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.
Elizabeth Logan• 22 Jul 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 !
Tracy• 25 Jan 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!"
Maggie mackenzie• 22 Sep 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"
Megan Turner• 1 Jun 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.
Roderick Robinson• 28 Mar 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.
THANK YOU HARRY.
Head of Estates, Frimley Health Foundation Trust."
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?Breaks between tunes c.20 seconds
- How long do you play for?Anywhere between 15 mins to 2 hrs
- 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 much space do you require?2 metres sq
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?n/a
- How long do you play for?Anywhere between 15 mins to 3 hrs
Extensive list of traditional and modern tunes, from well known classics to obscure melodies. Includes the following:
Auchmountains Bonnie Glen
Road to the Isles