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Mark Haynes (Bagpipe Moments)

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Piper for all those special occassions, Check me out at bagpipe-moments for more detail

My name is Mark Haynes and I have been playing the Highland Bagpipes for over 40 years and I have been lucky enough to have played at Earls Court, Wembley Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court, Wilton House, Science Museum, Tower of London, Household Cavalry Barracks, HMS Collingwood, Horse Guards Parade, Portland Castle, Reading & Brentford FC's, BBC Television Centre, most of the London Park Lane & Strand Hotels and various superb Golf Courses. Living in the Thames Valley I am able to undertake engagements in Central/ West London together with those in Surrey and the surrounding counties (Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middx, Oxon, Bucks, Wilts, Herts). I started learning as a lad in the 10th Hounslow Boys' Brigade, then joined the Pride of Murray Pipe Band, and now play with the Reading Scottish Pipe Band as well as the Surrey Pipe Band . Depending of the type of engagement you have in mind I can either wear Full Highland dress as in the picture on this page or Day dress (as on Burns Night page) I can also wear the - Royal Stewart tartan [red] or Murray of Atholl [green] / Cameron of Erracht [red/green] if you have any preference.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Military, Marching, Traditional church music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Arranger
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Song list

Below is a sample list of Tunes
Happy Birthday
Flowers of the Forest
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Scotland the Brave
Mhairi’s Wedding
The Roses of Prince Charlie
The Battle of Killiecrankie
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Flower of Scotland
Highland Cathedral
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
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Stop yet Tickling Jock
I Love a Lassie
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Highland Laddie
Barren Rocks of Aden
Teribus
Corriechoillie’s Welcome
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Earl of Mansfield
High Road to Gairloch
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Battle of the Somme
The Heights of Dargai
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Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battle’s Over
Lochanside
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Land of My Youth
Balmoral
Castle Dangerous
Salute to Wootton Bassett
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Colin’s Cattle My Land
P/M Thomas Quinlan Orr
In the Bar
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Wings
Flett from Flotta
Loch Ruan
Within a Mile o’ Edinburgh Toon
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The Rose of Allandale
The Galloway Hills
Bonnie Gallowa’
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Rowan Tree
The Meeting of the Waters
51st Highland Division
Lord Lovat’s Lament
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Crags of Tumbledown
Falkland Palace
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The Cock of the North
Glendaruel Highlanders
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Piobaireachd o’ Donald Dubh
The Atholl Highlanders
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10th H.L.I. Crossing the Rhine
John D. Burgess
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My Home
A Hundred Pipers
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Ballad of Glencoe
Paddy’s Leather Breeches
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Bonnie Dundee
Skye Boat Song
Orange and Blue
Piper of Drummond
Banjo Breakdown
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Farewell to Camraw
Andy’s Lullaby
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When the Pipers Play
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Dark Island
Loudon’s Bonnie Woods and Braes
Kneevie Kneevie Knick Knack
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We’re No Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’
Black Bear
Bells of Dunblane
Sands of Kuwait
Liberton Pipe Band
Piper’s Polka
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Jimmy Findlater
Cabar Feidh
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Intercontinental Gathering Toronto 1972
Bonnie Lass o’Fyvie
Cockney Jocks
Prince Edward Island
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Jingle Bells
Good King Wencelas
O Come All Ye Faithful
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Blue Bonnets Leaving
Port Askaig
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Pipe Major J. K. Cairns
Cullen Bay
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The above is not an exhaustive list and depending on whether I already know a tune and it fits with the bagpipes notes I might be able to play your request if its not listed above.
Customer questions

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

I always try to be flexible as live never runs to plan, and I want your occassion to run smoothly, so if anything changes please ring me and lets discuss.

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

Most popular tunes are available on Youtube, you if you have a special request, ask and I see if first it can be played on the bagpipes and secondly whether I know the tune.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive 30 mins before the ocassion to understand the layput of the function and gather last minute guidance.

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

I play traditional scottish tunes, and try to select tunes that everyone knows, so they can clap and sing-a-long

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I bring everything

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Sometimes depending on the complexity and whether me playing a singular instrument (without backing) will be a ggod choice

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Janet H, 8 months ago

Very pleased with mark even know he was booked from 2 PM and we were running 45 mins later , Mark still stayed his time so he left later than he should ,so thank you Mark ,would recomend any one to book him

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Lea, 3 years ago

Mark was absolutely fantastic! Everything I requested he was able to do, great communication in preparation for the night. If I ever need a bag piper again or any of my friends need one I would highly recommend mark! Amazing all round thank you- very happy : )

Melissa C, 4 years ago

Mark was brilliant would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a piper for any event, very professional service.

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