Elise was exceptional! We chatted several times before event and made all arrangements together. She was easy to work with, flexible when it came time for her performance and very willing. She’s on my list to call again!
Elise exceeded expectations in helping us to select songs for our scattering of ashes in San Francisco Bay. She was very professional in every step of the process and her bagpipe playing was enjoyed by all of our family. Don’t forget to ask for Amazing Grace if it is appropriate for your event. She gets a ten and two thumbs up. Highly recommended ! Thank you Elise for helping to make this a special experience for everyone !
“I’d hired Ms Ferrell for a memorial service honoring a dear friend and fellow soldier. Elise had been highly recommend by a piper/instructor friend and she did not disappoint. She arrived early, prepared and then warmed up. Her performance was heartfelt and sensitive. We gave her a schedule than changed it completely. Her response was a smile and another fine tune. I highly recommend her for your event.”
“I’ve got to tell you, I’ve never liked bagpipes until today…I could hear how the songs went, and I really enjoyed them.”
My wedding day was PERFECT thanks to you! We all enjoyed your music, it added that special touch. Thank you for everything Elise, it was a pleasure meeting you.
My wife and I hired Charmas to play at our recent wedding and we couldn’t be happier with their performance! Everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy them. We had a Celtic-themed wedding so they obviously fit in well with that, but they would be great at any sort of gathering where people are looking to have a good time. They played a nice mix of traditional Celtic songs and more popular contemporary music with traditional instruments (their rendition of The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles was a HUGE hit, I don’t think anyone could resist singing along)! Elise did some fantastic bagpiping for our ceremony in addition to the full band playing later. The band was professional, courteous, and a lot of fun to have around. They were also very flexible: If you have a particular song in mind, they’ll try to learn it if you give them enough notice. They are great at suggesting songs they already know that will fit in with your gathering. Charmas provided us with a fun, memorable experience filled with dancing and revelry, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
“You played wonderfully…you were so moving and brought some tears!”
“You really engage the crowd when you bagpipe.”
“The bagpipe is a very special instrument to me, and your playing is a wonderful addition when you’re here.”
“Elise was great. I got a lot of nice comments about her. The audience enjoyed the music.”
Elise, was amazing! She literally had one day’s notice. We had previously booked someone else and unfortunately they weren’t able to make it. She drove from Santa Cruz to Stockton which is about a 2 hour drive. Her pricing was reasonable. Thanks again Elise.