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I have been playing the bagpipes for over 40 years now and I currently been pipe sergeant of the Manchester Phoenix pipe band I have played
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I began learning the bagpipes at the age of twelve. He was taught at the Scots Guards Association in Manchester by Bob Lyle who was Pipe Major of the band for a number of years. I played with the band for two years and then moved on to form the Wythenshawe Pipe Band with a number of other players. This was the first time he had played in competitions with a band and as a solo piper. I then moved on and joined The Phoenix Pipe Band in which he played with for twenty years, in which time the band went from grade 4 up into grade 2 also competing in grade 1 (highest grade). I then joined the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Pipe Band as Pipe Sergeant. In 2006 I rejoined the Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band who are now a Grade 3b pipe band. I have been Pipe Sergeant of the band. I regularly play in solo piping contests and have won a number of trophies. I can be available to play in most areas of the north west of England, I've played at hundreds of weddings, funerals, parties, Burns nights, New Year’s Eve event, plus many other functions including television and radio.

Performance details
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
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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

The Dark Island
Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
Going home
The mist covered mountains
The Flower of Scotland
The Skye Boat Song
My home
The green hills of Tyrol
When the battle is over
Mull of Kintyre
The Highlands wedding
The Battle of the Somme
The Heights of dargai
The flowers of the forest
Scotland the Brave
Marie's wedding
Brown haired Maiden
The black bear
Cock of the North
Mrs Lily Christie
A man's a man for a that
Farewell to the creeks
The mucking of geordie's Byre
plus many other Strathspeys reels jigs and hornpipes.
Customer questions

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

Not a problem, I'm very flexible.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

I will be set up before I arrived

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

Yes no problem.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If it can be played on the Bagpipes I'll try my best to find the music and learn it

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I always play to a very high standard.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played at hundreds of weddings funerals parties on special occasions over the years

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stuart Liddell

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

I have played for TV radio and Rod Stewart concert


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)£1600
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£250


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Adrian M, 2 years ago

Steve has played for us on 2 Burns night suppers, and played his pipes very professionally. He is highly recommended.

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Carl R, 2 years ago

Steve has played for my agency Wizardry Entertainments for a number of years and he's highly recommended, and very professional in what he does.

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