Andrew Brian, Highland Wedding Bagpiper

Warrington, Cheshire
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Andrew Brian, Highland Wedding Bagpiper
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Bring a touch of Scotland to your Wedding celebrations

As a former military piper I am able to bring a sense of ceremony to your celebration. I will discuss options with you and guide you to deliver a performance to compliment your big day.
From: £250 per event
Andrew Brian, Highland Wedding Bagpiper
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Professional bagpiper For Funerals and memorials

As a former military piper I am able to bring a sense of dignity and ceremony to your service. I will take time to discuss options with you and guide you to deliver the perfect tribute.
From: £140 per event
Andrew Brian, Highland Wedding Bagpiper
(52)

Bagpiper for parties and celebrations

This package covers many event types such as birthdays celebrations. I am happy to chat with you in detail to get a feel of what will work best for you and tailor the performance to suit.
From: £90 per event
Andrew Brian, Highland Wedding Bagpiper
(52)

Bagpiper for formal dinner parties, burns nights and Mess dinners

I have a selection of tartans available in full dress that will add a sense of ceremony to your event. Being ex military I bring the professionalism and bearing expected at important events.
From: £190 per event

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Price from: £150

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.

Andy

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Liam Kennedy

Oct. 9, 2021

Amazing bagpiper, will hire again.

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Mark Reid

Aug. 22, 2021

Andrew was excellent, extremely professional and everyone at the wedding loved the sound of the bagpipes. Would 100% recommend for any occasion.

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Zara Pope

Aug. 7, 2021

Andrew was fantastic! I booked him for my dad's suprise 60th. Everyone was thrilled especially my dad Gary. Andrew was great on the lead up to the event and was very attentive. Thank you very much. I will definitely be using you again. Zara

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Brian Frame

July 31, 2021

Andrew was professional from start to finish he kept in touch right up until the event. And Andrew piped us in to our event and played some medleys after wards and posed for photos and made it a very nice evening which everyone enjoyed. We will not hesitate to book Andrew again. FABULOUS!!!

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James Stewart

May 27, 2021

From the first communication when booking online after reading his profile , which stood out compared to the others on the site, I was not disappointed , when we first spoke I didn’t have to say anything it’s like he read my mind and the situation to come, the songs I chose were met with professionalism,

After Andrew driving 4 hours down south for the funeral, we turned the corner and into the gates of the crematorium, Andrew was there like the lone piper with the sun shining down around him and his outstanding attire , he led the procession to the doors , his years of experience shown through, I wish to say I would love to see him again but of course under better circumstances,

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Marian rushton

May 26, 2021

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FAQs

  • 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.

Set List/Services

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.

Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral

Slow airs/songs

Caledonia
Cock of the North
Danny boy
Going Home
Happy Birthday
Hector the Hero
Maries Wedding
Mull of Kintyre
My Home
Scottish soldier
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

Laments

Flowers of the Forrest
Sleep Dearie Sleep

Hymns

Abide with me
Oft the Stilly Night

Marches

Bonnie Dundee
Donald MacLean of Lewis
Farewell to the Creeks
Highland laddie
Jeannie Mauchline
King George the V's Army
Liberton pipe band
Lord Lovat's lament
Murdo's Wedding
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

Burns

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