Mark Black

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About Mark

I am a professional piper who has over 20 years experience. 9 of those years being with the military. Also British Army Pipe Major Qualified
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I provide piping services for weddings, functions, birthday parties, and anything that you wish for a piper to attend. My experience vast although my most high profile jobs includes piping at prestigious events including events for The Royal Family, The Edinburgh Tattoo, Lone Piper at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland and lone piper for Scottish Parliament Rememberance events.

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Mark's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£170
Up to 3 hours£180
Customer questions

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

I will always try my best to be as flexible as I can to suit your needs. Just let me know at the earliest opportunity.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

Maximum 30 mins

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes everything I need I will bring to the event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can. Just send me the request and I'll do my best to.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My timing and effort put in to suit their needs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to name them all. Although I've performed at Edinburgh Tattoo in Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand. Was also lone piper for the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland. Have performed at events for the Scottish parliament and events for members of the Royal family.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Just about all top level pipers and folk groups.

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

The events mentioned above.
Military, Christmas, Classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Medieval music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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