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Kevin Turner

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About Kevin

I am a very able musician with very understanding neighbours. A young 52 years of age with good humour and an understanding nature.
Bagpiper
Eastbourne
Public liability insurance of £5 million

Having played the Bagpipes in the military and with civilian bands and Tattoos around the world I am a friendly, confident person. I am able to work solo and as part of a team. I constantly strive to improve my own performance and practice regularly. I am available for some short notice gigs. If you want to know anything specific please contact me and I will be happy to oblige. I am happy to travel and have done so extensively. If you wish me to play a specific tune, a little notice to learn it would be great. This of course can and will be discussed at booking ,

Performance details
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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Military, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Marching, 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

Scotland the brave
Battles o’er
Amazing grace
Highland cathedral
Glendaruel highlanders
Cock o the north
Marie’s wedding
Plymouth argyle
Glasgow city police
Leaving port a
Itchy fingers
Bonnie Dundee
Flowers of the forest
Pipers waltz
Morag of Dunvagan
Star Wars theme (sadly)
National anthem (English)
Flower of Scotland
Battle of the Somme
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Customer questions

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

I understand that all timings are fluid and things do change. I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know, I am more than happy to accommodate changes.

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

have never been asked this before. I have never recorded myself (I really am self critical) there are I believe you tube clips. happy to try and do a copy for you but have found that some recordings can be a little ‘tinny’ and don’t give the tone and depth of the pipes. Happy to play for you if your neighbours are understanding or a use my chanter instead

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on which style of dress you require on the day, including tuning of the bagpipes approximately an hour before performing.

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

Yes of course, if you have a particular tune in mind please let me know as soon as possible in case I need to learn or refresh my memory of it.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, including a wee dram if required for a toast ( I like this bit)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, the sooner you let me know the piece the better. On average I am learning or refreshing two tunes at a time

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My professionalism, good humour, the ability to mix with the crowd

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed internationally in military tattoos, supported rock stars like Rod Stewart, local village fates and charity functions, churches, ships, piped HMS from Portsmouth several times, firework displays honestly, the list is long.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards pipes and drums

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

Military Tattoos at home and abroad, centotaph in London and piped the queens birthday too.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£150

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Elaine B, 4 years ago

Fab. Kevin was an absolute pro - arrived early, played extra and was really informative to our students about his highland dress. We have no hesitation in recommending him.

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Mrs B, 4 years ago

Fab. Kevin was an absolute pro - arrived early, played extra and was really informative to our students about his highland dress. We have no hesitation in recommending him. 25th January 2017