Bonnet & Bearskin
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Previously performed at prestigious events for HM Queen, BBC's Jools Holland Hootenanny Show, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Basel Tattoo
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Scottish music, Military, Marching, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Christmas
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Judging by feedback, our clients tend to appreciate that our presentation is always immaculate, with military discipline and bearing, and that we always perform in Scots Guards full dress uniform. They also like the fact that we are a father and son team, who thoroughly enjoy performing together - plus you usually get 2 musicians for the price of 1!!!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (2008 & 2018) BBC's Jools Holland's Hootenanny Show (2018 & 2019) Basel Tattoo, Switzerland (2017) Horse Guards Parade, London Home Office headquarters, London Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire Peckforton Castle, Cheshire The Royal Cheshire County Show Stoke Military Tattoo
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
1st Bn Scots Guards Pipes & Drums
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Playing with the 1st Bn Scots Guards Pipes & Drums, for HM Queen, during Royal Week in Edinburgh (June 2019)
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible - if timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
We aim to arrive at least an hour before an event, to allow for a final tuneup and to get changed into uniform, if travelling a distance - obviously, just in case you have booked us as a complete surprise for the event, we will always be discreet and remain unseen to guests beforehand
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
We are always happy to advise on tune selection for an event or, if you have specific tunes already in mind, will endeavour to learn them, time permitting, if not already within our repertoire (please note though that the bagpipe scale is somewhat limited, so we can't always promise to play certain 'non-traditional' tunes if they won't transpose melodically)
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, we are entirely self-sufficient!
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
We will endeavour to learn any specific tunes, time permitting, if not already within our repertoire (please note though that the bagpipe scale is somewhat limited, so we can't always promise to play certain 'non-traditional' tunes if they won't transpose melodically)
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£200|
|Up to 1 hour||£200|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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