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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.

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
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Scottish music, Military, Christmas, Marching, Easy listening
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Event types:
Wedding proposal, Wedding, 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
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Amazing Grace
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
And some more modern songs converted to bagpipes, please ask.
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?


How much time do you need to set up?

10mins to tune up

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


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


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)£50
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£230


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Kristobel R, 18 days ago

Absolutely fantastic

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Sara C, 24 days ago

Absolutely professional very nice person, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone 👏

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Stephen H, 1 month ago

Brilliant. Great communication throughout, played the pipes so well and all the guests loved him.

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Lawson T, 1 month ago

We hired Michael to play for us for a friend's stag do football match. He was extremely professional, arrived more than on time and was excellent throughout. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Sophie A, 1 year ago

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, 2 years ago

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.