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Daniel Sweeney

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Daniel has played at 100+ weddings and events all over the world and was winner of the 2017 and 2022 Scottish Wedding Awards.
Bagpiper
Falkirk
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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.

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Daniel's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Barbara F
16 hours ago
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5 out of 5

Daniel was incredible, he played the pipes to welcome all the guests and our wedding and everyone mentioned how great he was. Thank you Daniel, your work is beautiful

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José A
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Superb!

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Jacqui W
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant - my guests loved him - it made the event, would highly reccomend Daniel for a corporate event opening

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Adrian D
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Daniel came to Callander to play for my wife on our anniversary whilst we holidayed in Scotland. The whole experience was a speechless moment for my wife as a surprise on our anniversary day. The music was traditionally and so well played. Dan was dressed to impressed and such a smashing guy to chat with. We would love to see Dan play again so highly recommend his services.

Reply from Daniel
11 months ago

Thank you very much Adrian, it was my absolute pleasure. I hope you both a very chilled time in Scotland.

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From other customers:

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A. B
7 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!

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S. K
7 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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From other musicians:

21 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.

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Daniel's 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
Lochanside
The Battles O'er
Wings
Rowan Tree
Bonnie Galloway
Lord Lovats Lament
Killiecrankie
Murdos Wedding
Cock O' the North
Atholl Highlanders
Teribus
Corriehoillie
The Steamboat
Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban
The Conundrum
Scots wa hae
Torosay Castle
My Home
Macrimmons Lament

Daniel's 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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£275
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£175
Customer questions

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

I am totally flexible when it comes to this. And will not affect the price

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

No

How much time do you need to set up?

15minutes

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

Yes

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Within reason
Musicianship
Genres:
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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