"I just wanted to say a special thank you to you for being such a lovely part of my father's memorial service at the Church of the Redeemer…. I wanted you to know just how special it was to have you playing that morning. The fact that you learned "The Ballad of the Green Berets" to honor my dad's specific wish was above and beyond generous of you. So many people remarked that the bagpipe music just made the occasion that much more meaningful. We appreciate your sharing your talents with us, truly."
-Lisa R., June 2017
"Paul Cora played the bagpipes for my mother's burial in Homestead Maryland this past weekend. He stood hilltop and played a soulful sound as the procession entered the graveyard. He then piped a few more traditional hymns through the interment service. His music provided a powerful and traditional salute to mother as she approached her final resting place."
-Cynthia E. June 2016
"My daughter was married May 23, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Washington DC War Memorial on the National Mall. For this young couple, this venue and this date Mr. Cora and his Highland Bagpipes were the perfect choice. He was so easy to work with and offered suggestions for songs appropriate for our event. On the day of the wedding, Paul was where he needed to be, when we needed him to be there (he even arrived early and met with our officiant) and began playing when the rest of us were in place. Mr. Cora was willing to be flexible and work with a wedding party that included 5 children and 2 dogs. He played a processional for the groom, the bride's processional, a recessional and 2 or 3 more songs for us and for the folks who had stopped to watch a sweet wedding on a beautiful day. They also got to hear the bagpipes which sounded so very fitting and right for the Memorial Day weekend. Paul was a pleasure to work with—very professional and talented. I highly recommend Mr. Cora and I'm thankful for the part he had in making our daughter's wedding so special."
-Lori L., May 2015
"Paul was absolutely wonderful! He arrived promptly, playing during the service for my grandfather and then at interment. It was a very moving to have the bagpipes play."
-Laura H. March 2015
"Paul has preformed for Amvets in the POW/MIA ceremony for over 5 years. He has done an outstanding job each and every ceremony.. He is on time and ready to go and a great pleasure to work with Hope to use him for many years to come"
-Carol F. March 2015
Paul,Thank you for taking my daughter's b'day party to the next level!!!
Paul made it very easy for arrange a little surprise, long distance(British Columbia). He was so cool and knew exactly what I wanted from him. He showed up when he said he would; did what we had arranged and a room full of 23 yr olds had a blast!!!
He is extremely professional and, even with the short notice, he was able to pull it off.
Many, many thanks,
-Gisele M, 9/2010, Birthday, Victoria, BC, Canada
Mr. Cora played the bagpipes for my July 2008 wedding. He was so sweet and accommodating throughout the whole process. We ended up changing the time of our ceremony; he changed his hours to work with ours as well, which was above and beyond what was required of him. He helped us choose music, and gave us recommendations for a recessional song. Our guests were moved and impressed by his performance, as was I. I am so glad we chose Mr. Cora for our wedding.
-Rebekah K, 7/5/2008, Wedding, Lancaster, PA
Paul B. Cora was hired for my step father's memorial because he had asked to have a bag piper play amazing grace at his memorial when he passed. Paul B. Cora did an absolute wonderful job and it opened the ceremony with just the right touch! I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to hire a professional bag piper.
-Beth Y, 4/20/2008, Funeral, Columbia, MD
Paul was absolutely fantastic. I have received so many compliments on his performance and I would recommend him in a heartbeat. He was very responsive and super accommodating!
-Marcy H, 4/12/2008, Wedding, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Cora was talented and handled our event in a very professional way. We were delighted to have him participate.
-Beth J, 4/6/2008, Funeral, Ellicott City, MD
Mr. Cora did an exceptional job and performed the requested music beautifully. He was easy to work with and flexible in meeting our requests. I would strongly recommend him to anyone interested in retaining the services of an excellent bagpipe player.
-Marion E, 11/14/2007, Funeral, Arlington, VA
Paul did a fantastic job for the wedding. People loved the bagpipe as
the entered the reception through the woods and it added the perfect touch
for her special day. Paul played exactly as we asked and he was kind and
extremely talented! I would most certainly recommend him!
-Kimberly C, 9/22/2007, Wedding, Northeast, MD
Paul B. Cora was on time ,played the kind of music that I asked for, and
showed great social skill in accommodating the "speakers" among
our friends, and in speaking with guests who asked him questions. Having
a piper, at all,was a good choice , and he was great. Terry Dymski
-Terrance D, 7/21/2007, Private Party, Towson, MD
Mr. Cora was extremely polite and professional. His appearance and sound
were the paradigm of what a piper should be. I highly recommend him for
-Chris B, 7/17/2007, Funeral, Quantico, VA
Mr. Cora was an amazing addition to our event. He was very professional
and knew exactly the tone to set for our event. He sent multiple e-mails
to ensure we received exactly what we had in mind. He was prompt and friendly.
I would highly suggest him to anyone wanting not only great bagpipe music
but a true entertainer.
-Tracie M, 10/17/2009, Retirement Party, Springfield, VA
Originally I was set up for an outside wedding but it was raining the
day of the wedding and it had to be moved inside. Paul just moved with
the flow. The music was wonderful and the it was a fantastic treat for
my guests. When ever I would e-mail Paul in preparation for my wedding,
he was always very quick to respond. I honestly have very little knowledge
of bag pipe music so Paul suggested some songs and e-mailed me links to
the music so that I could listen to it and decide if that was what I wanted.
I used all of his suggestions and every thing sounded beautiful. I can
not recommend him enough.
-Carol F, 10/17/2009, Wedding, Towson, MD
Paul was a wonderful addition to the wedding. His high degree of professionalism
and his facility with the highland pipes added the right atmosphere to
this event. In addition, he not only arrived on time, he was very accommodating
and flexible with respect to the start and end times. Overall, I'm very
happy we hired Paul and would recommend him to anyone who needs a piper.
-Ron P, 10/10/2009, Wedding Ceremony, Marriottsville, MD
Mr. Cora was a wonderful part of a memorial picnic for my husband. He
played beautifully, and was extremely receptive to suggestions. He provided
the mood that I was looking for. He was prompt, professional and very
personable as well.
-Carolyn M, 6/13/2009, Celebration, Hershey, PA
Paul's presence at the wedding of our daughter made this event very special. He arrived on time at the church and played many selections both before and after the wedding service. Wedding guests truly enjoyed his music as they waited for the limos and shuttle buses. Paul also traveled to the reception site. He worked to coordinate his performance with the DJ. Paul played as the bride and groom were introduced into the reception. Since the groom and his family are from Scotland, this really helped our guests feel "at home". Thank you Paul! I recommend Paul.
-Kathleen B, 4/25/2009, Wedding, Baltimore, MD
Mr. Cora was fabulous! Not only was he on time and extremely talented,
there was an added bonus :-) We had approximately 50 guests at my in home
party, half of which were children. Mr. Cora took the time and explained
a little about the bagpipes which the children were fascinated about.
The adults and kids loved him. Our party was a huge success, due largely
to the presence of Mr. Cora. BRAVO!!! Maureen Rutkowski
-Maureen R, 3/21/2009, Saint Patrick's Day Party, Ellicott City, MD
Hi , What a great web site! It was wonderful and easy to use
for a none "techie" person that I am. Finding a Bagpiper in our area is
difficult but you made it simple. Paul Cora was our bagpiper for our fundraiser
on March 14, 2009 in Salisbury Md. He was a delight to work with. His
is a very talented musician. He was punctual and very accommodating to
our needs. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of some wonderful
entertainment. Sincerely, Helene Conick
-Helene C, 3/14/2009, Fundraiser, Salisbury, MD
Paul played four songs at my father's funeral. He was well accomplished,
on time and kind. I would highly recommend him for a funeral. Theresa
-Theresa R, 11/10/2008, Funeral, Washington, DC
Paul did a fabulous job for our Irish wedding. It was truly a highlight
of our wedding.
-Jeannie L, 10/18/2008, Wedding, Charlestown, MD
Unfortunately, I did not meet Mr. Cora before he left the wedding. I will
say that the wedding guests were wowed by the surprise wedding recessional
on the bagpipes. It was a delight seeing the guest's faces as the radiant
bride and groom left the church to the music of the pipes. Thank you,
Mr. Cora, for adding a special touch to an already joyous day!
-Addie F, 10/18/2008, Wedding, Bowie, MD
Paul made our wedding day a very memorable one by adding a special touch
with the bagpipes. Paul was courteous, accommodating, prompt and played
beautifully. Everyone enjoyed his performance and I would definitely recommend
him to anyone who would like to have bagpipe music played at their venue.
-Sanjay P, 10/5/2008, Wedding, Silver Spring, MD
could not have gone better. hire him.
-Dudley O, 9/26/2008, Funeral, Washington, DC
Paul did a great job at our daughter's wedding. He traveled a long distance
to play on the beach and we would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank
you so much, Paul and . The McLaughlin's
-Jim M, 9/20/2008, Wedding, Cape May, NJ
Paul was amazing!!!! He played beautifully, he was so professional and
carried himself in such a way that made you feel honored to listen to
him. Everyone raved about him! He truly made our special day even more
amazing for us. If you have the opportunity to book him, please do so,
you will not be disappointed! Slainte~ Gina Duffin
-Gina G, 8/8/2008, Wedding, Felton, DE
Paul was amazing and extremely accommodating to our needs. He actually
learned a new song for our ceremony per our specific request (the wedding
march). An amazing performer and particularly friendly piper who helped
make our wedding an incredible celebration. If you need a piper for any
event, you must hire Paul Cora.
-Christopher D, 8/2/2008, Wedding, Vienna, VA