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Andrew is a bagpiper based in Essex and is available for birthdays, weddings, funerals, Burns Night, Hogmanay, corporate events and more.
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My name is Andrew MacGregor. I am a bagpiper based in Braintree, Essex, and I am available for your next event. The list of events here are not exhaustive, but give an overview of what events I can do: On November the 11th 2018 at 6am I Photos layed along with over 3500 Solo Pipers right around the World the Retreat Air The Battles O’er to commemorate the Signing of Yhe Armistice 100 years ago to end World War 1 and to remember all those who lost their lives a most moving experience and a great honour. In September 2019 I had the great privilege of playing at The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-Le-Fearne near Folkestone a most moving experience as we have Family members and friends who were directly involved in the battle. - Birthdays - Weddings - Funerals - Burn's Night - St Andrew's Day - Hogmanay - Corporate Events - St Patrick's Day and other Irish occasions (in Irish Dress) I perform in full Highland dress, Irish dress and No.1 Dress - the choice is at your request. I always provide ample Photo opportunities at Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversary ‘s . Special Occasions Corporate Events and will always Propose The Traditional Gaelic Toast ( With my Quaich) to the Newly Weds. I am always happy to talk about a Client or prospective Clients specific and detailed requirements and offer help and advice. SERVICES AVAILABLE I have seperate price plans in place for weddings and funerals - please see these below. For all other occasions - get in touch with me and we can discuss these. WEDDINGS - Cost from £250 Piping as Guests Arrive Piping in Bride and Groom Piping Bride and Groom down the aisle Piping Bride and Groom out after ceremony Piping whilst photos are taken Piping in the Reception Piping Toast to the newly married Couple FUNERALS - Cost from £175 Piping away from deceased's residence Piping on arrival at church Piping in front of hearse to the graveside Piping at the crematorium Piping at the wake TUNES SETLIST These are just some of the tunes and songs I can perform - please contact me for a full setlist. - Amazing Grace - Flower of Scotland - Mairi's Wedding - I Am Sailing (Rod Stewart) - Mull of Kintyre (Sir Paul McCartney and Wings) - Loch Lomond - Hector the Hero - Mingulay Boat Song - Flowers of the Forest - The Parting Glass - Dark Island - Bonnie Black Isle - Erin's Green Shore (Irish) - Dawning of the Day (Irish) - Star of the County Down (Irish)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Scottish music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Ceilidh, Military, Traditional church music, Christmas, Marching, Classical, Baroque, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Early music, Renaissance, Traditional Scottish folk, Australian music
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Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Wedding
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Song list

Amazing Grace. Flower of Scotland. Scots Whae. Bonnie Lass O’Fyvie. Bonnie Black Isle. Battle of The Somme. Balmoral. Brown Haired Maiden. La Boum. The Banks and Braes. Dawning of The Day. Irish. Erin’s Green Shore. Irish. Star of The County Down. Irish. The Parting Glass. Irish. The Water is Wide. Irish. Dark Island. Mingulay Boat Song. Loch Tay Boat Song. El Alamein. The Battles O’er. Road to The Isles. Mull of Kintyre. (Paul McCartney) Sailing. ( Rod Stewart). Sarah’s Song. Loch Lomond. Highland Cathedral. A Man’s a Man for all that. Skye Boat Song. Morag of Dunvegan. Massacre of Glencoe. Auld Lang’s Syne. Will ye no come back again. Garb of Old Gaul. Hector the Hero. I see Mull. Piper to the end. Kilmarnock . Old Lang s Syne . Flowers of The Forrest. Westering Home. Scotland The Brave. The Fields of Athenry. Going Home. Danny Boy. Nearer My God to Thee. Abide with Me. Sands of Kuwait. Oft in The Stilly Night ( Irish) My Love is but a Lassie yet. Mist Covered Mountains. Hieland ( Highland) Laddie. Wearing of The Green. Northern Lights of Aberdeen. The Rose of Kelvingrove. Loch Rannoch. VE75 Morning Has Broken. Can’t Help Falling In Love ( Elvia Presley). Bays of Harris. Heroes of Kohima Heroes of St Valery Lord Lovat’s Lament. Wha Saw the 42nd. Happy Birthday The Wild Colonial Boy. The Mountains of Mourne. The Green Hills of Tyrol. My Home. Lochaber no more. Murdo’s Wedding. My Strength and Stay ( Tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh)🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 You Raise me up. Scotland The Brave. My Home. Finlandia. ( This is my Song) Sebalius.). Carl’es Wi The Breeks,


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Hilary F, 10 months ago

Andrew’s communication before the event was thoughtful and helpful and he performed well on the day to make a good contribution to the service.

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Laura D, 1 year ago

Andrew attended our Mums Wake. We were very lucky to have found him, as he made a sad day a little better. Would highly recommend using Andrew, he must of attended many wakes before I am guessing because he knew exactly what to do at the right time. Thank you Andrew Laura & Lee Davis

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Jeff S, 2 years ago

Andy was very professional and personable. He was very organized in gathering our music choices and discussing the music schedule with us. He arrived early to review the venue and see the layout. Quality. Once the event started, the music was rousing, fun and absolutely beautiful. Andy was able to walk the venue, pause appropriately for the benefit of the guests. It was a treat for us all, and everyone was appreciative. Afterwards he was available for photo opportunities and good conversation amongst friends. Nothing but great things to say. Thanks for the great & stress-free experience! Will use again.

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From other customers:

Sophia K, 4 years ago

Thank you for piping at my mother's funeral - you provided a most fitting send off for her.

Email, 3 years ago

Hi Andrew Thank you very much for your performance on Thursday Burns Night our customers enjoyed it Gulia Attore Sales and Marketing Coordinator Lass O'Richmond Hill

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