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About Robertson

Proficient bagpiper available to hire for Weddings, Burn’s nights, Funerals, Community and Corporate events
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Lincoln
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Robertson Bagpiping is owned by David Robertson who is originally from North Berwick in East Lothian, and now living in Lincolnshire. David has been a proficient bagpiper for many years and is available to be hired for weddings, funerals, Burn’s Nights, special events and corporate events. His piping experience has included playing and competing with pipe bands at numerous events, tattoos and major pipe band championships in the UK and Europe. Over the years, he has also successfully competed in solo piping competitions where his playing ability earned him a number of 1st places and highly placed finishes. His piping career started at a young age when he joined North Berwick Pipe Band and gained an excellent grounding in the art of piping. This has stood him in good stead for the rest of his career. David takes great pride and is passionate about playing bagpipes with lots of musicality and maintaining a finely tuned, quality sounding instrument. He has a large repertoire of traditional bagpipe tunes from which to choose for your event and will also cater for other styles and musical tastes.

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 while walking around a venue
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Corporate event, Burns night
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Song list

Traditional Bagpipe Tune List:
2/4 Marches
Mairi’s wedding
A Man’s a Man for a’ That
My Loves She’s but a Lassie Yet
3/4 Retreats/Marches
Lochanside
Kilworth Hills
My Home Town
Colin’s Cattle
Shoals of Herring
The Battle’s O’er
4/4 Marches
Scotland the Brave
No Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’
Rowan Tree
The Battle of Waterloo
Flett from Flotta
Lord Lovat’s Lament
The 51st Highland Division
Within a Mile O’ Edinburgh Toon
6/8 Marches
Leaving Port Askaig
The Sweet Maid of Mull
Aberdeen City Police Pipe Band
The Muckin’ O’ Geordies Byre
Glendaruel Highlanders
Steam Boat
Bonnie Dundee
9/8 Marches
The Heights of Dargai
The Battle of the Somme
Slow Airs/Marches
Highland Cathedral
The Dark Island
Hector the Hero
Skye Boat Song
Abide with Me
Dream Angus
Mist Covered Mountains
Amazing Grace
The Flowers of the Forest
Auld Lang Syne
Highland Cradle Song
Customer questions

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

I will always be flexible to ensure your event runs smoothly.

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

I do not provide these services.

How much time do you need to set up?

I require a room or area to tune the bagpipes for 30 minutes before event start time.

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

I mainly play traditional bagpipe tunes. However, I will learn a new requested tune if given enough time and it is compatible with the bagpipes.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have my own bagpipes and will wear Highland Dress.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If given enough notice I can learn tunes that aren’t on my set list and that they are compatible with the bagpipes.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a great sounding instrument and play with lots of musicality.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played at wedding venues, military tattoos and Burn’s nights.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Top professional pipers

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

Military Tattoo.

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)£160
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£160

Add-ons

Additional 1 hour
+£20

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Samantha W, 3 years ago

Robertson Bagpiping played at our friends wedding. It was a perfect time filler between the meal to the evening do. He was great to watch, and it offered that something different, and although I knew the bride’s strong Scottish-ties, the bagpipes were still unexpected and they sounded fantastic 😄 it certainly helped make the day even more memorable.

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Melanie P, 3 years ago

What was already a very special day for my close friend on her wedding day! Having Robertson bagpiping added that something extra to the occasion, memory’s they will look back on forever.