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.
Pete Steadman• 11 Nov 2018
"Gavin was very easy to deal with, booking and arrangements went seamlessly,
Gavin arrived early on the day of the event and took the time to review las minute arrangements and to walk the route.
We had a very successful parade fronted by an excellent duo of Gavin and the accompanying drummer.
Well done lads and thanks for making our Remembrance Day Parade, commemorating 100 yrs since the end of WW1, here in Tutbury a fitting tribute."
John Mc Dougall• 22 Sep 2018
"Gavin Played exactly what we required and at the perfect time with the perfect tune selection.
He was greeted very well by all the guests and they all enjoyed the music."
- How long do you play for?what you wish
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?no Brakes or 10 min if in need
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?Yes
- How much space do you require?Very Little
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?N/A
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?NO
- How long do you play for?what ever is requested
Pipe major Gavin `Moffat is available for Private Parties, Weddings & Corporate Events.