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american Federation of Musicians Local 349 www.afm.org

Professional Solo Bagpiper

Alexandria is an experienced, talented musician located in the Manchester, New Hampshire area serving Southern New Hampshire and also performs for special events throughout the country.
She is a Highland Bagpiper and traditional bugler. She is unique because she is one of a very small number of totally visually impaired Highland Bagpipers throughout the world. She is a member of theAmerican Federation of Musicians  Local 349 so you can be assured you will be hiring a quality, professional performer for your event.
She also is very active in the New Hampshire State AFL-CIO.
She can also put you in touch with other musicians in the AFM from trumpet players to string quartets and any other type of live music you may need.
Alexandria provides discounts to military, fire, police, and emergency service members and will never turn away any service member or his or her family due to not being able to pay.
Alexandria donates ten percent of performance proceeds directly to the Wounded Warrior Project to help injured service members and their families when she performs for military, fire service, and police events.
 All other events, Alexandria donates ten percent of performance proceeds to Lindsey's Place, a youth organization for young people with special needs. She chose this organization because she attends as a camper and it is such an amazing, inspiring place.
Alexandria is committed to helping animals and the environment. No animal products are used in the instruments, clotheing, or other equipment with which she performs, and all worn or broken instrument parts are recycled.
Alexandria is a Celtic bagpiper residing in Southern New Hampshire. She has experience in both solo and band settings throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, and Georgia and New Hampshire. When she is not performing, she attends the National Labor College.
She began playing music at age eleven as a percussionist in her school band. She studied percussion throughout her school career and made District Honor Band as principal timpanist for one year, and All State Semifinalist for one year. She toured with her first drum and bugle corps at seventeen, and toured with various drum and bugle corps both Canadian and American for four seasons as principal timpanist. She began learning trumpet in her second year of bugle corps in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She went on from her bugle corps tour to perform as a bugler for the West Fargo, North Dakota  VFW Honor Guard for two years in 2007 and 2008 as their bugler. She also performed with the Oskloosa, Iowa honor guard and has filled in with various other honor guards throughout her career.
Alexandria began learning the bagpipes at eighteen when her host family took her to an Irish festival in Sudbury Ontario. She loved the sound of the bagpipes, and she was so inspired to learn. She is totally visually impaired, so she found that she could memorize the music very well, and her ear is great for tuning.
When Alexandria is not playing music, she is serving her community as a volunteer in the labor movement. She was a delegate in the Savannah Central Labor Council from July 2012 to March 2013. She moved to New Hampshire to be closer to family and volunteers actively in the New Hampshire AFL-CIO.
Alexandria is available for weddings, parties, golf turnaments, to honor your loved one, or for any other engagement you might have in mind. She performs such tunes as Scotland the Brave, Amazing Grace, Mary's Wedding, Flower of Scotland, Maid I Adore, Skyboat Song, or any other tunes you request. No request is too difficult. Alexandria will travel 50 miles from Manchester and further for special events and has performed in Hiltonhead, Savannah, and surrounding areas in GA as well as Philadelphia, PA.
Please call for rates and any questions you might have.

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Note to All Union Leaders and Staff of the Labor Movement

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 13:40 0 Comments

I am extremely interested in working for the labor movement or a community affiliate in any cappacity. While I do not have direct experience in a paid cappacity, I currently serve as a union delegate in the Savannah Regional Central Labor…

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Mentally Disabled Sheltered Workshop Call Live audio

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 23:30 0 Comments

This is a live recorded call to a sheltered workshop in MN. Listen and hear how this lady admits to paying below minimum wage and how she just laughs and says the people love the work they do and she admits they get paid sometimes two cents! And…

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A Brief History of the UMWA | United Mine Workers of America

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:22 0 Comments

In the history of American labor, the United Mine Workers of America has occupied a position of unquestioned leadership. The UMWA led the struggle to establish collective bargaining in American industrial life in the twentieth century.…
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Teamsters Union History

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:20 0 Comments

Teamsters Union, U.S. labor union formed in 1903 by the amalgamation of the Team Drivers International Union and the Teamsters National Union. Its full name is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of…

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Union 101: Why Unions Matter and How They Work - Working In These Times

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:19 0 Comments

The entire labor movement is based on one simple idea. It’s so simple that maybe we don’t spell it out as often as we should: With a union, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. When workers organize, the group has more power than…
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Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924)

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:17 0 Comments

Samuel Gompers was the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL); it is to him, as much as to anyone else, that the American labor movement owes its structure and characteristic strategies. Under his…
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C�sar Estrada Ch�vez (1927 - 1993)

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:16 0 Comments

C�sar Ch�vez was a folk hero and symbol of hope to millions of Americans. In 1962, he and a few others set out to organize a union of farm workers. Nearly everyone told them it was impossible. But for a time they succeeded beyond…
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Joe Hill (1879 - 1915)

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:15 0 Comments

A songwriter, itinerant laborer, and union organizer, Joe Hill became famous around the world after a Utah court convicted him of murder. Even before the international campaign to have his conviction reversed, however, Joe Hill was well…
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Eugene Victor Debs (1855 - 1926)

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:14 0 Comments

Beloved by many contemporaries as a man "too good for this world" who would give the clothes off his back to anyone in need, "Gene" Debs was a prominent leader of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF) in his youth. Later he helped…
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Mother Jones (1837�1930)

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:13 0 Comments

Typically clad in a black dress, her face framed by a lace collar and black hat, the barely five-foot tall Mother Jones was a fearless fighter for workers� rights�once labeled "the most dangerous woman in America" by a U.S. district…
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At 16:29 on February 28, 2012, Thomas Hynes 4 said…
Thanks same to you. I'm not as familiar with union book or google+ as I am with fb and twitter so it might take some time for me to get going on here and with the Pla page too
At 15:33 on February 27, 2012, Joe Uehlein said…

Great to get to know you too Sister!  Keep it goin'!!  joe

At 14:33 on February 27, 2012, Joshua Brown said…
Thanks sister 
At 4:13 on February 27, 2012, peter waterman said…

Well, good on you, Alexandria!

And good luck with your AFofDWs. 
This sounds more like a social movement or NGO than a union - at least as traditionally understood!
Never met an American bagpiper before but I have seen them in movies and documentaries.
Sounds like you are member of the famous precariat rather than the traditional proletariat.
Best,
PeterW
At 3:44 on February 27, 2012, peter waterman said…

Hi, Alexandria: So when not on UBook, who are you and what do you do?

PeterW

 
 
 

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