The Yorkshire Piper

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About The Yorkshire Piper

Award winning bagpiper based in Yorkshire. Pipe Major of the City Of York pipe band solo piper for weddings, funerals, birthdays and burns.
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Laura has been playing the bagpipes for 30yrs, first learning at the young age of seven. Throughout those years much has happened. Pipe Major of The City Of York Pipe Band for thirteen years, Laura has taught many players across North Yorkshire. She has played solo at weddings, events, funerals, burns nights, birthdays and at care homes for many years . Most memorable occasions for Laura remain playing on stage with Rod Stewart, playing for Sir Richard Branson, opening a show for Eddie Reader in Barbados and also playing for members of River-dance. Laura is based in York and covers much of North Yorkshire; York, Hull, Scarborough, Bradford, Sheffield, Pontefract, Barnsley, Keighley, Scarborough, Whitby, Driffield, Leeds and surrounding areas, even travelling to Skegness on occasion. The pipes add a wonderful touch to any event and are sure to leave a memorable impression, often without a dry eye in the house!.

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The Yorkshire Piper 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rob D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Laura was an absolute hit. Coming from Scotland, I’ve heard lots of solo pipers, but both myself and my guests all said the same thing - Laura is the best of the best! Laura was super professional and made the day even more special for us, helping create one that everyone will remember! Thank you so much Laura 🙏

Lewis S
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic addition to our wedding! 10/10 would highly recommend. Thank you again Laura for making our day extra special.

Reply from The Yorkshire Piper
10 months ago

Thank you lewis :) it was a wonderful day, many congratulations to you both, and here’s to a lifetime of happiness. Laura

From other customers:

Laura S
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Settle BD24
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5 out of 5

On Saturday 25th June this year me & my now husband Max got married and asked Laura to play at our wedding, she sent us some videos through of her recent work and had a chat about what we wanted, we wanted her to play at the church then at the following ceremony which meant travelling, Laura didn’t just make our expectations, she made our wedding day. We asked her to play a couple of particular songs which are very close to use and she did this to absolute perfection. She brought a tear to our eye, a lovely lady with an amazing talent. I would highly recommend Laura for any occasion, thank you so much for being a part of our day. Max & Elizabeth Taylor

Bethany A
1 year ago, for a Wedding in 40 Westgate
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5 out of 5

Right from the moment we first made contact with Laura she has been so professional and friendly throughout our whole planning stage. When our big day arrived, our guest and especially us were blown away with Laura’s talent! I know that Bagpipes always being a tear to peoples eye’s and I can confirm there was not a dry eye at our venue!!! We cannot recommend Laura enough, she is a lovely and very talented lady!! Thank you for helping us to make our day as magical as it was! Mr & Mrs Anderson xx”

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The Yorkshire Piper 's Song list

Traditional pipe songs:
Slow airs:
Highland Cathedral
Skye Boat
Amazing Grace
Flowers Of The Forest
Danny Boy
Flower of Scotland
The Gael
Scotland The Brave/ Rowan Tree/ Bonnie Galloway
Green Hills/ Battles Oer
Waters Of Kylesku, Liberton pipe band, Kilberry Ball
Balmoral/ JK Cairns
Murdos Wedding, Wings, Flett From Flotta, Minstrel Boy
Quick paced tunes;
Cullen Bay/ Itchy Fingers
Rocking the baby
Farewell to the creeks/ cock o the north
Highland laddie/ black bear
And much much more…

The Yorkshire Piper 's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

TBC on request
Funeral - burial
Piping hearse to graveside, lowering coffin, exit
Wedding ceremony
This includes music to welcome guests and bridal entrance
Piping hearse to crem/ cemetery entrance, entrance
Wake/ house exit
Playing as car arrives/ leaves or at wake as guests arrive
Wedding ceremony
This includes music to welcome guests, pipe guests out, during photos
Customer questions

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

That’s okay we can discuss down the line and arrange accordingly.

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


How much time do you need to set up?


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

Yes absolutely and please do ask for songs not listed, this is just a basic list, I know lots more!. I am also happy to discuss specialist songs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Open to discussion- additional cost applied
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Concert, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Birthday party
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