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About Bagpipe Delight

Professional events Piper with an immense amount of experience. From Lone Piper at the Commonwealth Games to Functions around the globe!
Bagpiper
Edinburgh
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Starting to play the bagpipes early into my childhood, it quickly grew into a passion. I competed in several Piping Competitions with my local band at numerous Highland Games, including the World Championships. At the age of 17 I joined the military and since then have received an incredible amount of tuition and education on this instrument, as well as some amazing opportunities to play all over the world. I’ve fully achieved my PDQB Level 8. And going on to degree work in music. I’ve played at Events all over the world, covering every single state in America (bar Alaska), China, Japan, Korea, Colombia, Norway, Cyprus.. to name but a few. I’ve performed on the BBC2 New Years Hootenanny, as well as the Queens Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour), 3x State Banquet’s, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Lone Piper at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Presidents Day Larade Colombia.. as well as numerous events across Scotland and the rest of the UK. Looking forward to hearing from you! Damian

Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music, Military, Christmas, Marching, Folk, Ceilidh
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, Dancer
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Song list

Weddings:
•Highland Cathedral
•Amazing Grace
•Mhairi’s Wedding
•Scotland The Brave
•Black Bear
Funerals Tunes:
•Skye Boat Song
•Morag Of Dunvegan
•Mist Covered Mountains
•My Home
•Flowers Of The Forest
Slow:
•Waters of Kelskue
•Flower Of Scotland
•Caledonia
•The Gael
Marches:
•Highland Laddie
•Scotland The Brave
•Black Bear
•Caber Feidh
•Garb of Auld Gaul
•A Mans A Man
•Battle of Waterloo
•Cragg’s of Tumbledown Mountain
•Green Hills of Tyrone
•The Battle’s O’er
•Kilworth Hills
•Lochinside
•Brown Haired Maiden
•High Road To Gairloch
•Atholl Highlanders
•Glendarule Highlanders
•Cock of The North
•Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu
•Donald MacLeod
Sets:
•Battle Of Waterloo
Steam Train To Malaig
Atholl Highlanders (Jig)
Waters Of Kelskue
Devilinside
The Band Block Peacock
The Pumpkins Fancy
The Double F Dilemma
•La Baum
Devil In The Kitchen
Itchy Fingers
Clumsy Lover
•Road To The Isles
The Soup Kitchen
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Skye Boat
Strathspey
Masons Apron
Piobaireachd:
•The Groat
•Port A Bhata
•Fields of Gold
•Corrienessans Salute
Popular:
•Avici - Wake Me Up
•We Will Rock You
•Thunderstruck
•The Final Countdown
•Happy Birthday
•Jingle Bells
•Auld Lang Sine
•The Hokey Pokey
•Jumping All Over The World
Huge Variety of hundreds of other Marches, Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes and Jigs.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The passion that I bring to the table. Especially at parties where there is scope for a more “fun” way of playing the pipes, rather than strictly classic.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Buckingham Palace The Hydro SECC Edinburgh Castle The Pentagon BBC New Years Hootenanny Multiple British Embassy’s Murrayfield

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

P/M Willie Ross P/M Stuart Samson P/M Gordon Webster Lincoln Hilton

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

I was Lone Piper on the 2012 Commonwealth Games Gymnastics Medal Ceremony, which broadcasted to over 72 Million people live. Aside from that, performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Barrack Obama, BBC1 and BBC2.

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

Not a problem, as long as you let me know as soon as possible I will be able to remain flexible and together we’ll ensure everything runs smoothly.

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

Not Applicable

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive atleast 30 minutes before my first time, which enables me to make sure everything is in order. I can have my bagpipes set up and tuned to perfection within 2 minutes.

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

Of course, I know hundreds of tunes by memory, if there is anything in particular (even if not on set list) the chances are I will know it.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

100% I bring everything I need with me.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, dependant on notice given - most likely I will already know the piece.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Wedding
Piping the guests into the Wedding Venue, then Piping a request as the Bride arrives. Piping Bride and Groom out of the Venue. Piping Guests into the Reception, Piping in Top Table plus 1 set.
£300

Reviews

From customers:

Andrea C, 3 years ago

Damian thankyou for coming and playing with the Orchestra! We simply loved your performance and can’t wait to have you back for next Hogmanay. Superb!

Robin W, 1 year ago

Absolutely top class performance. Completely set the tone for the remainder of the Wedding, true professionalism throughout. 10/10