Tress Maksimuk also known as the Dark Isle Piper is a Musician, Composer, Professional Performer, Recording Studio artist and Instructor of the Great Highland Bagpipes.  For Fifteen years she has developed her skills as a Highland Bagpiper.  Instructing Pupils on the Highland Bagpipes for ten years has been her passion.  Disney Interactive Studios produced a short film in which she worked alongside the great musical icon Richard Sherman.  She has become well known for her role as the Performing Bagpiper for the Starz TV Series Outlander. While visiting Scotland on the Isle of Lewis, at the Callanish Stones, BBC Scotland Channel 3 Hebrides Island newscasters filmed her as she played the Bagpipes through the Stones.  When Tress is not Bagpiping across a majestic Glen she enjoys spending time with her Husband and two teenage daughters, training for Triathlons, traveling and spending time with her Wellies in her Garden.  She is currently Recording her first Solo Album.

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My Vision is to take you on a journey into Scotland's majestic landscapes through the tones of the Highland Bagpipes.  The mystery and Mystique of the Bagpipes will capture your imagination and guide you home to the Isles. 

Follow me on this Adventure!

Having traveled to Scotland in 2012,

my appreciation for the History and Tradition of the Scottish culture & Music has become a part of my performance.  

Mirroring the Lone Piper as you say farewell to your loved one, bringing history to life, and bringing ambiance to any place.

All of this and MORE can be yours.