Bagpiper, Stephen Sutherland Holter Youngstown, Ohio. Available for Weddings, Memorial Services, Parties, and Special Events in Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland and other Northeast Ohio locations. Stephen is also available to provide Scottish and Irish bagpipe music in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Stephen Sutherland Holter grew up enjoying the piping performances of his cousins, founding members of the San Antonio Pipes and Drums. Now, with over 20 years experience as a piper, Stephen enjoys returning to Texas annually to perform with his family at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio.

Currently a member of the North Coast Pipe Band, based in Cleveland, Ohio, Stephen has been a member of several competitive pipe bands. In August, 2010, Stephen competed with North Coast at the World Pipe Band Championships where the band made the prize-list. During the 2010 season, the band took first in every U.S. competition in which it participated. In addition to participating in award-winning pipe-band performances, Stephen has also been a medalist in solo piping competitions in the U.S. and Canada.

Some of the highlights of Stephen’s piping career include performing a solo on-stage with The Chieftans at the Palace Theatre in Playhouse Square and opening for a Rod Stewart concert. In addition, Stephen has performed numerous promotional events for Bailey\'s Irish Cream, Guinness and for George Killian himself. Most recently, as part of the North Coast Pipes and Drums, Stephen performed on stage with Gaelic Storm.

Stephen also has extensive experience piping for a variety of special events including weddings, parties, funerals, golf outings, and St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

For rates and information call 330-518-7244 or email Stephen at:


Repertoire includes tunes appropriate for all occasions and includes standards such as:

Scotland the Brave                 Amazing Grace                 Green Hills of Tyrol

                Wearing of the Green                Silver Wings                Murdos Wedding

Skye Boat Song                Bonnie Dundee                 Marine Corps Hymn

Jigs, Reels, Marches, Slow Airs and many, many more.



Tune Samples

Podcast Interview

Harrell C. Sutherland, Jr.
Stephen\'s Uncle


Links:     North Coast Pipe Band