As well as Pipe Major to the Phoenix Pipes & Drums, and Bandmaster to the Southern Highlanders Pipes & Drums, I am also the official Piper to the Canadian Embassy in London.
I take all of my piping commitments seriously, and none more so than when I am asked to play at a funeral. I have played for many different faiths, belief and cultures, and Military funerals. I feel that with only one opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one in this way, it is important for me to make sure that the final farewell to your loved one goes exactly how you want it. I believe it to be an honour when asked to play at such a special occasion and will commit as much time as is necessary for the planning, preparation, and other arrangements for my part in a funeral. Many clients have never organised a funeral before and are understandably under much emotional pressure whilst making the arrangements.
I shall always spend as much time as you wish to discuss your plans, making suggestions if required and answering any questions you may have, just to make sure everything goes as you would wish on the day. I can help you with suggestions as to what tunes can be played, at what stage of the funeral and the significance of certain tunes.
Weddings are also an incredibly special moment where it is an absolute privilege for me to be a part. I am always pleased to discuss options with you with regard to playing and to the ceremonial effect that can be achieved on such a special day, with different tartans and doublets that could colour co-ordinate and further compliment any bride and groom. I am therefore able to give helpful guidance without obligation, even before you book.
I have played twice for her Majesty the Queen in London, Prince Laurent in Belgium and numerous VIP events, however you can be assured that I will play for you with the same dedication, commitment and professionalism that I have for every previous performance.