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George is a dedicated and talented piper available for weddings, funerals, corporate gigs. Reliable, traditional pipe music.
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George started his piper hire business in 2006 after an active solo competitive career and a 7 year stint with the former Strathclyde Police Pipe Band winning the Grade One British Championships as well numerous top 5 placings at all the other major championships. He has piped at the Stade de France, in various countries including Russia, Djakarta, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, USA. He has a wealth of experience contributing to many happy weddings.

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
4th Encoreversary
Folk, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Burns night
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Song list

Scotland The Brave
Highland Laddie
The Black Bear
Glendaruel Highlanders (aka Campbeltown Loch)
The Campells are Coming
Cock o' The North
Bonnie Dundee
All the Blue Bonnets O'er the Border
Skye Boat Song
Highland Cradle Song
Dark Island
Highland Cathedral
Irish Sea
The Sleeping Tune
Going Home (Dvorak)
My Home
The Centenary Jewel
Carradale Bay
Stornoway Highland Gathering
Mairi's Wedding
The Rowan Tree
Lord Lovat's Lament
The Garb of Old Gaul
Customer questions

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

No problem.

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

No n/a

How much time do you need to set up?

5-10 minutes

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

Yes indeed. I specialise in tradition Scottish bagpipe music. If a tune can't be played on our 9 note scale then I will be honest and say so.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Again, if pieces can't be played satisfactorily I'll be honest and say so.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My professionalism and attention to detail. I like to make sure my instrument is as in tune as possible at all times.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

My most notable venue has been the Stade de France many years ago. Over the past 20 years I have played at many notable wedding venues throughout Scotland.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My piping teachers.

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

I tend to play at "normal" sized venues. I have played at Hampden Park in Glasgow


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)£70
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£200


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Jim M, 3 years ago

Excellent, punctual very smart appearance and professional. I would highly recommend

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Kirsten W, 3 years ago

Very pleasant gentleman, was so lovely to have George's presence & talent at our vow renewal, we couldn't have done without him!

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Hannah D, 2 years ago

Very impressed with George, played for my wedding and we were not disappointed. Even during the heavy rain our piper was professional and our guests loved it.

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Euan H, 2 years ago

Hired George to pipe for us on our wedding day, could not have been happier with our choice. This man is a consummate professional, a skilled piper and a top man to deal with. Would absolutely recommend him!

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