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Robin Turnbull

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About Robin Turnbull

Make it a day or night to remember, when choosing a bagpiper, choose Robin, the bagpiper who brings emotion to the forefront of music.
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Robin has been playing the bagpipes for 13 years. Robin has performed at hundreds of weddings and is the bagpiper for Andy Murray's Cromlix House, so whether it is following your plan, or helping you plan what he will do, Robin has the experience to remove the stress and anxiety that comes with organising a piper, and make the day go just like you dreamt it would. Your wedding is unique from all others and that is why you will have the opportunity to discuss exactly what you want directly with Robin. Robin is a very entertaining party piper and is very popular in Stirling for birthday parties. Robin is the resident piper of Glasgow City Centre bars, Ark Bar, Piper Whisky Bar, The Smokin’ Fox and Rhoderick Dhu. He is consistently booked at bars in Glasgow for all Scotland related sporting matches.

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Robin Turnbull's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Mrs V
4 days ago
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5 out of 5

Robin helped make my dad's funeral a bit more acceptable! He was very professional. Great communication leading up to the day. Played more music than was chosen, as I really didn't have a clue! Everyone commented on how lovely he played. Certainly a credit to the day. Would highly recommend him.

Reply from Robin Turnbull
4 days ago

Thank you for writing this Amanda. It means a lot that everyone was able to say such nice things after I left. I really appreciate you recommending me. Robin.

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DS M
30 days ago
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5 out of 5

Robin was fantastic, all of the wedding guests were extremely complimentary. Robin made a special day for my daughter very special indeed, thank you Robin

Reply from Robin Turnbull
30 days ago

I really appreciate you writing this. It is so kind of you. Thanks again for having me.

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Francesca C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant booked - engaged with audience. Already booked in for another event.

Reply from Robin Turnbull
2 months ago

Thank you very much Francesca. I can't wait to perform for you again.

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Ludmilla S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Robin was a dream! While walking up the hill, we already heard the bagpipes from afar which made our walk even more dreamy and set us up for the ceremony. Robin chose the pieces for our ceremony himself and chose the moments where he would play - and all that was perfectly timed and chosen. In addition to his talent, Robin is also a fantastic person and we were super happy to have him part of our elopement. Thanks again for everything Robin, we are super super happy :)

Reply from Robin Turnbull
4 months ago

Wow thanks very much Ludmilla. This is a beautiful review. Thank you so much for having me to be at your ceremony and for the gift you gave me afterwards. Robin.

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Jennafer D
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Cromlix
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5 out of 5

Robin played at our wedding recently and we were blown away. He played so beautifully to the point I became emotional. He introduced himself to us beforehand and was very friendly and professional. I would absolutely recommend Robin and would love to be able to see him play again. Fantastic, well done Robin.

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Myra R
1 year ago, for a Private event in Craufurdland Castle
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5 out of 5

We had Robin Turnbull to pipe our guests into Craufurdland Castle and he was very popular and a great success. A very good piper and a very pleasant bright young man!

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Robin Turnbull's Song list

View my full tune list, videos, and recommendations visit robintbagpiping.com/tunes
Traditional Marches
Scotland the Brave
We're No Awa to Bide Awa
Bonnie Galloway
Rowan Tree
Cock O' The North
Bonnie Dundee
Atholl Highlanders
Glendural Highlanders
I See Mull
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battle's O'er
Wings
The Bonnie Lass O'Fyvie
Murdo's Wedding
Bloody Fields of Flanders
Colin's Cattle
Farewell to Nigg
13th Fredrick Street
PM William Ross's Farewell
Corriechollie's Welcome
Teribus
Sweet Maid of Glendural
Heights of Dargai
Battle of the Somme
Leaving Port Askaig
Angus Mackinnon
Barren Rocks of Aiden
Diu Regnare
Scot's Wae Hae
Slow Airs
Highland Cathedral
Caledonia
Flower of Scotland
God Save the King
Mist Covered Mountains
Amazing Grace
My Home
Skye Boat Song
Bonnie Banks of Loch Lommond
The Dark Isle
Song for the Small Pipes
Modern Tunes
I am sailing
Canny Shove Yer Granny
On the Doo Dah Day
Brave Heart Theme
Abba- Mama Mia
Caledonia
Star Wars Theme
Can't take my eyes off you
Avicci - Wake Me Up
Blinding Lights
Fast Dance Tunes
Lexy Macaskill
Itchy Fingers
Paddy's Leather Breechs
Highland Laddie
Marie's Wedding
Kelsey's Wee Reel
The Black Bear

Robin Turnbull's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£220
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£295
Up to 3 hours£370
Packages
Full wedding package
Have Robin perform for your guests arriving before the ceremony right through to the meal. I will: Play as all your guests are arriving, welcoming them to the big day with a nod, smile, or chat if I am not playing. Then play a beautiful slow tune as the bride or groom walks down the aisle of your choice. I will perform a beautiful set of slow tunes while the register is being signed. Play a celebratory tune, marching in-front of the married couple as they leave the ceremony. I will then play a quick fun tune as you two walk through your confetti tunnel and entertain the guests by performing a 20 minute set at the drinks reception, many of which, I am sure you will recognise. I will then play as everyone arrives and goes into the meal venue. We will then march around all the tables together, finally arriving at the top table where I will thank you for having me, and you may choose to provide a toast to the piper. I will then play myself out to my signature tune, leaving you to party the night away. Looking forward to it! Robin.
£370

Add-ons

Snare Drummer
+£220
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am able to read the vibe, bringing emotion to the forefront of my playing. I can switch seamlessly between slow and fast tunes to keep the crowd engaged and having fun. People love to sing along when I play well known, very popular songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Edinburgh, Stirling and many more Castles Sir Andy Murray's Cromlix Hotel (Resident Piper) Many high class whisky distilleries The Capitol Theatre Horsham The Queen's Hall Edinburgh Crieff Highland Games Resident piper of most Glasgow City Centre pubs such as The Ark Bar, The Piper, Drouthy's, Cairn's, Rhoderick Dhu.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My best friend, James and I love playing bagpipes together and are always giving each other tips on playing, and how to market our bagpiping businesses. We will always be there for each other if in the last minute either of us can no longer make an event.

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

Sir Andy Murray's private family event The Queen's Jubilee celebrations in Horsham infront of hundreds Opening #1 UK podcast JaackMaate's Happy Hour Live Tour Show Playing to welcome visitors from China who had purchased a £1 million Hogshead cask of macallan 1989 whisky stored in Craigellachie, and had come for their first taste.

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

I always try my best 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 us know, hopefully I can accommodate.

How much time do you need to set up?

20 minutes.

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

Of course, I love getting input from clients, however, if you would rather leave it up to me, I have great experience in reading the room and playing the best tune that suits in the moment.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, bagpipes and sharp highland dress!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can, I love learning new tunes. Some bagpipe tunes can be simple to learn with sheet music and audio to listen to. Some more modern songs can be really difficult and sometimes don't work on the pipes. Let's give it a try though!
Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Military, Ceilidh, Marching
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Audio engineer
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