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Experienced, award winning Piper. 2017 Daytime Entertainer of the Year - Top Tier Wedding Awards (WINNER).
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Pipe Major Calum Lawrie started piping at a very young age, under the tutelage of Mike Maitland (Robert Gordon College CCF Pipe Band), before commencing private tuition with Pipe Major Alex Elrick (ex-Bucksburn & District) and piobaireachd lessons with renowned expert James Hamilton. Calum also attended numerous courses at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. Alongside a successful stint with Bucksburn & District Pipe Band, Calum was also a founding member of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPB), with key performances including: • NYPB Live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (CD) • NYPB Launch Concert • Ortiguiera Festival with Carlos Nunez and the Chieftains • A sold-out concert (Attendance of 80,000) in Vigo alongside Bagad Breig (also shown on Live TV). Following this, Calum joined Grade 2 Buchan Pipe Band and enjoyed numerous victories, including at the Worlds, Europeans, British and Scottish Championships. In 2007, Calum helped to form the Ceilidh Peppers. The ceilidh / rock band successfully played at numerous public and private events across the North East before embarking on an even more successful international promotion to countries including Sweden, Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago and America. Celtic rock band Celtallica soon followed, with performances including The Wizard Festival (opening for names including Supergrass, The Buzzcocks, The Damned, Saw Doctors, Stranglers and The Charlatans). In June 2017, Calum was appointed as Pipe Major of Banchory & District (RBLS) Pipes & Drums. Calum leads the tuition services at CLPP; passing on his experience to beginners, competition pipers and everyone else in between!

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
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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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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Eve N, 3 years ago

He was professional, very accommodating, and play wonderfully to all of our requests as well as being a friendly face at the wedding. Couldn't recommend him enough!

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Www.calumlawriepiping.com, 3 years ago

We could not be happier with Calum's piping at our wedding. He was so helpful in the run up to the day and responded to our questions quickly. Would highly recommend Calum!

Mr B, 3 years ago

I would highly recommend Calum as a wedding piper. He piped at our recent wedding and was fantastic - he was very professional and communicative in the lead up to the wedding and everyone was very impressed with him on the day!

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