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John is a bagpiper, based in Cardiff, with over 40 years experience. He is currently a full time piper and bagpipe teacher.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Folk, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Ceillidh, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Marching, World music, Scottish music
Flower of Scotland
Scotland the Brave
Game of Thrones
Glasgow Police Pipers
Welsh, Irish and English national anthems
Auld Lang Syne
Paddy's leather breeches
Jig of Slurs
Men of Harlech
Danny's new chanter
Clocks (Cold Play)
I'm a Believer (Monkees)
Fields of Athenry
300+ more (please ask)
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I will always endeavour to be flexible.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Not at the moment sorry.
How much time do you need to set up?
15 minutes is adequate as I will "tune up" at home prior to travelling to the event.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes, absolutely. I'm also able to advice on what tunes work best for different types of events.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If the tune is not in my song list and it fits on bagpipes then I can normally learn the tune with a bit of notice.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
My ability to select sets to fit the occasion.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Red Square, Moscow Arena Birmingham Horse Guards Parade, London Cardiff Arms Park, Rugby Cardiff Devil's, Ice Hockey The Tram Shed, Cardiff The Winter Palace, St Petersburg The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Concert halls and arenas throughout Germany
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Red Hot Chilli Pipers Gordan Duncan
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
International Military Tattoo, Red Square, Moscow - every year since 2016
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£170|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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