“Thank you very much for such a great service you rendered during our wedding. We also acknowledge your professionalism during our meetings and of course on the wedding day itself. Despite the drizzle you never lose your spirit in piping! We will indeed recommend you to our friends. You indeed liven up our fairy fantasy wedding =) Thank you!”
Victor and Joan Lao
Saint Martin the Tours Taal Batangas – Fantasy World Lemery Batangas
“Our special day was made so much more special with the addition of a real Scottish piper. It was a day that we, and I am sure no one else, will forget – in no small part to Roy’s valuable contribution in adding extra flavour, culture and panache. Roy came in complete scottish regalia, performed his music wonderfully and was truly majestic in greeting all the guests to our wedding and in leading us up the aisle. For something different in the Philippines, a small piece of Scottish tradition went a very long way!”
Ian and Mimmie Morrison
October 19, 2003
Kasalikasan Garden, Fort Bonifacio Global City
“The BAGPIPER’s presence at the Lao-Cantos Nuptial was a blast! Roy’s bagpiper costume and regal piping at the majestic Fantasy World entrance during the arrival of guests unveiled the wedding feast that is about to commence. The fairytale-themed wedding (bride and flowergirls in wings and guests in costumes) fired up when the newlyweds entered the reception hall led by the bagpiper. “
“As the event’s coordinator, let me also mention that dealing with him was problem-free!”
– Renren Dionisio-Bordallo, Unveil
“The sound of the bagpipes made our wedding extra special. People watched in awe as the bold but smooth rhythm of the bagpipe reverberated across the auditorium while butterflies were fluttering about. It felt as if we were in some high place, the music taking us higher. It was an exhilarating experience for everyone, something that will forever be in our hearts”.
Angelo and Eireen Bernardo
PSE Auditorium, Ortigas Center, Pasig
“I recently had my first solo photography exhibit at the Alcove Gallery of the Filipinas Heritage Library. I availed the services of Roy because I wanted something very special and unique for the event. Roy played music at the driveway of the FHL to welcome my guests. Since the music of a bagpipe is very unique and carries over long distance, Roy even became the unofficial landmark for the venue. Guests who were on their way would call me up on my cellphone to ask for directions on how to get to FHL. I simply gave them general directions and asked to listen for the bagpipe music to guide them.”
“Roy’s presence and music was a real headturner – pedestrians and cars would slow down just to see where the bagpipe was coming from I had guests who made it a point to arrive early just to hear him play. I highly recommend Roy’s services to anyone who wants something unique for their events.”
Jo Avila – Professional Photographer
A PARENT’S JOY
an exhibit of child photography
November 4 – 25, 2003
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City
“Rainier and I prepared for our own big day for more than one year. We bought so many magazines and spent many hours surfing for ideas to make sure that every detail of our wedding would be unique. While Victorian theme maybe a bit common already, we still wanted to have that old, rich, simple and yet elegant feel with certain twists. When we have already thought of all the “gimmicks” that we are going to do to surprise our guests, we also got the surprise of our life from one of our principal sponsors who offered Roy to play during the wedding. Perfect! Boy, the offer certainly capped a year and a half of planning! “
“Roy played during the arrival of the entourage and the guests at the church and reception. People were quite amazed to see for the first time a genuine bagpiper dressed in full regalia, not to mention that the color of his kilt is burgundy which is one of our color motif. Most of our relatives and friends are musicians so the Scottish music that was played was such a hit. In fact, it was least unexpected since weddings would usually be highlighted with tunes from brass and strings. But the most unforgettable of all was having Roy lead us outside the church during the recessional. We were showered with petals and confetti as we go out of the church while Roy is playing Scotland the Brave. Twas such a festive atmosphere! Unmistakably Victorian.”
“While watching our video coverage, there’s so much happiness and pride in our hearts seeing all our guests having a great time. My husband and I are very thankful, and we are certainly glad that Roy– our royal guest– was part of our special day. ”
Rainier and Claire Papa
December 6, 2003
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Parish
“I wish to express my sincere appreciation of the bagpipe performance you gave at the ISM International night at the Fort Bonifacio campus on March 20.”
“Your performance truly was the highlight of a wonderful evening and undoubtedly was a major factor in the Scotland booth being awarded ‘Best Booth’ of the event.”
“Your playing of the ‘Great Highland Bagpipes’ was magical to all who were privileged to have heard you and I hope we see you again at many more Celtic occasions in the Philippine Archipelago.”
Past Chieftain, Saigon and Lagos, Saint Andrews Society(s)
March 20, 2004
International School Manila, International Dinner
Thank you for making this day extra special for us. We enjoyed your bagpipes. From one Scotsman to another, Many Thanks!
Francis and Lala Miranda
January 8, 2005
Our Lady of Montserrat, San Beda
Being a Scot and marrying here in Manila I was desperate to get a piper to play on our special day.
I had no luck for a long time and the event was getting closer and closer. Then, at virtually the last minute, somebody got me in contact with Roy Espiritu.
He saved our day and made it wonderful for everybody, playing outside the church and later playing my new bride and me into the reception. Roy gave the whole occasion a real Scottish “Flair” !
My Scottish guests were astounded and all my Filipino friends thought it terrific.
Many thanks again Roy the Piper.
Randall and Bing Riding
January 20, 2005
Robinsons Place Residences, Manila
Thanks for adding a touch of flair to our wedding. I was watching some of the videos from the wedding and was finally able to see most of the musical performances that I didn’t get to see. All my friends & family seem to remember your spots in the program, most significantly, our entry into the main hall (while you were playing). It’s a good thing we captured most of the performances, including yours. Thanks again!
Alwin and Carie Mora
November 27, 2005
Recidencia de Arago, San Pablo, Laguna
I didn’t think I could find a piper in Manila for my wedding-but after an Internet search found Roy. I was born in Elderslie,Scotland(home of Sir William Wallace),and grew up listening to the pipes-and my wife was thrilled to have the pipes playing, on our big day. We gave Roy an idea of what we liked best from his repertoire,and left the selection to him.It was spot on,right down to exiting the church to the strains of Scotland the Brave! My wife and all our guests, took happy memories of a special day home in their hearts.
Fraser and Editha Kelly
17 June 2006
We would like to send you our heartfelt thanks for everyting that you did in helping to make our wedding day in January the best day of our lives. It meant a lot ot us that you were able to pipe at the wedding and the reception. The day certainly wouldn’t have been the same without your piping. It made a lot of people happy and also was the first time for many to experience the wonder of the pipes...
Andrew & Eva Whitaker
20 January 2007
Good day Roy
Melissa and I would like to sincerely thank you for making our wedding a very memorable one, it was an amazing feeling hearing the pipes on our wedding day. We never mentioned to the guests that we had hired a bagpiper, so they were pleasantly surprised, for sure it was one of the highlights of the day. The tunes of Highland Cathedral still ring in my head today, my Scottish family talked about you for days, you did great Roy. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who would like to make their wedding unique and special, you were very pleasant and arrived at the church almost 2 hours before the event, one of our most dedicated suppliers. Once again thank you Roy, the one and only Pinoy Piper!
William & Melissa Gourlay
1 March 2009
It’s taken me awhile to find your email address. I finally found it in my mom’s computer.
You play the bagpipes beautifully and you play them with such dignity. Thank you for bringing honour to my father through your playing. It’s one thing for my mom and brother to have had the idea to have a piper, it’s a totally different thing when that idea fleshes out into an impact above and beyond what you expect in the original idea.
The two pieces you played were truly moving, touching, poignant, evocative, honouring and dignified. A big thank you from us.
I also wanted to let you know how many people we’ve seen since the service who expressed how much they loved the bagpipes! So, please know that your contribution was appreciated by so many.
On behalf of Greg, my mom and myself, God’s blessings on you and may many more opportunities open up for you here! (Perhaps you could take a shot at the Edinburgh Tattoo as well.)
Holy Trinity Cathedral
25 June 2010