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Over 25 years of professional
bagpiping services to all of
Minnesota, North Dakota &
NW Ontario Canada.
Brian Solum Professional Bagpiping

My Story

    I started piping in 1993 with the Macalester College Pipe Band in St. Paul, MN.  After relocating to Bemidji in 1999 I formed the 1st City Pipe Band, which eventually dissolved in 2005, and simultaneously assisted the Fort Frances Highlanders in Ontario, Canada.  These days I am back touring and competeing with Macalester's G3 Band under PM Mike Breidenbach. 

    Over the course of my piping endeavor I have received instruction from some of the most reknown solo pipers in the world including Alasdair Gillies, James McIntosh, John Cairns, and Jake Watson.  I have played at numerous private functions and public events throughout MN, ND and NW Ontario.  I have also performed with many local and head-line bands such as A Prairie Home Companion w/ Garrison Kiellor, Celtic Crossing, Ceilidh, Seven Nations, Wookie Foot, Rod Stewart and in February 2010 I was invited to play with The Chieftains, the foremost Irish Folk band in the world.  Venues I have performed at include the Chief Theater, Exel Center in St. Paul and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN and in 2006 I led the send off for the US Mens & Womens Olympic Curling Team to the Olympics in Torin, Italy.


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    Our Father recently passed away. Before he passed he asked for a bagpipe to be played at the service. Everyone in the family knew the right person for the ceremony was Brian…including Father. After all Brian had played for our Mother’s service just four years earlier…and left little doubt then that he could deliver an outstanding performance. Our Father was a Veteran and was receiving a full military service. Brian not only delivered a beautiful piece at the chapel…he played the Army and Air Force songs and finished the cemetery service with Amazing Grace. Thank you Brian…you are a true talent and a true professional. The Tuttle Family – Alexandria, MN