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Julia Read Scottish Piper & Harpist

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About Julia Read Scottish Piper & Harpist

Based in Marlow, I offer the bagpipes and harp for events. I can play both instruments at the same event.
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Bourne End
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I have been playing various instruments for over 40 years, ranging from jazz clarinet, guitar, bagpipes, harp and piano, but for events I specialise in offering the Bagpipes and Celtic Harp. I can offer both instruments for the same event - although I draw the line at playing them both at the same time!

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Julia Read Scottish Piper & Harpist's Reviews

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Nel A
6 months ago
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Amazing bagpiper , you sent my dad off on his next journey like a king. Thankyou so much. My dad loved the bagpipe’s , Many thanks for your outstanding performance . Nel

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Jake A
2 years ago, for a Burns night in Lyneham
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Julia is a very talented musician, she made our Burns Supper even more memorable by playing the bag pipes on arrival, piped in the the haggis, and played the harp during dinner. Thank you for a great evening.

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Hayley S
2 years ago, for a Wedding proposal in Bath
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5 out of 5

Wow, Julia was given less than 2 days notice as my client was let down by a previous planner and Julia came to the rescue. I will be using Julia’s service for my future events. I highly recommend Julia and her services she provides. My client was blown away by the elegance of the harp she played at his proposal

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Julia Read Scottish Piper & Harpist's Song list

I play an extensive range of tunes on both instruments and have playlists that can cater for events such as weddings, funerals, birthdays, corporate events, Burns nights and Celtic evenings.
HARP: Classical, popular, celtic, eg Canon in D, Jesu Joy, Perfect, Skye Boat
BAGPIPES: Traditional, popular eg Scotland the Brave,
Rowan Tree, The Rose, Can you Feel the Love
HARP Sample song list for weddings
Can you Feel the love tonight
have I told you lately
what a wonderful world
Somewhere in Time
Chaconne
Leaving Lismore
Amazing Grace
For the Love of a Princess
And I love you so
How Long Will I love you
a thousand years
Wild Mountain Thyme
The Rose
Danny Boy
Allegro
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Anne's Theme
Wind Beneath my Wings
The Nightingale
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Anne's Theme
Can't Help Falling in Love
Evergreen
My Own True Love (Tara Theme)
Everything I do I do it for you
Canon in D
Leaving Stoer
Glasgow Love Song (Love Actually)
over the rainbow
misty
HARP sample playlist for funerals
Matador's Lament
Farewell to a Friend
what a wonderful world
Meditation, Anne Gaudet
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
The Nightingale
Wild Mountain Thyme
Danny Boy
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
the prayer
Time to Say Goodbye
Canon in D
fields of gold
memories
over the rainbow
I giorni
HARP sample playlist for Celtic events
Concerto - O'Carolan
Etude
Matador's Lament
Goblin Rustle (B nat)
Roslin Castle
Farewell to a Friend
while bagpipes play
A weaving lilt
Skye Boat Song
Ye Banks and Braes
Afton Water
Amazing Grace
Chaconne
Charlotte in Spring
For the Love of a Princess
Meditation, Anne Gaudet
Blue Bells of Scotland
Auld Lang Syne
Leaving Lismore
Loch Lomond
The Nightingale
margarets waltz
Eleanor Plunkett
La Valse a Roser
Mary Young and Fair
Wild Mountain Thyme
Danny Boy
I Love my love in the morning
Etude VI
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
the prayer
Waltz for Kylin
Ae Fond Kiss
Water is Wide
Canon in D
Leaving Stoer
Planxty Irwin
Captain O'Kane
HARP sample playlist for a cocktail event
Can you Feel the love tonight
Concerto - O'Carolan
have I told you lately
what a wonderful world
Somewhere in Time
Amazing Grace
Moondance
And I love you so
How Long Will I love you
a thousand years
From This Moment On,Shania Twain
Leaving Lismore
For the Love of a Princess
Wild Mountain Thyme
I Love my love in the morning
Danny Boy
Anne's Theme
Wind Beneath my Wings
The Nightingale
Perfect
Can't Help Falling in Love
Evergreen
My Own True Love (Tara Theme)
Time to Say Goodbye
The Rose
the prayer
Everything I do I do it for you
Water is Wide
Leaving Stoer
fields of gold
memories
over the rainbow
I giorni
all my life, k-ci and jojo
all of me, john legend
american mouth flightless bird
beauty and the beast
because of you, ne-yo
disney love songs
glasgow love theme (love actually)
I will always love you
I won't give up
if I aint got you, alicia keys
make you feel my love
misty
moon river
my heart will go on
remember the time, michael jackson
ribbon in the sky
romance anonimo
so amazing, luther vandross
stay, rihanna
till there was you
Etude
BAGPIPES sample playlist for weddings:
Highland Laddie
Barren Rocks of Aden
Teribus
Corriechoillie’s Welcome
Highland Cathedral
Highland Wedding
Seige of Delhi
Bells of Shannon
Battle of the Somme
The Heights of Dargai
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battle’s Over
Lochanside
I See Mull (Land of My Youth)
Balmoral
Scotland the Brave
Mhairi’s Wedding
The Roses of Prince Charlie
The Battle of Killiecrankie
Mull O'Kintyre
Loch Lommond
Road to the Isles
Wings
Flett from Flotta
Loch Ruan
Within a Mile o’ Edinburgh Toon
Duncan MacInnes
The Rhodesian Regiment
Hills of Perth
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
BAGPIPES sample playlist for funerals
Battle is over
Flowers of the Forest
Amazing Grace
Abide with Me
Let it Be
Going Home
My Home
BAGPIPES sample playlist for Burns night
A Man's a Man for A' That
Auld Lang Syne
Barren Rocks of Aden
Cock o the North
Sample of Pop songs that work on BAGPIPES
Can you Feel the Love tonight
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
In the Jungle
Country Roads

Julia Read Scottish Piper & Harpist's 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)£287.50
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£412.50
Up to 3 hours£462.50

Add-ons

bagpipes added to harp
+£250
harp added to bagpipe
+£250
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

quality, professionalism, putting you first

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

many venues in the UK, as well as in New Zealand and Europe (mainly Germany and Holland)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bagpipers like Stuart Liddell Harpists like Deborah Conant Henson

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Bollywood movie, Leeds castle, private London clubs

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

I will do my best to work with you

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

n/a

How much time do you need to set up?

30 min

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

You can select some tunes certainly. I'm very experienced at what tunes work best with respect to timing and suitability so I will help you where I can. But yes, of course it is your event, you can certainly select tunes.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

yes. There is a fee of £30/tune for this service to take account of rehearsal time.
Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Military, Film / TV music, Light music, Easy listening, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader
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