Bagpipers for hire in the UK

Find bagpipers for hire in the UK! Famous worldwide as the traditional instrument of Scotland, the spine-tingling sound of the bagpipes creates the perfect atmosphere for weddings, funerals, or Burns night parties. You can even book one of our professional bagpipers to perform at your event in full Scottish Highland dress for added authenticity! Choose from our selection of the 94 best bagpipers local to the UK here.

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BagpiperEdinburgh

Friendly and Professional bagpipe player with 20 years experience. Pipe Major of the Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band.

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BagpiperWaterlooville

Bagpiper with 14 years experience available for weddings, funerals, Burns Night (full address to Haggis) or any other special event.

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BagpiperCheadle

To add the unique sound of the great Highland bagpipe to your event, just hire the 2017 NW & NE England SOLO CHAMPION PIPER!

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BagpiperLondon

John is a Scottish bagpiper living in London with over 20 years experience. Guaranteed to help give you an occasion you’ll remember.

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BagpiperHatfield

Bagpiping London Scot 07949697469 [email protected]

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BagpiperBraintree

My Name is Mike Simmons I have played solo for many years and in many different countries also with various bands.

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BagpiperLondon

Traditional Scottish Bagpiper living in London Available to hire for all events and occasions.

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From£200
BagpiperLondon

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

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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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From£250
BagpiperTwickenham

Professional Bagpiper Cliff Hall. Available for any special occasion. First Class musicianship and performance.

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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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BagpiperPaisley

Toe Tapping Entertainment

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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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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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BagpiperWindlesham

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

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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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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