About

PIPING SINCE 1991

I have been playing the Great Highland Bagpipe since the age of 10. I was inspired to learn the instrument after seeing a piper play whilst on holiday in Scotland. My mother was also keen to encourage me as there had never been a piper in the Scottish side of the family. Fortunately my mother had a friend who could play and he was happy to teach me. Alec Maclain (ex Nottingham Police Pipe Major) saw me through from the basics to playing parades with the Seaforth Highlanders in Mansfield and eventually competing in grade 4 with Ashbourne Pipes and Drums. 

After a long break from playing in pipe bands I joined Manchester Phoenix in 2015 . In 2016 we competed at the British, Scottish, and World Championships and won the All England Champions at Chatsworth Highland Games. I played at my first solo competition (RSPBA North West)  and won branch 3rd place in the 6/8 march. 

TEACHING AND PERFORMING

A Career in Piping

i have been piping as a solo piper at public and private events from the age of 14. I have since played at 1000’s of weddings, parties, funerals, Burns Suppers, Hogmanay Parties, carnivals, and Remembrance Day events.  I played for two weddings featured on the ITV shows ‘The Dales’ and ‘The Lakes’ and I also made it on to TV globally playing at the 2008 IIFA ( Bollywood) Awards at Sheffield Arena in front of 12,000+ people including a number of celebrities. 
 
I have performed at weddings in Dubrovnik and Slovenia, as well as piping events in Germany and Spain. I was recently booked to play at Steve Gerrard’s agents anniversary party in Ibiza.
 
I teach the bagpipes privately and I’m also the official bagpipe tutor at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate where I have been teaching Junior Soldier’s as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme since 2010. 

Every year I am honored to be asked to play at The Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds and Napoleons Casino in Sheffield to pipe at their New Years Eve Celebrations and I am privileged to play  at a number of Burns Supper events at Sheffield’s renowned banqueting hall Baldwins Omega .
 
I am also privileged to be the first choice piper for a number of funeral directors in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Manchester and Nottingham. 
Derbyshire Bagpiper
Newly Weds!
Solo Bagpiper Hire
Piping at the North West RSPBA Solos
Bagpiper Hull Rugby Club
Roger Millward Tribute, Hull Kingston Rovers
Baldwins Burns Supper
Burns Night at Baldwins Omega

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