My name is Mark Haynes and I have been playing the Highland Bagpipes for over 40 years and I have been lucky enough to have played at Earls Court, Wembley Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court, Wilton House, Science Museum, Tower of London, Household Cavalry Barracks, HMS Collingwood, Horse Guards Parade, Portland Castle, Reading & Brentford FC's, BBC Television Centre, most of the London Park Lane & Strand Hotels and various superb Golf Courses.
Living in the Thames Valley I am able to undertake engagements in Central/ West London together with those in Surrey and the surrounding counties (Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middx, Oxon, Bucks, Wilts, Herts). I started learning as a lad in the 10th Hounslow Boys' Brigade, then joined the Pride of Murray Pipe Band, and now play with the Surrey Pipe Band as well as the Reading Scottish Pipe Band.
Dianne Dougan• 31 Oct 2016
"Mark helped us to make our day truly special, he was friendly and relaxed which in turn made us and our grist relaxed. Couldn't of asked for anyone better.
A massive thank you from
Me and Mrs walker."
Melissa comrie• 23 Oct 2016
Mark was brilliant would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a piper for any event, very professional service.
Lea• 23 Mar 2017
"Mark was absolutely fantastic! Everything I requested he was able to do, great communication in preparation for the night. If I ever need a bag piper again or any of my friends need one I would highly recommend mark!
Amazing all round thank you- very happy : )"
Ian Murchie• 5 Aug 2017
I hired Mark for an Indian wedding with the task of combining the bagpipes with some Dhol drummers and I have to say that it sounded absolutely fantastic. The guests were all dancing and it was one of the highlights of the day for me as I made me entrance. Mark arrived in good time and practiced for a few minutes with the Dhol drummers beforehand and generally took everything in his stride. Highly recommended
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?N/a
Can play many tunes, I work with the client to choose those tunes which suit the occasions best.