Bagpiper

Rob Muir

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Very experienced bagpiper having played for 40 years. Weddings/Funerals/Birthdays/New Year/Burns Night/Any special occasion
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Corby
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Based in Corby, Northamptonshire I am a very established piper with 40 years playing experience. 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 Scotland, 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 enjoyed two competitive seasons with this band travelling up and down the UK. I then played for City of London pipeband. I then decided that I wanted to go back and play with Macànta pipeband where both my son and daughter are playing. This is a very enjoyable band to play in, and the band recently won the prestigious Scottish championships in grade 3b. 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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Rob's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Rebecca L
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rob was excellent- piped in the haggis for a pub Burns night event and everyone was bowled over. Super friendly to deal with on top of excellent piping

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Jay M
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rob was just brilliant. We’d certainly book him again

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Louise W
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rob played for my wedding reception, he was fantastic had so many comments from guests on how amazing he was. Thank you again Rob

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Peter B
3 months ago
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4.5 out of 5

Family were very impressed with the piping from Rob.

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Encore
16 years ago

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

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Encore
16 years ago

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

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25 gigs
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Rob's 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.
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Traditional church music, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk
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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, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Instrumental teaching
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