Like Thistle Piping?
Watch & Listen
1-3 of 3 videos
Wedding bagpiper at Cambo Estate
Wedding Piper & Drummer Scotland. Welcome wedding guests.
Bagpipes playing along to backing track. A lovely tune/song for a wedding entrance?
About Thistle Piping
Thistle Piping provide a first class service focussing on the highest possible standards of dress, deportment and musicianship.
3 of 15 photos
Public liability insurance of £2 million
Thistle Piping on Instagram
I have an extensive repertoire of traditional and modern bagpipe tunes. I have attached a small list of the most popular tunes specifically for Weddings as a guide.
WEDDING CEREMONY MUSIC SUGGESTIONS
WEDDING PARTY PROCESSIONAL
FOR THE LOVE OF A PRINCESS / GIFT OF A THISTLE – BRAVEHEART THEME
THE SKYE BOAT SONG
THE GAEL – LAST OF THE MOHICANS THEME
THE HIGHLAND CRADLE SONG
TRUMPET VOLUNTARY – THE PRINCE OF DENMARK’S MARCH
ODE TO JOY
BRIDAL CHORUS – HERE COMES THE BRIDE
HECTOR THE HERO
THE SLEEPING TUNE
SIGNING OF REGISTER/SCHEDULE
Any tune from the Processional or Recessional list can be utilised, there is often time to play two tunes, one slower in tempo the breaking into something more upbeat and celebratory.
WEDDING PARTY RECESSIONAL
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
I LOVE A LASSIE
THE BROWN HAIRED MAIDEN
THE BLACK BEAR
THE HIGH DRIVE
THE TRAIN JOURNEY NORTH
FATHER JOHN MACMILLAN OF BARRA
If you have any chart songs that you might like played just let me know and I can advise. There are a number that work okay as a solo piper (we only have nine notes and no real key change unfortunately), but a large number really need other instruments behind them to sound recognisable and I can advise appropriately.
Here are some that I have used effectively
Don’t stop believing – Journey
Wake me up – Avicii
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John (Lion King)
Marry you – Bruno Mars
The rose – Bette Middler
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
The above list is by no means exhaustive and is designed to offer a starting point and a reasonable selection of melodies. Alternatives suggestions or requests are always possible.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We generally only have a piper allocated to one event on any date and always confirm and double check timings and details about 4 weeks before the event date. Any later changes to timings should easily be accommodated.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, absolutely. Bagpipes are acoustic, mobile and don't require any amplification!
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes, as long as the piece can be played on the bagpipes and sound recognisable, We only have 9 notes so some songs/tunes simply don't work.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£170|
|Up to 1 hour||£190|
|Up to 2 hours||£240|
|Up to 3 hours||£290|
Gary E, 4 months ago
Lynsay T, 1 year ago