Welcome to Highlandpiping

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Welcome to Highlandpiping. Since 1968, Highlandpiping has provided Professional Great Highland Bagpipers and Dancers throughout the United States with Bagpipers and Dancers located in Michigan, Ohio, and Washington.

The Five Pipers (brothers - Marty, Scott, Tyge, Clifford, Dean) and One Highland Dancer (sister - Laura) were introduced to the world of highland piping and dancing by Scottish immigrants and family friends Donald and Jock MacLellan.

They all began taking bagpiping or dancing lessons from several local instructors at the ripe old age of 8 and attended numerous Scottish performing arts schools where they had received personal tutoring from Scotland's leading pipers of the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. Capt. John A. MacLellan MBE, PM John MacKenzie, Ian, John MacFadyen, Seamus MacNeil and Archie Cairns. The brothers also had the honor of meeting Alex Duthart and JL MacKenzie at these events.

Preforming at the Highland Competitions where some of the most memorable achievements. The brothers placed 1st in many of the USA and Canada competitions. The first and second oldest brothers (Marty and Scott) took 1st and 3rd place respectively in the North American solo bagpipe competition held at Maxville Canada.

The brothers had the honor of performing Amazing Grace with singer Andy Williams and instrumentalist Quincy Jones on their world tour.

Since then, the brothers have composed music, recorded music (Caber-Records), made songs available on iTunes (Search for Cawthon) and have had the honor of performing in many events and in front of tens of thousands of people including: Bob Hope, James Stewart, Yul Brynner, Johnny Carson, Fay Wray, President Ford, Four Star Generals, Governors, Senators, Congressman, Corporate executives, Disney events, dignitaries and proud to perform with and for U.S., U.K. and Canadian Armed Forces and their Veterans.

The Tradition Continues

After more than 10 years of successfully competing and participating in the Celtic arts, we are pleased and honor to announce the next generation of "Cawthon" Highland Bagpipers and Dancers. We are all very proud of Emily's, William's, and Maura's accomplishments and know they will take great pride in carrying on the Celtic "traditions" through their performances.

Professional Bagpiper, Tyge Cawthon

  • Royal Canadian Legion Ceremonies (USA and Canada)
  • V.F.W. Ceremonies
  • Disney World
  • Stanford University
  • Tokyo, Japan Television
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • University of Phoenix
  • American Cancer Society
  • Lakes Area School of Highland Dance
  • Yarger and Leemaster Reunion
  • Scientific Solutions - Labmaster
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness
  • Gail and Rice Entertainment Services
  • The Detroit Lions
  • The Detroit Red Wings
  • International Heritage
  • Colony Club - Detriot, MI
  • Brigadoon musical

Honesty and Square Dealing

Honesty and square dealing will always pay a handsome profit. The rule will not succeed every time, but the day of reward will surely come. The man who does business upon foundation of honesty and square dealing, in the long run enjoys the best and most profitable prosperity. Honesty is the best interest bearing investment that man can make.

From Scottish Dictionary - 1885 edition