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I have played the Highland bagpipes for over 30 years. I have been lucky enough to perform at many high profile events all over the world.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Folk, Military, Traditional church music, Early music, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Light music, Marching, Originals, World music, Scottish music
Arranger, Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
The following is a selection of my repertior, I do have other tunes that may be unfamiliar to non piping people. If you don't see your
favourite, please get in touch, I do have an extensive library and can usually source and learn most bagpipe tunes.
Cock of the North
Hector the Hero
Mull of Kintyre
The Cradle song
The Dark Isle
The Flower of Scotland
The Leaving of Liverpool
The Mingualy boat song
The Mist covered mountains
The Sky boat song
These are my mountains
We're no awa tae bide awa
Flowers of the Forrest
Sleep Dearie Sleep
Abide with me
Oft the Stilly Night
Donald MacLean of Lewis
Farewell to the Creeks
King George the V's Army
Liberton pipe band
Lord Lovat's lament
Scotland the Brave
The 25th KOSB's farewell to Meerut
The Atholl Highlanders
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Bathgate Highland games
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Waterloo
The Black bear
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
The Crags of tumble down mountain
The Green Hills of Tyrol
The Heights of Dargai
The Road to the Isles
The Rose of Allendale
The Roses of Prince Charlie
The Rowan Tree
The Steam boat
When the Battle's O'er
Ye jacobites by name
Auld Lang Syne
A Man's a man for a that
My Love she's but a Lassie yet
Corn rigs are bonnie
Ye Banks and Braes
Will ye no come back again
Ae fond Kiss
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Not normally a problem, please try and give me as much notice as possible of any changes and I will do my best to accommodate.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
No more than 10 - 15 minutes, can be less if required e.g performances for surprises.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
I am always happy to take requests. I'm happy to play requests not on my list, please try to give me a little notice so that I can source the music if required.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes, given at least a weeks notice and subject to the piece being able to be played on the instrument.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Being able to tailor the performance to their exact requirements. I also pride myself on the quality of my music and standard of turnout
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Too many to list, I 've played all over the world, from private houses to stately homes and castles and for the general public and heads of state and royalty. Some events I have previously played at include:- The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Basel Tattoo, the Berlin tattoo, the Malta tattoo and the world pipe band championships to name a few.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Many pipers from world champions to the ordinary pipe band piper, each with their own techniques and characteristics. Some of the biggest influences are the least well known.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
The hand over of Hong Kong in 1997
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£140|
|Up to 2 hours||£170|
|Up to 3 hours||£200|
A performance at a wedding reception only would typically include:- A typical wedding ceremony performance would include the following:- Pipe for the arrival of the guests Pipe for the arrival of the bride and groom and lead them into drinks reception Pipe during photos (subject to venue and weather) Lead bride and groom to top table for the wedding breakfast. Finish
A typical wedding ceremony performance would include the following:- Pipe for the arrival of the guests Pipe for the brides arrival, or, pipe bride down the aisle Pipe bride and groom out of the ceremony Pipe during photos (subject to venue and weather) Pipe as bride and gromm leave for reception. Finish
Wedding and reception or civil ceremony
Pipe for the arrival of the guests Pipe for brides arrival, or, pipe bride down the aisle Pipe bride and groom out of the ceremony Pipe during photos (subject to venue and weather) Lead bride and groom to top table for the wedding breakfast. Finish
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