lovely song for us! I could not speak highly enough of him and the
performance he did for us! I would recommend him for any event!
Funeral service at Amazing Grace Church in Thornton, CO on 3/18/2017
As we were seated in the church he started playing amazing grace outside, the
sounds entered the church and I don't think there was a dry eye inside.
Outstanding- thank you Michael.
St. Patrick's Day celebration at The Aspen School in Greenwood Village, CO on 3/17/2017
We had a wonderful experience with Michael Lancaster. He was a consummate
professional, very talented, and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming him into our
Birthday celebration at Bar Louie in Denver, CO on 3/16/2017
Hired for Birthday telegram & my friend was pleasantly surprised. Michael is
talented & did a fabulous job. I hired last min & responded quickly & made day
special for my friend.
Wedding at Brittany Hill in Thornton, CO on 3/10/2017
Michael showed up on time and played beautiful. His response time to my event
was excellent. My guest were very impressed and would definitely hire Michael
Funeral at Scotts Bluff Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff, NE on 2/23/2017
Michael was coming to play at my mother's burial service. Plans changed due to
weather & we had to postponed burial. When we contacted Michael to let him know,
he quickly came up with an alternative plan. He played for her church service.
He did a fantastic job! He was very kind, courteous, and respectful to my
family. Thank you Michael!
Wedding at Arrowhead Country Club in Littleton, CO on 2/18/2017
Michael was professional, and we love his music. Very good at follow-up. I would
highly recommend him!
Valentines Day at a private residence in Golden, CO on 2/14/2017
Michael's playing made my Valentine's gift so special! He is professional & fun.
I am recommending him to anyone that is interested in someone to play at their
Wedding at the Vail Chapel in Vail, CO on 1/28/2017
Loved his talent and it was perfect for our sons wedding! He also worked well
with our vocalist and pianist - who was a family friend!
Funeral at Scotts Bluff Country Club in Scottsbluff, NE on 1/22/2017
Michael Lancaster was AMAZING. Michael was prompt and prepared and created a
very sad day into a Great Day of celebration. Thank you from the bottom of my
heart. It was a perfect experience.
-Dona Rose Z.
Funeral at Ft. Logan in Denver, CO on 1/18/2017
Michael Lancaster was a blessing to work with. He responded very quickly to our
questions and knew exactly what to do at Ft. Logan. He was a comfort in a
stressful time. He played beautifully and added that special touch to the
service. Highly recommend!
Christmas/New Year's Party at Mile High United Way in Denver, CO on 1/6/2017
Michael was a pleasure to work with and a very talented musician. Very
responsive to emails, was on time and rolled with a fluctuating schedule for our
luncheon. Thank you!
Resident Appreciation Party at 1800 Larimer Street in Denver, CO on 1/3/2017
We absolutely LOVE having Mr. Lancaster at our event! We've worked with him for
this event for a few years now, and everyone always raves about how wonderful
his music is. He's really the highlight of our event. He makes it super easy for
us -- he brings all of his own equipment, and gets set up very quickly. He's
always very friendly and cheerful, and a joy to be around. His music is just
entrancing, and it really helps fill the space we have our event it. I highly
recommend hiring Mr. Lancaster for any event where you need live, unobtrusive
music. It's just always pleasant, and a really excellent experience.
Birthday at Jakes Brew Bar in Littleton, CO on 12/8/2016
Michael was professional, talented, creative and a pleasure to work with!
Birthday at Sienna at the Courtyard in Castle Rock, CO on 12/4/2016
Michael was so wonderful! He looked fabulous and his music was beautiful. He was
so warm and personable - made my husband's birthday an unforgettable event.
Wedding at the Nordic Center in Breckenridge, CO on 11/26/2016
Michael Michael was very professional and very accommodating for our big day. We
had no stress in dealing with him and were very happy with the final product. He
was happy to play any songs that we wanted and was very nice in the weeks
leading up to the wedding.
Veteran's Day celebration at Red Rocks Community College, CO on 11/10/2016
I wanted thank you for making yourself available to be a part the Red Rocks
Community College, Veteran's Day Ceremony. You played an important part in
honoring our veterans, and we thank you for that. Thank you for being so
flexible for us. You are a joy to work with!
Funeral at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Greenwood Village , CO on 11/6/2016
I wanted to write and thank for your superb work at Randal's funeral last
Sunday. I had told his widow, family and our Brother Masons that I knew of the
finest piper in the region and was very happy to find that you were available on
such notice. Many of the attendees commented to me afterwards on how your
participation added so much to the ceremonies. Brother Randal was highly
regarded and deeply loved by many. You helped give him a first class send off,
and for that his wife, family, friends, and Brother Masons are eternally
Wedding at The Sanctuary Country Club in Sedalia, CO on 11/5/2016
Dear Michael. Before too much time passed I wanted to thank you for being
part of Christina and Aaron's wedding. You provided the perfect and helped
create unforgettable memories for us all!!!
Wedding at Chataqua Park in Boulder, CO on 10/20/2016
Wonderfully done! Very responsive and communicative! Went perfectly to plan :-)
would recommend over and over again to anyone looking for a fantastic musician
Wedding at Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, CO on 10/15/2016
Dear Michael. Thank you so much for helping to make Ben and Jenny's wedding
such a beautiful occasion. The bagpipe introduction helped gather the guests to
the mountain with smiles on their faces. The beauty of the view was enhanced
by your lovely guitar. It was wonderful having background music at the
cocktail hour. Colorado sunshine, warm air, joyous bride and groom, beautiful
music, inspiring minister, happy family, full moon and Cubs win, it could not
have been more perfect. Your calm insights helped us all enjoy the day.
Thank you again for your part in the Golden Wedding!
Wedding at Chief Hosa Lodge in Golden, CO on 10/7/2016
Michael Lancaster was a pleasure to work with, he was flexible and made
excellent recommendations. He was prompt and professional.
Wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, CO on 9/3/2016
Michael was great - we picked him because his reviews were
awesome and now we know why. From the day we booked him, Mike was prompt,
informative, accommodating, patient and energetic. He thought of things we had
never considered (from technical details to the flow of the ceremony) and
overall made our ceremony much better than we had even envisioned. He was
Model Home Grand Opening in Boulder, CO on 8/24/2016
Michael did a great job at our event. Played the right music at the right volume
for the atmosphere of the event. Our guests loved it!
Wedding at The Lodge & Spa in Breckenridge, CO on 8/4/2016
I was nervous booking vendors online for a destination wedding but his reviews
were excellent so I went for it. I was not disappointed at all! Michael was
professional, kind, and very fast with response to all of my emails. Our wedding
venue had to be changed due to rain and he was very accommodating to the short
notice change. His music was on point and exactly what I wanted. I would
absolutely hire him again in a heart beat. Such a wonderful guitarist!!!!
Wedding at Willow Ridge in Morrison, CO on 7/30/2016
Michael played guitar during the pre-ceremony / processional and bagpipes for
the recessional at our wedding in July, 2016. He also provided equipment for our
officiant and readers/singers during the ceremony. Needless to say it was all
absolutely flawless! Being the bride, youdream of everything going perfectly, but of course,
it rarely does. Having Michael work so professionally and courteously gave that
aspect of our big day the perfection we hoped for. One thousand percent
Wedding at The Secret Garden in Colorado Springs, CO on 7/16/2016
Thank you Michael for taking care of everything I asked for. My loved ones and I
were so pleased with the pipes and Spanish guitar.
Wedding at Uley's Cabin in Crested Butte, CO on 7/14/2016
We had such a beautiful wedding in Crested Butte, Colorado. Michael was great.
He worked with our budget and he listened to all our needs. All our guests
enjoyed his singing and guitar. We didn't even get to meet him until it was time
for him to leave. He was very nice and the music was perfect. I would definitely
Wedding at Della Terra in Estes Park, CO on 7/6/2016
Michael was extremely professional. Dressed in the Irish/Scottish attire. Came
prepared. Was very pleasant to work with. Very talented. And I would absolutely
hire him again! We had an Irish themed wedding at Della Terra Château and the
bagpiper made it very special.
Private Home in Bailey, CO on 6/24/2016
Michael was a total surprise to me at our Wedding. My Wife took care of all the
arrangements. Michael was and is an amazing bagpipe player. In addition he was
gracious and took photos with the Wedding Party and guests. I would highly
recommend for another function.
Grand opening for Nightrider Jewelry at Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, CO on 4/23/2016
Michael was excellent for our Grand Opening Event! He was professional and a
great musician. I would highly recommend him and we would use him again for
another event. Thanks again Michael for helping to make our event great!
Kirkin of the Tartan in Ft. Collins, CO on 4/10/2016
Michael is always prompt and easy to talk to and very accommodating to your
needs and wants. Over the top talent. Everyone was extremely pleased with his
music. Looking forward to having him play again.
Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, CO on 4/3/2016
Michael played for my wedding and he was amazing! He played Canon in D for my
walk down the path to Sapphire Point and Here Comes the Sun for the recessional.
He also played some beautiful prelude music and continued playing afterwards to
wind things down. I was told by multiple guests that his playing MADE the day! I
would highly recommend Michael to play for your wedding or special event.
Open House in Sedalia, CO on 4/2/2016
School Assembly at Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, CO on 3/29/2016
Thank you for coming in! It was just perfect. I loved it! I know the kids did
too!! I think you could have played and talked for another hour and they
would have been entertained. I would love to have you back next year!
Open House in Sedalia, CO on 3/26/2016
Michael's music was angelic. Not only was his music amazing, he was
professional, very friendly, and very on top of his appointment made with us. He
was ahead of schedule to set up and left and cleaned up on time. I would highly
suggest him to anyone! Hands down we will use him again for another event.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Littleton, CO on 3/18/2016
Michael did a wonderful performance for my St Patrick's Day Party. In between
piping he gave my guests some history and background about piping. He also threw
in a few jokes as well. Couldn't have asked for more.
Burns Night Celebration in Castle Rock, CO on 1/30/2016
My husband and I hosted a Burns Night Supper and hired Michael to entertain. He
was wonderful and made a fun evening extra special. His piping was beautiful and
he was so personable and our guests really enjoyed his stories, jokes and
information about piping as much as the music. The evening was so much fun that
we are planning this as an annual event and be sure that Michael will be a part
of our planning for years to come. I highly recommend him!
Funeral at Lafayette Cemetery, CO on 1/11/2016
Mr. Lancaster performed for my father's funeral. Everyone afterward said that it
added to his "celebration of life" ceremony. It was also a very cold day in
Colorado, and Mr. Lancaster arrived in his kilt standing out in the frigid
weather with no complaints. Thank you sir!
Funeral at Grandview Cemetery in Ft. Collins, CO on 1/9/2016
Worth every penny. I would like to say that my Dad's memorial service
would not have been the same without these incradible musicians. We are
planning a wedding this summer and how to use them again.
Corporate Casual at 1800 Larimer St. in Denver, CO on 1/4/2016
Mr. Lancaster. Thank you so much! It went really well this year and
as before you were a really huge hit!
Everyone loves your music
and thank you for performing this morning. I very
music look forward to having back again next year!!!
Wedding at the Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, CO on 1/3/2016
Such wonderful music and wonderful professionalism. Thank you Michael!!
Funeral at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, CO on 11/3/2015
Couldn't be happier. Thanks again Michael for everything.
Funeral at Mount Carmel Church in Denver, CO on 10/27/2015
Michael, thank you so much for a beautiful job at the services for my father.
You are unbelievably talented and it made the service extra special. I too, had
many great comments about your bagpiping. Thank you!
Wedding at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons, CO on 10/25/2015
Michael was absolutely amazing. Incredibly easy to work with and he surprised me
with a special request during our wedding. 5 stars doesn't even express how
thrilled we were with him.
Wedding at The Lakehouse in Evergreen, CO on 10/24/2015
Thank you for making our ceremony a special experience. We'll always
remember with appreciation.
Wedding at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Denver, CO on 9/26/2015
Thank you for making out special day so special!
Chancellor Inauguration at Denver University in Denver, CO on 9/18/2015
You were fantastic, and the procession was just as we had hoped for. Thank
you for being a part of an historic event. We'll see you next time.
Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, CO on 9/10/2015
Thank you for making out special day extra special. Cheers David and
Wedding at Mount Vernon Country Club in Golden, CO on 9/6/2015
Hi Michael. I just wanted to thank you so much for playing at Carly's
wedding. The music sounded wonderful and you played a great selection of
music. I just want you to know how happy we were.
Wedding at The Chapel at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on 8/30/2015
Michael Fabulous! Thank you for making this day so special for us!
Rehearsal Dinner at YMCA Of The Rockies in Estes Park, CO on 8/21/2015
Good morning Michael...finally settled down and just wanted to thank you for
your excellent performance on Friday night! Everyone enjoyed it immensely!
Wedding at Varsity Lawn on CU Campus Boulder, CO on 8/15/2015
Michael was the easiest vendor to work with and his music was absolutely
beautiful for outdoor wedding ceremony! He was very helpful in providing all the
microphones for our officiant and even provided an electric amp when our space
didn't have any power outlets! Very professional and so glad we had him
play on our big day!
Wedding at Moraine Park Amphitheater in Estes Park, CO on 8/15/2015
Michael was a joy to work with and made our wedding planning from out of state
stress free. We had so many comments from our guests on how the music touched
them and it made our ceremony unforgettable. Many goosebumps were experienced!
Michael is not only incredibly talented but professional and personable. We hope
we can be fortunate to have him play at our wedding anniversary party down the
Funeral at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO on 7/28/2015
Michael Lancaster played the bagpipes at a memorial we organized. It was a
beautiful performance which enhanced the event. Michael was easy to contact and
make arrangements with. The attendees were very impressed with him and his
music. I would consider having Michael Lancaster back if a similar event is
Funeral at Rockland Community Church in Genesee, CO on 7/8/2015
Michael, thank you so much for the lovely job you did Wednesday for my Dad’s
service. You play beautifully, and the addition of the bagpipes to the service
added so much to this final send-off. We all appreciate how understanding your
were, how easy you were to work with, and how much your music added to this
Wedding at McC Ranch in Masonville, CO on 7/5/2015
As a family we found Michael pleasant and easy to work with. As a family we were
very pleased with Michael's playing of the bagpipes and the guitar. It is more
novel for most Coloradons to hear the bagpipes from someone dressed in full
Scottish regalia! He played guitar during dinner and it created a nice ambience
for all the diners. Michael made a significant contribution to my niece's
wedding. The music at a wedding is crucial and we were a bit apprehensive. We
ended up being very pleased. We would hire him again. Maybe when my other niece
and my nephew get married! Thanks Michael.
Wedding at Arrowhead Country Club in Littleton, CO on 6/27/2015
Michael was wonderful to work with - stress free and able to provide everything
I asked from him for our ceremony! And, I didn't even meet him before the
wedding! I found out later that he also handled my mom's request for playing
bagpipe at our cocktail hour, which was a nice surprise! Without hesitation, I
would wholeheartedly recommend him to friends who want a great guitarist and/or
bagpiper!!! We got tons of compliments!
Wedding on Vail Mountain Top in Vail, CO on 6/26/2015
The most accommodating, talented, friendly performer! Michael was just awesome!
Funeral at The Secret Garden in Colorado Springs, CO on 6/25/2015
Amazing!! My company hired Michael to play for a Celebration of Life service.
From the time he arrive to the time he left everything about him was
professional and his music was breathtaking! He played during the prelude of the
service and at the end of the service. As he marched out with the song Amazing
Grace fading away, there was not a dry eye to be found! We are happy to
recommend him and will use his services whenever we can.
Wedding at Union Station in Denver, CO on 6/6/2015
Michael was a perfect addition to our wedding. he's fun and extremely talented.
and as a last minute favor to us he hustled through bad traffic to make sure he
could be there in time to play a wedding song for bride's entrance. I strongly
recommend his services to anyone wanting to add something special to their big
Wedding at Willow Ridge in Morrison, CO on 5/16/2015
Michael we really enjoyed you playing the bagpipes at our wedding. My son
now loves hearing them and pretends to play them. You made our wedding
very special and unforgettable!
Funeral at Mt. Lindo in Morrison, CO on 5/2/2015
My family and I are all so grateful that you are able to play your wonderful
bagpipes for the service on my husband. The haunting notes of your bagpipe
rising skyward in this lovely mountain cemetery seems especially fitting at this
time. Thank you again...
Wedding at the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, CO on 4/25/2015
Michael was amazing. I could definitely tell that he's very experienced with not
only his instrumental skills, but his skills in planning and performing at live
events. We had Michael play acoustic guitar for the majority of our wedding,
then asked him to break out the bagpipes for our grand entrance into the
reception room. It was a surprise for the attendees and everyone was completely
blown away. We live in Illinois, so our Colorado wedding was a destination
wedding. Michael was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond via
e-mail. He also supplied the mics for our officiant and speakers. Long story
short -- I would definitely recommend him.
Funeral at Church of the Risen Christ in Denver, CO on 4/23/2015
Great Job! Michael added a lot our memories of an important
Funeral at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Ft. Morgan, CO on 4/22/2015
Beautiful music, very kind and professional. Very much appreciated.
- Alicia F.
Funeral at Church of the Risen Christ in Denver
Very professional and compassionate. I don't have a huge understanding of what a great bagpiper should sound like but, to me, Michael was great. Would certainly recommend him to others.
St. Patrick's Day celebration and fund raiser in Littleton
Great experience! Michael was awesome!!
Memorial Service at Unity Columbine Spiritual Center in Lafayette
Thank you so very much for your appearance and playing of Amazing Grace at my
husbands memorial service. You and your music were just awesome, and I am
very appreciative for your performance.
Surprise Engagement in Denver
Thank you for making our engagement ceremony a memory to both cherish and remember! In the future, if there is anything I may do for you please ask. I hope our paths cross again very soon.
Memorial Service in Loveland
Very Prompt. Very Accommodating. Very Talented. Eager to please. A perfect experience for us. Everyone Loved him. Reasonable Rates. Would definitely recommend him to others.
Birthday celebration at Adams County Fairground Henderson
Michael is so professional. He earned the right to play at our event by calling and emailing me over the course of many months to check on the progress of our party. His music was perfect to add to the atmosphere of our party. Thank you Michael for making our day so special I never once worried that you would be able to get the job done!
Wedding at the Manor House in
Thank you again for being part of your celebration. You added an intangible element that truly made our dreams come true!
at the Fort in Morrison
Thank you so very much for contributing in a special way for an extremely important day. You helped to solidify great memories for us both!
Rehearsal Dinner at Sattleridge in Beaver Creek, CO 1/5/2015
We just got home and rested up and I wanted to get our thanks to you for an absolutely wonderful evening of music that you provided. I've heard comment after comment about your part in our event. Everyone has had wonderful comments about both your bagpipe and guitar music. The bride and groom were thrilled with your bagpiping at the entrance, and your poem and finale were icing on the cake. Michael, I can't thank you enough! -Claudia K.
Andrews Day at Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland
Every year St. Spyridon
Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland Colorado celebrates St. Andrew's Day. At the
end of the morning Liturgy Fr. Evan blesses the Tartans...but this year I had
arranged a surprise with him.
After the blessing, the rear doors of the Church opened and Michael Lancaster began to play Amazing Grace followed by Highland Cathedral. The Scots, Greek, Russian, Chinese, German heritage people in the congregation loved it! (We embrace our diversity).
Mr. Lancaster was professional and patient (he had to wait on a cold day for the Priest to finish).
I couldn't be more pleased! The surprise was well received by all!
Corporate Event in Denver, CO 11/20/2014
awesome. He provided three different types of music for my 50th
birthday party. We started with pipe music at streamside while guests
arrived. Next, Michael provided classical guitar music at dinner, then had
piping happy birthday followed by a jolly jig then kicked it up a notch with
vocals and more guitar to carry the party to a lively conclusion.
Michael was sensitive to the mood of room, and had a fabulous attitude. I
had many compliments on the music from my guests. I hope I have another
opportunity to hire Michael again in the future. Many thanks!
Michael Lancaster was amazing!! He showed
up early on our wedding da and made sure everything was taken care of. I
literally just got to enjoy him play the music without having to deal with
running around organizing things. His customer service is great. He follows
through and follows up and I even had a thank you email from him 2 hours after
my event! His music was truly fantastic and I'm trying to figure out another
event I can have where I can hire him again! Thank you Michael for helping in
making our day so special!!
Wedding at Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor, CO on 9/14/2013
was exactly what we'd hoped for & a more beautiful sound than we'd imagined! It
was wonderful to work together for our special day!
Wedding at Beaver Creek Wedding Deck in Beaver Creek, CO on 9/8/2013
Many thanks for a great
performance! We loved your music and you made our event even more special.
You certainly lived up to your reputation. A great piper always stirs a
special place in my soul.
Funeral at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Co on 9/6/2013
He was so easy going and heartfelt
dealing with our difficult situation. We would absolutely love to use him again
for future events.
Wedding at Taharaa Mountain Lodge in Estes Park, CO on 8/24/2013
Michael was amazing!! He was very
professional from the first conversation through my entire wedding. He was very
accommodating and did everything he could to make our wedding perfect. His
talent and performance was wonderful! I would highly recommend Michael Lancaster
for any event need.
Corporate Conference in Keystone, CO on 8/13/2013
Michael did a tremendous job for
our event. He is a very talented guitarist and was very accommodating with the
parameters and demands of our event. Would have awarded 6 stars on a couple of
categories if that was possible on the grading scale. Highly recommend him and
will hopefully be working with him again for future events.
Wedding at Estes Park Resort in Estes Park, CO on 8/3/2013
Thank you so much for your
beautiful performance at our daughter’s wedding on Saturday. Your music made it
truly a Celtic wedding. Excellent!!! Everything you promised to be.
Birthday Celebration at Three Lions Pub in Denver, CO on 7/12/2013
Wedding at The Vail Wedding Deck in Vail, CO on 7/5/2013
I can't thank you enough!! You
were wonderful!! You are so talented! You blew everyone away with the guitar
and especially your bagpipes. Your music just made the ceremony!! Everyone had
Goosebumps. :) Thank you!! You were wonderful!!
Memorial Dedication at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs, CO on 7/5/2013
Michael was right on time and performed
perfectly...exactly what we requested. I will definitely use Michael again if I
need a bagpiper for a memorial dedication.
Wedding at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, CO on 6/23/2013
Michael, we just wanted to say
thank you for the beautiful music you played during our wedding day. Many
of our guests commented on how pleasant it was and Chris and I really loved it.
-Mary Ann L.
Golf Tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club in Lakewood, CO on 6/22/2013
Michael was spectacular in all areas. Our members
loved the bagpipes before the final round of golf in our member guest
Wedding at Dunafon Castle in Evergreen, CO on 6/21/13
Michael was very easy to get a
hold of. We hired Michael to play at our wedding. His website has a couple lists
of songs - with and without vocals. From these I was able to come up with a
playlist for our wedding ceremony. I did have a couple special requests. Special
requests do cost extra - for the time it takes him to learn and practice the new
songs. The extra was well worth it. I was able to walk down the aisle to an
instrumental that I remember my grandmother playing and humming to when I was a
little girl and Michael also accompanied a good friend of mine as she sang for
us during our tree planting ceremony. I would hire Michael again for sure!
Birthday Celebration in Lakewood, CO on 6/9/2013
Michael did a wonderful job in helping us
celebrate my father's 80th birthday. He was both talented and entertaining
- a big hit! Thanks Michael for making it a special day!
-Steve and Carol R.
Wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, CO 6/8/2013Michael- I'm sorry I didn't have more time to express my gratitude to you on Saturday. The music was perfect and the pipes were exactly what I had imagined. People were talking about your talent all night and Brian was blown away with how you managed to pull off the switch! Thank you for working with me to surprise him with that. If you ever need any references feel free to send people my way!
Birthday Celebration at McCabe's in Aurora, CO on 6/8/2013
Wedding at Peak 8 in Breckenridge, CO on 6/7/2013
Michael was fantastic to work with both before
and during the wedding. He played the guitar beautifully for our ceremony and I
would absolutely recommend his services to anyone looking for a live performer
at their wedding. He had a wide variety of music to chose from and was very
accommodating to any other requests we had. Michael definitely helped to make
this one of the most special and memorable days of our lives!
-Nicole and Andy C.
Birthday Celebration in Longmont, CO on 5/21/2013
Birthday Celebration at NCM Media Networks in
Denver, CO on 4/12/2013
Michael was a delight to work with. Very professional and attentive to our needs.
Easter Service at The Comedy Works in Centennial, CO on 3/31/2013
Totally impressed with Michael and his professionalism would use him again in a heart beat.
Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge and The Arrabelle in Vail, CO 3/30/2013
Michael was THE MOST elegant and beautiful bagpipe and guitar player I have ever heard. He was EXCELLENT! MY DAY COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN AS PERFECT WITH OUT HIM! I was BLOWN OVER with his talent. Bagpiping on the mountain was perfect! He piped us through the front lobby of the Arrabelle in Vail with elegance and then performed on his guitar for cocktail hour and dinner! He was brilliant!
Wedding at The Fort in Morrison, CO on 3/2/2013
I don't have enough words to thank Michael for the wonderful job he
did at our wedding! Our guests were blown away as were we.
Memorial Service at Jefferson Unitarian in Golden, CO on 1/27/2013
No words can even express my appreciation for what you have done.
Arin would be so happy for such a tribute to his life he lived, loved, and gave!
He adored his Scottish heritage and we are so thankful to have you be a part of
this celebration of his life. May the lord always shine his light upon you
and keep you always playing. You are blessed with such a gift and talent.
Student in Denver, CO 1/20/2013
contacted Michael Lancaster to teach me to play the bagpipes as a surprise
for my family at my grandparents' 70th wedding anniversary. I had about 9 months
to become proficient in playing before the anniversary, a lofty goal that
Michael enthusiastically embraced. With Michael's help, I reached that goal and
successfully shocked my family with my piping skill. Michael has been an
excellent teacher with a very comprehensive knowledge of music, exceptional
performing skills, and a positive and encouraging approach. I would recommend
him highly to anyone seeking lessons for bagpipes or guitar.
Christmas Party at a private residence in
We could not have been more pleased with you and your
services. As soon as my brother got you on the phone and explained to you Dad
was a WWII veteran, you were all in. I know you had a very big day of driving
Student in Denver, CO 12/05/2013
I don't know how to even begin to thank you for these last
five and a half years. Truly it has been a pleasure to study with you.
When I decided that I wanted to take lessons, I never imagined that I
would come as far as I have today, and with you as a teacher I am not the least
bet surprised. Most of all, you really helped influence me to continue and
pursue my music. You gave me a great understanding of what it's like to go
on to study music in college, and be a professional musician. Through all
of the advice you passed down, you helped me make my goals become realized.
You have a great understanding of those things, and you were keen to share them.
For that, I am highly grateful. It has truly been a pleasure to study with
you for all of these years. I feel as though I am very lucky to have had
that opportunity. Once again, thank you!
Michael was extremely accommodating and did his job very
professionally. We were very happy with him.
Wedding Ceremony at the CSU Oval in
I would highly recommend Michael Lancaster for your event! The pipes
added the perfect element to our wedding and all of our patrons commented on how
amazing it was. Michael was very accommodating to our requests and worked with
us to add the perfect music arrangement. As a bonus, he insisted that he stay
after the ceremony to play the pipes and lead us in to our reception! Michael is
very professional, organized, knowledgeable and a world class musician. Again, I
would definitely recommend Michael Lancaster to anyone for any
Club Event at the Ambassador Hotel in
Student at the University of Colorado at Denver, CO 9/6/2012
Student at the University of Colorado at Denver, CO 9/6/2012
guitar class I have ever taken. It has really helped me improve my
playing. You are a killer teacher.
Wedding Ceremony at the Vail Wedding Deck in Vail, CO on
Michael was excellent to work with - very thorough in his
preparation, thoughtful in providing recommendations and hung with us when it
rained during our wedding ceremony outside. I would highly recommend him!
Wedding Ceremony at a private residence in
Michael Lancaster is AWESOME at what he does! Totally
professional and talented! We hired him for guitar and bagpipes for our ceremony
and cocktail hour at our wedding. Everyone at our wedding was talking about the
bagpipes and how awesome it was and said the guitar music was beautiful as well.
The professionalism throughout the planning process was also easy because
Michael is quick to respond to emails and makes and takes suggestions. We HIGHLY
Memorial Service at Lionsgate Event Center in
Michael first made a positive impression on me by getting
back to me almost immediately after I emailed my request . He was
kind, professional and didn't blink an eye when I had to move his arrival time
up an hour. He offered good ideas as to how his part could best be woven into my
sister's Memorial service. I would hire Michael again, no question. I would also
recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Country Club Event at the Greely Country Club in
Wedding Ceremony at Echo Lake in
was so easy to work with to figure out the perfect songs for our wedding, and
was so professional and on top of everything! He helped make my wedding perfect.
There was a moment when the music touched me and made me cry during the
ceremony. Everyone was impressed with his talent!!
Wedding Ceremony at the Hotel Boulderado in
outstanding. His performance made my daughter's wedding ceremony one of the best
yet. Michael performed magnificently even though the temperature was near 100!!
Great job. We can't thank him enough.
Wedding at Lily Lake in
Great communication prior to our event. Very knowledgeable
about our needs and our requests. Beautiful performance during the wedding
ceremony. extremely well done. Thank you.
Funeral at Memorial Garden Cemetery in
Michael made my grandmother's funeral as special as she
wanted it to be.
Wedding Ceremony at the Crystal Rose in Golden
Michael was amazing! He came and congratulated us on our
wedding day and then jumped right in and was set up and ready to go. He plays
beautifully and it made the entire ceremony! Everyone was impressed and he
couldn't have been more courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend
him for any event!
Wedding Ceremony at Hillside Gardens in
I really enjoyed taking Applied Guitar with Mr. Lancaster.
He tailored the course to my experience and taste and he really challenged me.
I learned a ton. Super fun, great class!
I really enjoyed taking Applied Guitar with Mr. Lancaster.
He tailored the course to my experience and taste and he really challenged me.
I learned a ton. Super fun, great class!
Assembly at Sandberg Elementary in
Michael was great! The kids couldn't stop talking about
him after he left, and they were telling their parents all about what they
learned during his show. Awesome experience overall!
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