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About Lucas

A traditional Highland Piper who has played for over eight years, at a variety of events such as weddings, funerals and Burns nights.

Having played the Highland Bagpipes for 8 years, I have developed a strong passion for this instrument. I have had the incredible fortune to have been taught by the ex-Queen’s Pipe Major, and under his tutelage I won 4 out of 5 competitions I entered. Having previously been the leader a Pipe Band based near London, I have now moved to Edinburgh for university, so will be there during term time. I already have a wide variety of tunes that I can play, and am very happy to take requests at the event. Having had the privilege of playing at many events, including playing for the BBC at the Royal Wedding, I have built up significant experience playing at different types of events. When I am not performing at an event, I busk and have done so frequently during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Military, Medieval music, Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional Scottish folk, 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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Highland Cathedral
Scotland the Brave
Amazing Grace
Flower of Scotland
Steamtrain to Malleig
The 51st At Beaumont Hamel
Green Hills Of Tyrol
The Dark Isle
The Rowan Tree
Lord Lovat's Lament
When The Battle's O'er
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Marine Corps Hymn
Over The Hills And Far Away
Itchy Fingers
I See Mull
Mary Grant
The Australian Ladies
Scots Wha Hae
The Gael (Last of the Mohicans)
The Clumsy Lover
The Clumsy Lover (Jig version)
The Pumpkin's Fancy
We're No Awa' Tae Bide Awa'
The Atholl Highlanders
The Black Bear
The Colonel-In-Chief's Jig
Colonel A C Cuthbert, Commander BMATT
Colonel The Viscount Slim OBE
Cullen Bay
Row Me Home To Islay
The Highland Wedding
Paddy’s Leather Breaches
The Biscuit
O’er the Misty Mountains
Hector the Hero
The Flowers of the Forest
The Brown Haired Maiden
John D Burgess
Banjo Breakdown
Mist Covered Mountains
Going Home
Pibroch of Donuil Dubh
The Battle of the Somme
The Road to the Isles
The Sound of Sleat
Skye Boat Song
The Glendaruel Highlanders
Farewell to the Creeks
The Drunken Piper
Greenwood Side
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am as flexible as possible, and can get set up quickly. Being able to take many tune requests has always been a bonus but overall simply having the bagpipes at an event can make it very memorable as it resonates with many guests.

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

Hmm, probably playing for the BBC at Harry and Meghan's royal wedding

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

I will always try my best to be as flexible as possible in order to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings do change, just let me know as soon as possible, and usually this will be completely fine. If I am unable to adapt I will endeavour to find you another piper.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

I usually only need around 15 minutes to tune up

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

Yes of course, I will always try to be as flexible as possible to suit you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, of course!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song is not on my list, there is a good chance I know it anyways. If I do not know it, I am more than happy to learn it, so all you need to do is let me know as soon as possible before the event. There is no extra fee for this service.


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£210
Up to 3 hours£250


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Paul T, 3 months ago

Lucas was professional, punctual, accommodating and friendly, and this was needed on a difficult day for the family. Thank you Lucas, well done.

From other customers:

Helena, 4 years ago

Thank you so much for playing at my father's funeral, it was a beautiful and emotional farewell to my father.

Lucy, 3 years ago

Thank you for your amazing playing at my wedding, both the playing at the beginning and the various processions throughout the day added a really special atmosphere to the day, and all my friends commented on how beautifully you played.

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