Services From David Carril in London
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.
dawn blades• Jan. 22, 2023
Our second time hiring this amazingly talented man!
He learnt a song with 5 days notice - and made us all cry happy tears….
His very professional and will do all he can to accommodate your needs….. will definitely be using him again
A Choudhury• Oct. 2, 2022
David was very responsive and his playing suited our event very well.
Mark Simpson• Sept. 30, 2022
Booked David Carril (Piper) for our Mum’s funeral on Friday where he played Scottish music before & after the service. David was dressed in tartan & his playing was superb. Even the Celebrant said he was the best piper that she had seen at a funeral service…..thank you again David 👏
Olivia von Wulffen• Aug. 13, 2022
David was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t recommend him more highly. I wanted David to pipe my entrance to the church and for it to be a surprise for my fiancé, so he arrived extra early to practise with the organist for a magnificent entrance and then went and hid away in the village to ensure my fiancé didn’t see him. He was friendly, communicative and even travelled longer on the day because of a train strike! His playing was absolutely beautiful. We were so lucky to have found David, and will be forever grateful to him for everything he did for us.
miss l campbell• May 23, 2022
Wow what can I say..David was absolutely amazing and he played just beautifuly for my father's funeral. He was so kind and respectful and his professionalism was just outstanding.
He made a sad day that bit brighter and he sounded just beautiful. I would highly recommend David and will certainly request for him again. Thank you David 😊
Laura Thompson• April 21, 2022
David was very professional , well presented and accommodating to our needs.We hired him for a family member's funeral. He even learnt to play their favourite song, which was so touching for us on the day . Couldn't have asked for more from him, would highly recommend !
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?
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
Bagpiper for all occasions
Scottish, Irish, Spanish and Flamenco groups provided