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 98 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

I am a bagpipe player living in London, and able to play at all kinds of traditional and contemporary events.

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BagpiperWarrington

Cheshire based professional Scottish Bagpiper.

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From£180
BagpiperWindlesham

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

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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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BagpiperIlkley

I am a bagpiper based in Cambridge and Yorkshire with over ten years experience.

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BagpiperGlasgow

I have performed at numerous weddings and pipe band performances in UK and abroad.

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BagpiperLiverpool & The North West

Traditional Highland Bagpiper with over 45 years experience . Available for weddings, Funerals, Parties, Corporate events, Burns suppers,

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BagpiperSouth east and east anglia

Andrew has been playing the pipes for a number of years. Let the magic of the pipes add that special touch to your event

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From£225
BagpiperLondon

Low-cost piper based in London / Hampshire. Able to travel. Advance bookings preferred. Late cancellations accepted.

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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

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BagpiperManchester

I am a bagpiper that plays across Greater Manchester. I am 35 years old. I can cover any event requested.

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BagpiperDurham

Skilled and experienced piper. Can perform for any event.

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From£195
BagpiperAberdeen

Top quality, traditional bagpiper with a friendly and professional energy. Perfect for adding the unique element of the pipes to your event

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From£75
BagpiperGlasgow

Experienced piper who has played at a number of events such as charity gigs and concerts , capable of playing a wide variety of tunes

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BagpiperBlaenau Ffestiniog

James is an extremely experienced and accomplished piper. Pipe Major with the Scots Guards Association he performs at the highest level

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BagpiperMauchline

professional and reliable able to travel

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BagpiperExeter

At aged 19, I am a young piper, but have 11 years of experience to my name. Born and living in Scotland; studying in Exeter

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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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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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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