by Anthony W. Dunbar
Arvey McFarland is a member of The American
Federation of Musicians Local 104. He is a former
student of Silver Medal Champion Kenneth Sutherland,
and has numerous wins at piping competitions in
California and Utah, including a First Place at
the 122nd Annual San Francisco Caledonian Club
Scottish Gathering & Games in Santa Rosa, California.
He performs as a soloist with the Great Highland
Bagpipe and Scottish Small Pipe for stage, formal,
casual, and charitable engagements. Over the course
of his long piping career Arvey has played at
church services, university commencements, pop
& folk music concerts, stage musicals, ballets,
recitals, wedding ceremonies and receptions, active
military and veterans functions, memorials and
funerals. His performance credits include the
1986 Diablo Light Opera and 1988 Woodminster Theatre
productions of " Brigadoon", as well as Ballet
West's 1999 and 2002 productions of "La Sylphide"
at the Capital Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 2004 he played for the wedding ceremony of
the internationally famous English tenor, Alfie
Boe to his bride Sarah.
call or email and I will be pleased to quote my
performance fee based on the duration of your
event, your performance requirements, travel time