Services From Malcolm Smith- Scottish Bagpiper
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.
Gemma Graham• May 14, 2022
Absolute professional from start to finish, I am just sorry I didn't get to thank you more on the day! From hearing the pipes whilst getting ready, to being piped down the aisle and into the wedding breakfast... it was all so special and beautifully done. Thank you for giving this Scottish girl a wee bit of home at her Yorkshire wedding!
I would recommend you to everyone for their special event.
Margaret Ford• Nov. 2, 2021
Heather Hamilton• Aug. 5, 2021
Malcom was very professional and was an amazing touch to my sons wedding.
Janet Campbell• July 11, 2021
We had a lovely day and Malcolm was wonderful. Everything he did was perfect. He was there on time and played all the tunes to perfection. This made our day as it made the bride feel relaxed and all of the guests who were not used to the pipes were enthralled. We cannot thank him enough, it completed the service for our family.
Joan Woods• March 26, 2021
Malcolm you were amazing you made my mum's funeral extra special sorry I didn't get the time to see you before you left to say thanks but as soon as we came out of the crem we had to get in the cars because of the covid but I will definitely be using your services again thank you so much
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
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.