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About Macduff

I am a professional highland bagpipe player, competing and performing with pipe bands and as a solo player for over 20 years.
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I started learning and playing Bagpipes at the age of 14 yrs old and have successfully competed in Pipe Bands since then , Locally and internationally, at the highest level. Over these years I have performed at countless Festivals (with rock bands and folk bands), Weddings, Corporate events, Birthday parties and celebrations as well as a number of funerals and memorials. I have also performed very successfully in solo piping competitions I enjoy performing and always do my best to meet the requirements of clients who hire my services.

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 with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Military, Marching, World music, Scottish music, Ambient, Electronica, Techno, Folk, Folk rock, Afrobeat, Australian music, Balkan, Electronic, Deep house, Latin jazz, African music, Arabic, Brazilian music, Caribbean 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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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Actor, Songwriter, Lyricist, Theory teaching
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Song list

Amazing grace
Flower of Scotland
Marie’s wedding
The Wedding March
Scotland the Brave
Green hills of Tyrol
Mull of kintyre
Game of thrones theme tune
Happy birthday
Waltzing Matlilda
Masons Apron
O Danny Boy
A wide selection of dancing tunes for bagpipes and marches
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We can have a call to discuss the changes and I will as accommodating as I possible can be!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around 15 Mins ti get warmed up and in tune!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

I aim to be always well within time to ensure that I am ready to perform or allow for last minute changes as per the client. I ensure that I am immaculately dressed for the event in full kilt attire and my instrument is well tuned to give the best sound possible - I do go out of my way to accommodate any requests around music or performance for my clients.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- Various Cathedrals and Churches in South Africa and in the UK - on South African television - For the Mayor of Glasgow at the Glasgow City Hall - For the Roll-out of a new British Airways aircraft in South Africa which was attended by the Queen of England

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

- Many top competing bagpipe bands from the UK , Canada, Australia and new Zealand as well as some great traditional music artists from the Scottish and Irish folk music scene.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performing in front f the Queen of England


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
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Rio W, 1 month ago

This was a lovely experience from start to finish. Would definitely recommend to use.

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Stephen L, 2 months ago

Conway done the job he was asked everything spot on I need not say more eccept thank you.

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Kelly M, 1 year ago

MacDuff did a grand job for us! Not only did we love the music but we also just felt very safe in his hands! He played at our wedding ceremony, made helpful suggestions and was very flexible with how it all went down. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any event.

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Chris C, 1 year ago

Conway was fantastic on the day. Really challenging venue and he was amazing. Would recommend highly.

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From other customers:

Mike S, 3 years ago

Wow! Thank you so much for playing for us on our special day, it was a dream come true to have a Piper play as we walked out of the service just married! And you did a great job livening up the party after with some dancing tunes!thank yo so so much!!

Sasha A, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for playing at my Grandmother's surprise 90th party Conway, your playing really touched us all and you were very accommodating in playing the specific songs she liked! All the Best!:)