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Cheshire based professional Scottish Bagpiper.
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
Military, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, World music, Scottish music
Below is a sample of my repertoire - Specific requests are welcome and new tunes can be learnt with sufficient notice.
Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban
The Braemar Gathering
Father John MacMillan of Barra
The Black Bear
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Cameron Quickstep
The Taking of Beaumont Hamel
Scotland The Brave
The Rowan Tree
The Bonnie Lass O’ Fyvie
The Battle of Killiecrankie
The Battle of Waterloo
The Crags of Tumbledown
The Garb of Old Gaul
The Minstrel Boy
Green Hills of Tyrol
The Battle’s O’er
Argyll’s Crossing the River Po
Bloody Fields of Flanders
Dark Lowers The Night
Farewell to Nigg
The Heroes of Vitorria
Dundee City Police Pipe Band
John D Burgess
Leaving Port Askaig
Cock O’ The North
The Heights of Cassino
Flowers of the Forest
Flower of Scotland
Hector The Hero
A Man’s a Man For Aw’ That
Auld Lang Syne
We’re No Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’
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?
This isn't something we currently provide.
How much time do you need to set up?
Between 30 minutes and 1 hour in order to get dressed and tune the pipes.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Absolutely - Specific tune requests are always welcome. If the requested tune isn't known, I will always endeavour to learn your request before your event where possible.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a tune isn't included in our list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special tune you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you
What do your clients love most about your performances?
My ability to perfectly tailor my performance to the client's needs.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Edinburgh Castle Basel International Tattoo Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Perth Racecourse Walton Hall, Cheshire Cheshire Show Magna, Rotherham George Square, Glasgow
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Gordon Duncan Robert Mathieson Fred Morrison
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Two full runs of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£125|
|Up to 1 hour||£150|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£350|
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
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