An Elegant International Interactive Entertainer Keeping Curious Crowds Captivated Executing Expressive Eloquent Utterances and Q...Read moreVISUAL ART meets VAUDEVILLE
CIRQUE du PAPIER & DryClean Humor Co.
An Elegant International Interactive Entertainer Keeping Curious Crowds Captivated Executing Expressive Eloquent Utterances and Quoting Copious Quick Quips while Kinetically Conjuring A Colorful Carnival Caravan of Crazy Cool Crisp, Creatively Complex, Cleverly Constructed, Exclusively Crease-Crafted, Exquisite Quality Converted Quadrilateral Exotic Creature Caricature Curio Keepsakes Close-up Under the Crimsom Canopy! Incontrovertibly Copacetic!
Not your grade school teacher's origami! Cirque du Papier is a mind-bending, paper-folding, your-world-ain’t-flat-no-more experience. Meandering event guests discover Folder Fantastique, Michael Roy Baldridge deftly displaying dazzling digital dexterity, morphing single flat squares of paper into 3D creatures by mere folding. No cuts. No tears. No glue. And no table! Without missing a crease, interactive performer, Michael Roy simultaneously (and at the same time!) keeps guests amused with a nonstop stream of offbeat witty repartee and useless (yet strangely fascinating) information, revealing the secrets and history of folding art. Guests marvel as Michael Roy works magic, with amazing manipulations, quick wit, and cool “transformers”.
And his mesmerizing MicRo Gallery displays pretty paper party pet caricatures so cool everyone will just have to have one! To “win” a colorful creation of exquisite artistry, elegantly executed right before their eyes, Michael Roy will engage your guests in carnival games, puzzles, riddles, and other attractions and interactivities. The best part? Your guests are always part of the show and may go home with an oh-so-cool keepsake!
Whether hanging out with guests at his MicRo Gallery of Origami Art or mingling among event guests, Cirque du Papier performer, Michael Roy, Folder Fantastique is appropriate wherever fine and fun close-up entertainment is needed. From high-end events to small parties, the fine art of entertainment for the discerning.
Vocal Confluence is Pittsburgh’s premier men’s a cappella chorus. The group performs music in a variety of styles, including barbershop, jazz, traditional choral, and contemporary A cappella. Comprised...Read moreVocal Confluence is Pittsburgh’s premier men’s a cappella chorus. The group performs music in a variety of styles, including barbershop, jazz, traditional choral, and contemporary A cappella. Comprised of men of diverse ages and backgrounds - VC is committed to musical excellence.
Vocal Confluence has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York, as well as community and private events throughout Western PA. We are looking forward to being a part of your next big event!
Fuzion Entertainment is a Pittsburgh-based entertainment company that connects entertainers and businesses. We help performers book shows, learn about the business, and connect with the right people to...Read moreFuzion Entertainment is a Pittsburgh-based entertainment company that connects entertainers and businesses. We help performers book shows, learn about the business, and connect with the right people to establish themselves on the entertainment map. Businesses, event planners, or anyone looking for quality entertainment will find Fuzion Entertainment ready to meet your needs.
Crossover Celtic/Folk, Country and New Age artist Frank Stricklen
If there is a word that describes Frank Stricklen, that word has to be "versatile." Moving easily between the worlds of Celtic, Fol...Read moreCrossover Celtic/Folk, Country and New Age artist Frank Stricklen
If there is a word that describes Frank Stricklen, that word has to be "versatile." Moving easily between the worlds of Celtic, Folk, Country, New Age, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Musical Theater, and even Opera, Frank is at home in any musical genre. Frank performs as a solo act or with his talented musical friends as a band or ensemble of any size you need. There's no music or no occasion that we cannot provide an appropriate musical environment for.
The Fourth Muse is a string ensemble consisting of talented, energetic musicians from the Pittsburgh area. Each event is organized by Caitlin McConnell, who carefully selects the performers based on av...Read moreThe Fourth Muse is a string ensemble consisting of talented, energetic musicians from the Pittsburgh area. Each event is organized by Caitlin McConnell, who carefully selects the performers based on availability and the type of music to be performed. The Fourth Muse Ensembles maintains a high level of excellence and professionalism and works with clients to cater to musical styles and instrument combinations appropriate for their event and musical vision since its inception in 2007.
Nicholas Hudson is a professional bagpipe performer and educator based in the Pittsburgh area, available to play bagpipes at weddings, fune...Read more Nicholas Hudson
BFA, Bagpipe Performance (& Education)
Nicholas Hudson is a professional bagpipe performer and educator based in the Pittsburgh area, available to play bagpipes at weddings, funerals, parties, and other events. He is the third ever graduate of the Bagpipe Performance degree at Carnegie Mellon University. An experienced performer, Nick is well versed in both traditional and contemporary piping and, as a Professional grade piper, has won many prizes in solo competition. He also holds the Graduate Certificate from the Institute of Piping, the highest certification possible for bagpipe performance. Nick has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and nationwide appearances on The Today Show and CBS Evening News.
In addition to highland piping, Nicholas Hudson is an active performer of border/smallpipes and whistles with various ensembles. He has competed multiple times at the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, and has also competed successfully in France, placing third in the national championship. In addition to his performance degree he also was in the Music Education Certification program at Carnegie Mellon. He currently teaches several pipe bands of various grades in the Pittsburgh area as well as maintaining a private studio.
He is an active competitor in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, competing at the highest level, Professional. Some solo competition highlights include the overall prize at the United States Piping Foundation in the amateur ranks, prize being free airfare and two-weeks tuition in Scotland, and, the Boreraig Trophy for Open Piobaireachd in 2012. He has been chosen as the representative for the United States for two consecutive years (2011, 12) at the prestigious MacCrimmon competition at France's Festival Interceltique de Lorient.
Other performance highlights include playing concerts with such celebrated acts as the Grammy-winning Chieftains, award-winning Bonnie Rideout, Grammy-nominated John Doyle and Jerry Oâ€™Sullivan. Nick has also performed for famous dignitaries such as in the White House for President Obama and Mrs. Obama, the current Prime Minister of Ireland, and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and has performed on field for three NFL games, as well as three performances competing in the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland as well as France at the highest possible level.
Nick has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and nationwide appearances on NBC (The Today Show) and CBS (Evening News).
While completing his Music Performance degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Nick studied extensively with the late Alasdair Gillies and Jimmy McIntosh, widely regarded as two of the greatest Scottish pipers to emigrate to the United States. In addition to taking piping lessons at university, he took classes typical of any conservatory music student on a university campus--Music Theory, Solfege, Eurhythmics, as well as performing a full spectrum of classical repertoire at various concert and recital halls with the Repertory Chorus under the direction of the Grammy-winning Dr. Robert Page. After graduation Nick has traveled every summer for extensive study in Scotland, with Chris Armstrong, Willie Morrison and Roddy MacLeod at the National Piping Centre and the College of Piping.
I can play during any part of your wedding that you would like. I understand that I am being hired to add something special to a very important day in your life, so I will come to rehearsals to make sure that everything is to your liking. The price will vary depending on how much you want me to play. I have a large repertoire of appropriate music for the occasion and can also compose a piece of music for the occasion if you would like. Contact me and we can discuss the details and any requests or concerns you may have.
I am available to play during the ceremony/mass and/or at graveside. I can play many popular hymns, such as Amazing Grace, Be Still My Soul, and many other Scottish/Irish airs and laments. Because of the urgency of the situation, I can be lenient in regard to my prices. If it is a child who has died, I will play for no charge.
I am available to play for any imaginable event. Bagpipes add a very special and memorable touch to any event. I have performed at all types of parties. From retirements, to birthday parties (I can play The Happy Birthday Song), to anniversaries, to holiday parties (for which I can play many Christmas songs), to sporting events, or any other imaginable event; I can do it all. I also put on concerts and recitals upon request. I can easily play for an hour and a half if necessary. Pricing varies according to the time involved.
My journey with the bagpipes began when I was 7. My uncle was a drummer in a bagpipe band, and I was mesmerized after seeing the band march in a parade. I spent the next weeks marching around the house...Read moreMy journey with the bagpipes began when I was 7. My uncle was a drummer in a bagpipe band, and I was mesmerized after seeing the band march in a parade. I spent the next weeks marching around the house pretending to play the bagpipes. Soon after that, my parents got me started with bagpipe lessons.
A piper for 25 years now, I have studied under some of bagpipingâ€™s best, including the late John Duxbury, Jimmy MacIntosh, MBE, and at the Balmoral School of Piping. World-class instruction has helped me win various piping awards throughout the eastern United States and in Canada. Choose a bagpiper with the formal training necessary to evoke the true elegance of the highland instrument.
I am a consummate performer with decades of stage experience, having played the pipes at weddings, funerals, parties, bars, the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, parades, and more. Choose Pittsburgh Bagpiper SeÃ¡n Oâ€™Donnell to help make your event something your friends will talk about for years to come.
Contact me today to learn more about availability and rates. Choose experience, get a reasonable price.