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Michael Gordon

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About Michael

Michael is a highly skilled bagpiper based in Nottinghamshire. Michael is available to play the pipes at Weddings, Funerals & other events.
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Bagpiper
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Michael is a highly skilled bagpiper based in Nottinghamshire. He has over forty years experience and has been piping with Grade 1 (highest grade) pipe bands for the last 18 years. Currently Michael is a guest piper with the premier grade 1 pipe band in the USA – The Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band. He has played all over the world and has performed at countless weddings, funerals, Burns Suppers, Birthday Parties etc. Michael has also performed on TV, radio and in films.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Medieval music, Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Marching, Scottish music
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Instruments:
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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, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Scotland the Brave
Amazing Grace
Flower O' Scotland
Highland Cathedral
Green Hills of Tyrol (Scottish Soldier)
When the Battle's O'er
Bonnie Dundee
Glendaruel Highlanders (Campbeltown Loch)
The Black Bear
Auld Lang Syne
The Skye Boat Song (Speed Bonnie Boat)
Danny Boy
Dark Island
The Rowan Tree
I Love a Lassie
A Man's a Man
Rantin' Rovin' Robin
Cock O' the North
Customer questions

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

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 me know

How much time do you need to set up?

I am usually fully dressed and ready to play on arrival. I may need up to 15 minutes out of earshot to tune my bagpipes.

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£165
Up to 2 hours£175
Up to 3 hours£185

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Teresa M, 9 months ago

Excellent

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David G, 10 months ago

Michael was amazing, great music and interaction with guests. Would highly recommend.

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Maria M, 1 year ago

Michael was great, highly recommended, very smart and professional. Would definitely use him again

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Helen D, 1 year ago

Michael came to our rescue only with a few days notice. He is an absolute professional. He is a skilled Bagpiper who plays beautifully. You will not be disappointed.

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From other customers:

The H, 2 years ago

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for making our Burns Night such a success again this year. Manny of our guests, said how amazing the pipes where and your address, of the Haggis. Could we please book you again for our Burns Night on Saturday January 26th 2019, if you could just confirm for me please that would be just perfect. Manny thanks again. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards Anne.

Nicola J, 3 years ago

Michael was an absolutely fantastic addition to our wedding day! He was friendly and professional and we all thoroughly enjoyed him playing the bagpipes for us. He even piped us and all our guests to the reception which was amazing! Even though the timings of our day did not run completely to plan, Michael was so joyful and just went with the flow of the day! We cannot thank him enough for helping us to celebrate our wedding day and will remember him and his bagpipes fondly in the years to come!