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Top quality bagpiper / piper for hire - weddings & events
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
Noise music, Scottish music
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
'The Gael', from Last of the Mohicans movie
We will Rock You, Queen
Skye Boat Song
Mist Covered Mountains
Scotland the Brave
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
Flower of Scotland
The Drunken Piper
The Black Bear
The Abercairney Highlanders
Green Hills of Tyrol
The Dance of the Bear
The Jolly Beggerman
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Robin Hay always try's to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let him know asap.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
No, I don't provide any IPod/DJ service.
How much time do you need to set up?
Robin Hay normally plans arriving before the service / event to tune up and get ready. Tuning of the bagpipes doesn't take too long.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Robin Hay's musical repertoire are crafted from countless performances and he has good knowledge on what works best. However, if there is a particular piece of music you would like to hear, then chat it through with Robin prior to your event and he will do his best to accommodate where possible.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If there is a piece of music you would like to hear at your wedding or event, then he would check if he knows and if not, would do best to write the music and learn ahead of the event (provided sufficient time available).
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I have a warm and genuine enthusiasm for each event and thoroughly enjoy playing the bagpipes and entertaining people. I take great pride in my uniform, appearance and performance. You may not have employed a piper before and might have lots of questions you need answered, feel free to ask me. I am here to help and will be sympathetic to your needs.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many Venues across Scotland. Sample below: For Weddings - Linlithgow Palace, Castlecary House Hotel, Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, Grand Central Hotel, Beecraigs Country Park. For Corporate / Charity Events - Glasgow Uni, Edinburgh Uni, Queen Margaret Uni, Assembly Rooms Edin, National Piping Centre, People's Palace.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I have played the bagpipes on Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 radio stations. Firstly on a documentary about Scotland and Burns Supper and have also played a tune ahead of a Scotland football match. Met some high profile DJ's, all of them very friendly. Another high profile was leading a procession of 500 people to the fireworks of the Edinburgh street party.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£140|
|Up to 2 hours||£155|
|Up to 3 hours||£170|
Typical Funeral £80 - £120
Typical Wedding £150 - £200
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