Mybagpiper Kenneth McBride
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Mybagpiper is a Full Time Professional offering Bagpiping Services for any Event. Guaranteed Quality and Reliability.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Marching, Military, Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music
Perfect pitch, Arranger, Instrumental teaching, Repetiteur, Fluent improviser
Any bagpipe tunes plus modern/contemporary tunes which are capable of being played on the bagpipes. Special requests are welcome.
Popular tunes include
Can you see the love tonight,
Love of a Princess,
Scotland the Brave,
Tiree Bridal Song etc
quick marches, hornpipes, reels and jigs etc.
Burns Supper -
A man’s a man for a’ that,
My love she’s but a lassie yet,
ye banks and braces,
Auld Lang syne,
Corn Riggs etc.
Flowers of the Forest,
Over the see to Skye,
Sleeping Tune etc.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I am always flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change in the run up to the event just let me know. I’ll call 1 week to finalise times etc but if they do change on the day of the event I will oblige and adjust the timings.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually arrive 30 minutes before the start time just to do a quick recce of the venue. I only need 2 minutes to ensure the bagpipes are in perfect tune.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I can play hundreds of tunes which include all the usual and well known traditional and contemporary tunes. I will be able to play any tunes as long as it is compatible with the bagpipes. I am always happy to discuss what is required to ensure you have a fantastic event and if needed can advise of specific tunes and sets.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, absolutely! I bring my own bagpipes which are silver mounted.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I will be able to play any tune as long as it is compatible with the bagpipes. If I have to learn any special tune I am happy to do this at no extra cost.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Choice of uniform - Full Highland uniform with feather bonnet or kilt, jacket and shirt and tie. Choice of tunes. Flexibility, reliability and quality.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, Moulin Rouge, Roman Baths, Hundreds more, too numerous to mention.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Moulin Rouge.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£165|
|Up to 2 hours||£175|
|Up to 3 hours||£200|
Playing as mourners enter the service, Arrival of the hearse and playing to resting place, Lowering of the coffin.
Pipe for - groom and guests arriving and entering the venue, arrival of the bride, bride up the aisle, background music during signing of the register, bride and groom back down the aisle and as guests leave the ceremony.
Burns Supper or St Andrew’s Night
Pipe for the following - Guests entering venue, Guets into dinner, Pipe the haggis in, “address the haggis”, pipe the haggis out.
Wedding Ceremony and Dinner
Pipe for - Groom and guests arriving for ceremony. Arrival of Bride. Bride up the aisle, Background music during signing of register. Bride and groom back down aisle followed by guests. Guests into dinner. Bride and groom to top table.
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