SCD Solo Piper
Services From SCD Solo Piper in Edinburgh
SCD Solo Piper provides Highland Bagpipe music for all events! SCD Solo Piper was established by Shonagh Duncan; a Highland Bagpipe player with 18 years of experience. Experience was gained as a pipe band member (e.g. at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo), and as a soloist. Shonagh brings this experience to solo engagements across the country; from family occasions (weddings, funerals, anniversaries), to corporate and cultural events (e.g. Conferences and Burns Night), across the UK.
Shonagh has performed at a variety of events, both as a Soloist and as a Band member. These include:
- Weddings, funerals, and family events
- Concerts including Jethro Tull's Charity Christmas Concert and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Concert
- Cruise Ships to the Scottish Isles and Faroe Isles
- Westminster Abbey at the arrival of the Royal family at the Commonwealth Service
- School leavers events and educational talks
- Scottish Music Parade Tour, Germany
- Military Tattoos, including The 2017, 2018 and 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Performed with Pipers Trail (the House band of the Edinburgh Tattoo) in Germany, Norway, Prague, and China.
Shonagh has also appeared in various media, including:
- Live BBC Breakfast T.V., Norwegian Breakfast T.V., and America's 'Today Show' T.V.
- Live BBC Radio 2
- The Sunday Post, Dnes (a daily newspaper in the Czech Republic), and more.
- No.1 Magazine
Shonagh's core focus is to provide a tailored service in order to deliver a service best suited to each individual. Simply tell Shonagh about what you would like from a piper; you can then together discuss how to make that happen! If you are not certain about what you'd like the piper to do, do not worry - Shonagh will happily discuss this with you and provide suitable suggestions for your event.
Shonagh travels to any location for your events. Simply get in touch if you have any questions or enquiries for bookings, and Shonagh will get back to you ASAP!
Alex Panetta• April 1, 2023
Website seems easy and clear to use. Also, Shonagh played brilliantly, was polite and engaging and responsive via email. Highly recommend.
peter stewart-sandeman• July 17, 2021
An excellent piper who made the day special - there were a few other guests at the wedding who also play the pipes - and they rated her playing highly so I go with their comments - (as I am no expert!)
She was in full dress kilt in the scorching heat (27 degrees) - so not an ideal environment for her - and bravely battled on in the heat until the agreed time - whereas many others would have wilted and given up.
Sharon Wilson• June 24, 2020
Excellent. Shonagh was very friendly and accommodating and a great piper. Will be looking to book her again in the future. Thank you for making the P7 Leavers Event a huge success Shonagh. :)
Sam Johnson• Sept. 28, 2019
Better than I could have expected.
Total professionalism, amazing piping and an amazing communicator.
Karen Price• June 8, 2019
This lovely young lady was an absolute pleasure to pipe for us at our wedding.
She was impeccably dressed, and played with expertise and confidence.
She was very accommodating to our needs and very flexible with pricing associated with what we asked.
I would recommend her totally to anybody wanting a first class service.
Thankyou Shonagh. We loved every minute. 😊
STUART SMRDON• May 18, 2019
"Shonagh was on time, professional, flexible and a superb musician playing in difficult circumstances within a nursing home environment with dementia and downs syndrome residents in end of life stages. One resident a former serviceman at the back of the room was crying when she played Farewell to Gib and it clearly invoked many memories for him of a positive nature. Shonagh also played a request which was deeply appreciated by the recipient. Old Lang Syne was appreciated.
A privilege to met such a talented young lady"
How long do you play for?
This depends on your requirements. Let me know what you would like and we can arrange it accordingly.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Do you have a specific tune in mind, whether it be for sentimental reasons or simply because you like it? Simply let me know and I can arrange this for you.
Solo Bagpipe music for a variety of events including:
New Years Eve
... and more!