Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper

Preston, Lancashire
From: £120
Verified bookings: 26
Reviews: 11
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Price from: £120

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.

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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.

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Cheryl

Oct. 16, 2019

A wonderful piper and an absolute gentleman! Made our day special

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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.

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michelle james

Sept. 28, 2019

OMG what a night - I cannot recommend Malcom enough , nobody at my sons 30th knew about this surprise , my son was shocked
Malcolm joined in with all the banter and got the party into full swing and an amazing piper - Big thank you from us all 👍👍

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Terese Southworth

Sept. 15, 2019

Malcolm was amazing everything and more on time played songs requested was loved by all our guests young and mature thank you malcolm for making Mum & Dads Diamond wedding Anniversary so special xxx

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Diane murray

July 27, 2019

Absolutely fantastic! What more can i say😊

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FAQ
  • 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?
    Not required.
  • 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.


Set List/Services

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.

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