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Mike Simmons

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My Name is Mike Simmons I have played solo for many years and in many different countries also with various bands.
Bagpiper
Braintree
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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My Name is Mike Simmons I have played solo for many years and in many different countries also with various bands in Essex, London & the home counties. I would be delighted to discuss your event and will accommodate you in any way I can. If you're happy, I'm happy. I can provide the following services Weddings Birthdays Burns Nights Funerals Corporate Events BBQ's & Garden Parties Anything else you may wish Part of my Reporoire Auld lang syne Amazing grace Balmoral Battle of the Somme Brown haired maiden Battles o’re Bonnie Dundee Ben Guillion Bonnie lass of Fyvie’o Castle dangerous Collins cattle Danny Boy Erins green shore Flower of Scotland Flowers of the forest Green hills Going home Hadleigh Castle Highland laddie Highland cathedral The Heights of Dargai I see mull I love a lassie Killiecrankie La Baum Loch lomond Orange and blue Sweet maid of Glendaruel Marine corps hymn Marie’s wedding Morag of Dunvegan Mac n Irish Murdo’s wedding My land Rowan tree Skyboat Stop your tickling jock Tipperary The Mermaid song Teribus Rainbow country Rose of kelvingrove When the pipers play Wings

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Military, Medieval music, Traditional Scottish folk, Ceillidh, Marching, World 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, Recording session, 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

Auld lang syne
Amazing grace
Balmoral
Battle of the Somme
Brown haired maiden
Battles o’re
Bonnie Dundee
Ben Guillion
Bonnie lass of Fyvie’o
Castle dangerous
Collins cattle
Danny Boy
Erins green shore
Flower of Scotland
Flowers of the forest
Green hills
Going home
Hadleigh Castle
Highland laddie
Highland cathedral
The Heights of Dargai
I see mull
I love a lassie
Killiecrankie
La Baum
Loch lomond
Orange and blue
Sweet maid of Glendaruel
Maid of Orlean (OMD)
Marine corps hymn
Marie’s wedding
Morag of Dunvegan
Mac n Irish
Murdo’s wedding
My land
Rowan tree
Skyboat
Stop your tickling jock
The Dark Island
The Gael
Tipperary
The Mermaid song
Teribus
Rainbow country
Rose of kelvingrove
When the pipers play
Wings
Customer questions

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

Contact me as soon as possible, I will make the necessary changes as long as it doesn't conflict with another booking.

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

Sorry no.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approximately 30 minutes

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?

Given enough time and if it is a bagpiper friendly tune.

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

The Cenotaph remembrance The Menin Gate (Ypres) Lorelei (audience of 25,000)

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Vicky B, 26 days ago

Mike was absolutely brilliant at our wedding! He communicated brilliantly with me before the wedding and played beautifully when he was there. Everyone absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend.

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Jackie R, 2 years ago

Unfortunately never got to speak to Mike on the day, but he did all we asked, and everyone found it a dignified occasion. Superb playing . Would recommend

From other customers:

Pete C, 6 years ago

We hired Mike for our son and daughter in laws wedding celebration on New Year's Eve. From the initial contact to the night of the event, Mike was always easy to contact which meant the evening was really easy to organise. Mike was immaculately turned out and his pipe playing first class. He played a large selection of tunes and to top it all he piped the bride and groom into the main hall which was truly fantastic. Mike stayed on to have photo after photo taken with all the guests. A real gentleman. I would highly recommend Mike to play at any given function. Thanks for making a great night even more special. (10 / 10)

John S, 7 years ago

Our Piper was great! he arrived on time and played exactly what we wanted him to play including a rousing rendition of Flower of Scotland!!!!i would definately book him again. (10 / 10)

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