Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC.
Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strin...
My name is Mark Haynes and I have been playing the Highland Bagpipes for over 40 years and I have been lucky enough to have played at Earls Court, Wembley Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court, Wilton House, Science Museum, Tower of London, Household Cavalry Barracks, HMS Collingwood, Horse Guards Parade, Portland Castle, Reading & Brentford FC's, BBC Television Centre, most of the London Park Lane & Strand Hotels and various superb Golf Courses.
Living in the Thames Valley I am able to undertake engagements in Central/ West London together with those in Surrey and the surrounding counties (Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middx, Oxon, Bucks, Wilts, Herts). I started learning as a lad in the 10th Hounslow Boys' Brigade, then joined the Pride of Murray Pipe Band, and now play with the Surrey Pipe Band as well as the Reading Scottish Pipe Band.
A highly professional and experienced solo piper covering Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, London, Hertfordshire.
You can book with confidence. Request a quote - Confirm booking with a deposit (14 day refundable before the event) - I will turn up on time in a full pipers outfit, Royal Stewart - you pay the remaining amount after the event. You have a choice of 4 pipers outfits, just select which you would like for your event. These are illustrated in my profile pictures (1) Military number 1 (2) Military Blue Bonnet (3) Glengarry Prince Charlie (4) Bonnie Prince Charlie
I completely understand that your function is important to you and your guests. My experience as a piper is extensive and therefore I can guarantee you won't be disappointed by my performance. The pipes that I play are a set of vintage Hendersons, which are highly regarded for their well ...
Harry has 22 years experience playing around the UK and worldwide both solo and in a band. He is available for hire for any function both in Oxfordshire and further afield.
Brought up near Aberdeen and learning from a young age, he was Pipe Major at Lathallan School Pipe Band before being awarded a music scholarship, and later becoming Pipe Major of Gordonstoun School Pipe Band. Through these years he was given the opportunity to play at some iconic locations: Buckingham Palace (solo), Balmoral Castle, Glamis Castle and Scone Palace as well as playing Flower of Scotland for the Scottish Rugby Team. At University he was President of the Durham University Pipe Band, playing and providing pipers to weddings, funerals, Burns Suppers and other events.
After a period in London playing solo at weddings and private events (venues including Lords Cricket Ground and the Oriental Club), he joined the Oxford Caledonian Pipe Band in 2016 where he is c...
Robert Cunningham is a bagpiper available for hire in the South West of England. 'The Royal Piper' has a wealth of experience and professionalism during his tenure in the military, as the Royal Marines Commando, and a solo bagpiper. He is available as a Scottish bagpiper for a number of special occasions and events. These include weddings, funerals, burns night and much more.
The Royal Piper’s recent commissions include piping with the Royal Marines Band, arguably the best military band in the world. As well as this he was previously a member of the North Devon Pipes and Drums whilst serving as a Royal Marines Commando.
Robert now resides in his hometown of Gloucester, returning once again to the St Andrews Pipe Band of Cheltenham.
The Royal Piper has also accompanied the RM Band Lympstone to Dubai; a very exciting engagement where he played at the 7 star Grand Hyatt as well as the British Embassy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Available in Avon
from £200. Based in Gloucestershire
Donald the piper was born and brought up on the Isle of Bute, he offers a service to clients who need someone to play the bagpipes at a Wedding, Special Event, private party, a Funeral or memorial service.
Bagpipe music can be provided and tailored to your individual requirements.
Mostly traditional Scottish tunes are played on the bagpipes, a slow air at funeral, jigs reels and hornpipes at a wedding or other event.
Donald will happily advise on piping protocol and is available throughout the South West, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Cornwall.
please note my video/audio has no background or accompanying music as l am a solo bagpiper many thanks Donald Brown
London, Essex and Kent bagpiper Matthew McRae 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, take a look through his website and do not hesitate to make contact. Matthew is based in the south-east and the London area of England but can travel to accommodate your specific needs.
My Name is Mike Simmons.
I have played solo for many years also with various bands in Essex, London & the home counties. I would be delighted to discuss your event and will accommodate you in any way I can.
Quality traditional Scottish Piper currently with the "1st Battalion Scots Guards" for weddings, funerals, events, etc., to enhance the ceremonial aspects at important times with the assurance of extensive experience and a real sense of both style and occasion. A Glaswegian now based near Selby, Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, KMM, OLJ, OMLJ, has been developing his extensive skills on the highland bagpipes since he was a seven year old Boy Scout. He has enjoyed a long and varied career playing and competing in pipe bands and also solo which has seen him perform in many countries around the world. Past Pipe Major of the "Pontefract & District Caledonian Pipe Band" who became grade 2 "All England Champions" in 2004. One of only two pipers in the United Kingdom who have been honoured with a State Knighthood and should you be seeking that true sense of Scottish style, tradition and expertise for your special day, David is the man when th...
Hello there my mom is celebrating her birthday on June 4, and we’re going to make her a surprise party. She’s fond of violin, so please help us to invite a good violinist. We thinking about 35 guests for now. Presumptive venue is Pryzm.
Looking for a rock band to play at our Student welcome opening Party )FUSION ROCK'S) at Fusion Tower Bristol for the 12th of February. Not on a massive budget but we can throw in free accommodation, food and drinks on top of it. Great advertising and professional photographer on site! 😉🎸🎤🎺
My wedding day will take place in Bristol Museum - Art Gallery in the end of July. My fiance asked me to hire a saxophonist, so could you bring him such pleasure please.. We expected 90-100 guests (25-75 age). As well let me see your quotes please.
Hello, I am responsible for the incidental music during the fundraising event in The Bristol Hotel on 4th of July, and I’d like to hire a saxophonist for 3 hours. Is it available? Could you also send the quotes please?
Hello, my name is Mary Jane, I want to sort out with incidental music in our wedding, it should be gentle and romantic background, maybe a flute or a harp. As for the venue, that will be held in Clevendon Hall on 28th of August.
Hi, I’m Samanta, I tried to find a flutist on my own, but failed. So here I need your help and experience. There will be a private party for 30 people in Square in a month. I’ll appreciate if you send the quotes and all details asap.
Hello, we are John and Mandy, we are going to marry next month and our booked violinist has refused recently, so could you please find us a new one. By the way the event will be held in Mercure Holland House Hotel with 50 people.
Elmgrove centre is booked for anniversary party on 16th of April. There will be 46 guests, including several kids. And for the pleasant background required a violinist. Send please the quotes on the email. Thanks a lot.
Hello, I’m Tilly, I’m turning 30 in a month and I decided to invite a harpist to the party, that is my childhood dream. Could you tell me your quotes please? Actually I have a limited budget for that. By the way Twiss Hotel will be the venue.
Hello, my name is Gloria, I’m organizing the party for my son’s birthday. That will occur in Pony Palace Parties on June 26. So here I’d like to hire guitarist able to capture children’s attention. As well I need your prices. Thanks.
Our party took place on a horrendous cold windy and rainy day; but, you wouldn't have guessed it! Steelosophical (duo with DJ services) bought the Carribean weather to the party and was all the guests talked about even 2 weeks after the party.
The band were professional, and surprised me with their range of songs ( there was something for all ages and cultures) and their talent with one of the members taking a turn on the mic. They arrived early to set up so the guests were played to on arrival. The hotel in fact were late with the reception drinks which didn't matter as everyone was so transfixed with the band. Gary was a pleasure to deal with and happily used his experience of events to judge the mood of the event and play music accordingly.
My mother always has to complain about something and she was full of praise for the band and the party as a result of the band. Result!! I would rate them 11/10 and would highly recommend them.
"We chose Dan, after listening to a lot of musicians, for the way he played and the variety of music styles on his repertoire. He played at our ceremony at the church in such a beautiful and emotional way that made my wife cry during her walk down the aisle. When I arrived at the church he was already there and everything was set up for the ceremony. He also did a great job during our drinks reception playing all the music we wanted him to play besides his recommendations. We strongly recommend Dan if you want an amazing professional that makes your life really easy on a day as stressful as a wedding day. In addition, Dan is a really easygoing person, he paid attention to each detail and the communication with him was great. Thank you, Dan"