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Rich Gordon

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Rich is a multi-instrumental musician based in Fife, playing Highland Bagpipes and Scottish Smallpipes, guitar and alto/tenor saxophone.

Rich Gordon began his musical career in 1996 when he started learning the Highland Bagpipe. During his years at high school he started learning Alto Saxophone and Guitar. Since leaving high school in 2003, Rich has written, and produced 4 albums of original music and performed in multiple bands. Rich graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Scottish History and commenced a distance learning degree with Berklee College of Music in 2012. Currently working primarily as a solo piper, Rich also plays tenor and alto saxophone and Scottish Smallpipes. Rich has worked with previous clients including Moet and Chandon, Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, Tesco and Aldourie Castle.

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 with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Marching, Scottish music
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Instruments:
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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, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Fluent improviser
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Song list

:: Bagpipes (selection) ::
Flower of Scotland
Scotland the Brave
Highland Cathedral
Caledonia
Cock O The North
Glendaruel Highlanders
Black Bear
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
:: Sax (selection) ::
Shotgun - George Ezra
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Jubel - Kinglande
Vandaag - Bakermat
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band
Titanium - David Guetta
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Blame it on the Boogie - Jacksons
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Part of your World - Disney
Beauty and the Beast - Disney
Summertime - Kenny G

Prices

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)£160
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£190
Up to 3 hours£220
Available services
An hour's sax
+£95

Reviews

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Sheena M, 7 months ago

Rich was fabulous and he managed fro swap between bagpipes and his sax whilst we were all eating which was a greatly appreciated by all

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Ryan C, 7 months ago

Rich went above and beyond to provide us with a very enjoyable evening. His commitment to his work is evident and he is a pleasure to work with. I would 100% recommend Rich. He was professional, reliable and a great character to have at your function.

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Michele B, 7 months ago

Utterly professional, fantastic piper & a lovely guy. Would recommend him to all. Thank you Rich :)

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Charlotte Q, 1 year ago

My group was really satisfied by his performance and from my side, the planning of the performance went really well and smoothly, especially for the last minute.

From other customers:

Tracey M, 2 years ago

booked Rich for a Burn's Supper for a Reunion holiday in Aberfeldy. From first contact to his exit his professionalism and attention to detail was exemplary. He made it a very special occasion for all, and even had some AC/DC [as requested] for the Scousers - they loved him. Rich is a terrific chap, engaging and impeccably dressed. The perfect piper - I cannot recommend him more highly.

Drew M, 2 years ago

We hired Rich to play at a small, intimate wedding in the Trossachs this summer. Everybody absolutely agreed that Rich made the ceremony so special. He plays beautifully. I was tentative to ask him to play "Wild Mountain Thyme" as it is easy to get wrong on the bagpipes - a quick browse through the online versions will confirm this claim - but he nailed it with a pitch-perfect rendition. Would not think of recommending or using another piper when the next opportunity arises.

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