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One of Scotland's leading contemporary bagpipers and musicians from Brave, Call the Midwife and How to Train Your Dragon.
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Traditional church music, Military, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Marching, Scottish music, Traditional Irish folk, Folk rock
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Producer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC
Skye Boat Song
The Gael from Last of the Mohicans
Scotland The Brave
Flower of Scotland
Music from Brave
Mist Covered Mountains
Cannon in D
She Moves through the Fair
The Highland Wedding
The Black Bear
The Dark Island
The Barren Rocks of Aiden
Auld Lang Syne
The Mucking of Geordie's Byre
The Hills of Argyll
Can you Feel the Love Tonight
All of Me
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
That should usually be fine as I would normally have booked the whole day for one client.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
This would be unusual for a piper!
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually take 30 mins to set up. If the event is a longer journey from Glasgow I may travel in plain clothes and may require an extra 15 mins to change.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes - the set list provided is extremely basic. I literally know thousands of tunes, so just ask if you'd like me to play something else.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes. Instrument needs no amplification!
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Absolutely no problem at all and at no extra fee, unless it's a complicated piece.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I'm happy to arrange and learn new pieces. They also love chatting about some of the interesting projects I've been in solved with.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Various venues throughout the world.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Gordon Duncan Fred Morrison Martyn Bennett
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Doctor Who at the Proms probably, but I regularly perform to thousands at festivals and events.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£170|
|Up to 1 hour||£170|
|Up to 2 hours||£180|
|Up to 3 hours||£200|
Teach adults or children the basics of the bagpipes, and even let them have a shot of a demo set of pipes!
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Tune Composition and Performance
I'll give you one of my tunes, with a title you would like and performed at your event. Also includes framed copy of music for the tune.
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