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Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band Grade 3 Oshawa Highland Festival 20100710.mpg
Pipe Major of the Edinburgh Academy with 10 years of experience. Repertoire to fit any event, with unique skill and presence worthy of you.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Military, Marching, Scottish music
Popular requests include: Scotland the brave, Highland Cathedral, Flower of Scotland, Flowers of the forest.
Repertoire is extremely extensive from hornpipes to jigs to reels to marches at an advanced level.
Some special 'pop/rock' requests can also be arranged if possible.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Please do just let me know. I'm a university student studying Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh, so I am usually flexible on dates/times. No extra cost will be added to a change in date/time.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Of course. The list only compromises of my most popular requests, however, I will cover an array of enjoyable and complex tunes. Please do just ask if you have any special requests.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Absolutely, free of charge. If you require video recording I can also provide this.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The high standard of playing ability, my friendliness & interest in your event, as well as my flexibility. Sometimes you might not be 100% sure about timings, or even what you really want from your piper. If you decide you want more of me, or require another service on the day then I'm more than happy to comply.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Balmoral Hotel, St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Academy, EU white tie ball, The luxury Hilton hotel, Budapest etc
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
My pipe tutor Pipe Major Michael Gray.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
The Beating of the Retreat.