Since enlisting as a junior piper in 1977Gavin has had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (The Band that made the Original bagpipe recording Amazing Grace and Highland Cathedral) He has also served 18 years With his Majesty the Sultan of Oman in his Royal Guard in his Royal Guards 2nd Band Squadron, as Pipe Major (pipes and drums)
As his next assignment in 1993, at the Command of His Majesty the Sultan, he was tasked with forming the Royal Guards Mounted band 3rd Band Squadron. He formed the mounted from scratch, from young men who neither read nor wrote english, had no knowledge of music or Highland Bagpipes and were unable to ride horses!Within one year, the mounted pipe band paraded and played before H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the nation, with fully balanced of 38 pipers and drums which included 2 drum horses.
I began playing the pipes at 9 years old, I then joined the Army when I left school and joined the Black Watch and served in the pipes and drums. With the Black Watch, I was privileged to take part in many high profile events such as the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo (3 times) the hand over of Hong Kong and 2 musical tours of North America, in addition to this we also played for most members of the Royal Family and visited numerous countries such as New Zealand, Ireland, Kenya and Crete. Since leaving the army I have been lucky to take part in other prestigious events such as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2014, the Basel Tattoo in 2015 and the Berlin Tattoo in 2016, I will be taking part in the Moscow Tattoo and Malta Tattoo in 2017. My experience at these events carries through to the services I can offer for your special day. I have a range of different tartans and uniform styles to choose from. I am also able to offer a bagpipe compositio...
Terry is world famous for playing at Manchester United as the Lone Piper when Sir Matt Busby sadly passed away and, also, as the Lone Piper at the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster.......
Terry has played in England's legendary grade one pipe band, the famous Mount Carmel Pipe Band of Salford. Terry has, also, won a number of solo competitions and is the founder member of the famous Phoenix Pipe Band and, recently, the founder member of the Manchester Community Pipe Band.
Available in Conwy
from £150. Based in Greater Manchester
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...
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...
Wedding Bagpiper North East. Pipe Major McCall leading piper with the NS Scots Pipe Band and one of the best wedding pipers in the country.
Large repertoire of Waltzes, Slow airs, Marches, Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs and Hornpipes.
Available from Yorkshire to Scotland.
Available in Conwy
from £125. Based in Tyne and Wear
Colin was born in Glasgow, and moved to the North of England a number of years ago. He has been playing the pipes for over twenty five years in various bands, as a solo artist, and also as a session musician. His music has taken him all over the world, to places such as Israel, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland, to name a few. He has won several trophies and awards over the years, and played at some big venues around Europe. In the North of England, he has performed at the Sage Gateshead, St James's Park, Alnwick Castle, Hexham Queen's Hall, Sunderland Empire Theatre and Whitley Bay Playhouse.
Colin has played at many weddings and celebrations, and has a wide repertoire of tunes. He is always willing to take on any new tune, and luckily for him, he can 'play by ear', so no tune is out of the question. He takes pride in his music, and will go out of his way to make your special day even more magical and atmospheric. Wheth...
Available in Conwy
from £120. Based in Northumberland
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.
I am the activities co-ordinaries in Adlington Manor care home and I was hoping to be able to get somebody to play the bag pipes for the residents to help us celebrate burns night(but in the afternoon)
Hello, my son is turning 12 on May 19 and he‘s going to celebrate it in Tj’s Roller Skating. After activity kids will have a fective dinner, and I want to make a surprise as a guitar player. Could you please inform me about your quotes.
Hi, my name is Amanda, it’s not usual situation, because I want to hire a guitarist on my fiance’s stag party. Actually it must be a surprise. That will take place in Revolution bar next weekend. It’s urgent request, so please give me your feedback asap.
Hello, my favourite music instrument is flute, so I want to hire a flutist for my farewell party in two weeks. I expect around 30 people (youth in total). That will occur in Cottrell Park Golf Resort. Please contact me asap.
My perents’ anniversary is coming and I have an idea to make a party for them with all their friends and relatives. On this occasion I’d like to invite a violinist at the party which will occur in The Lymm Hotel next month. Please inform about such possibility.
Sandhole Oak Barn
We are looking for a pianist, soloist to play from our ceremony at 2pm until
The venue is in a beautiful barn and has a lovely piano.
Our guests will be around the 80-100 mark.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Hey, my name is Terry, I want to hire a flutist on my birthday party. I’d like to read testimonials before hiring and if you had some video, that would be great. The party will occur in Future Inn Cardiff Bay on March 2.
We booked Lilac to sing at my husband's 50th birthday party and she was exactly what we hoped for: great vocals and original songs, the band were all lovely to talk to, it felt like a mini-concert. All our guests were impressed and remarked on how great the entertainment was. Overall we couldn't be happier 😄
This is to let you know that Ivan was amazing. We could not have asked for anyone better than him. He has a great personality as well and fitted amongst our guests so well.
I have had nothing but I praise from everyone. He made our day.
I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
Although we found Meg by chance, we feel so lucky to have had her sing at our wedding. Her soulful jazz singing and guitar was nothing short of magical. She also talked to us to make it completely personal. We'd recommend without hesitation!
Matt and Al (Wedding) 10/10
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