Meet the piper
Just the facts, ma’am
I’m Steve Coyne. I’ve been playing the Bagpipes since 2001 all around the Chicagoland area in my off time from the Chicago Police Department.
From 2002-2011, I participated in the Chicago Police Departments Pipes and Drums (pdcpd.org), playing with fellow Officers to honor our fallen brothers and sisters as well as numerous other civil servant events.
I even appeared in the Batman: The Dark Knight movie as a piper in the funeral parade!
I play bagpipes at a handful of stair climbs, especially those that benefit First Responders and/or have a First Responder category. I have volunteered or have been requested to play at many of the opening ceremonies, so much so that I am now part of a non-profit organization that donates proceeds to charity: STEP UP & GIVE BACK. You can read more about those events at the website.
From 2011-2016, I was a member of the Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society-Chicago Police Dept. (copsinkilts.com)
I also play with the hottest south side Irish cover band, Red Rebel County since 2011.