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Britains South East Bagpiper

Bagpipe Player based in London

Price from £191

Britain's South East Bagpiper has been playing the great highland bagpipes for 22 years. His professionalism and experience in front of crowds of all sizes puts him in perfect stead to perform for all occasions. If you would like to add a Scottish element to your celebration, making your day/night special and distinct to any other, do not hesitate to make contact. He is based in the south-east and the London area of England but can travel to accommodate your specific needs.

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  • Britain's South East Bagpiper has been playing the great highland bagpipes for 17 years
  • Has a varied repertoire to suit different types of events from weddings, Burns Night, parties & funerals

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Britain's South East Bagpiper has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes since he was 10 years old and through-out his piping career he has played as an individual solo performer at multiple events across a wide range of platforms. He has performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, The Intercontinental in Mayfair (Ldn), Saxon Hall, Birkbeck University, Sony Pictures and plays regularly on the Great British Pullman steam train (otherwise known as the 'Orient Express').

Furthermore, he has played for weddings at Horsley Towers, Horsted Place, Leeds Castle, Saddlers Hall, and Burns’ suppers for Panasonic, Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casino and Howling Hops Brewery etc.

Highlights: 
Britain's South East Bagpiper has appeared on a range of well-known TV and Radio programmes, from Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, to Made in Chelsea and The Last Leg: Correspondents. He has also featured as a session musician with Right Said Fred and for Walkers Crisps, and has performed with The Chieftains, and the international bestselling classical group, Il Divo.

Britain's South East Bagpiper is an accomplished skilled professional, highly versatile and flexible in his approach. He always works with his clients to ensure that every performance delivers the right impact for the intended audience.

Services Offered:

Weddings:-
Having a bagpiper at a wedding is lucky, so why not let the bagpipes bring that luck to the first day of the rest of your lives? He can provide the below services, which can be be altered to cater for your specific requirements to make your day as unique as possible, including:

  • Play whilst guests arrive
  • Lead the bride/groom down the church aisle, then play married couple out of the ceremony suite on exit
  • Play a medley of tunes whilst the photographs are being taken, including a repertoire of traditional and contemporary
  • Lead the married couple to the top table at the wedding breakfast

Burns' Suppers:-
Burns’ Suppers are a well-known Scottish celebration. There main purpose is to celebrate the life and birthday of poet Robert Burns who blessed Scotland with his poems, songs, and stories over 250 years ago. A Scottish inspired bagpiper compliments the day superbly and gives the evening a traditional ambiance. The haggis should not be brought to the table other than to the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe!

Britain's South East Bagpiper can provide the below services which can be altered to cater for your specific requirements to make your celebration as unique as you feel necessary:

  • Play whilst guests arrive
  • Lead the haggis to the top table
  • Lead the haggis out of the room
  • Play a medley of tunes whilst the starters and/or mains are being served

Birthdays:-
Why not have something different at your birthday. The bagpipes will get the crowd clapping and make your birthday distinct and special.

Britain's South East Bagpiper can provide a selection of contemporary tunes can be provided to sing along to, such as:

  • Thin Lizzy – Whisky in a Jar
  • George Harrison – Here Comes the Sun
  • AC/DC – It’s a Long Way to the Top if you Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Oasis – She’s Electric
  • Blur – Tender
  • The Proclaimers – Walk 500 Miles
  • Pulp – Disco 2000
  • Rod Stewart – I Am Sailing
  • Happy Mondays – Step On
  • Faithless – Insomnia
  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
  • Jurassic Park
  • Harry Potter
  • Star Wars
  • Happy Birthday

Funerals:-
A funeral is a time for reflection and remembering the life of a loved one. A bagpiper playing at the beginning or end is sure to leave a lasting memory.

Britain's South East Bagpiper can provide music for both a burial or cremation. Below is an outline of what could be arranged:

Burial

  • Lead the hearse and coffin into the service
  • Lead the coffin to the burial site
  • Play during committal
  • Play in the background once the minister has completed his/her sermon

Cremation

  • Lead the hearse and coffin into the service
  • Play within the service during committal
  • Play whilst guests gather their thoughts over the flowers

Corporate:- 
Britain's South East Bagpiper has worked with a range of leading corporations including Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Radio 2, Absolue Radio, Sony, RadioTimes, Burberry, Walkers, Panasonic, Flybe, Belmond, Marie Curie and many more.   

Media:- 
Britain's South East Bagpiper has appeared on a range of well-known TV and Radio programmes, from Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, to Made in Chelsea and The Last Leg: Correspondents. He has also featured as a session musician with Right Said Fred and for Walkers Crisps, and has performed with The Chieftains, and the international bestselling classical group, Il Divo.  

Band Involvement:
Britain's South East Bagpiper has always been closely affiliated with the pipe band fraternity playing with a total of three bands to-date. The first was in 1995 called the Southend Scottish Pipe Band, then after disbanding in 2002 he joined the Sutherland Pipes & Drums based in Corringham, where he has played in many festivals, fetes, military tattoos, remembrance parades and Christmas celebrations.

Deciding to progress his piping onto the next level, in 2012 he joined the Essex Caledonian Pipe Band. Being a competition band, he has been competing up and down the country, and internationally since, including the quartets, mini bands and Jim McGuinn memorial contest in Broxbourne, the local Scotland in Colchester Competition, the Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon and the Scottish Weekend Competition in Belgium.

Past and present results across all competitions have been very positive, picking up 1st, 2nd or 3rd place honours.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Britains South East Bagpiper from Alive Network

  • 3 x 20 minutes £0