Quality traditional Scottish Piper currently with the "1st Battalion Scots Guards" for weddings, funerals, events, etc., to enhance the ceremonial aspects at important times with the assurance of extensive experience and a real sense of both style and occasion. A Glaswegian now based near Selby, Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, KMM, OLJ, OMLJ, has been developing his extensive skills on the highland bagpipes since he was a seven year old Boy Scout. He has enjoyed a long and varied career playing and competing in pipe bands and also solo which has seen him perform in many countries around the world. Past Pipe Major of the "Pontefract & District Caledonian Pipe Band" who became grade 2 "All England Champions" in 2004. One of only three pipers in the United Kingdom who have been honoured with a State Knighthood and should you be seeking that true sense of Scottish style, tradition and expertise for your special day, David is the man when things need to be "right."
Scott McPhail• Aug. 10, 2019
It was very easy to give David a full 5 star ranking! From our initial contact with him through to his performance on our wedding day David was courteous and professional, we simply could not have asked for more from him. On the day itself his wonderful pipe playing, amazing full highland dress and warm personality made him a huge hit with our guests! We also really appreciated his going the extra mile with individual touches such as a Gaelic toast, Selkirk grace and even a greeting in Punjabi!! If you are looking for a piper for your wedding or other event we're confident you would never regret booking David.
Alex• Dec. 22, 2018
David was amazing and really added a special touch to our big day ❤️❤️❤️
Katie Maclachlan• Aug. 4, 2018
David piped at our wedding. David was absolutely fantastic, he was the icing on top of the cake. He wore our family MacLachlan tartan. He piped myself and my Dad into the church, he then piped Jim and I out of the church. Our wedding venue was another hours drive in the opposite direction for David, he rang a few days before the wedding and very kindly offered to drive the extra distance and pipe us into our wedding breakfast. This was truly amazing. David touched so many hearts on our wedding day. I would highly recommend David to anyone! Thank you so much!
Mrs H Short• June 1, 2018
Dear David Just a quick note to say thank you so much for your part in our Daughter’s wedding at Irnham Hall Grantham. After a horrible journey down, of which you kept us informed all the way, arriving with 15mins to spare your were absolutely professional and looked fabulous in full dress Your playing was faultless and piping in of the bride and groom and toast was extra special, you were absolutely fantastic. Thank you so very much and would recommend you 100%
Tracy Donaldson• May 11, 2018
"A super successful surprise for my son's wedding.
Charismatic friendly and engaged with everyone.
His playing was faultless and his piping in of the bride and groom and toast was extra special.
Would highly recommend for any occasion.
Thank you so very much."
Aaron Gillespie• July 27, 2017
"This man was a proffesional and a gentleman who was very knowlegable about bagpiping and scotish tradition. David turned up early, went above and beyond what my father asked and what i expected i recomend david to anyone who wants a quality piper at a very reasonable price. I am so happy with his service!
Kind regards, Aaron."
- How long do you play for?As the client requires
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?No
- How much space do you require?8' ceiling clearance
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?All requests considered.
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?In agreement with the client.
Weddings; Funerals; Birthdays; Burns Suppers; ceilidhs; Scottish connection or not, if you value the assurance of tradition on your special day, the pipes can add much prestige and atmosphere.