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A Scottish Piper of 35 years experience as a bagpiper for hire. Whether it is wedding bagpipes you seek, a funeral lament or corporate fun, his professionalism guarantees satisfaction.

This piper understands that you will have enough to do on the day. That’s why he offers you a Personal Piping Service with detailed planning so that his part of the proceedings goes off without a hitch.

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, he’s a genuine Highland Piper.
* Arrangements are tailored to your requirements
Rates
Rates subject to travel and time

Playlists / Performance Info:

WEDDINGS:

This piper can add something special and memorable to your wedding:

CEREMONY:
Welcoming your guests
Piping the Bride from the car
Accompanying the Bridal Party down the aisle
Playing for your guests whilst you are signing the register
Just married – piping you from the service
Playing for your guests during the photography session
Being available to be photographed with your guests

RECEPTION
Welcoming your guests to the reception
Welcoming you to the reception
Piping you, the newly married couple, to the top table
A Gaelic Toast to the Bride and Groom

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

The First Waltz
Scottish Dancing, e.g. Strip The Willow, Eightsome Reel, Gay Gordons – if you and your guests don’t know the steps, Neil can teach you.

Burns Suppers:
welcome the guests with a variety of Burns tunes
lead them into the dining room to the skirl of the pipes.
pipe in the “Chieftain Haggis”, to the Burns tune, “A man’s a man for a’ that”.
give the “Address To the Haggis” with full actions before toasting the Haggis with whisky and piping it out again.
play for vigorous dances such as Strip the Willow and The Eightsome Reel or a slow Scottish Waltz after dinner.

Burns Poems
To a Mouse
Tam O’Shanter

Funerals:
the pipes are usually played for any of the following:

As the cortege leaves the family home
As the cortege arrives at the church or crematorium.
Leading the coffin into the church or crematorium.
As the mourners leave the crematorium.
As the coffin is carried to the graveside.
As the coffin is lowered into the grave.
At the end of the ceremony at the graveside - the Piper walks away with the music fading into the distance
Entertainment Types:
Piper
Genres: Celtic, Scottish

Reviews:

My son and I would like to express our thanks to you for your wonderful playing at my late husband's funeral. He was a piper himself and I know he would have appreciated the lovely music you performed.
Marie and Glenn D. Edinburgh
The songs we chose were two of Dad's favourites and the playing of them was just right and exactly what he would have wanted.
Helen, Evelyn and Aileen , Edinburgh
Your excellent playing was very much appreciated by everyone, especially the family. We will most certainly request your services again
Thomas Brown and Sons, Funeral Directors
I just wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoyed having you play at our wedding. You were absolutely fantastic. People were saying that it was as if you had practiced with us the day before- the way you just appeared out of nowhere at the exact moment needed to lead us out. It was actually pretty magical. You play beautifully and it was a real highlight of the day for us
Norah and Niall, New Zealand
Thank you for all of your hard work at the wedding. Loads of people have said that they enjoyed the tunes that you played and the fact that you played her down the aisle was fantastic
Gordon S, Glasgow
You really added a proper touch of Scotland to our wedding. Most of our guests were from south of the border and they loved you. We also wanted to thank you for doing Address to the Haggis” which was one of the best I’ve seen – again the tourists loved it
Nikki and Richard R Edinburgh
Fantastic experience. excellent communication. very punctual. and help was at hand with choice of songs .the piper made an ambiance when he played. was a very special touch to my brothers wedding .lovely surprise for the bride keep up the good work.highly recommend leanne hill x
hill
He made our day, and everyone commented on what a lovely touch it was. He looked resplendent in his outfit and really helped the day be everything we had hoped for. His piping was that extra touch that really made the day special for us both
Helen
I must say it was our pleasure to have you perform at my Son's graduation. Everyone enjoyed your musicality and especially enjoyed You! You helped put the 'Scottish' into our event and make it a memorable moment that I know everyone will recall most fondly. Thank you once again. All my best wishes for you. -Donna
Philippa and I would like to thank you very much for playing at our wedding. The music was just what we wanted. We both found you very warm, friendly and reassuring. And you certainly looked the part. A true professional! We had the most wonderful wedding day. Thank you again for playing a key part in making it so special. Robin and Philippa
A lovely gentleman, very caring professional throughout all the funeral arrangements. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable and make the celebration of my aunts life a beautiful experience. Thank you
Caldwell
UK Areas Covered: Tyne and Wear - Birtley, Blaydon, Boldon, Cleadon, Cullercoats, Gateshead, Hebburn, Hetton-Le-Hole, Houghton-Le-Spring, Jarrow, Newcastle, North Shields, Penshaw, Rowlands Gill, Ryton, South Shields, Sunderland, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitburn, Whitley Bay, , Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan, Alloa, Tillicoultry, Tullibody, , East Lothian - East Lothian, Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar, Tranent, East Linton, , East Renfrewshire - Barrhead, , Edinburgh - Edinburgh, , Falkirk - Falkirk, Grangemouth, Kilsyth, Bridge of Allan, Denny, Alva, , Fife - Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, Cowdenbeath, Burntisland, , Glasgow - Glasgow, , Mid Lothian - Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, , Perth Kinross - Kinross, Milnathort, Perth, Crieff, Pitlochry, Callander, Blairgowrie, Rattray, Coupar Angus, Kincardine, , Renfrewshire - Renfrew, Paisley, Greenock, Johnstone, Kilmalcolm, , Scottish Borders - Banff, Buckie, Keith, Macduff, Portsoy, Dufftown, Greenlaw, Duns, Eyemouth, Lauder, Coldstream, Peebles, Innerleithen, West Linton, Jedburgh, Hawick, Kelso, Melrose, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Clovenfords, Galashiels, , Stirling - Stirling, , West Lothian - Linlithgow, Livingston, Bo-ness, Broxburn, Whitburn, Armadale, Bathgate,