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About Daniel

Daniel has played at 100+ weddings and events all over the world and was winner of the 2017 Scottish Wedding Awards for entertainment.
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Daniel started playing the bagpipes in his home town of Crieff, aged 11. Initially he started off in the local brass band with his brothers playing the cornet. Soon two of his brothers joined the local pipe band playing the drums and another brother left to play accordian. It was then that Daniel took an interest in the pipe band and started going along to chanter practice, and before long bought a chanter from a family friend. Daniel was taught at the local Strathearn Pipe Band with tuition from Adrian Cramb, now pipe major with Grade 1 Vale of Atholl pipe band and David Dobson who also played with the Vale of Atholl. Monday evenings were also spent gaining more tuition from Adrian in his mother and fathers kitchen. Within a couple of years Daniel was competing in local competitions, picking up a few medals on the way to his first competition win aged 14. Once Daniel started working, his pipes had to take a bit of a back seat due to lack of time, but his passion and skill was much in demand that he was soon making time to play at numerous weddings throughout the Crieff area. He joined the Perth and District pipe band competing in all the major championships and all the local competitions. Soon his piping took him to Thailand, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Russia and Vietnam as well as many trips to England where he plays every New Years eve at Holbeck Ghyll Hotel in the Lake District. 2016 was a busy year which took in France, playing at the Battle of the Somme celebrations, Turkey for a Graduation Ceremony at a British School just outside Istanbul, and then finally Germany to take part in the Berlin Tattoo. It was after this spell that the decision was made to make it a full time business, and left The Royal Mail after 5 and a half years.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Scotland the Brave
Highland Cathedral
Amazing Grace
Flower of Scotland
Dark Island
Skye Boat Song
Gift of a Thistle
Mharis Wedding
Green Hills of Tyrol
The Battles O'er
Rowan Tree
Bonnie Galloway
Lord Lovats Lament
Murdos Wedding
Cock O' the North
Atholl Highlanders
The Steamboat
Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban
The Conundrum
Scots wa hae
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Malaya M, 1 month ago

Daniel made our wedding day extra special with his amazing piping ! A lovely, friendly piper with a gsoh, polite , great communicator prior to wedding ,professional and very punctual. I would highly recommend Daniel and definitely book him again for other events. Great guy !

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Sarah C, 1 year ago

He was amazing for my mums funeral highly recommended

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Jordan Y, 1 year ago

Perfect in every way!

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Wendy T, 2 years ago

Daniel is an excellent piper. He was super and no request was too much for him. Not only did he play wonderfully, he allowed our guests to be photographed alongside him at the airedale monument. He had no objections to being photographed along with the many airedales. He gave a very special touch to the launch of the World War One Monument to the Airedale Terriers who served during the Great War. Thank you Daniel.

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From other customers:

A. B, 4 years ago

Piperdan played my wedding yesterday and I've got to say he was absolutely fantastic I would recommend him to anyone! Not only does he look the part but his piping skills are quality! Thanks very much!

S. K, 4 years ago

We had Daniel at our wedding recently and I could not have been happier! He was such a good sport about jumping in when needed and made great suggestions. He was also a huge help keeping my family and guests entertained while my new husband and I took photos. Thank you so much!

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21st May 2017

I performed with Daniel at last year's Berlin Tattoo, he is an excellent piper and a thoroughly good guy. You will not be dissapointed when booking Daniel for your event.