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Keith Andrew

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Bagpiper
Thetford
Public liability insurance of £5 million
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Keith is an experienced friendly Piper who will help make your special occasion 'extra special' Keith has public liability insurance to £1m

Although based in East Anglia, I am often requested to play in all four corners of the UK, as well as abroad. Whatever the occasion, I am experienced in playing at many varied events and will discuss with you in detail to ensure my involvement in your event runs exactly how you would want it to. I have an extensive repertoire. Funerals I take all of my piping commitments seriously, and none more so than when I am asked to play at a funeral. I have played at many funerals for different faiths, belief and cultures, and military funerals. I feel that with only one opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one in this way, it is important for me to make sure that the final farewell to your loved one goes exactly how you want it. I believe it to be an honour when asked to play at such a special occasion and will commit as much time as is necessary for the planning, preparation and other arrangements for my part in a funeral. Many clients have never organised a funeral before and are under much emotional pressure whilst making the arrangements. I shall always spend as much time as you wish to discuss your plans, making suggestions if required and answering any questions you may have, just to make sure everything goes as you would wish on the day. I can help you with suggestions as to what tunes can be played, at what stage of the funeral and the significance of certain tunes. Weddings Weddings are also an incredibly special moment where it is an absolute privilege for me to be a part. I am always pleased to discuss with you what options are open to you with regard to playing and to the ceremonial effect that can be achieved on such a special day, with different tartans and doublets that could colour co-ordinate and further compliment any bride and groom. I am experienced in many styles of wedding, traditional, international, 'pink' military and later in life, and can offer helpful guidance without obligation, even before you book. Corporate events/Festive Boards Again, my experience in these areas is vast and can offer original ideas and approaches to corporate events, giving your business or organisation that 'edge' just when you need it. My Festive Board performances would please anyone's Mother! TV/Film work I am experienced on set and have worked with both TV and films and as well as a single Piper can provide a complete Massed Pipe Band should the need require. Most recently, I have appeared in 2 Bollywood productions, one being a multi-million-pound sequel, released to screen in October 2019. With 'Royal Stewart,' 'Black Watch', 'Hebburn' and now 'Royal Air Force' tartans, Irish Saffron and various styles of Doublets, where appropriate, I can co-ordinate to the colour theme of your event. For less formal affairs, I can wear 'daywear' which comprises the kilt, worn with a 'Prince Charlie' Jacket and accessories.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Military, Classical, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Marching, Vintage, World music, Scottish music
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Highland cathedral
Scotland the Brave
Mhairi's Wedding
Auld Lang Syne
Skye Boat Song
Rowan Tree
Old Rustic Bridge
79th Farewell to Gibraltar
Bonnie Dundee
Andy's Lullaby
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Orange & Blue
Itchy Fingers
Bluebells of Scotland
The Green Hills of Tyrol
Wings
Atholl Highlanders
Amazing Grace
Flowers of the Forest
Muss I Den
Ode to Joy
Bloody Fields of Flanders
Flower of Scotland
A Man's a man
The March of the Cameron Men
The Day Thou' Gavest
Battle of Waterloo
Prince Edwards Island
And many, many others

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Cathy G, 3 months ago

Keith was brilliant. Treated the whole occasion of my Fathers funeral with utmost respect. He liaised well with undertakers. Kept good contact with me leading up to the funeral but not intrusive and played a fine selection of songs . Everyone said the piper really made his celebration of life VERY special. Thank you Keith! Lovely man too.

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Rachael C, 8 months ago

Keith was fantastic! He played solo for my mother’s 50th birthday bash. He was highly skilled and enthusiastic with guests and especially my mum! I would recommend Keith highly! Thanks Keith!

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Russell S, 9 months ago

Keith turned up nice & early & was very easy to get along with. He was happy to go with the flow of the event & his overall approach to the evening was great. Excellent pipe skills made a very enjoyable evening. Thank you

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Jackie T, 9 months ago

Keith was very, very professional in every way, he played the songs we chose exactly how we wanted it. Grandad would of been impressed. Would definitely chose Keith again if we needed his services. Thank you so much. His communication was excellent, kept in touch from the moment of booking until the day of the funeral. Making sure he met our needs exactly. Thanks again Keith.

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Keith, 2 years ago

Here is a sample of testimonials received by keith over the last 7 years. you can find many more on his website.

Wendy, N, 2 years ago

Hi Keith, Just to say many thanks for making our New Year's Eve party such a success last night. You were a total hit! Happy New Year! Best wishes,

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Catherine Lee
16th January 2017
Catherine Lee

I have worked with Keith on many occasions throughout my Piping career. This has included local fetes to Military Tattoos abroad and even Ceremonial occasions, the most memorable one being leading the Parade at the Queens Birthday Patrons Lunch. Not only does Keith have a large portfolio and many years experience, he always presents himself professionally and has fantastic communication. he is a pleasure to work with.