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The Home Counties Pipes & Drums

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The Band of the Home Counties Pipes and Drums are a group of professional musicians available for all types of Function
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Surrey
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The Band of the Home Counties Pipes and Drums are a group of professional musicians formed in 2009 following an event and during their annual BBQ. It was suggested that although most were members of existing Pipe Bands or Solo Pipers, they wished to have their own individual identity as a Pipe Band when performing together at functions, thus The Home Counties Pipes & Drums was agreed to be their collective name and the band continues to go from strength to strength. All experienced and highly skilled musicians this brought them together through a passion for their hobby and fo promote traditional highland bagpipe music. The Band including a dance troop, are available for large events such as fetes, festivals, parades and promotional launches or smaller events to suit the clients individual requirements. The band members are located throughout the whole of the south of England from the South West, in Devon to the South East in Kent and North as far north as Shropshire Leicestershire, and the Midlands. They can travel overseas if required and therefore makes them the one stop place for your occasion from solo piper to full Marching Band. In the United Kingdom they have previously performed at many Military, Corporate and celebrity events including 8 of the Rod Stewart UK Stadium venues in 2019 , Weddings, Birthdays,,Funerals, Burn's Nights, Birthdays, and TV and Radio presentations. In fact no matter what your event we can provide a highly professional service, having also performed in many counties in Europe Canada and the USA. Available in 2 different formations, a full military marching band for large venues or outdoor events, or a 4 person mini band for smaller functions. A full military marching band includes: A Drum Major 8 - 25 Pipers 1 Bass Drummer 3-6 Tenor Drummers 5-8 Snare Drummers Mini band: (Minimum suggested) 3 pipers 1 snare drummer The band has a number of different forms of dress it can wear as required for different engagements Full No1 Dress as per a Military Band with Feather bonnet or Glengarry Formal Day Dress Kilt, White Shirt, Black Waistcoat with Tie, Horsehair sporran, Hose(Socks) with Flashes, Brougues, spats and glengarry Day Dress Argyll Jacket, Kilt, White Shirt, Hose (socks) with Flashes Brougues and Glengarry Evening Dress Kilt, Black Tie, Prince Charlie jacket, White Hose, and Gillie Brougues

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Military, Marching, World music, Scottish music
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Types:
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Event types:
Burns night, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

2/4 Marches
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Brown Haired Maiden
Corriechollies Welcome
The Drunken Piper
The Earl of Mansfield
A Mans a Man
My love she's but a Lassie Yet
Teribus
The High Road to Gairloch
Highland Laddie
The Gay Gordon's
The Black Bear
Jenny's Bawbee
3/4 Marches
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battles O'er
I see Mull (Land of my Youth)
Lochanside
Castle Dangerous
My Land
Road to Passchendaele
Mull of Kintyre
4/4 Marches
The Music of Spey
Prince Edward Island
Wings
Scotland the Brave
The Old Rustic Bridge
The Cockney Jocks
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Mhari's Wedding
Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
6/8 Marches
Cock of the North
Atholl Highlanders
A Hundred Pipers
Dovecote Park
Glendaruel Highlanders
Leaving Port Askaig
The March of the Cameron Men
Queen Elizabeth's March
Steamboat
9/8 Marches
The Battle of the Somme
Heights of Dargai
The Children of Lambert
Sledgehead
Slow Marches/Airs
Flower of Scotland
Amazing Grace
Oft in the stilly Night
Highland Cathedral
The Skye Boat Song
Morag of Dunvagen
The fair maid of Barra
Farewell to Camraw
Song for the Smallpipes
She Moved through the Fair
Hector the Hero
The Bells of Dunblane
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

In Total there are 38 Pipers and 16 drummers who play with The Home counties pipes and Drums and an average band consists at a 12 piper to 8 drummer ratio and understandably are subject to availability but all are highly professional musicians

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we do, you define the amount of Pipers and drummers you require ranging from a solo piper - Mini Band - Full Marching Band.and we will price accordingly

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

This is not practical with a marching band however we have attended events where the organisations have provided additional background music during our performance

How much time do you need to set up?

We normally arrive at least and hour prior to our start time in order to change into uniform and tune up as a band

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

Of Course and due to highland tunes being in different time signatures we will advise which tunes go together from your preferences

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Unless we are performing on stage we do not often require PA equipment however when it is required normally a sound tech will mic us up and the event organisers normally ensure this is available to us

Can you learn song requests before the event?

: “If a Tune is not included in our Tune list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special Tune you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you given enough notice

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are very professional in our delivery of Highland Bagpipe Music and pride ourselves in being approachable for any questions the audience may have between sets. People also like to have photographs taken with a Highland Pipe Band and we can always accommodate these requests

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed in various formations throughout the United Kingdom and overseas including Canada, Europe, The United States, The Caribbean, Moscow and Poland to name a few

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We have no one artist we are influence by but tend to be influence by each others enthusiasm and pleasure in promoting Highland Bagpipe Music and Dance

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

Definitely Sir Rod Stewart's 2019 Stadium Tour in which members of the band were asked to perform at 8 of the 11 scheduled concerts.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£720
Up to 2 hours£720
Up to 3 hours£720

Reviews

From customers:

Trevor L, 2 years ago

“Thank you so much for making our wedding so perfect! It truly was an amazing day and we are so glad we booked the band as you were incredible, our wedding guests and family are still talking about it! Once again huge thanks you made a perfect day even more perfect.” Tracy & Trevor Laird

David

Thank you so much for members of the band coming to play at my wife's 50th Birthday on 12th January. the booking was made in Switzerland where we live and was visiting the UK and so glad i booked the band for her as she absolutely loved it and made her day very special Thank you all very much David