Bagpiper

David McRobb

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About David

I have played the pipes since I was 8 years old played in world championship winning pipebands and also competed as a solo piper
Bagpiper
Middlesbrough
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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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25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Military, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian
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Instruments:
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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:
Perfect pitch, Repetiteur, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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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
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

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
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Darren W
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

David genuinely added the finish touch to our wedding, and both me and the new wife are very pleased. Professional and good communications (even on his day off) with recommendations and timings. Travelled a good distance and was still there easily on time and dressed to the hilt! Highly recommended.

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Garry F
7 days ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely perfect, David looked amazing and he couldn’t do anymore to help us on our special day. All the guests commented on how great he looked and how brilliant he played. I would highly recommend. Thank you so much.

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Joyce H
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

David was perfect! He played beautifully and gave that special touch to our day. It was quite a hot day on our wedding day so hats off to him in his full traditional wear! He was extremely friendly and was happy to take photos with ourselves and our guests. We would highly recommend David.

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Col B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

David was truly magnificent, he looked fantastic, played beautifully, lots of our guests remarked on how well he played. Highly recommended

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Dmcrobb
5 years ago

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