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Ross Colquhoun

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About Ross Colquhoun

Former Grade One Piper covering the whole of Scotland with over 40 years experience including Weddings, Funerals, Private & Public Events.
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Livingston

Having been playing 'Pipes' for over 40 years with pipe bands as well as at private functions and events my experience is vast from piping in wedding guests to playing on Live French Tv. Starting with Boghall and Bathgate Pipe Band in the 70's progressing via Forth pipe band and onto Polkemmet Colliery I now play with a local band. Piping has always been a massive passion in my life and as the styles have changed over the years I have kept up to date with new innovations and ideas. I love playing for a captive audience and have a vast repertoire of tunes that I have learnt through the years to tap into although the names sometimes escape me lol. Tunes can be learned or freshened up on request (as long as the instrument allows, just ask). I have played at numerous weddings and functions over the years and every one has been different so I believe in good communication on the run up to your special event to ensure there are no 'Hiccups' on the day lol. This helps to ensure a flawless professional performance on the day. I am extremely reliable and a very competent player who has never failed to fulfill any booked engagement. I pride myself on my punctuality and dress code which is always exemplary. I will always personally speak to my clients to find out what they require/expect so that I can provide a first class experience on their special day be it their wedding or just welcoming guests at a private function. As we look forward to getting back to some new kind of normal I look forward to performing at your event be it large or small. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Marching
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Instruments:
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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, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Scotland the Brave
The Rowan Tree
Bonnie Galawa
Killikrankie
Kenmures up an awa
Pastiche
The Kesh jig
Itchy fingers
The Dark Island
Lochaber No More
Going Home
Mull of Kintyre
Modern:
Silver threads among the gold
Wooden heart
500 Miles
The Hearts Song
The way old friends do
Highland Cathedral
Auld Lang Syne
Amazing Grace
Flower of Scotland
No awa tay Bide awa
Carnwath Mill
Jacks Welcome
The Hiccup
Linlithgow Jig
Bonnie Dundee
Campeltown Loch
The Dancer
Danny Campbells Walkaround
Danny Boy
The Deer Run
The Deil among the tailors
The Devil in the kitchen
Munlochy Briudge
Atholl Cummers
Donald Cameron
P/M JK Macallister
Farewell to the creeks
Macleod of Mull
Macphersons rant
Maggie Cameron
ACW Mays welcome
Rabs wedding
Marie's wedding
Cock o the north
The northern lights
Leaving port askaig
Irish eyes
The children
Jimmy findlater
Mrs mc of inveran
Leaving inverness
The sheepwife
The hermits cave
The inner guard
Salmon leap
Jiggernaut
Maggie
52nd Kosbs
Black watch polka
Lyndseys lament
Cameronian rant
The march of the Cameron men
Seven seals
Ay find kiss
Keel row
Strathspey king
The Green hills
The Battles O'er
Lochanside
The glendaruel highlanders
The Liverpool rant
Jack's jig
Road to the isles
Over the sea to skye
Callar herrin
Rockin the baby
Eves farewell
The gamekeeper
PM Tom Macallister
PM Bob Martin
The meruse
Roses o Prince charlie
Pipers waltz
Glencoe
AC May's Welcome
Tobruk
Corriehoilie
Bells of Dunblane
The First time
Sweet maid o Barra
For Ireland I will not tell her name
Conan row
Cracklin rose
Birlin sporrans
Salute to the chieftain
Highland laddie
Donald Whaurs yer trousers
When you and I were young maggie
Sailing home
The Hens Nest
Blaeberry Hill
The flying tenor stick
For he was a Bonnie lad
Bonnie lass o Fyvie
Heights of Dargai
Heights of Casino
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Maggie Cameron
Flowers of the forest
The Rose
Fair maidens tale
and Many Many more.........
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My performances can be adapted to suit anyone's taste. Although Highland dress is expected with my type of instrument I have played in Shorts, Hawai shirt and sandals at a beach wedding in the USA!!.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Churches, registry offices, outdoor arenas, hotels, places of interest in fact pretty much everywhere you can imagine an event taking place.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Robert Mathieson was my mentor and I have followed his styles over the years

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

I have performed live on TV and also on Radio Scotland.

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

Communication is key to a successful event. As long as I can accommodate the time change then that is no problem.

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

No

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

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

Yes of course, other pieces of music can be learnt by request as long as the instrument can support it.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes on request with notice before the event as long as the instrument can support it.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, piping in the groom and then the bride and piping them both out after the ceremony.
£160
Basic Funeral
One Venue eg: church or crematorium
£160
Full Funeral
Playing at 2 venues eg: Church/Home and Graveside/Crematorium
£200

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Stephanie D, 1 month ago

We decided to have a piper at our wedding pretty much at the last minute and we booked Ross who turned out to be a fantastic addition to our magical day. His professionalism was exemplary and his playing did not dissapoint. He was very neat and precise in his dress code and was of a very friendly manner. He has a vast repertoire of tunes containing the old favourites as well as some more modern tunes as well. Highly recommended

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Stephanie D, 1 month ago

We decided to have a piper at our wedding pretty much at the last minute and we booked Ross who turned out to be a fantastic addition to our magical day. His professionalism was exemplary and his playing did not dissapoint. He was very neat and precise in his dress code and was of a very friendly manner. He has a vast repertoire of tunes containing the old favourites as well as some more modern tunes as well. Highly recommended

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