Braintree, Essex
Verified bookings: 11
Reviews: 6
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My Name is Mike Simmons.
I have played solo for many years also with various bands in Essex, London & the home counties. I would be delighted to discuss your event and will accommodate you in any way I can.

6 Reviews
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Lynne Wales

May 14, 2019

"Very Good.

Smart Piper with Good Sounds from the Bagpipes."


Colin Ovenden

Sept. 14, 2017

Mike played at my mother's funeral and I must say although it was a sad and emotional day he was absolutely fantastic. Even one of the funeral pull bearers cried and everyone said it was one of the most emotionally charged funerals they had been to which in part was due to Mike. A huge thank you from all our family.



April 3, 2017

Dear Mike, thank you for playing at my grandad's funeral. You sounded amazing and it added that personal touch. everyone commented on how professional you were, looked fantastic in your dress uniform and mostly how great it sounded. Thanks again mike!


Geoffrey Howe, Queens College, Cambridge

July 2, 2016

Dear Mike You were tremendous and I have received so many compliments about you – you were a delight to work with – thank you.


Pete Cawley

Dec. 31, 2015

"We hired Mike for our son and daughter in laws wedding celebration on New Year's Eve. From the initial contact to the night of the event, Mike was always easy to contact which meant the evening was really easy to organise. Mike was immaculately turned out and his pipe playing first class. He played a large selection of tunes and to top it all he piped the bride and groom into the main hall which was truly fantastic. Mike stayed on to have photo after photo taken with all the guests. A real gentleman. I would highly recommend Mike to play at any given function. Thanks for making a great night even more special. (10 / 10)
Pete cawley"


Mike Simmons

Jan. 25, 2015

Our Piper was great! he arrived on time and played exactly what we wanted him to play including a rousing rendition of Flower of Scotland!!!!i would definately book him again.



  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Playing at the Cenotaph, Playing SOLO at the Menin Gate (Ypres), Playing in lorelei to 25,000 people overlooking the Rhine, Playing at the Geostra (Jousting festival) in Sulmona, Italy.

  • How long do you play for?

    upto 2 hrs

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?


  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


  • How much space do you require?

    Small area to play in.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    If I have time I will learn it.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

Set List/Services

Burns Nights
BBQ’s & Garden Parties
Anything else you may wish

My Repertoire
Auld lang syne
Amazing grace
Battle of the Somme
Brown haired maiden
Battles o’re
Bonnie Dundee
Ben Guillion
Bonnie lass of Fyvie’o
Castle dangerous
Collins cattle
Erins green shore
Flower of Scotland
Flowers of the forest
Green hills
Going home
Hadleigh Castle
Highland laddie
Highland cathedral
The Heights of Dargai
I see mull
I love a lassie
La Baum
Loch lomond
Orange and blue
Sweet maid of Glendaruel
Marine corps hymn
Marie’s wedding
Morag of Dunvegan
Mac n Irish
Murdo’s wedding
My land
Rowan tree
Stop your tickling jock
The Gael
The Mermaid song
Rainbow country
Rose of kelvingrove
When the pipers play
You raised me up