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Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer Professional bagpiper Brian Solum visited Neilson Place during the lunch hour to help residents in Trillium and Wind Song celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Monday.

Bemidji’s Bagpipe Brian: Local man enjoys his side job of playin’ the pipes

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BEMIDJI — Brian Solum is a realtor. He’s a wrestling coach.

Nothing out of the ordinary, there.

Brian Solum is also a professional bagpiper.


“I usually don’t tell people right away and when people find out, they are like ‘That’s weird,’” he said.

Brian, often referred to as Bagpipe Brian, started playing the bagpipes while living in the Twin Cities.

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