Stephen Plumb

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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.

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From Encore customers:

Kelly R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Outstanding Performance for our wedding ceremony. So many guest have complimented Stephen , A fine man and a pleasure to have him offer his services to us .. Many Thanks Stephen

Reply from Stephen
1 month ago

Hi Kelly, thank you for your kind words. Congratulations to you both.

Elizabeth H
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Stephen was amazing, we hired him for our wedding he played beautifully! Couldnt fault him would definitely recommend. Thankyou stephen

Reply from Stephen
9 months ago

Thank you Elizabeth for your lovely words. I truly enjoyed playing at your wedding. It was a lovely church, Congratulations toyou both.

Clare R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Stephen was excellent. High recommended. Definitely booking for future events

Reply from Stephen
1 year ago

Thank you Clare for your kind words. What lovely people Simon and Michelle are, it was a pleasure.

Johnathan Y
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Couldn't ask for a nicer guy. Very professional

Reply from Stephen
1 year ago

Thanks Johnathan for your kind words

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From other customers:

Adrian M
5 years ago, for a Burns night in Bakewell DE45
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5 out of 5

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

Carl R
5 years ago, for a New Year's Eve in Crewe
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5 out of 5

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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Stephen's 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.

Stephen's Prices

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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
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
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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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