Cambridge Bagpiper

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Ex piper with the 1st Battalion The Black Watch, with forty years round the world experience.
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Having played the bagpipes for some forty years, and with a wealth of experience gained from my time as a piper with the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), I offer a unique service that will make your special occasion truly memorable. I'm proud to say that I have had the pleasure of playing the bagpipes for most of the current Royal Family and I've also been a guest at the White House where I played for George Bush senior. Whatever the event, be it a wedding, funeral, party, Burn's night celebration or gala dinner the bagpipes always add a touch of style and prestige; leaving your guests with lasting memories. With every detail tailor-made to your own requirements you can be assured of a professional and personal service. I can play traditional Scots and Irish music, favourite melodies or even requests. Very competitive Rates. I aim to beat any quote you have been given. Just drop me a line or send me an email from the link below, save yourself some money and although I am based in Cambridge I'd be happy to travel anywhere to your event.

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Roy's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rosie S
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Roy was absolutely fantastic playing at our wedding! We would highly recommend him and the guests absolutely loved it. He was able to play an extra 30 minutes short notice and we appreciate that so much. A very special touch as my family are Scottish so will be a memory we will treasure. Thank you Roy!

Jean B
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic.

Kim B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant thanks Roy.

Brian F
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

From the first contact with Roy at the church, until he left us at the cemetery Roy was the upmost professional. Both myself and the family were so pleased that we decided to have Roy play for my wife. The tune we picked, Flowers of the forest, to escort my wife out of church and to the hearse made the day more bearable. Roy also agreed to pipe my wife from the hearse to the graveside, even though we had a quick shower of rain, didn't perturb Roy in the slightest. Roy also stayed and was very approachable as well as giving his condolences to me. I will be very willing to recommend Roy to anyone who is looking for a piper

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From other customers:

Richard S
6 years ago

Everybody was most impressed and you certainly assisted with sending father in law off as best we could.

6 years ago

Thank you for such an excellent performance - and it was really interesting for us all to hear about the pipes, your uniform and the regiment.

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Roy's Song list

I play all traditional Scottish and
Irish tunes. Here are a few but there’s many more
Green hills
Battles over
Colin’s Cattle
Scotland the Brave
Roman Tree
Bonnie Galloway
Crags Of Tumbledown mountain
The Micks among the jocks
My love she’s but a lassie yet
Mckies reel
Banjo breakdown
Amazing grace
Flowers of the forest
Flower of Scotland
Dark Island
Johnnie Cope
Liberton pipe band
Cock of the north
Shoals Of herring
Mull Of Kintyre
Wearing of the green
Wrap the Green flag around me
Boys of the old brigade
The sash
And many more

Roy's Prices

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)£130
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£230
Up to 3 hours£280
Military, Traditional church music, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Ceillidh
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Corporate event, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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