Bagpiper

Rob Muir

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Bagpiper
Corby
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Very experienced bagpiper having played for 35 years. Weddings/Funerals/Birthdays/New Year/Burns Night/Any special occasion

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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Traditional church music, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk
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Instruments:
Bagpipes
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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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Reviews

Booked 11 times through Encore!

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Joan S, 3 months ago

Everything 100% for my husbands funeral

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Lisa B, 7 months ago

Know rob is great at what he does as come across him many times. He just added that special touch for my dads day

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Shaun S, 1 year ago

Rob was in a word, flawless. Punctual, attentative to our needs, very accommodating and best of all, he's a fantastic piper. Cannot give high enough praise. Thank you.

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Marie M, 1 year ago

Rob was lovely. He did an amazing job playing at my Dads funeral. Would certainly recommend.

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From other customers:

Encore, 11 years ago

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

Encore, 11 years ago

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