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Pipe Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a pipe band in the UK for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 4 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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Pipe bandCorby

2 experiences pipers with over 30 years experience, The team can provide 2 pipers as well as highland dancers to enhance performance.

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Pipe bandNorthampton
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Pipe bandGlasgow

Piping Trio with many years of experience offering a friendly, professional service for any event

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Pipe bandBanbury

Chliara Eilean is a trio of Celtic musicians with over 100 yrs of performing between them, blending Irish, Scots and Pop, both Trad and Mod.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
7 hours
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How much does it cost to hire a pipe band?

The typical price per group member for pipe bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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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 pipe band play my favourite song?

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

How much time do pipe bands take to set up?

Your pipe band 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 pipe band 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 pipe bands 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 pipe bands 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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