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Gordon Raeburn

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About Gordon Raeburn

Bagpiper available to play at functions and events.
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Bagpiper
London

Living in London, originally from Hunlty in Aberdeenshire. Have been playing the bagpipes for over 20 years, vast experience playing for weddings, funerals, burns suppers and festivals. Also busk regularly in Westminster.

Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Traditional Scottish folk, Military, Film / TV music, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Ceilidh, Marching
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Dancer, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Flower of Scotland
Rowan tree
Marie's wedding
Rab's wedding
The Highland wedding
Amazing grace
Highland cathedral
Skye boat song
Scotland the brave
Black bear
Lochanside
Green Hills of tyrol
The Battle's O'er
Marquis of Huntly
High Road to Linton
Clumsy lover
Itchy fingers
Jig of slurs
Paddy's leather breaches
Crossing the minch
Caledonia
The dark island
Hector the hero
Mingulay boat song
Cock of the North
Banjo breakdown
Cutting bracken
Leaving Lismore
Donald MaCrea of Lewis
Argyllshire gathering
Donella Beaton
The man from Skye
The jolly beggerman
Paddy mcgintys goat
Tale Toddle
Reel of Tulloch
The Piper of Drummond
The Fields of Athenry
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Buckingham Palace, Parliament square, La Rochelle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Finland, Golders Green crematorium,

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

As long as given sufficient notice of changes I am flexible to time changes.

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

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes to set up and tune bagpipes.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

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£100
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200
Packages
Burns supper
Piping outside as the guests arrive to the burns supper. Piping the haggis to the top table
£130
Wedding
Piping for guests arriving to the wedding service, then to he reception. Piping the couple in to the reception
£130
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Nish B, 7 months ago

Gordon was an absolute professional and played beautifully. He played the pipes in traditional clothes which looked incredible and was the final touch to our day. I would recommend him again and again. Gordan had arrived early to set up and was ready to play as soon as we arrived. No faffing or time wasting.

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Alice L, 2 years ago

Gordon was very professional and flexible on the day in regards to our group organisation, he managed to arrange a duet with a fellow musician last minute. He had a lot of presence and everyone was very moved.

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