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Piper jim


   

     Piper Jim Rembisz made his mark as an entertainer in his early years as a singer and guitarist for the Melody Boys, a Western group in the Harrisburg area, opening for Les Paul and Mary Ford. For the last 40 years, Jim has directed the Spirit Choir guitar Mass of Saint Mary's in Schwenksville, PA. After a career in teaching English and history in the Perkiomen Valley School District, Jim began to invest his energies with the pipes, captivated by Riverdance, Celtic Women, Irish Tenors, Phil Coulter, and Robin Mark. Keith Swanson, an accomplished musician for Barleyjuice, a Celtic rock band and leader of Loch Rannoch Pipes and Drums Band, became his instructor.
     Over the last 15 years, Jim has been invited to play at numerous venues---social gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, golf outings, VIP receptions, grand openings, graduations, promotions, corporation events, parades, and medieval banquets, adding a WOW factor to the occasion. Being invited to pipe at Arlington National Cemetery has been a highlight to his career. Jim was honored to pipe at the Alamo as well as a reunion of WWII navigators in Louisiana; regularly you will see him at events for Rolling Thunder, Inc., in NJ and Washington, D.C.
      

Repertoire


Repertoire
     For Weddings, the pipes bring an added grandeur to the ceremony.  Highland Cathedral, One Love Released, New World Symphony are but a few songs to consider. For the reception, rousing tunes like Minstrel Boy and Rakes of Mallowe can be used for introductions, while Balmoral, Wearing of the Green, and When Irish Eyes are Smiling can provide a softer touch to the festivities and can be used for dancing.  While Jim's repertoire is large, time permitting, he can adapt your song to the pipes.
     Of course, the stirring sounds of pipes can add a special touch to a Memorial Service or Funeral.  Whether it be a haunting lament like Glencoe, Danny Boy, Going Home, or Amazing Grace, Piper Jim can complement the service with The Branch of Service Melody and America.  If the death of the soldier, policeman, or fireman was in the line of duty, there will be no charge for his services.
     Notre Dame Victory March, Candy, Whiskey in the Jar, Auld Land Syne, The Saints Go Marching In, as well as traditional Celtic songs like Back to Donegal, Gary Owen, Bonnie Dundee, Scotland the Brave, and Battle of Waterloo are often piped at Festive Occasions, be it a  birthday party or anniversary.
     Piper Jim also has traditional hymns and festive songs for the Christmas season for tree lighting or church services.
     St. Patrick's Day will bring out the Irish in everyone.  Do expect Jim to be enjoying the special day of green whether at a party, parade, or pub crawl.  One cannot get enough of Green Hills of Tyrol, Lochanside, Let Erin Remember, or Kelly the Boy from Killane.


Even though this piper's heritage is Polish, he can promise you a bit-o'-Scotland or a bit-o'-Ireland, lighting a fire in one's soul!



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  • 5852 Upper Ridge Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073

Proudly bagpiping throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania; however, I will be pleased to travel to your event even out of state.


A Celtic Spirit poem


A talented piper with a tune to squeeze
     Starts Gaelic music with expertise
Bellowing melodies with glorious prestige
     Triumphantly shaping the festivity.

Light airs provided for wedding enchanting
     Moving celebrations to elegant dancing
The piper creates a vibrant experience
     Sounding announcement for the bride's appearance.

Distinguished remembrance for a love departed
     Embellished and delicate to oblige broken-hearted
Assisting with brilliance with the emotional state
     Harmoniously uplifts with Amazing Grace.

May the pipes not be for horns of war again
     Sounding primitive fear in the hearts of men
But may the pipes be for peaceful convictions
     In colorful patriotic parades of respected traditions.

         by Danny Ray Cole, a friend and piper







A Celtic Spirit poem