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About Julie Brinklow
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire's leading piper hire service. Multi-Award winning for providing top Pipers & Drummers with great service
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Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music, Ambient, Ceilidh, Marching
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Slow pieces / Laments
Highland Cathedral - Pipes & Drum
Highland Cathedral - Smallpipes
Song for the Smallpipes - Smallpipes & Guitar
Flower of Scotland
Amazing Grace - Smallpipes
The Mist Covered Mountains
The Flower of the Forest (the farewell lament)
The Wedding March (here comes the bride)
Abide with me (hymn)
One more Step along the World I go (hymn)
Hector the Hero
Come by the Hills - Smallpipes & Guitar
Skye Boat Song
Auld Lang Syne
Waltz - The Ass in the Graveyard
The Barron Rocks of Aden
The Black Bear
The Brown Haired Maiden
The Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battle's O'er
Land of my Youth / I see Mull
Scotland the Brave
Flett from Flotta
The Battle of Killiecrankie
The Rose of Allandale
Lord Lovat's Lament
We're no awa' to bide awa'
Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
The Cock of the North
Farewell to the Creeks
Leaving Port Askaig
The Mucking of Geordies Byre
The 10th HLI Crossing the Rhine
The Battle of the Somme
The Heights of Dargai
The Banjo Breakdown
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Paddy's Leather Breeches
Kenny Gillies of Portnalong
Crossing the Minch
The Train Journey North
Louden's Bonnie Woods n Braes
Devil in the Kitchen
Lachlan McPhail of Tiree
The Sound of Sleat
Mrs Macleod of Rassay
High Road to Linton
Piper of Drummond
Can you feel the Love Tonight
Braveheart Theme (adaptation)
Braveheart - Outlawed Tunes on Outlawed Pipes
Wake me Up
Mull of Kintyre
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Customer feedback would say a combination between entertaining the guests in a fun way and also that the quality of the performances is what "good pipes" should sound like! ( I definitely don't want to sound like a poor piper - they are out there! - beware!)
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I regularly perform at all of the major Hotels, castles and venues in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I am well known in the area.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
This is impossible to answer as a bagpipe player. I listen to all sorts of music like ceilidh music, country music, popular music, pipe band music! I am influenced by good technique and progressive key changes!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I recently piped for King Charles III on his first visit to Aberdeen City after his ascension to the throne. This had a lot of media interest. The largest crowd I have piped for was probably "The Script" on tour and I performed on stage with them for one of their tracks. It was absolutely fantastic with thousands of fans in very close proximity.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
So long as your booking doesn't change dramatically then this can be adjusted as plans take shape. We expect adjustments along the way, just let me know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I can pull a play list together if required and have equipment to do this if it's needed.
How much time do you need to set up?
Not long at all! I usually arrive 20/30 mins before I need to start playing which is plenty time. If it's a new venue then I will go along a bit earlier.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes, I am happy to take requests where possible
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes I take everything that I need.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I can learn requested pieces before an event so long as the piece is playable on the bagpipes. Not all tunes work so it would depend on the request itself. Happy to try though.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£130|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£375|
Intermitten bagpipe music in the afternoon covering no more than a 2 hour window "cocktail hour". (after the ceremony but before dinner)
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - Intermittent performances at the drinks reception. - Piping the top table guests and then the couple into the wedding breakfast .
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