Tom joined the band in October of 2009 shortly after moving to
the Portland area from Baltimore. He’s longed to play bagpipes for
years but has always lived too close to others to learn without
offending lots of people. A little space and a lot of great
instruction from Tom Ryan has him on his way to becoming a full
playing/marching member of the band.
Always interested in traditional or Celtic music, Tom also plays
guitar and concertina. He has found that the physical challenges of
playing the bagpipe are unlike anything he’s ever come up against in
the world of musical instruments, but they are also what make the
pipes so moving.
Tom lives in Scarborough with his wife and two girls, and his
deaf dog who seems to be his biggest fan. He has found the band to
be very welcoming and supportive and looks forward to watching it