EJ Jones is ranked Professional by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, their highest designation, and won the Houston Highland Games Professional Piobaireachd Competition in 2006 and the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Professional Strathspey and Reel event in 2008. He has played pipes since age 11, and was among the pipers in the Hamilton Pipe Band winning the Grade III event at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 1997.
A festival piper and bagpipe maker, EJ has his workshop and residence in Asheville and serves the US piping community by making instruments as well as teaching at events like the Pipers’ Gathering.
Steve Agan has 25 years of piping experience and frequently plays for weddings and other events in Western North Carolina. He has played for nearly a hundred weddings in the area since moving to Asheville in 2005, at popular wedding venues including: The Homewood, Claxton Farm, Biltmore House, Crest Center & Pavillion, Montreat Conference Center, High Hampton Inn, and Lake Junaluska Memorial Chapel.