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Terry Carr

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About Terry

Terry is world famous for playing at Manchester United as the Lone Piper when Sir Matt Busby sadly passed away.
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Manchester
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Terry is most defiantly world famous when it comes to playing bagpipes. Terry was the lone piper who led the players onto the pitch, whilst playing the pipes, for Manchester United at Old Trafford, when legendary football manager Sir Matt Busby sadly pasted away. Playing a haunted Ballard before the minutes silence was observed. Terry was also the lone piper at Old Trafford, who on the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, lead the teams out onto the pitch playing the Manchester United tune played at the European Games “You’ll never die”. Terry is an expert on protocol when playing at Funerals, Weddings and Surprise parties. His expertise make every event an easy part to your tailored occasion playing solo or as part of a duo with Christine Wardyn for maximum impact. Terry has played in England's legendary grade one pipe band, the famous Mount Carmel Pipe Band of Salford. Terry has, also, won a number of solo competitions and is the founder member of the famous Phoenix Pipe Band and, recently, the founder member of the Manchester Community Pipe Band. Terry can wear Irish or Scottish uniforms and along with his solo playing is also currently part of the famous Duo Pipers and Manchester Pipers. Terry regularly travels the length of the country and is able to make any function a memorable occasion. Terry is more than happy to take you through the protocol regarding your special day. There is an extensive play list, please contact me if you don’t see the music you require.

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Terry's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jane A
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Terry and Christine were fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for a better send off for my Dad.

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Richard W
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant. Delighted everyone at the Party. Great fun. Would definitely recommend.

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Shelley M
7 months ago, for a Birthday party in SK1 4JL
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5 out of 5

Hi guys great music this afternoon. You definitely made our members big birthday extremely special. All of his guests absolutely loved hearing you play and so did our staff! We would without question highly recommend you to anyone looking to add a little something special to their event or function. Thank you from all of us here at MTRC Shelley - Dining Room Manager

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Fiona A
8 months ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Frodsham WA6
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5 out of 5

Will certainly keeping and recommending you both for all occasions x seriously they messed up the music in the church going in and on the way out, the cd were jumping it was a shame.. but you both made mine and everyone day feel special you both so talented and magical x thank you I know I looked after cemetery but you had gone magic pipers x

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Terry's Song list

We take advanced requests but here is a selection of our music:
Play List
Football Classics
Blue Moon – Manchester City
You’ll Never Die – Manchester United
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles – West Ham United
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Liverpool
Zed Car’s – Everton
Classics Include
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Funeral – Popular requests include:
Amazing Grace
Faith of our fathers
Abide with Me
Going Home
Here I am Lord
O’Bread of Heaven
The Lord is my Shepard
Sing a Hymn to Mary
To be a Pilgrim
Morning has Broken
Catch the Sunshine
How great thou Art
Somewhere over the Rainbow
When the Saints Go Marching In
Danny Boy
Fields of Athenry
A mother Love
When Irish eyes are Smiling
The old rugged Cross
The green Flag
The old rustic Bridge
God save Ireland
Dawning of the Day
Minstrel Boy
Kelly boy from Killeen
Hail glorious Saint Patrick
St Patrick Day
Flowers of the Forrest
Sky Boat Song
I’ll take the high Road
Bonny Lassie
Roaming in the Grove
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Sing Along Songs such as:
Wooden Heart
You are my Sunshine
This Old Man
Row Michael the boat Ashore
Nice one Cyril
When the Saint go marching In
OH NO Antonio
Daisy, Daisy and many more…..
If you cannot see it on the list, just ask..
Football Classics
Blue Moon – Manchester City
You’ll Never Die – Manchester United
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles – West Ham United
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Liverpool
Zed Car’s – Everton
Classics Include
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Funeral – Popular requests include:
Amazing Grace
Faith of our fathers
Abide with Me
Going Home
Here I am Lord
O’Bread of Heaven
The Lord is my Shepard
Sing a Hymn to Mary
To be a Pilgrim
Morning has Broken
Catch the Sunshine
How great thou Art
Somewhere over the Rainbow
When the Saints Go Marching In
Danny Boy
Fields of Athenry
A mother Love
When Irish eyes are Smiling
The old rugged Cross
The green Flag
The old rustic Bridge
God save Ireland
Dawning of the Day
Minstrel Boy
Kelly boy from Killeen
Hail glorious Saint Patrick
St Patrick Day
Flowers of the Forrest
Sky Boat Song
I’ll take the high Road
Bonny Lassie
Roaming in the Grove
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Sing Along Songs such as:
Wooden Heart
You are my Sunshine
This Old Man
Row Michael the boat Ashore
Nice one Cyril
When the Saint go marching In
OH NO Antonio
Daisy, Daisy and many more…..
If you cannot see it on the list, just ask..
Football Classics
Blue Moon – Manchester City
You’ll Never Die – Manchester United
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles – West Ham United
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Liverpool
Zed Car’s – Everton
Classics Include
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Funeral – Popular requests include:
Amazing Grace
Faith of our fathers
Abide with Me
Going Home
Here I am Lord
O’Bread of Heaven
The Lord is my Shepard
Sing a Hymn to Mary
To be a Pilgrim
Morning has Broken
Catch the Sunshine
How great thou Art
Somewhere over the Rainbow
When the Saints Go Marching In
Danny Boy
Fields of Athenry
A mother Love
When Irish eyes are Smiling
The old rugged Cross
The green Flag
The old rustic Bridge
God save Ireland
Dawning of the Day
Minstrel Boy
Kelly boy from Killeen
Hail glorious Saint Patrick
St Patrick Day
Flowers of the Forrest
Sky Boat Song
I’ll take the high Road
Bonny Lassie
Roaming in the Grove
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Sing Along Songs such as:
Wooden Heart
You are my Sunshine
This Old Man
Row Michael the boat Ashore
Nice one Cyril
When the Saint go marching In
OH NO Antonio
Daisy, Daisy and many more…..
If you cannot see it on the list, just ask..
Football Classics
Blue Moon – Manchester City
You’ll Never Die – Manchester United
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles – West Ham United
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Liverpool
Zed Car’s – Everton
Classics Include
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Funeral – Popular requests include:
Amazing Grace
Faith of our fathers
Abide with Me
Going Home
Here I am Lord
O’Bread of Heaven
The Lord is my Shepard
Sing a Hymn to Mary
To be a Pilgrim
Morning has Broken
Catch the Sunshine
How great thou Art
Somewhere over the Rainbow
When the Saints Go Marching In
Danny Boy
Fields of Athenry
A mother Love
When Irish eyes are Smiling
The old rugged Cross
The green Flag
The old rustic Bridge
God save Ireland
Dawning of the Day
Minstrel Boy
Kelly boy from Killeen
Hail glorious Saint Patrick
St Patrick Day
Flowers of the Forrest
Sky Boat Song
I’ll take the high Road
Bonny Lassie
Roaming in the Grove
Scotland the Brave
Flower of Scotland
Mull of Kintyre
Sing Along Songs such as:
Wooden Heart
You are my Sunshine
This Old Man
Row Michael the boat Ashore
Nice one Cyril
When the Saint go marching In
OH NO Antonio
Daisy, Daisy and many more…..
If you cannot see it on the list, just ask..

Terry'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)£120
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 20 mins each during your drinks reception. We try to provide a comprehensive service but if there is something you would like that is not listed then please let us know and we will price it accordingly.
£450
New Years Night
Piping in the new year, playing a set to open the event or during the event.
£450
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Just ask when you enquire for a quote that's individual to you and your requirements.
£500

Add-ons

Add-ons
+£500
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am a professional bagpiper and pride myself with being familiar with most ceremonial procedures. I work as a load piper, part of a Duo or part of a band. I teach and mentor pipers passing on my expertise through to the next generations of students. I take pride with my playing and appearance to provide you with the utmost quality performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

St Gerorges day parade, Memorial services, weddings.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Frank Sinatra

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

Sir Matt Busby memorial, leading the players onto the pitch as the loan piper. Very emotional to have been able to contribute to honour the passing of this great man.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.” The more notice we have the better we will be able to accommodate your needs.

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

This is not a service I provide.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would need to discuss with you and agree a set lit and order or ceremony. Set up time would depend on distance and if the uniform can be work to the event, or if the distance to your event would require a costume change at the venue. A recommendation of 30 mins but we would discuss this with you.

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

The set list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best but is not inclusive. I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

HI yes I only need my pipes and uniform, choice of Scottish or Irish tartan, and your play list prior to the event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like please contact to discuss.
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Genres:
Military, Scottish music, Folk, World music, Classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Early music, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Country, Cabaret, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Originals, Noise music, Marching, Experimental, Light music, Avant garde, Pop, Ambient pop, Disco, Covers, Soul, Tribute, Vintage, Motown, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Ceilidh, Fanfare, Medieval music, Baroque
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Concert, Burns night, Cruise, Virtual event, Recording session
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Perfect pitch, Producer, Arranger, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Theory teaching, Musicologist, Community music worker
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