I’m a professional Scottish bagpiper for hire. Available 7 days a week. I grew up in Glasgow and started learning the pipes at 11 years old. Then moved to the north of England in my early 20s. I have 30 years continuous experience playing to a high standard with pipe bands in Scotland and England. I've performed at hundreds of events as a solo musician. Including weddings, funerals, birthday parties, and more.
Alyson Andrews• July 10, 2020
Absolutely fantastic day for dads 80th malcolm was a pleasure to meet you my dad was emotional but just loved you playing for him and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts alyson x
Susan lloyd• June 22, 2020
Played at daughters funeral Monday absolute incredible
Del• March 14, 2020
Absolutely superb and I would easily recommend Malcolm. Superb. I hope to book Malcolm again for future events.
Sue Sinclair• Oct. 17, 2019
Definitely 5 star !!!!! Malcolm was very good with our residents he was so much more than a performer he talked to residents about the pipes, history took requests. I would recommend him to anyone. He was very very good with dementia residents. He really made our Scottish lunch very special.
Cheryl• Oct. 16, 2019
A wonderful piper and an absolute gentleman! Made our day special
John Bell• Oct. 4, 2019
We used Malcolm for our Mum’s funeral. He was professional and approachable from the first communication. Exactly what we wanted and gave a fitting tribute to our mum. Superb service. Thank you.
How long do you play for?
Playing time is determined by the event. As a guide: Birthday\ Anniversary party- 1 hour. Funeral- 2 hours. Wedding- 3 hours. A bagpiper will typically play for 15- 45 minutes per session, before requiring a break.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I have Public Liability Insurance.
How much space do you require?
Only require space for 1 person.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
I accept requests to learn new music. Please ask.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
A bagpiper will typically play for 15-45 minutes each hour before requiring a break.
I perform the bagpipes regularly throughout Lancashire, Cumbria & The Lake District, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, and Greater Manchester. I also travel nationwide on request.
(Recent destinations including, but not limited to: Accrington, Altrincham, Ambleside, Ashton-under-Lyne, Barnsley, Barrow-in-Furness, Birkenhead, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bootle, Bradford, Burnley, Bury, Buxton, Cannock, Carlisle, Carnforth, Chester, Chesterfield, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Congleton, Crewe, Darwen, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Ellesmere Port, Fleetwood, The Fylde, Garstang, Glossop, Halifax, Harrogate, Heysham, Huddersfield, Keighley, Kendal, Keswick, Kirby Lonsdale, Kirkham, Lancaster, Leeds, Leigh, Leyland, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Manchester, Mold, Morecambe, Nantwich, Newcastle-under-Lyne, Northwich, Oldham, Ormskirk, Penrith, Pontefract, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Ravenglass, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Rotherham, Salford, Sheffield, Skelmersdale, Skipton, Southport, St. Helens, Stafford, Standish, Stoke-on-Trent, Stockport, Tadcaster, Wakefield, Wallasey, Walsall, Wetherby, Whitehaven, Wigan, Wilmslow, Windermere, Wolverhampton, Workington, Wrexham, York.)
I play a wide repertoire of music, and am always happy to accommodate requests. This is a small selection of the tunes I can play. And I regularly learn new tunes on request. If you’d like another piece of music please ask. Thanks!
Traditional- Scotland the Brave, Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, The Skye Boat Song, Flower of Scotland, Danny Boy, The Fields of Athenry, Mull of Kintyre, Mhairi’s Wedding, Happy Birthday.
Modern- Braveheart Theme (from the movie), Angels (Robbie Williams), Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John), House of the Rising Sun (The Animals), You are My Sunshine (Various), Wake Me Up (Avicii).
Other Traditional Tunes (Scottish and Irish)- The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, The Green Hills of Tyrol (aka The Scottish Soldier), The Battle’s O’er, Over the Hills and Far Away, The Leaving of Liverpool, The Wild Rover, Faith of our Fathers, The Isle of Innesfree, The Rose of Allandale, The Rowan Tree, We’re No Awa Tae Bide Awa, Going Home, The Dark Isle, The Mist Covered Mountains, Flowers of the Forest, Bonnie Dundee.
By Robert Burns- Auld Lang Syne, A Man’s a Man for A’ That, My Love is But a Lassie Yet, Ye Jacobites by Name.
Indian- Shadmani Ho Shadmani, Dulhe Ka Sehra, Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai.