I just wanted to thank you for a fine job last Saturday. I've gotten so many complements about the music before, during and after the wedding. Some even said how they enjoyed just being outside while you were playing. My father-in-law was cracking up that we had chosen to do 'Cock of the North' to bring the guys and me into the sanctuary, and said what a great choice it was. As far as 'Highland Cathedral' is concerned, I got goosebumps from listening to you and Paul play together. That is such a powerful tune, and the two instruments (pipes and organ) playing together made it even more so. I was disappointed that nobody yelled during 'Black Bear' when we came into the reception, but most of those people are not familiar with it (the tune) anyway. You did a great job all the way through."
Dave and Arline Pique
"Dear Mr. Keith,
Thank you very much for participating in our Cultural Kaleidoscope Day last Wednesday. Your presentation on the bagpipe, its music and its origins, was both highly informative and tremendously enriching. The faculty and students particularly enjoyed viewing and hearing the instruments from France. We greatly appreciated your taking the time and effort to help us begin our fascinating day on such a beautiful note."
Rosetta Saunders - 8th Grade History
I just want to thank you for your service on Saturday, it really made a difference in Robin and Laura's ceremony. Hopefully, we can get to work together again in the future."
Thank you for playing at our dad's funeral this past Saturday. Sorry the weather did not cooperate more but you did a very good job and helped make it a nice service."
Thank you for being part of my daughter's wedding. Thank you for your music. It was a very memorable and remarkable event for us."
Meg Finones - April 7, 2006
"Thank you Alan!You made the memorial for my dad all that we had hoped (and more). The combination of your music with the honnor guard transported the viewers into a glimpse of the kind of respect God has for us and invites us to have for each other. You did a great job with the whistle on "All For Jesus". The song had a deeper impact with your contribution. All in all, I am so pleased with the event, and we can hear you again on the video. We'll keep your card to send referrals your way. God be with you."
Tamara Bryant - June 13, 2007
You put together a GREAT program for the kids yesterday, and I want to thank you! I was amazed that they kept it together for so long! I also learned some things from your presentation about the history of the bagpipes, and about the colors in the tartans. You are a wealth of information! It was so nice to meet you and talk with you about Scottish history. You sure made my retirement a memorable one! You also made the last day for 2nd graders at Hoover pretty special, too. Thanks again!"
Mary Beth Forrest - June 15, 2007
"Hi Alan,Bryan and I just got back from our honeymoon and we could not stop talking about your performance - it was AWESOME!!! I just wanted to take this time and thank you for working with me to pull off this surprise for Bryan, it meant so much to him, and boy was he surprised. I have to tell you, that your performance was by far the talk of the wedding, and people keep telling us that it was incredible, and how much they enjoyed you! So again, thank you so very much, and I can't wait to watch the video and relive Bryan's expression when he realized what was happening! I also want you to know that I will recommend you to anyone I come across - you were great!! Best wishes!"
Kristin Wyatt - October 8, 2008
"Hi Alan,I have to tell you how magical your music was at the wedding recently of my son at Sea Ranch!! I enjoyed every moment of it. Looooovvvvved the bagpipes, and your way of making it so dramatic. Thank you so very much for coming aboard and helping to make the ceremony so beautiful and special. I would recommend you to anyone who wants to be transported to a romantic, extra special place. We were lucky to find you! Sincerely, Val"
Val Free and Dick Lotspeich - September 22, 2009>
last update: 9/22/09