Services From Andrew Brian, Highland Wedding Bagpiper
I have over 30 years experience and have played at many high profile events. I am a former military piper and served with the World Famous Black Watch regiment. Whilst I was in the military I qualified as a class one piper which then enables military pipers to be recommended for the prestigious Pipe Majors course. As a class one piper, I was often required to perform as a soloist at important functions for various VIPs and senior officers.
I have been involved in events that have been broadcast to millions world wide such as, The Edinburgh Military tattoo and the Hand over of Hong Kong ceremony. Other events I have performed at include the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland, the Berlin tattoo, the Malta tattoo, musical tours to North America and New Zealand. I have also performed for Scottish societies in Scotland, England, Hong Kong, Canada and Kenya. Amongst these performances, I have had the privilege to play for Royalty and heads of state.
Over the years I have performed for many families at their celebrations such as weddings and funerals and other family gatherings. Each gathering requires different approaches and my extensive experience over the years helps me tailor each performance to suit the families needs.
I have a range of tartans available in a selection of different uniform options which can be discussed at the booking stage. Combining my uniform options with my extensive experience and standard of playing enables me to deliver a service to families that I believe is compatible with a families wishes and expectations at such an important time in their lives.
Please feel free to get in touch or browse my profile for more information about my services.
Philip Fergusson• June 10, 2022
We can’t thank Andrew enough . Good communication through out and he was fantastic . If you need a piper please use Andrew . I know if we need a piper in the future our first port of call will be Andrew . Thanks again Andrew .
Iris Otton• June 5, 2022
We were all very happy it was a fantastic afternoon apart from the weather but we coped thank you
Gérard maddox• May 19, 2022
Andrew was fantastic from our first phone conversation he basically arranged everything,all we had to do is pick the songs and what colour tartan.
The day after my dads funeral my mum was receiving lots of phone calls to say how sad and wonderful the day was,and Andrew got a big mention in most of them conversations.
Donna yates• April 28, 2022
Andrew was absolutely amazing at my wedding from start to finish. He made my wedding day so much more special in memory of my grandad who was from Dundee. As soon as I heard him play me down from my room I was in tears but because it was so beautiful & gave me what I wanted, goosebumps up my arms & a feeling of having my grandad with me. He is the best priced around & he does not rush you. I was blown away by him along with my guests. Highly recommend.
Stephanie Hoey• March 26, 2022
Absolutely brilliant performance, I have loads of video footage but not photographs.
Mum was so surprised and delighted, made the day. We were all dancing at the other end of the patio. A few people have asked for contact as I posted footage on Facebook.
Thank you Andy Brian.
Collean McEwan• March 22, 2022
Andy was amazing I hired him for my nans funeral and I really can't fault him. He was in contact with the funeral directors and the priest to make sure everything I wanted was possible. I highly recommend
How long do you play for?
Most requirements for a piper are for short performances during certain parts of the events. Due to the volume of the instrument, I wouldn't typically play for anymore than 10 minutes at a time.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
PA and lighting isn't required for my act
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I am fully insured
How much space do you require?
Just a room to get changed in at most. Not always required and dependant on the job type
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Given enough notice and if it is a piece that can be played properly on the pipes, then yes.
I play most traditional and popular bagpipe music. I am available to hire for Weddings, parties, Funerals and most other types of functions.
The following is a selection of my repertior, I do have other tunes that may be unfamiliar to non piping people. If you don't see your
favourite, please get in touch, I do have an extensive library and can usually source and learn most bagpipe tunes.
Cock of the North
Hector the Hero
Mull of Kintyre
The Cradle song
The Dark Isle
The Flower of Scotland
The Leaving of Liverpool
The Mingualy boat song
The Mist covered mountains
The Sky boat song
These are my mountains
We're no awa tae bide awa
Flowers of the Forrest
Sleep Dearie Sleep
Abide with me
Oft the Stilly Night
Donald MacLean of Lewis
Farewell to the Creeks
King George the V's Army
Liberton pipe band
Lord Lovat's lament
Scotland the Brave
The 25th KOSB's farewell to Meerut
The Atholl Highlanders
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Bathgate Highland games
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Waterloo
The Black bear
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
The Crags of tumble down mountain
The Green Hills of Tyrol
The Heights of Dargai
The Road to the Isles
The Rose of Allendale
The Roses of Prince Charlie
The Rowan Tree
The Steam boat
When the Battle's O'er
Ye jacobites by name
Auld Lang Syne
A Man's a man for a that
My Love she's but a Lassie yet
Corn rigs are bonnie
Ye Banks and Braes
Will ye no come back again
Ae fond Kiss