Bagpiper

Brodie Savage

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About Brodie

Bagpiper
Warrington
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Cheshire based professional Scottish Bagpiper.

Established in 2009, 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 at events such as Pipefest 2010 in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Tom Sephton Memorial Trophy, a charity rugby match held annually in Warrington for 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
Musicianship
Genres:
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 learnt with sufficient notice.
Marches
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
Highland Laddie
Johnnie Cope
Blue Bonnets
The Taking of Beaumont Hamel
Mhari’s Wedding
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
Castle Dangerous
Dark Lowers The Night
Colin’s Cattle
Farewell to Nigg
The Heroes of Vitorria
Kilworth Hills
Loch Maree
Lochanside
Dundee City Police Pipe Band
John D Burgess
Leaving Port Askaig
Cock O’ The North
Bonnie Dundee
Glendaruel Highlanders
Atholl Highlanders
The Heights of Cassino
Slow Airs
Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
Flowers of the Forest
Flower of Scotland
El Alamein
Hector The Hero
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.

Prices

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
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£175

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Neill B, 20 hours ago

Brodie was amazing! A great piper and he really made our family Burns Night truly special! Punctual, professional and he was happy to be flexible with our evening. A definite must for any party

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Victoria L, 2 months ago

Excellent communication before the event. Brodie arrived well in time ahead of the required tome to start. I highly recommend him.

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Pamela L, 24 days 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, 6 months 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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