Rob Muir

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Very experienced bagpiper having played for 35 years. Weddings/Funerals/Birthdays/New Year/Burns Night/Any special occasion
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Based in Corby, Northamptonshire I am a very established piper with 35 years playing experience so far and many more to come. I started to learn the bagpipes in 1982 at the age of 9 with the Grampian Corby Pipe Band, where I played as a piper until 1999. I then took on the role of the Pipe Major at the age of 27 and remained in this role for 15 years. During my period as Pipe Major I led the band to success in competitions not only in England but also north of the border and we enjoyed success at becoming British and European champions in our grade in 2006. As well as being successful in competition we also played at many engagements including playing for HRH Queen Elizabeth on two occasions. After 32 years of loyal service to the Grampian Corby Pipe Band and teaching many youngsters to play the bagpipes, I felt it was time to play at a higher level in competition. Therefore this meant stepping down from my role and joining England's top competing Pipe Band: RAF Waddington/Halton Pipe Band. I have enjoyed two competitive seasons with this band travelling up and down the UK. I am now currently involved in the newly formed City of London Pipe Band and looking forward to an exciting future. Hopefully this will give you a insight into the experience I have and you can feel rest assured that when booking me you will get a quality performance whether its a wedding /funeral/party/burns night/new year or any special occasion. I can also provide drummers, mini band, full band and highland dancers if required. I have a vast knowledge of tunes and can accommodate most requests. Please feel free to browse some of my photo's, i will also be adding more photo's and videos shortly.

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Folk, Traditional church music, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk
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Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Scotland the brave
Amazing grace
Flower of Scotland
Auld lang syne
Highland cathedral
Mahri's wedding
Black bear
A man's a man for a that
Abide with me
Happy birthday
Green hill's of tyrol
Sky boat song
Going home
Sleeping tune
Hector the hero
Battle of the somme
Barren rocks of Aden
Glasgow city police piper's
Banjo breakdown
Atholl Highlanders
Bonnie Dundee
Glendarel Highlanders
So many more traditional Scottish tunes
Also a good selection of Irish tunes
Anything required I will learn if I don't already know.
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From Encore customers:

Mrs A
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent, just what we hoped for on the day.

Kieran M
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rob was brilliant it was freezing cold on the day and rob kept going showing the professional he is.The tunes he played were Scottish and Irish and as the family have connections to both countries they added a poingency to the day.Thank you so much Rob for your stalwart efforts and am sure you were glad to get into the warm as you looked frozen stiff at the end.Thank you so much rob all best Kieran and family ☘️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Trudy G
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rob delivered and we couldn't have asked for any more. Rob was very compassionate, respectful and showed confidence in what he does best. His performance was one of the highlights of the event people talked about most.

Gurbinder S
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Very nice to work with

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From other customers:

15 years ago

We hired Rob to play at our mum's funeral. Flawless. Highly recommended

15 years ago

Rob was excellent. He was helpful. We recommend him anytime