CHARLIE RUTAN- BAGPIPER 1-800-544-4028 Selected Credits:
Piped for former President G. Bush Sr., Her Majesty Queen Noor Regent of Jordan, Rock star Rod Stewart, & the funeral of Phillie’s pitching great Tug McGraw. Gigged with the legendary Jazz Bagpiper Rufus Harley. Featured on 'Its your Call with Lynn Doyle’ Comcast CN8. Did a Guest spot on the John DeBella show, WMGK 102.9 FM. Seen and heard on local NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, Comcast, &TV Finland! Listed in Who’s Who (USA & World, 2001-2004). Performed on Italian Pipes at the Smithsonian Inst., Wash, DC. Played French pipes for ‘Confreres du Chevaliers du Tastevin’. Principal bagpipe of the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Piper with the indie rock group "Sylvia Platypus". Performed Haddonfield ,Voorhees, &Temple University’s official 9/11 memorial. US Airways inaugural nonstop flight from Glasgow to Philadelphia in 2004. Diageo /Origlio (Guinness Stout) Philly launch of ‘Smithwick’s Ale” , 2004. The Walker family of Scotch whiskies in Phila area, 2002. The yacht “MiGaea” during her stays in Phila, 2000 & 2003. Bristol Riverside Theatre’s production of‘Brigadoon’, 1999. Performed at Kimmell Center, Reading Sovereign Centre, Reading Phillies pregames & countless other venues in the greater Philadelphia region; for Organizations, Corporations, and Gatherings of all sorts public and private.
Founder of ‘BagpipesFAO’ &‘Zampognari di Filadelfia’.
Charlie's Piped for Luxury yachts & Lords; Concerts & Country clubs; Battleships & Bishops; Generals & Graduations, Admirals & Airlines, Knights & Nightclubs, Royalty, (and royalties) Symphony Orchestras & Secret Societies; Whisky makers and Wal-Mart.
Studied Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland 1998. PCPA Summa cum laude in Music,1992. Member of ASCAP, AFM, Circolo Della Zampogna
Piper of Weddings, Funerals, Events for men & women of all walks of life.