Ian Davidson

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World renowned piper for all occasions. Solo piper for the Royal family and performer at the Royal Albert Hall and top venues and events.

lan has played the pipes for over 35 years and still performs at the highest level. He has performed as a solo piper worldwide and has played in some of the greatest pipe bands in the world, including the famous Lothian and Borders Police Pipe Band from Edinburgh. He currently plays in the Balmoral Highlanders. In 2012, lan was invited to perform as a solo piper for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her Jubilee Celebrations. He has also played in rock bands and performed at many iconic music venues including, but not limited to, the Royal Albert Hall, the Astoria, the Hippodrome, and the Hard Rock Cafe, Mayfair. Performances over the years have also included TV shows, films, concerts and festivals. If you are looking for a solo piper, highland dancers or a whole pipe band, to make any occasion that extra special, please contact lan with your enquiry. • Birthdays • Weddings • Funerals • Parties * Dinners • Shows • Concerts • Broadcasts • Recordings • Bagpipe lessons

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Ian's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Marie S
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Ian played for our 93 year old grandma on her birthday. He was very professional and gave her the best experience of her life. She quoted “I couldn’t have wished for anything more perfect for my birthday”. Ian came looking very well presented, adhered to the requests made and overall made everyone feel happy. He took the time to speak to our grandma which I know she appreciated greatly. We will absolutely use Ian again at all our functions. Couldn’t recommend enough. Thank you Ian, you made a grateful elderly woman feel young and loved.

Sacha S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Ian played at a relative’s funeral and was absolutely fantastic. The music played made a very sad event very special.

John T
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Outstanding !! the gathering had no idea Ian was going to appear and he blew them away.

Anam C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ian was absolutely amazing! It was so incredible to hear him play so beautifully on such a special day. A real professional who was a pleasure to have met. Thank you so much Ian! We would highly recommend Ian to anyone considering!

Reply from Ian
2 months ago

I'm so glad we were able to make it such a surprise and it went so well.

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Aisling F
3 months ago, for a Burns night in Esher
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5 out of 5

Ian was so helpful for our pub’s first Burns Night event. He called prior to the event to talk through the specifics and even made recommendations on what a traditional night would involve. On the night, Ian arrived promptly in full garb, which our customers love. We had a few of our local Scots in who were very impressed with the music as well as the recital of Address to a Haggis. Would absolutely recommend!

Susi C
4 months ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in London
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5 out of 5

Ian was very professional and played fantastically at the crematorium. Our client was very happy with his services.

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Ian's Song list

All Bagpipe tunes traditional and new.
Flower of Scotland
Amazing Grace
Scotland the Brave
Marie's wedding
Barron Rocks of Aden
Rowan Tree
Highland laddie
Black bear
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battle's O'er
Battle of Waterloo
Castle Dangerous
Bonnie Dundee
The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre
Hot Punch
Angus McKinnon
Cock of the North
Glendaruel Highlanders
Farewell to the Creeks
Leaving Port Askaig
Atholl Highlanders
Skye Boat Song
Dark Island
My Home

Ian's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£195
Up to 1 hour£195
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£375
Scottish music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Military, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Early music, Fanfare, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical crossover, Opera, Traditional English folk, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Country, Ceilidh, Welsh folk, World music
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Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show
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