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To add the unique sound of the great Highland bagpipe to your event, just hire the 2017 NW & NE England SOLO CHAMPION PIPER!
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A UNIQUE MULTI-CULTURAL BAGPIPER With over 20 years’ experience, Gwenael has a wide international background. He was born and raised in Lorient – Brittany, France (home of the great Interceltic Festival) where he learnt his piping, starting at the age of 12. He then joined the famous Bagad Roñsed-Mor (Breton Grade 1), of which he is still a member. Gwenael now lives in Manchester and plays with the Manchester Phoenix pipe-band. He is also involved in the RSPBA Grade 1 Breton pipe-band Cap Caval. He has had opportunities to play or compete all across Europe, in the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia…, and around the World, from Houston and Chicago to Beijing! Gwenael’s repertoire is broader than the Scottish and Breton music. He is a great fan of Balkan and Asturian (Spain) traditional musics and is always keen to give a flavour of these with most entertaining tunes! A SUCCESSFUL COMPETING SOLIST A member of the CPA league, Gwenael is very active on the solo piping competition circuit, playing light music as well as piobaireachd, the Scottish bagpipes classical music. BAGPIPING SERVICES Gwenael offers a wide range of professional bagpiping services suitable for various occasions (Gigs; Filming; Weddings; Funerals; Parties). A piper of great experience, no doubt Gwenael will leave your guests in awe and make your event a memorable one! FIND OUT MORE ON manchesterbagpiperforhire[.]co[.]uk !

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Traditional Scottish folk, Folk, Light music, Marching, Easy listening, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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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£200
Up to 3 hours£260


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Robert K, 2 years ago

Gwen was most professional, from first contact and communication, all arrangements were perfect. He literally blew my guests and I away with his piping. I would have no hesitation in booking Gwen again.

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Elaine P, 3 years ago

Hi Gwen, Thank you so much for your beautiful piping. It was perfect, exactly what he would have wanted and I will certainly recommend you. I'm getting married next year so will be in touch as I would like you to play at my wedding. Many thanks

Michael 2, 2 years ago

I must say a big thank you to Gwen for the brilliant show he put on at my pub Mellors Mews Eastwood on New Years eve. The feedback from my customers cannot praise him enough again a big thank you I highly recommend Gwen for his performance I certainly will be rebooking.

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