Hattie McCall Davies
Full refund if your event can’t go ahead due to Covid
Reduced up-front deposit
Free date changes
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Piper available for your special event in London, Kent, and the South.
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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
Christmas, Military, Classical, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Ceillidh, Marching, Scottish music, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Early music, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Traditional Irish folk, Easy listening, Light music, World music
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
Scotland the Brave
The Rowan Tree
The Old Rustic Bridge
Bells of Dunblane
Pipe Major Donald MacLean of Lewis
Paddy’s Leather Breaches
Battle of the Somme
The Heights of Dargai
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Brown Haired Maiden
We’re Nae Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’
The Cockney Jocks
The Green Hills of Tyrol
The Battle’s O’er
Cock o’ the North
A Hundred Pipers
The Mucking o’ Georgie’s Byre
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
Flower of Scotland
Skye Boat Song
The 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine
Farewell to the Creeks
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know and we can discuss what is possible.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Unfortunately not as this is not normally appropriate for the kinds of events that I usually play at as a bagpiper!
How much time do you need to set up?
I prefer to arrive about an hour before the performance time - this is to allow time to change into full dress uniform as well as to tune my pipes. It is worth noting that tuning the pipes is noisy and may ruin any sense of surprise dependent on your venue - if this is an issue I am more than happy to discuss solutions to this beforehand!
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I am experienced in picking appropriate tunes for the events in question and tailoring set lists to timings and situations however I am always happy to discuss the music with you and to take specific requests!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes absolutely! I bring my own pipes (no amplification required trust me!) as well as full dress uniform if it is requested.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a tune isn't included in my set list there may still be a chance I already know it so always ask!. If there is a specific tune you'd like me to learn I am usually happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal time.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The special sound (and volume!) of the pipes and the unique splendour that piping brings to your event.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have performed in hotels, restaurants, churches, crematoriums, and private venues as well as outside at festivals, military events and remembrance parades.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Roderick MacLeod, William McCallum, Kathryn Tickell, Jon Boden, Bellowhead, Levert, Bruce Springsteen, Jacqueline du Pre...
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
All of them! It doesn't matter the profile of the event - every gig, ceremony, event, or performance is just as important to the people involved and special as the next. That being said I have performed in front of royalty, at the Cannes Film Festival, and in the Cologne Carnival Rose Monday Parade...so I'm well used to dealingwhatever you might throw at me!
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£200|
|Up to 3 hours||£250|
Learning a specifically requested new tune
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