spud the piper

Aviemore, Inverness-Shire
Verified bookings: 3
Reviews: 27
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Price from: £50.00

Award winning wedding bagpiper in full dress Famous for playing Like a Virgin on the bagpipes to Bride to be Madonna when she arrived in the highlands for her wedding 😃 full dress includes feather bonnet as in my pictures, I try my best to play your requested tune and give it 100%, I also play at a lot of events and funerals, again I try play what the family wish for , its a huge honour for me to pipe at a loved ones funeral

27 Reviews
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Barbara Cathcart

April 12, 2019

Spud was great! He was punctual, followed instructions and was very friendly and helpful. He helped to perfect a perfect event!


Scot Golf Travel

June 13, 2019

Spud is first class and has performed for a number of our overseas golfing groups while they have been in Scotland. He is great with our clients and adapts to each group perfectly! Without doubt a 5***** performer!

Neil, Scot Golf Travel


North Highland Events and Promotions Ltd.

May 23, 2019

"We've used Spud for a number of events over the years, and will continue to do so. Not only is he a consummate professional who has perfected his craft, he continues to be reliable, adaptable and his cheerful demeanour is enjoyed by attendees and us, alike!

Cannot recommend Spud enough!"



April 27, 2019

"This lovely gentleman is highly recommended!
He was really lovely on the day, the piping was excellent, and he was kind enough to have some photos taken with us at another venue afterwards.

10/10 Spud! "


Clare Bremner

April 26, 2019

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Spud for over 20 years, we book him regularly at the hotel and other guests book him privately for events like weddings and parties. In all cases, I’ve never found him anything other than friendly and utterly professional. He’s never let us down and strives to be the best he can be. Book him for your special day and you won’t just get a piper, but someone who is personally committed to make sure your day is superb!


Nicola McAlley

April 25, 2019

I have worked with Spud on a number of occasions spanning more than a decade, from food and drink festivals to publicity events to news stories and every time is always a pleasure. He is a complete professional whose flexibility and ease of manner makes working with him so easy. His Highland dress is impeccable and eye-catching, definitely adding the 'wow' factor to events and his musical repertoire is ever-expanding - no matter the style, if you want a tune played, he will find a way! I can't recommend him enough - Spud is just great to work with and always brings fun to proceedings.

Services From spud the piper

spud the piper

Scottish Wedding Bagpiper

Piping as guests arrive , for example if your wedding starts at 2pm then I’d pipe outside from 1.30 hrs Pipe the Bride down the aisle to what she has chosen - this is normally a traditional Scottish slow air After the ceremony pipe the couple out of the room normally to a drinks reception I normally play for 2 x 15 minute intervals during pictures outside Pipe your top table to their seats Pipe the Bride and Groom to the cake then their seats finishing with my pipers toast in Gaelic then in English- my toast is my trade mark and I always get told it went down a treat Normally I leave the house at 11.30am and return around 6.30pm I will quote outside pop top for travel expenses, thank you
From: £350 per event
spud the piper

Scottish Funeral Bagpiper

A professional funeral bagpiper who has 20+ years of experience. We would fix all the details beforehand by phone or email, I would be in full dress and carry out all your wishes to the best of my ability.
From: £150 per event


  • How long do you play for?

    usually half an hour as guests arrive pipe for the ceremony in and out pipe for periods outside during pics pipe for the top table going in to sit down pipe for the bride and groom as they go to the cake then to sit down and pipe out

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?


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


  • How much space do you require?

    Not a lot - just standing playing mostly

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

    if i can’t play it ill learn it for you 👍

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

    None !

Set List/Services

wedding bagpiper
event bagpiper
funeral bagpiper

Set list includes,Flower of Scotland, Scotland the brave, the Gael, amazing grace,Mhari’s Wedding,the list is endless, just ask please and ill give it 100%, thanks