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Highland bagpiper and highland dancer.I have been dancing for over 35 years and playing the bagpipes for over 30 years At competition level.
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Bagpiper and highland dancer and highland dance teacher. I started to learn the bagpipes in 1985 in Corby and later joined Carlsberg Pipe band, later known as Nene Valley Pipe band. I n 1995 I transferred to Peterborough Highland Pipe band and eventually became the Pipe sergeant and lead piper for for over 3 years. Over my time with the band we regular performed at competitions as well as solo competitions. I have now returned to Nene Valley Pipe band and continues to teach pipers and perform at a variety of events, with Over 20 years piping experience at all levels from weddings, birthday party's, funerals or any event as well as large engagement like Birmingham international tattoo in front of over 10,000 people. I am also a Highland dancer with numerous competition wins over 30 years. Can also supply dancers to accompany myself on the bagpipes. Recently I have performed at a Burns night which was featured live on bbc look east. Hopefully this will give you a insight into the experience I have, and you can feel rest assured that when booking me for your wedding /funeral/party/burns night/new year or any special occasion I will add that special touch.. I can also provide drummers, mini band, full band and highland dancers if required. Please feel free to browse some of my photo's, i can attend your event in any of the outfits featured in the photos, please state on booking if you would prefer a certain one. If available I can also bring along Highland dancers (£30 each dancer) Please all photos in gallery for a variety of kilt outfit options. This all depends on time of year, weather and venue to which one will be used , please request a specific one if you required. Thank you

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Traditional Scottish folk, Marching, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Dancer, Instrumental teaching
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Michelle's Song list

1. 2/4 PM Bernard Elliot / Brown Haired maiden / Corrie Choilles
2. 2/4 High Road To Gairloch / Teribus
3. 2/4 Mairi's Wedding / Barren rocks of Aden
4. 2/4 Highland Laddie / Earl of Mansfield
5. 3/4 Castle Dangerous / The Heroes Of Oosterbeek
6. 3/4 I See Mull / Colin Cattle / Balmoral
7. 3/4 Green Hills / When The Battle's Ower
8. 4/4 Jocky / Bonnie Gallowa' / No Awa Tae Bide Awa
9. 4/4 Scotland The Brave / The Rowan Tree / Murdos Wedding / Rustic bridge
1. Highland Cathedral
2. Sky Boat Song
3. Amazing Grace
4. Dark Island / The Massacre of Glencoe
5. Scots Wha Ha’e /Westering home/ Flower Of Scotland
6) Morag
7) Auld Langs syne
1. Farewell to Camraw, Trish’s Jig
2. Cock if the north
3) Orange and Blue/ piper of Drummond
Plus a variety of other well known tunes

Michelle's Prices

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

Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Also highland dancers can be artifice entertainment if available at £30 per dancer.
Available for Burns nights Play guests arrive Play haggis in and out If required can provide highland dancer if available (£30 per dancer)
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Michelle's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Gillian H
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Michelle was fantastic can’t say anymore than that

Lucy T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

I was so happy with Michelle, she was fantastic and I'm so glad we booked her.

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Rachel A
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Market Harborough LE16
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5 out of 5

Michelle and Mick played at our wedding. They were very helpful before the event making sure we had exactly what we wanted on the day. On the day they were professional and added that extra touch to make it perfect. Thank you

Rachel C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Market Harborough LE16
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5 out of 5

We used Michelle and Mick for our wedding in Spring 2018 and We are over the moon that we did. A friend had mentioned how good they were and how professional they looked so my husband and I took a look and were thrilled. Both Michelle and Mick sounded fantastic and played together very well. My husband and I loved their attire they were very smart and just looked brilliant. Coming up to the wedding Michelle and Mick checked all details and were very profesional making sure we were all happy. On the wedding day I couldn’t have asked for anything more. They were punctual, sounded fantastic, looked brilliant and all the guests commented on how great they were. Thank you Michelle and Mick you truely made a fantastic impact on our very special day. We would highly recommend you to all.

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16 September 2018

I performed with Michelle at a wedding and she was always professional with high standards. Her time keeping was excellent and would highly recommend her for anyone who wants a piper for any occasion