Bagpipers for hire in the UK

the UK bagpipers for hire! Whether you're arranging a wedding, funeral, Burns night party or concert, you've come to the right place to find the best bagpipers. Choose from over 85 professional bagpipers in the UK on this page. Our accomplished musicians can perform all the traditional music you've imagined and will provide the perfect extra touch for your event.

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BagpiperLondon

23 year old bagpipe player and Actor from north east Scotland.

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From£180
BagpiperEdinburgh

Pipe Major of the Edinburgh Academy with 10 years of experience. Repertoire to fit any event, with unique skill and presence worthy of you.

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From£100
BagpiperEastbourne

I am a very able musician with very understanding neighbours. A young 52 years of age with good humour and an understanding nature.

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BagpiperGlasgow

An experienced, professional and punctual piper for every occasion.

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BagpiperBolton

Previously performed at prestigious events for HM Queen, BBC's Jools Holland Hootenanny Show, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Basel Tattoo

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From£160
BagpiperPaisley

Toe Tapping Entertainment

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From£180
BagpiperGalashiels

I have been playing bagpipes in pipe bands and folk bands all my life, gathering a large amount of experience and an extensive repertoire.

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BagpiperWindlesham

Ex Piper with the 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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From£250
BagpiperNorfolk

Professional musicians ... playing because we love it

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From£110
BagpiperAlloa

It’s getting cauld oot there! Get the pipes oot!

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BagpiperLincoln

Proficient bagpiper available to hire for Weddings, Burn’s nights, Funerals, Community and Corporate events

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BagpiperEdinburgh

I am a professional piper who has over 15 years experience. 9 of those years being with the military. Also British Army Pipe Major Qualified

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BagpiperCatterick Garrison

Ally The Bagpiper

Bagpipers available across the UK and Ireland

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
June, October, November

How much does it cost to hire a bagpiper?

The typical price for a bagpiper is:
£Budget£170
££Pro£235
£££High-end£300+

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any bagpiper play my favourite song?

Professional bagpipers will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that bagpipers may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the bagpiper's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do bagpipers take to set up?

Your bagpiper will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the bagpiper prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our bagpipers are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our bagpipers will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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