The Derbyshire Piper - Bagpiper
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About The Derbyshire Piper - Bagpiper
Bagpiper in traditional Highland Kilt - pipes/ drums or full military pipe band also sax, clarinet and vocals - Derby, Nottingham UK
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Traditional Scottish folk, Christmas, Traditional church music, Military, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Welsh folk, Marching, Easy listening, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Scottish music
Arranger, Composer, Dancer, MC, Instrumental teaching
Scotland the Brave
Skye Boat Song
Within a mile
Crossing the river Po
Fleet from Flotta
Flowers of the Forest
Land of my fathers
Welsh National Anthem
Theme from Dances with Wolves
Theme from Titanic
Long way to tipperary
Send in the Clowns
Hell bound train
Flower of Scotland
What do your clients love most about your performances?
the fact that I am very flexible to meet their requirements and ensure that i play what they want and also offer other services such as vocals and can offer full band line ups as well.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
there have been numerous venues which we have performed at particularly with our swing band line ups, including large festivals and eg Excel centre in London. For the bagpipes specifically, they tend to be played outdoors or in churches
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
because i lead the swing bands as well as the bagpiping, my influences are sourced from numerous musicians including the likes of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman as well as Louis Prima, from a bagpiping standpoint, i like you learn and listen to the Scottish highland pipe bands as well as for example The Dark Isle Piper
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We performed in a Hollywood film with sir Daniel Day Lewis called Phantom Thread where we were the swing band as well as pipers. all the photos are on line and of course the film has gained an Oscar as well as world wide viewing
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
No problem at all, if I am chosen to play for you, then I allow plenty of time throughout the day to factor in all eventualities
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes I can do and happy to incorporate your playlist of music as well if required
How much time do you need to set up?
Normally aim to get to the venue around an hour beforehand. If it is just a solo piper, then I am ready in 15 minutes - however if it is our trio set up of pipes drums guitar, then an hour beforehand is fine. If it is the military pipe band, then we would normally arrive 2 hours beforehand
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes of course, i would be delighted to discuss the play list with you to ensure it is exactly as you would wish.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, i bring the bagpipes or sax or clarinet and also a small PA system to play backing tracks if required of course
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Happy to learn any songs in advance of the event and can usually source the arrangement from musician colleagues
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£200|
|Up to 2 hours||£350|
|Up to 3 hours||£500|
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This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. As well as piping, i can also play sax, clarinet and sing vocal numbers with backing tracks to suit your event eg Rat Pack or ballads etc
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