Having a piper playing the highland bagpipes can add a sense of occasion to all types of events. Colorado Pipers provide a professional service specializing in the hire of some of the best bagpipe players in Colorado.

Need a bagpiper? Colorado Pipers serve the Denver and the Front Range area. Colorado Pipers have played  at all types of events, from formal occasions to Scottish and Irish ceilidh.

We specialize in playing for:
Corporate Events
Birthday Parties
Whisky Tastings
Burns Supper
Clan gatherings
Any other special event you require bagpipe music



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Ryan Balchuck

  • Ryan is a native of Pueblo, Colorado, and a recent graduate at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.

    Ryan began learning to play the bagpipes at the age of seven. In 2001 he joined Colorado Skye Pipes and Drums where he has enjoyed great band success including winning the 2004 WUSPBA Grade IV Championship and placing 2nd at the North American Championships in Maxville, Ontario, Canada, that same year. Ryan’s solo accomplishments include the 2006 WUSPBA Grade II Champion Supreme Award and the 2007 Rocky Mountain Silver Chanter. Since May 2005 he has used his piping experience and is one of the piping instructors with Colorado Youth Pipe Band in Denver.

    Currently  in  2010 Ryan swept the Grade 1 competitions at the Colorado Scottish Festival and won the prestige’s Clan MacLeod’s MacCrimmon Quaich for best Grade 1 Piobaireachd.

    Ryan is now playing and competing in the Open Professional level.


Jamie Cuthill

  • James Cuthill is a Professional Grade solo competitor, a professional music teacher, a professional pipe band leader, and an exam approved solo piping and pipe band adjudicator.

    James has won countless prizes over the years, in both solo and band competitions, in the United States, Canada, and Scotland. Awards include multiple wins in the Western United States Championships, North American Championships, and World Championships.

    On multiple occasions James has been selected, out of only twelve pipers globally, to play at prestigious invitational in Canada and the U.S.

    As a teacher of the pipes, James trains students of all ages, and abilities. Through his dedication to teaching, his students continuously win prizes of their own.

    James Cuthill has an extensive repertoire on the Great Highland Bagpipe, and over 20 years of high standard experience performing in all settings.

    James is currently the Director and Head Piping instructor for the  Colorado Youth Pipe Band

    You can also visit his site at www.denverbagpipelessons.com 

Timm Herrod

  • Timm started playing the bagpipes in 2002, and joined the St. Andrew/Colorado Isle of Mull pipeband about a year later. He is an award winning piper and currently competing in the Grade 3 level.

    Timm has played at many Whisky tastings around town including tasting for Robert Sickler of Diageo (the Classic Single Malts), Glenfiddich tastings, Laphroaig/Ardmore tastings and many others. He has played many weddings and special events through out Colorado.

    Timm has lead groups of pipers, drummers and dancer for many shows, especially over St. Patrick’s day.

    Timm has written and arrange music for the bagpipes and have been on albums and studio recordings. One original tune is call the “Lament for Mac Dubh” ( Yes my wife is a big fan of the Outlander Books by Diana Gabaldon)

  • Tim Hughes

    Ian Jackson

    Bios coming soon!


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