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North East Based Piper;
Available for events in Co. Durham, Northumberland and North
Bagpiper Durham HP15 is a professional Highland Piper in the North
of England and lives in Co, Durham. He is currently a civilian member of
102 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Pipes and Drums.
He was discharged from the Territorial Army after serving 35 years of
service in February 2012. He has served in many European countries
playing at countless tattoos, venues and performances for the British
Army. In March 2007 he was awarded Her Majesty’s Lord- Lieutenant
Certificate. That is the highest honour outside of Buckingham Palace. As
well as playing for military pipe bands he has also played alongside
civilian pipe bands at a variety of engagements. Pipe band competitions,
folk festivals, galas and first and second world war ceremonial
occasions. He has performed all over the UK and in America, Russia,
Poland and Germany to name a few.
As a solo piper he can play at all types of venues. Weddings, funerals,
birthdays, anniversaries, social and ceremonial occasions. All types of
dinners, conferences or seminars for guests or clients. New Year’s Eve
celebration’s and Burn’s Suppers. One of his specialities is a Burns
Night. Piping in the
Address to the haggis and reciting of other Burns Poems.
His uniform is Full Highland Dress (pictured right) or Day Wear Black
Jacket (pictured above.
The Full Highland is Doublet, Kilt and Plaid. Feather Bonnet or
Glengarry. “The Tartan is Ferguson”
The Day Wear is Black Jacket, Kilt, and Fly Plaid and Glengarry. “The
Tartan is Chisholm” An extra cost is added for Full Highland.
What Music Does He Play?
He plays marches, slow airs, Strathspey, reels and jigs. All the
favourites. Scotland the Brave, Mairies Wedding, Skye Boat Song, Flower
of Scotland all in all I can play over a hundred tunes, folk tunes and a
Christmas Selection. If a particular tune is requested. I will endeavour
to play it at any event. I have no qualms about playing “Novelty Tunes”
Pipe in the guests at the church.
Play to welcome the bride at the church. Pipe the bride into the church.
Pipe the Bride and Groom out of the Church.
At The Reception;
Pipe the Guests, the Bride and Groom into the Reception.
Pipe the Bride and Groom to the top table. Play out of the Reception.
To play for the arrival of the hearse. To play while the deceased enters
the church or crematorium. To play in the church or crematorium. To play
at grave side if requested.
He plays the Highland Bagpipes not just for payment, but also for the
enjoyment of playing one of the most amazing and remarkable musical
instruments ever invented. There is nothing quite like the sound of the
Highland Bagpipe. None other can stir the blood, quicken the heartbeat
or move the soul. Any special occasion can be made more special with the
sound of the pipes. He finds guests express they feel like royalty as
they are piped into an event and he has been very much appreciated in
all the work he does. He very much enjoy playing, serving and
entertaining people and customers.
He endeavours to provide a very unique and competitive service. He does
not charge by the hour but by the event. He is affordable and reasonably
Bagpiper Pictured With Bride And Groom.