David McRobb

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I have played the pipes since I was 8 years old played in world championship winning pipebands and also competed as a solo piper
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I started to play bagpipes at the age of eight, at the age of 16 I joined the Army as a soldier and Regimental Piper. I re-enlisted September 2017 in the 1st Bn Scots Guards and carried out numerous public playing jobs including lone piper and playing for Her Majesty The Queen. 2017 also saw me win the Amateur Solo Piping Title . 2018 I attended the Army School of Highland Bagpipes first completing my class one and then doing a 7 month course to qualify as a Pipe Major (Army Qualification) from this I also received an HND in Music which allows me to Tutor the GHB in schools.

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David's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Claire K
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Proactive communication. Impeccably presented, highly skilled musician. Would highly recommend.

Howard P
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Perfect. What a talented and charming musician.

Paul B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

I would recommend David to absolutely anyone he is a consummate professional and a thoroughly decent and kind man. He played the bagpipes for my nannas funeral today to perfection. She would have absolutely loved it! I really cannot thank him enough. Nothing was an issue he did everything we asked for and more. If you’re looking for a bagpiper then book this man he is worth every penny! Thank you from all of the Burke and Battell family!

Josh B
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely top notch. My wife and I wanted a piper at our wedding and David was incredible for the whole thing. The plans changed due to the weather and David was extremely accommodating. Simply stunning playing ability (no doubts in that department) Extremely well turned out/presented Extremely personable and friendly Couldn’t recommend David enough.

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7 years ago

I am a competing solo piper and also play in a competing pipeband

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David's Song list

Highland Cathedral
Scotland The Brave
Flower of Scotland
Maries Wedding
Black Bear
Dark Island
Flowers of the Forest
A Mans A Man For Aw That
The Glendaruel Highlanders
The Atholl Highlanders
The Steamboat
The Green Hills of Tyrol
Battles Oer
Bloody Fields of Flanders
At Long Last
Hills of Argyll
The 51st Highland Division
The Dawning of The Day
PM Sam Scott
Trees of North Uist
John MacDonald of Glencoe
John Row Stewart
Cockerel in the Creel
Lucy Cassidy
Old wife of the mill dust
Kenny Gillies of Portalong
Crags of Tumbledown
Scotland The Brave
My Home
A Mans A Man
Highland Laddie
Dark Island
Irish Washer Woman
Blue Bonnets

David'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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Playing Ability

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Edinburgh Castle, Windsor Castle

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Willie Ross and my Pipe Majors past and present

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

Lone Piper Basel Tattoo Trooping The Colour Jools Holland New Year Show

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

We can be flexible and try to cater for change

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

This is not applicable to the service

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes before go time

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

I have large choice of tunes and also happy to learn something for your occasion.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes solo musician so its just Bagpipes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes Given enough time I can learn new tunes you have selected
Military, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian
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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:
Perfect pitch, Repetiteur, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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