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Shonagh Duncan

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SCD Solo Piper provides Highland Bagpipe music for any event!

SCD Solo Piper provides Highland Bagpipe music for all events! SCD Solo Piper was established by Shonagh Duncan; a Highland Bagpipe player with over 14 years of experience. Experience was gained as a pipe band member (e.g. at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo), and as a soloist. Shonagh brings this experience to solo engagements across the country; from family occasions (weddings, funerals, anniversaries), to corporate and cultural events (e.g. Conferences and Burns Night), from South coast of England to the Islands of Scotland. Shonagh has performed at a variety of events, both as a Soloist and as a Band member. These include: - Weddings, funerals, and family events - Concerts including Jethro Tull's Charity Christmas Concert and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Concert - Cruise Ship to the Scottish Isles and Faroe Islands - Scottish Music Parade Tour, Germany - Military Tattoos, including The 2017, 2018, and 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Performed with Pipers Trail (the House band of the Edinburgh Tattoo) in Germany, Norway, Prague, and China. Shonagh has also appeared in various media, including: - Live BBC Breakfast T.V., Norwegian Breakfast T.V., and America's 'Today Show' T.V. - Live BBC Radio 2 - The Sunday Post, Dnes (a daily newspaper in the Czech Republic), and more. - No.1 Magazine Shonagh's core focus is to provide a tailored service in order to deliver a service best suited to each individual. Simply tell Shonagh about what you would like from a piper; you can then together discuss how to make that happen! If you are not certain about what you'd like the piper to do, do not worry - Shonagh will happily discuss this with you and provide suitable suggestions for your event. Shonagh travels to any location for your events. Simply get in touch if you have any questions or enquiries for bookings, and Shonagh will get back to you ASAP!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Marching, Scottish music, 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, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

SCD Solo Piper provides a wide repertoire of tunes for your event.
These include both traditional and contemporary music.
Traditional tunes include the following:
Marches
- Green Hills
- Battle's O'er
- Lochside
- Scotland The Brave
- Rowan Tree
- A Man's A Man
- Mhari's Wedding
- Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon
- Highland Laddie
- Blue Bonnets
- Cock of the North
- Atholl Highlanders
- Leaving Port AsKaig
- Mrs Lilly Christie
Slow:
- Amazing Grace
- Highland Cathedral
- Flower of Scotland
- Morag of Dunvegan
- Dark Island
- The Skye Boat Song
- The Sleeping Tune
- Auld Lang Syne
- The Mist Covered Mountains
Jigs:
- Glasgow Police Pipers
- Hopscotch
- The Old Hag at the Kiln
Reels:
- Kelsey's Wee Reel
- Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree
- Lexy McAskill
- The Mason's Apron
Strathspeys:
- The Keel Row
- The Devil in the Kitchen
- Susan MacLeod
- Molly Connell
Contemporary tunes include:
- Pumpkin's Fancy
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight.
If you have a tune request for your event - for example, a sentimental tune, or family favourite - simply enquire about this. Shonagh always aims to provide specific requests when possible. Equally, if you do not mind what tunes will be played, that is no problem - Shonagh will play a mixture of tunes that are appropriate to your event.
Customer questions

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

I am very flexible in what I do in order to provide the most suitable and smooth service to you that I can. Hence, if your timings change slightly after you have booked, simply let me know.

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

This is not required for a Solo Piper.

How much time do you need to set up?

Minimal time is required for setting up; this can vary depending on the kind of event. Simply somewhere to tune up my pipes is all I need.

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

I provide a mixture of traditional and contemporary Bagpipe music suited to your events. However, if you would like to know the kinds of tunes I can offer, I can send you a list of appropriate tunes - I am always happy to discuss with you what is best for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring all equipment required for my performances.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I provide a mixture of traditional and contemporary Bagpipe music suited to your events. However, if you have a specific tune that you would like to be played, simply let me know. I am always willing to accommodate this if it is a tune that can be technically played on the Bagpipes.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Packages
Funerals
The fee for funerals starts at £150. My core focus is to provide a tailored service to you. Get in touch for a personalised quote.
£150
Private Events
The fee for private events starts at £180. I provide Bagpipe music for any type of event: simply send an enquiry about your event, whatever that may be, and I will arrange this for you. My core focus is to provide a tailored service to you, so get in touch for a personalised quote.
£180
Weddings
The fee for Weddings starts at £200. My core focus is to provide a tailored service to you. Get in touch for a personalised quote.
£200

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Colin H, 2 months ago

First of all I want to say a huge thank you, to Shonagh. I was very impressed that you came to the venue early, sought me out to discuss what was required, and then placed yourself perfectly, and most importantly played the pipes so very impressively. Everybody commented how good you were and that you were part of what made our wedding day so very special. If you need a piper, for any occasion, look no further than Shoangh Duncan.

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Gill G, 5 months ago

Everything perfect couldn’t have asked for more. Shonagh played beautifully. Lovely lovely lady. Thankyou so much Shonagh.

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Gareth F, 7 months ago

"This is just to say a HUGE THANK YOU! Your superb performance & professionalism as The Piper at the Burns Night supper in the Fox & Grapes on Friday evening was outstanding. Everyone was very impressed. I sincerely hope you could be available for future events."

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George L, 8 months ago

"Hi Shonagh, Thank you, very much for your excellent musical expertise, you made the day, fabulous, excellent; everyone enjoyed you and it just complemented the occasion. Thank you"

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