John & Jennie's Home Page

[John in kilt with Scottish bagpipes]

Welcome to our home page! My wife, Jennie, plays accordion (among other instruments) and I play Highland bagpipes (among other bagpipes).

My life's landmarks include schools attended and jobs, of course, but I think the music I've played in the company of good friends best defines my past, and continues to be a favorite part of the present.

[Jennie and John playing French music

 in Finland, with French bagpipe and accordion]

A Musical Chronology

La Habra High School Pipe Band, 1963-67

The L.A. Scots, 1965-72

Played Celtic music with guitarist Ron Merthe in and around Langendiebach, Germany, 1973-75

California Renaisance Faires, 1975-78

Bordun Fabriken, 1979

Sonoma County Sheriff's Pipe Band, 1983-88

Le Soleil de Santa Rosa, 1984-86

Park Street Bridge Pipe Band, 1989

Los Angeles Police Pipe Band, 1994

Distant Oaks, 1995 to 1998

Santa Rosa Pipes & Drums, 1990 to 2001

The computer as a folk instrument: Gankino Oro (MIDI)

A few places to visit:


Favorite Internet Radio and TV Stations

The Western U.S. Pipe Band Association

The Burnt Earth Home Page - See and Hear Ceramic Musical Instruments (Barry Hall)


The Tax Prophet