Harry Gow

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Verified bookings: 10
Reviews: 8
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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 currently Pipe Sergeant.

8 Reviews
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Megan Turner

June 1, 2019

Harry was brilliant, kind, understanding and was willing to learn new songs. He was flawless and truly added to our day. My husband is now a convert to Bagpipes....

We would just like to say a huge thank you.

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Maggie mackenzie

Sept. 22, 2018

"Harry was fantastic at my sons wedding. He is very professional . Our guests thought he was excellent.
Harry communicated with us very efficiently and did all that we asked of him . I would highly recommend him . Thank you Harry"

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Elizabeth Logan

July 22, 2018

Thanks Harry for a brilliant performance yesterday at my Parents’ Golden Wedding Anniversary garden party. It was a pleasure to meet you on the day and you were so easy to deal with before hand. I will thoroughly recommend you to all our friends near & far. Many thanks !

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Peter Johnston

April 28, 2018

Harry did a fabulous job ..... appearing exactly as planned and performing brilliantly outside the church and then leading us all across Kew Green towards the wedding. 5-star Harry...well done !

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Roderick Robinson

March 28, 2018

"We booked Harry for a retirement reception for a member of our team who had 44 years service in the NHS.
Harry did a fantastic job, and stayed to be photographed for the Trust news letter, outstanding.

From the start of the booking , always good communication, arrived on time and played excellent.


Rod Robinson
Head of Estates, Frimley Health Foundation Trust."

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Jan. 25, 2018

"Harry Gow was exceptional. Very professional arriving on time,asking what we wanted him to do,interacted well with Residents,and really did give a 5 star performance.
We hope to be able to have him back at Cumnor Hill House on another occasion.Feed back from Residents was excellent too.
All i can say is Well done!"



  • How long do you play for?

    Anywhere between 15 mins to 2 hrs

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


  • How much space do you require?

    2 metres sq

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Give me advance warning and I should be able to learn it.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    Breaks between tunes c.20 seconds

Set List/Services

Extensive list of traditional and modern tunes, from well known classics to obscure melodies. Includes the following:
2/4 Marches
Auchmountains Bonnie Glen
Road to the Isles​
Mhari's Wedding
79th Farewell to Gibraltar
Earl of Mansfield
A Mans A Man
Corn Riggs
The Barren Rocks of Aden
Highland Laddie
Black Bear
Liberton Pipe Band
Royal Scots Polka

Mary Grant of Lochgelly
Greenwood Side
Drunken Piper
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battles O'er

Scotland the Brave
Country Roads
We're Nae Awa Tae Bide Awa
​La Baum
Campbell of Glenlyon
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Thistle of Scotland
Roses of Prince Charlie
Old Rustic Bridge
Hills of Argyll

Steam Boat
Bugle Horn
Cock of the North
Two Pints of Heavy
Atholl Highlanders
The Long Island Jig
I am a Youngman

Irregular time
5/4 - Cullen Bay
9/8 - The Battle of the Somme
9/8 - The Heights of Dargai
12/8 - 6th June 1944

Tripping up the Stairs
Rocking the Baby
Glasgow City Police Pipers

Slow Airs
Highland Cathedral
Amazing Grace
The Dark Island
Bells of Dunblane
Mist Covered Mountains
The Haunting
Flowers of the Forest
Celtic Bolero
​Andy's Lullaby

Keel Row
Orange & Blue

Colin's Dance
Shetland Reel
Sounds of Sleat
High Road to Linton

Outward Bound
Sandy's New Chanter
Jimmy Blue