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Public liability insurance of £10 million
Traditional Highland Piper with over 20 years experience, Full Public Liability Insurance up to 10 million and Member of the Musicians Union
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 while walking around a venue
Military, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Marching, Scottish music, Folk
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
Sound technician, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Brown Haired Maiden
The Drunken Piper
The Earl of Mansfield
A Mans a Man
My love she's but a Lassie Yet
The High Road to Gairloch
The Gay Gordon's
The Black Bear
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battles O'er
I see Mull (Land of my Youth)
Road to Passchendaele
Mull of Kintyre
The Music of Spey
Prince Edward Island
Scotland the Brave
The Old Rustic Bridge
The Cockney Jocks
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
Cock of the North
A Hundred Pipers
Leaving Port Askaig
The March of the Cameron Men
Queen Elizabeth's March
The Battle of the Somme
Heights of Dargai
The Children of Lambert
Flower of Scotland
Oft in the stilly Night
The Skye Boat Song
Morag of Dunvagen
The fair maid of Barra
Farewell to Camraw
Song for the Smallpipes
She Moved through the Fair
Hector the Hero
The Bells of Dunblane
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I always try and be flexible to the clients requirements and ensure things run as smoothly as possible However there are times when it may not be practical due to back to back events. Should an events timings change and i cannot adjust i will always ensure a piper is available to cover your revised timings, but only when absolutely when necessary
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
This is not practical as a Piper however sometimes it is requested i provide background tracks on CD which can be made available upon request.
How much time do you need to set up?
I normally come fully dressed in uniform and ready to perform However I do like to arrive 30 minutes prior to the official start time at no extra cost to the client to familiarise myself with the venue
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes and in addition if you have your own preferred Pipe Tunes that if not know and i have time to learn them this is also not a problem my aim is to make your event specific to your personal requirements
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes absolutely I bring all my own pipes and have a wardrobe of kilts and highland wear.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a Tune is not included in my Tune list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you as long as i can trace the sheet music and given appropriate time
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I think any potential client should take time to read the feedback i have received to date to answer this question as no one event is the same each client has different expectations for their event and i take pride in achieving this to the best of my ability
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have mentioned most within my biography but have performed both nationally and Internationally
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
There are many Pipers and Drummers that I have worked with, given me support and guidance when required and this has made me the piper i am today. Within the piping world there is no one person that you can be influenced by, we learn and are influenced by each other.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I have no one event i can say was high profile, as a very customer focused individual all my events are High profile However, two of my favorites have been accompanying The National Symphony Orchestra and playing at Blenheim Palace.
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|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£187.50|
|Up to 2 hours||£200|
|Up to 3 hours||£250|
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