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About Brodie

Award winning Cheshire based professional Scottish Bagpiper.
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BCS Bagpiping brings traditional Scottish entertainment to the masses. Originally from Edinburgh, Brodie Savage is a highly experienced professional bagpiper currently based in Warrington, Cheshire. As well as piping for entertainment, Brodie regularly takes part in piping competitions both solo and as a member of numerous pipe bands, picking up numerous prizes for his solo playing. Brodie’s experience includes previous work alongside the world famous Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, of 'Amazing Grace' fame and through this work has taken part in large public events including The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Basel Tattoo and Hong Kong International Tattoo as well as playing for members of the Royal Family including the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Michael of Kent. In playing with the most famous Pipes and Drums in the world, Brodie has played with some world class bands including the bands of the Grenadier, Coldstream and Scots Guards, The Massed Bands of HM Royal Marines, Switzerland's 'Top Secret' Drum Corps as well as pipes and drums from the Scots Guards, Royal Air Force Royal Ghurka Rifles, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Royal Scots Borderers and the South African Irish Regiment. Brodie has also donated his services to a number of charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help For Heroes. Brodie will happily attend events throughout the UK, regularly supplying 5 star hotels and castles, as well as entertainment agencies and private clients. He is also more than happy to pack his pipes and travel a little further to make your event that little bit more special.

Performance details
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
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Military, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, World music, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Below is a sample of my repertoire - Specific requests are welcome and new tunes can be learned with sufficient notice.
Cock of the North
Dundee City Police Pipe Band
Leaving Port Askaig
Bonnie Dundee
The Steamboat
MacNeils of Uggadale
John D Burgess
Scotland The Brave
The Rowan Tree
The Bonnie Lass O' Fyvie
Murdo's Wedding
The Minstrel Boy
The Pikeman's March
Dawning of the Day
Farewell to the Creeks
The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Cockney Jocks
Barren Rocks of Aden
Old Rustic Bridge
Lord Lovat's Lament
The Battle of Killiecrankie
March of The Cameron Men
Gallowa' Hills
Dark Lowers the Night
Mhari's Wedding
The Braemar Gathering
P/M William Ross' Farewell to The Scots Guards
P/M Willie Gray's Farewell to Glasgow Police
The Highland Brigade at Magersfontain
The Cameron Quickstep
The Conundrum
Brigadier General Ronald Cheape of Tiroran
Major Manson's Farewell to Clachantrushal
The Taking of Beaumont Hamel
The Highland Wedding
Clan MacRae Society
Dornoch Links
Farewell To Nigg
Cullen Bay
Cabar Feidh
Green Hills of Tyrol
The Battle's O'er
Scots Wha Hae
Haughs of Cromdale
Castle Dangerous
My Land
I See Mull
The Bloody Fields of Flanders
The Heroes of Vittoria
Argylls Crossing The River Po
The Battle of Waterloo
The Battle of The Somme
The Black Bear
Highland Laddie
Horsburgh Castle
Johnnie Cope
Kilworth Hills
Atholl Highlanders
Blue Bonnets
Colin's Cattle
Father John MacMillan of Barra
Glendaruel Highlanders
Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban
Wee Michael's March
The Wee Highland Laddie
Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu
The Heights of Cassino
The Heights of Dargai
79th's Farewell to Gibraltar
Royal Scots Polka
Garb of Old Gaul
Slow Airs
Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
Flowers of the Forest
Flower of Scotland
El Alamein
Hector The Hero
Mist Covered Mountains
My Home
Skye Boat Song
Mingulay Boat Song
Rhu Vaternish
Fear A Bhata
Morag of Dunvagen
Sleep Dearie, Sleep
The Dark Isle
The Sleeping Tune
Ian Ruadh's Lament
Farewell to Govan
Ruaraidh Mor's Lullaby
Highland Cradle Song
The Bonnie Black Isle
Call to the Gathering
The Massacre of Glencoe
Alan MacPherson of Mosspark
Dr Flora MacAuley of Carradale
The Jig of Slurs
Banjo Breakdown
Nelson Mandela's Welcome to Glasgow
Barbara's Jig
The Trip to Modera
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Kenny Gilles of Portnalong
Turf Lodge
Ida's Jig
The Soup Dragon
The Panda
Alick C. McGregor
The Skylark's Ascension
Duncan Johnstone
Tam Bain's Lum
The Train Journey North
Crossing the Minch
Afternoon At The Green Monster
Jock Broon's 70th
Ian Green of Greentrax
Dr Gaelic
The Jolly Beggarman
The Man From Skye
The High Drive
The Fourth Floor
Lexy McAskill
Kelsey's Wee Reel
The Brown Haired Maid
Sleepy Maggie
Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
The Sound of Sleat
Susan MacLeod
Maggie Cameron
Capt. Colin Campbell
Calum Campbell of Benbecula
The Caledonian Canal
Cabar Feidh
O'er the Bows to Ballindalloch
Burns Tunes
A Man’s a Man For Aw’ That
Auld Lang Syne
We’re No Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’
Customer questions

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”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - Piping to the top table


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Kathryn G, 2 days ago

He was really good but I was a bit disappointed because I thought I had booked him for 2 hours and he was there for 40 mins tops bit of a shame really.

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Gavin T, 1 month ago

Brodie was great piping at our wedding. Sounded brilliant, very professional and punctual. Compliments from all guests. Thanks!

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Sarah S, 6 months ago

Excellent. Thank you so much . So talented

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Will, 1 year ago

Many thanks Brodie for your wonderful piping!

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Pamela L, 1 year ago

I have used Brodie a number of times; he is authentic and reliable. Easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!

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Kirsty H, 2 years ago

Brodie played at our wedding and I couldn't recommend him enough! He was perfectly professional from start to finish and helped make planning our day as pain free as possible!

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