seancummings

Sean Cummings, "the Tahoe Bagpiper", brings over 30 years performing experience and seven generations of clan tradition to play the music and tell the story of the Scottish Highland Bagpipe.

In the 17th century the Cummings were hereditary pipers to the Grant clan chieftains in Badenoch and Strathspey, Scotland. Twenty five years after picking up the bagpipes, Seán Cummings learned he’d unwittingly followed Clan tradition. He is now engaged full time in performing and promoting piping in the Northern California and Western Nevada areas and can be found playing weddings, memorial services, sporting events, busking on street corners and giving educational presentations in schools.


Sean is an award winning solo competitor. He is a Sergeant Piper and Vice President of the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, the first band from Nevada to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland and is a member of "ShinKickersUSA", a San Francisco based ‘Celtic-Punk’ band featuring former members of “Ol’Cheeky Bastards” including editor in chief of "Guitar Player" magazine, Michael Molenda, on lead guitar.