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About Robert

Robert has been piping for over 10 years and has set up REID Piping in the last two years, catering to all piping requirements!
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I have been piping with the Ellon & District pipe band for almost 15 years. I have played at numerous events including the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo and Royal Armed Forces day. I started my business REID Piping 5 years ago to expand my solo career. I have had the opportunity to play for dozens of brides as well as parties and other celebrations! I am happy to cater to all requests and preferences!

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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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, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Mairi's Wedding
Scotland the Brave
The Rowan Tree
The Atholl Highlanders
Cock o'The North
Farewell to the Creeks
The Rose of Kelvingrove
Green Hills
Paddy's Leather Breeches
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Highland Cathedral
Amazing Grace
The Skye Boat Song
Am Nae Awa tae Bide Awa
Glendaruel Highlanders
Leaving Port Askaig
The Dark Island
Itchy Fingers
Clumsy Lover
Kelseys Wee Reel
Isobels Dumpling
Castle Dangerous
My Land
Bluebells of Scotland
My Love is like A red red rose
Requests always welcome!
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Not a problem. Timings always change and so long as as much notice as possible is given it shouldn't be a problem. I am completely flexible.

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

No this is not something I provide.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes to get my pipes tuned and warmed up.

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

Absolutely! Just make sure you provide me with notice of what you would like played in what order, before the day.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course! I need plenty notice of this however as I may need to source music and have time to learn and memorise it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most people appreciate a piper. The sound and look is probably what most people value.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I am a suggested supplier for Pittodrie House, Logie Country House, Haddo House, Fyvie Castle. I have also played at Banchory Lodge, Norwood, The Chester, The Marcliffe, The Palace Hotel, Edinburgh Castle

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Inverarey & District Pipe Band, Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band, Fred Morrison, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

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

The Edinburgh Military Tatoo with the Ellon Pipe Band


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)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£200


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Limara R, 3 years ago

Just want to say Robert was fantastic, sounds amazing and goes above and beyond to make you happy, all my guests spoke so highly of him and would 100% use Robert again highly recommend! Thank you Robert xxx

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Karen S, 3 years ago

Thank you for being so versatile and open to my Husband Dougie's choice of music. Our theme tunes of Game of Thrones and Star Wars was exactly what he wanted ...whereas I loved the more traditional The Dark Island to walk down the aisle. A very happy day and thank you for posing for photographs with our guests.... highly recommend Robert Reid.

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