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Brian McKinlay

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About Brian

Ex Piper with the 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

I have played the bagpipes from the age of 14, and have a wealth of experience. From being a piper with the 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders I have performed in no less that 4 Edinburgh military tattoo's and I have played for members of the Royal family and toured the USA. I have played for a number of pipe bands including British Airways and The Southern Highlanders, and been fortunate to play all over the world as far away as Taipei and the Philippines, as well as all over Europe. Whatever the event, be it a wedding, funeral, party, Burn's night, celebration or corporate dinner night, I take pride in making your event a special one. I aim to make your special event or occasion a truly memorable one.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Folk, Ceillidh, Military, Marching, Scottish music
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Event types:
Burns night, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Various traditional Music for all events
address the Haggis
Scotland the brave
Marie’s wedding
Green hills
Sky boat song
Highland Cathedral
By the waters edge


From customers:

Kim J, 2009 years ago

We have used Brian for a number of Funerals over the past 10+ years, he has always provided a professional and apt service during the Ceremonies

Dee, 2016 years ago

Brian has Piped at our Burns Nige events at our Pub in Fleet for the past 5 years, He addresses the Haggice and proves a great atmosphere for our Guests and we shall continue to use him

From other musicians:

27th March 2017

I have worked with Brian on a number of occasions and find him to be an extremely competent piper in every respect. Whether playing solo or as a Band member, Brian plays to a high standard, dresses immaculately and always looks smart.