Matt Willis Bagpiperis creating Bagpipe Music & Instructional Videos
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Thorns are the entry level supporters for Matt Willis Bagpiper. As a Thorn level supporter, you will receive
• Both an MP3 and PDF copy of "Cort's Welcome," a 3/4 March Matt wrote in honor of the birth of his son!
Thistles are mid level tier for supporting Matt Willis Bagpiper. As a benefit for becoming a Thistle, you'll receive:
• MP3 and PDF of my 4-part arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D for Highland Pipes
• MP3 and PDF of my 3/4 March "Cort's Welcome" written for the birth of my son
Lion Rampant are the top tier of Matt Willis Bagpiper's patrons. As a Lion Rampant, you will receive:
• A PDF copy of Matt Willis's tune book Tunes, Chords & Harmony Volume ONE, featuring 32 original and classic tunes, including Matt's most popular tune "The Challenger."
Matt Willis began playing the pipes as a young man in 1996, and joined the Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums in Austin, Texas in 2000. With that band, he competed in 2001 at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
For twelve years, Matt was the piper for The Killdares, a nationally acclaimed Celtic rock band, and currently plays pipes, flute, and whistles with Rathmore, Dallas’s newest Celtic rock band. Matt has recorded with a number of other artists and organizations as well, including Floramay Holliday, and Heather McCready.
Matt composes original pipe melodies and harmony to classic pipe tunes. He has authored tune books & CD combos titled Tunes, Chords & Harmony Volume ONE and Volume TWO: Christmas Edition, available on Amazon. He also has these tunes available at his online pipe tune store.
Matt also serves as the Pipe Major of the Metroplex United Pipe Band. In 2016 under his leadership, Metroplex United earned first place at both the Tulsa ScotFest and the Arkansas Scottish Festival in Grade 5. In September 2017, Matt Willis was chosen by the renowned bagpipe maker R.G. Hardie & Co. to be a featured artist.