Keith Andrew - Highland Piper
Full refund if your event can’t go ahead due to Covid
Reduced up-front deposit
Free date changes
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201201 Address to a Haggis poem by Robert Burns
Wedding Jan 2018
Oatlands Park Pipe Band at the Basel Tattoo 2008
Current Covid restrictions still allow for me to play at funerals and certain other events. Please ask for more information.
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Public liability insurance of £1 million
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
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Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Military, Classical, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Marching, Vintage, World music, Scottish music
79th Farewell to Gibraltar
A Hundred Pipers
A Man's a man
Auld Lang Syne
Battle of Waterloo
Be still my soul (Finlandia – Sibelius)
Bloody Fields of Flanders
Bluebells of Scotland
Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
Cock of the North
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Farewell to Camraw
Flower of Scotland
Flowers of the Forest
Goin’ Home (Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' – more commonly known as ‘The Hovis Tune’)
Green Hills of Tyrol
Hector the Hero
Heights of Dargai
Hymn for the sea (Titanic)
I see Mull (Land of my Youth)
Leaving Port Askaig
Morag of Dunvagen
Mull of Kintyre
Muss I Den
My love she's but a Lassie Yet
Ode to Joy
Oft in the stilly Night
Old Rustic Bridge
Orange & Blue
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Prince Edward Island
Scotland the Brave
She Moved through the Fair
Skye Boat Song
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Battle of the Somme
The Bells of Dunblane
The Black Bear
The Brown Haired Maiden
The Cockney Jocks
The Day Thou' Gavest
The Green Hills of Tyrol
The High Road to Gairloch
The last of the great Whales
The March of the Cameron Men
The Old Rustic Bridge
The Skye Boat Song
And many, many others
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Apart from the music and my dress, I believe it is the 'Pomp and Ceremony' I bring to any occasion. My Military, Piping and Civic experiences have prepared me in etiquette and formal protocol. Dependent on the event, I have found that involving the audience goes down especially well. I have countless pictures of newlywed Brides trying to play my Bagpipes!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Various Military Tattoos around the World Numerous Local arenas The Mall (Patrons Lunch for Her Majesty The Queen) Kensington Palace Canadian Embassy London Canadian Ambassadors Residence Goldsmiths Hall Merchant Taylors Hall Drapers Hall The Cenotaph, Whitehall (Annually)
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
This is a difficult one to answer, as from a Piping perspective, there are many Pipers who offer different skills and advice that can influence others. Pipers also learn from one another. For raw talent, however I would say "The Red hot Chilli Pipers" who are not only excellent Pipers & Drummers they are also world class champions in their music.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Played for Her Majesty The Queen At the Canadian High Comm. Trafalgar Square. Played again for Her Majesty as my Band lead the Parade at her Birthday celebrations. A clip of this was shown on Her Majesty's Christmas message 2016. Played for Prince Laurent of Belgium. War Widows Parade every year at the Cenotaph London Played in Bollywood film "Housefull 4".
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Thats really not a problem as sometimes things will be beyond your control. I always allow a certain amount of time either side of your booking to allow for the unexpected, but it would always be helpful for you to contact me straight away, especially if I am coming from a distance.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Short answer - No. This is not something I am able to do. This is actually a blessing as my music tastes are so diverse! However should you wish, I can provide other Pipers/Drummers to give your event some extra "WOW" for more information please ask.
How much time do you need to set up?
This is dependent on the event. For example, for aWedding I will arrive fully dressed and tuned up wherever possible. Likewise for a funeral I will arrive fully dressed and tuned up. If the event is a corporate or surprise event or other circumstances prevent me to turn up fully dressed, then I would need at least half an hour to get dressed and tuned up.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes. The sound of the bagpipes are emotive and the tunes are often selected for their significance. I am always pleased to discuss tune choices and options with you, and to also advise on the historical relevance of tunes, so that you know what is being played and what it means. (You can then show off to friends with your new-found knowledge!!)
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes. I come completely self-sufficient, complete with pop-up changing room if needed. The most I am likely to request from you is drinking water. Pipers shrivel up like old prunes when dehydrated and are not a pretty sight!
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
The answer is both yes and no. Presuming that I dont already know it, I can learn any tune that has been written for the bagpipes (with a few days notice). HOWEVER, the bagpipes have a range of 9 notes (one octave) so more complex tunes such as modern pop, classical music etc. cannot be transposed/arranged for the pipes. You can always ask and we can try.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£160|
|Up to 1 hour||£185|
|Up to 2 hours||£225|
|Up to 3 hours||£225|
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Birthday surprise via Zoom
You cannot beat the thrill and excitement of having a Piper in full ceremonial uniform playing at your event, but that isn't always practical or possible however if you still want to surprise a family member or a friend, what could be more different than having a Piper 'drop in' on Zoom, (Teams, FB Facetime etc.) and greet the Birthday person by name, play 'happy birthday' for them, and perhaps some other traditional tunes, have a brief chat (if appropriate) and then play out and fade leaving everyone to their Birthday celebrations! This experience can be further enhanced with the inclusion of green screen backdrops of favorite locations etc. which will affect the fee slightly (only to cover the additional time involved) If you would like to know more, without obligation, please get in touch as I shall be happy to help with any questions you may have.