Over 20 Years Experience
I have been playing the Scottish Bagpipes for over 20 years and have performed at 1000's of Weddings, Parties, Funerals, Burns Suppers, Hogmanay Events and many other occasions. I've appeared on ITV's 'The Dales' and 'The Lakes' and played at a number of high profile events including the IIFA Awards 2007 at Sheffield Arena. I am currently a dedicated member of the Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band and compete with them at major competitions including the British, Scottish and World Championships. We recently won the 2016 All England Champions at Chatsworth .
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on the 5th August. You were absolutely amazing and having you play meant the world to me. It was very warm that day and I don’t know how you managed but you were incredible and so professional. We have had such great feedback and we just wanted to say a massive thank you. We could not recommend you highly enough". Rosie and Andrew
Any Event, Any Location
Bagpipes have been played at weddings since the Middle Ages when they were considered one of the most popular instruments throughout Europe and the Isles. The main reason for this is that one bagpiper could make enough sound for all to enjoy without any amplification! Not only do bagpipers add great background music to an event, but a Bagpiper kitted out in full regalia turns heads in any environment and therefore is a valuable asset to any wedding photo collection.
Add a touch of Scotland to your party with a Scottish piper. The pipes are great for playing guests in on arrival, or a performance mid evening but best of all as a surprise for the birthday boy / girl. There's nothing like the look on their face when a piper walks through playing their favorite tune. The pipes are also great for leading in the birthday cake whilst playing Happy Birthday, as well as getting everybody dancing with medleys of Scottish dance tunes.
Grant the last request of a loved one, honour their Scottish heritage or regimental background. The bagpipes are extremely poignant at funerals and can offer solace to those that need it most. At funerals they are best suited to leading a funeral cortège, playing before and after a service and most poingantly at the graveside before and after the burial. The most requested tunes at funerals are without a doubt Amazing Grace and Flower of Scotland.