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Over 20 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 was honored to send off the US Mens & Womens Olympic Curling Team to the Olympics in Torin, Italy.


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    Brian performed recently for our family during a memorial service for our Mother. The absolute professionalism and quality displayed were outstanding! The bagpipes brought a chill to everyone in attendance. The emotional impact created by his amazing talent and bagpipe will never be forgotten…it truly was a major impact on what we believe was the best send off that we could have provided for Mother.  ~ The Tuttle Family – Alexandria, MN