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 Powys
from £200. Based in Gloucestershire
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
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...
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 Powys
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...
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.
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 Powys
from £120. Based in Northumberland
I am looking for an extension to my house as the party is in winter so will be too cold for the garden. Heating will also be needed. Size approx 3m x 5m. Ground mostly concrete going onto grass. Will need it to be put up.
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.
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.
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, 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.
We are just enquiring about hiring a harpist for the welcome drinks at our reception. From 3pm-4pm. Guests arrive at 3pm and the afternoon tea starts at 4pm. The venue is at Wolfscastle Country Hotel near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. The date of the event is July 15 2017.
Thanks very much
Rebecca James and Daren Devendran
Afternoon tea at country house outside Abergavenny.
Music on arrival and wile drinks/tea being taken. If weather fine the room has patio doors leading to a terrace overlooking the gardens so outside would be nice. Just gentle background music for a few hours with perhaps a couple of breaks.
City Hall is the place of holding the fundraising event next month in Cardiff. There is lack of music background, so I‘d like to hire a harpist. I would like to see the prices and testimonials, if it’s possible. Thank you.
Hey Claire, would you be available to play a 1.5-2 hour slot at the drinks reception of my wedding on the 16th April 2017. The wedding is at Kingscote Barn, Tetbury. It would be from about 2:30pm - 4/4:30 pm.
Brilliant sax player
At my 60 th birthday and renew of vows
Everyone thought it was great
Wendy played various tunes to sort all ages after being told the age range
I did not choose any apart from our first wedding dance which she played superbly
Would recommend without hesitation
Actually someone at at our celebration
Took her business card for Wendy to play at their wedding no better recommendation
The beautiful music of the City String Ensemble was a highlight of our event. The group were also very quick to respond to queries and very accommodating in the set list they developed especially for the event. I would highly recommend them.
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