Ivan Brooks, the Kent Piper

Maidstone, Kent
Verified bookings: 47
Reviews: 21
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I am a Highland Piper based in South East England, and have been performing with my Bagpipes at various events since the tender age of 10. I started to learn the Bagpipes back in 1978 and 1st performed a nervous solo at a wedding at Aylesford church. I am the Pipe Sergeant within the City Of Rochester Pipe Band, who are also available for functions and events.

21 Reviews
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Craig Taylor

Aug. 21, 2021

Ivan was fantastic he really made our day very special indeed. He met the Groom party and gave them a brilliant start to the day before piping the Bride through the streets of Rye to get married. There was a we also had the town crier to contend with but they played off each other perfectly. I would definately recommend Ivan, and I would certainly book him again for any future events

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Michael Doerr

Nov. 22, 2020

Incredible! I will certainly be suing Ivan for future events. The event even created a crowd of on lookers enjoying the music!

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Fiona Banks

Oct. 2, 2019

Ivan was superb! Exceeded our expectations!
All guests were moved by his playing and he was very professional!
Thank you so much

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Hannah Mcbride

June 21, 2019

Ivan was absolutely perfect! He played beautifully and looked the part. So many people commented on how wonderful he was. Thank you!! Definitely recommend.

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Sallie Maclay

May 11, 2019

Ivan has just the right temperament for an entertainer and gave us everything we needed. Many thanks.

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Maggie Woods

Feb. 15, 2019

"I cannot recommend Ivan enough, from the moment I contacted him he was fabulous.
I booked him for a funeral. He was respectful and very professional at all times. He was flexible with our music choices and most importantly played the most wonderful pipe music."



  • How long do you play for?

    30 minute slots between breaks

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?


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

    I have full public liability insurance

  • How much space do you require?

    Just room to stand

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

    possibly, just let me know

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

    I can play in 30 minute segments

Set List/Services

Corriechollies, Terribus
Green Hills o'Tyrol, When The Battles over, Lochanside
Cock of the North, Bonnie Dundee,
Skye Boat, Westering Home
Maries Wedding , Nut Brown Maiden, Barren Rocks, Highland Laddie
Crags of tumbledown mountain, Murdo`s wedding, Crusaders march, Wings
Kenmuirs up and awa wullie, Steamboat, 100 Pipers
Farewell to Cumraw , Itchy Fingers
Minstral Boy , Star of County Down, Maggie
Loch Rannoch, Orange and Blue, Fairy Dance
Highland Cathedral
Amazing Grace
She Moves Through the Fair, Glasgow City Police, Itchy Fingers
The Rose of Kelvingrove
Flower of Scotland
Scotland the Brave, Highland Laddie, Black Bear
Farewell to Javea
Scotland the brave, Rowntree, Killiecrankie
Bells of Dunblane
Dark Island, Mist Covered Mountains
Castle Dangerous, I See Mull, Colin Campbell, The Hawk that Swoops on High
Cullen Bay , J.K.Cairnes
Scotland the Brave, Rowentree, Thistle of Scotland, Caber Feidh
Farewell to the Creeks, Leaving Port Askaig
Massacre of Glencoe, Liberton Polka,
Waly Waly
Campbells Farewell To Redcastle, Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
Crags of Tumbledown Mountain, Falkland Palace
Hector the Hero
Battle of the Somme, Height of Dargia
(American set) Over there, Marine Corps Hymn, Yankee Doodle Dandy, When the saints
(British war and peace set) Keep the home fires burning, Tipperary, Scotland the Brave, Killiecrankie
Earl of Mansfield, Prince Charles Welcome
Lord Lovats Lament, Rose of Allandale, Gallawa Hills, Old Rustic Bridge
Lodgings on a cold ground, Cradle song
Mull of Kintyre, Barnyards of Delgaty
Hot Punch , Atholl Highlanders, All the Blue Bonnets
Banjo Breakdown
Paddy Leather Breaches
51st Highland Division, We`re No Awa tae bide awa, 42nd highland Division
10th Battalion crossing the rhine
Marquis of Huntley
Glasgow City Police Pipers
A Mans a Man for all that
Auld Lang Syne
Flowers of the forest
The Drunken Piper
Cockney Jocks, Bonnie lass o'fyfe, Roses of Prince Charlie
Fairwell to Cumraw, Itchy Fingers
Green hills o' Tyrol, The Battles Over, Paddys green shamrock shore, La Baum, When the piper plays, Andy's Lullabye
Danny Boy
The Gael (last of the mohicans)
Bluebells over the Border, Banjo Breakdown
Rebel Piper, Scotch on the Rocks
The Heroes of Vittoria, The Highland Brigade at Magersfontein
Leaving Lochboisdale, The Highland Cradle Song
The Black Bear
The Piobaireachd Of Donald Dhu
Bonnie Galloway
Liverpool Hornpipe
The Wedding March (Here Comes The Bride)
Highland Wedding
Going Home
Oft in the Stilly Night