Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper

Preston, Lancashire
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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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Susan Almond

Sept. 27, 2020

I was delighted with Malcolm's very professional manner and competence. There were many positive comments about how his music helped to make the occasion memorable. I would certainly ask him again, should another suitable situation occur and woud have no hesitation in recommending him. S Almond

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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

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Susan lloyd

June 22, 2020

Played at daughters funeral Monday absolute incredible

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Del

March 14, 2020

Absolutely superb and I would easily recommend Malcolm. Superb. I hope to book Malcolm again for future events.

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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

Services From Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper

Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper
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Evening Party Scottish Bagpiper

Anniversaries & Birthday Parties - evening, 6 pm to Late: -Surprise a Scottish relative or friend with bagpipes on their special day. -Traditional & modern bagpipe music to entertain your guests. -Celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or family event in style. -Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor events. -Base price includes up to 1 hour attendance & performance time. 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 of 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.
From: £100 per event
Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper
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Scottish Bagpiper for a Funeral

Funeral Packages include: Traditional & Appropriate Music to depart from the home or another venue Music as mourners arrive at church, chapel or crematorium Music as coffin enters church, chapel or crematorium Leading coffin to the graveside with mourners Fitting music at final farewell I work closely with funeral directors and family members. To ensure each occasion is unique, and individual requests are delivered exactly. A wide repertoire of music is available, and I can accommodate requests for specific songs. Base price includes 2 hours attendance & performance time. 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.
From: £120 per event
Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper
(15)

Daytime Party Scottish Bagpiper

Anniversaries & Birthday Parties (8 am to 6 pm): -Surprise a Scottish relative or friend with bagpipes on their special day. -Traditional & modern bagpipe music to entertain your guests. -Celebrate an anniversary, birthday or family event in style. -Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor events. -Base price includes 2 hours attendance & performance time. 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 of 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.
From: £140 per event
Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper
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Scottish Bagpiper for Weddings

Wedding Package includes: - Music as groom & guests arrive - Music when the bride arrives - Playing bride down the aisle (optional) - Music as bride & groom exit the ceremony with guests, and whilst photographs are taken - Music to welcome everyone to the drink reception following the ceremony - Play bride and groom to the top table for the wedding meal (within 2 hours of ceremony) -The base price for this package includes up to 3 hours attendance & performance time. I’m a professional Scottish bagpiper for hire, and therefore 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 of 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, especially weddings, funerals, birthday parties, and more.
From: £140 per event
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FAQs

  • 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.