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Established bagpiper, with many years of experience, played along side the dragons and German police show to name a few Currently with the City of Newport pipes & Drums as pipe major, Play alongside the welsh piping society, in and around uk and Europe through various events

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
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Lightning fast responses
2nd Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Military, Medieval music, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Burns night, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Traditional tunes :
A mans a man for all that (burns suppers)
Amazing grace
Highland cathedral
Hector the hero
Fair maid of Barra
Dark Island
Flowers of the forest
The pretty dirk (piobroach)
Sir Robertson’s salute (piobroach)
2/4 sets :
Mharias wedding
Sweet maid of glendaruel
Corriechollies 43 welcome
Barron rocks of Aden
High road to gairloch
Campbell’s farewell to red castle
3/4 sets :
The bloody fields of Flanders
Campsie hills
Green hills of Tyrol
Battles o’er
Shoals of herring
Farewell to nigg
Colin’s cattle
My land
Castle dangerous
I see mull
4/4 sets :
Caber fheigh
The meeting of the waters
Scotland the brave
Rowan tree
No awa to bide awa
Battle of Waterloo
Fletta from flotta
Murdos wedding
Bluebells of Scotland
Cockney jocks
Drunken Duncan
Dawning of the day
Bonnie Galloway
The old rustic bridge
Falklands palace
Sir Adam Thompson
6/8 sets
Bonnie Dundee
Steam boat
10th hli crossing the Rhine
Piobroach o donald dhu
Atholl highlanders
Farewell to the creeks
Cock of the north
Rabs wedding
Pm Donald maclean of Lewis
Dovecote Park
Glendaruel highlanders
John d Burgess
Mrs macneil of ugadale
Miss lily christie
Leaving port Askaig
9/8 sets :
Battle of the Somme
Heights of dargai
Bathgate Highland games
Heather grant of strathyre
Children of Narbeth
molly Connell
Orange & blue
Aspen bank
Other tunes/ jigs etc :
Paddy be easy
Lyns wedding
Flee the glen
For the love of a thistle
Farewell to camraw
Balmoral highlanders
Welsh sets :
Land of my fathers
Calon lan
Cwm Rhondda
Scottish sets :
Flower of Scotland
The sword dance
Irish sets :
Danny boy
Wild rover
Molly Malone
Plus many more !!
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.🎶

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

Unfortunately I cannot supply an iPod/Dj Service at this time

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually set up time is 15 mins before the event, if stage presence is required then a further 15mins prep time is needed for PA system/ feedback issues to be resolved.

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

I have an endless list of tunes on my portfolio, if a more bespoke tune/tunes is required then a further 4-6 weeks advance notice will be required but I will do what I can to accommodate the client ensuring a smooth running event

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All equipment is supplied for performance

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a specific piece of music is required for your event then a further 4-6 weeks notice will be required.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The atmosphere to which the pipes bring to any event, With the swoosh of the kilt and skirl of the pipes

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Previous events : German police tattoo / RRW Hamburg show Cannes show Romanian music and light festival Cardiff armed forces day Canes festival Cavalcade Scotland Newport armed forces day Barry remembrance parade Newport remembrance parade Welsh warriors festival

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Pm Stuart Liddell Pm Gordon Duncan Pm Chris Armstrong

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

The German police tattoo Hamburg


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£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350


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Nicola P, 1 month ago

Craig was fabulous - Everyone loved listening to him.

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Rebecca C, 1 month ago

If you need a piper look no further incredibly professional, kept in touch with us throughout the booking process and before our wedding day, fantastic musician and a genuine nice guy

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Lesley G, 2 years ago

He made the funeral of my sons dad thecsend off he deserved.

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Mike M, 2 years ago

Terrific and very professional piper made our wedding day very special words are not enough to Express how happy we were thanks again Craig would highly recommend for any occasion

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Rhys B, 2 years ago

Craig did a fantastic job at our burns night supper. Our guests all commented on how well he played and added to the evening. From an organiser point of view I found him very helpful and easy to deal with. Punctual, professional and gave myself and my staff pointers on how the evening should go. Would recomend him for any event and hope to work with him in the future.

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Carol W, 3 years ago

Hi I would just like to let you no that myself and the family were very pleases with what you did for my mum funeral you were very professional and caring from the time you came to our home and there was no rushing us on with what you wanted played seeing you outside the church to us carrying mamma Jess it was done to the letter you would of thought we all had been rehearsing this for weeks and at the grave side well it blew us away even to you stood at the grave side lowered your head as a mark of respect very touching and that I will be forever thankful mr Craig swarbrick May be one day you could play at my son wedding once again many thanks 5 star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from carol bill michael and family

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