David Carril

London
Verified bookings: 3
Reviews: 2
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Price from: £150

Very good multi instrumentalist bagpiper (Scottish bagpipes, Galician bagpipes, tambourines, Irish whistles) Expert in weddings and other social events.

Being born in a Celtic Spanish nation as Galicia made me learn to play Galician bagpipes when a child. When started the university, studying computing systems, I realized that my passion was music and started to combine my university studies with traditional music studies, attending lessons from the best teachers of the area, improving techniques and learning percussion (tambourine) as well.

When moved to the UK,11 years ago, soon got a job performing in a Galician restaurant (Centro Galego, NW10 5NG) and started to get jobs in Galician events (weddings, funerals, etc) while I was studying Irish traditional music (Irish whistles) in the Hammersmith Irish Centre and meeting experienced musicians in Irish and Scottish sessions.

Three years ago I decided to focus my laboral life only in music, having the chance to get a Scottish bagpipe and learn the different fingering of this new instrument. This gave me the chance to get many gigs as a Scottish bagpiper, participating in different events, traditional Scottish celebrations, political and social events, etc.

I also have experience in zaffas (Arabic weddings)

I also been involved in promoting Galician music in London, getting involved with top bands and performing with them.

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Dawn blades

July 23, 2020

Perfect from start to finish! Genuinely amazing bagpiper who was so accommodating and kind- he was a ‘welcomed guest’ and I would highly recommend 👌🏻 Will definitely be booking again! Xx

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Lorna Reid

June 22, 2020

David took on my event at such short notice. He was amazing from the first contact until the end of the event. Unfortunately it was a funeral for my Grandad and David played the car in whilst playing beautifully on the Scottish bagpipes. It really made the send off just perfect! David, you really were amazing and I cannot thank you enough. You are very talented!!! I will definitely be booking for you my wedding one day! Thank you for making a horrible day that little bit lovely xxx

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FAQs

  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    Bagpipes suitable for your needs on your special event

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Playing with top Spanish Celtic bands and with flamenco groups

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    I can learn the tune you want to be played

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Wedding, funerals, dinners, restaurant events

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Cherry Requillas Nacho Rodriguez Russell McLean David Rodriguez Stephen Lironi Antonio Carreira Gumersindo Sanchez

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    Cash or transference

  • How long do you play for?

    As long as the customer wishes

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    I normally don't need that. PA supplied when playing with Flamenco or Celtic groups

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

    Yes

  • How much space do you require?

    I manage when playing alone. 3 M2 when playing with groups

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

    80% for sure. Can't promise when is not suitable for bagpipes

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

    15 minutes per hour

Set List/Services

Bagpiper for all occasions
Acoustic music
Percussion available
Scottish, Irish, Spanish and Flamenco groups provided