Piper + Fiddler Duo
Libby Valluzzi and Helen Sanders, the Piper + Fiddler Duo, have been practicing traditional and contemporary Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and Celtic music since 2014. They have performed at numerous local events, and are available for weddings and other events in the San Juan Islands and beyond.
Helen MacKay Sanders has been playing the great highland bagpipes for 21 years; she has competed successfully as a bands member on Glasgow Green in Scotland, her band winning third place in 2008 in a field of 52 other bands at the World Bagpipe Championships. She has performed in over 100 weddings in the Pacific Northwest on a variety of instruments: the bagpipes, trumpet, and shuttle pipes. She competes at solo events in both light music and piobaireachd, or Scottish classical piping, and has garnered both prizes and positive feedback at these events. She is passionate about piping and works hard to create the majesty, joy and depth that piping music can bring to your special ceremony.