Bagpiper

Michael Quinn

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About Michael

#40 years experience, ex Pipe Major of Manchester Fire Service Pipe band currently teaching competing with City Of Manchester Pipe Band
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Hi I’m Mike I’ve been playing the pipes for 40 years now. Started as a kid and played with my local band in Dublin. Howth St Lawrence Pipe Band. In 1990 I moved to Manchester where I played for a couple of years with the City of Manchester Pipe Band. Later played for the Greater Manchester Pipe Band. In 2012 I joined the Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band, in the role as Pipe Major, where we competed in various parades and competitions all over England and Scotland. Some highlights were playing at the MEN arena, with the world famous Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra , The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Chieftans at the Manchester Bridgwater Hall. Competing in many competitions through out the UK. Also regularly play for Burns night suppers, Weddings, Indian weddings also catered for where Dhol drummers can also play.Birthday parties and corporate events.Also able to provide a tenor drummer if required . .

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Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Military, Christmas, Marching, Easy listening
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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, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Michael's Song list

Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
The Flower of Scotland
The Skye Boat Song
The green hills of Tyrol
When the battle is over
The Battle of the Somme
The Heights of dargai
The flowers of the forest
Scotland the Brave
Marie's Wedding
Cock of the North
Mrs Lily Christie
A man's a man for a that
Farewell to the creeks
Auld Lang Syne
plus many other Strathspeys reels jigs and hornpipes.
Customer questions

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

We always try our 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 us know

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

No

How much time do you need to set up?

10mins to tune up

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

Yes

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Very personal to clients needs Will go that extra mile to make the event special

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ihave played at the MEN arena with Andrei Rieu and his orchestra. Also played at the Bridgewater Hall with the Chieftans. The Birmingham Symphony Hall with the scotish fiddle orchestra. And had a tune with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at the Holmfirth picture dome.I have also played at competitions all over the UK and Ireland. Also played many other venues.

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

Playing infront of an audience of 20k with Andrei Rieu at MEN Arena

Michael's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£225
Up to 2 hours£262.50
Up to 3 hours£312.50
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Michael's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Mary C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Booked to surprise my grandma and that we did she absolutely loved it thank you so much for making our night perfect for my grandmar

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Andrew H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Michael was great.

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Sharon W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic. Very nice man, very professional and got everybody in the mood. Definitely recommend Mike to anyone. Thanks mike... you gave us all a night to remember

Reply from Michael
5 months ago

It was a pleasure to play at your event .Such lovely friendly people and thanks for letting myself my wife and our 2 doggies stay for the party . Mike

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Kirsten G
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, added the perfect touch to our day, very professional, friendly, dressed very smart and very knowledgeable on what tunes suited what part of our day, extremely quick to answer messages to help on the lead up. Highly recommended, thank you

Reply from Michael
5 months ago

It was our pleasure to play at your beautiful wedding.Congratulations to you and Jonny

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Sophie A
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Oxfordshire
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for making our day so special 😊 it was our dream to have a piper at our wedding and you made it come ture. ♥ You played beautifully. Highly recommended for any occasion x

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Toby C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Droylsden
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5 out of 5

We had this piper at our wedding he is absolutely amazing and very warm and welcoming and very professional. I would recommend him to anyone thank you so much for all you did.