spud the piper
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
Sophie• 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!
Linda Brown• March 7, 2019
Always flexible to work with and will do whatever he can to make the event worthwhile. I have worked with Spud for more than 10 years and every time it is a highlight for all of my guests from around the world. More so one of the most talented pipers I have ever worked with.
Mark• April 23, 2019
I have worked alongside Spud for 15 years now for a few distillery companies. Great piper who knows how to kick start an evening. I would highly recommend!
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.
MARTIN THOMPSON• April 5, 2019
Spud kindly attended a conference held in Edinburgh for our Swedish based company and not only entertained us with his wonderful piping skills but he took the time to talk to us about himself and the history of the bagpipes in detail. The group was then able to try playing the pipes themselves with instructions from Spud. For many this was a first and perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity. I cannot thank Spud enough for this experience which was greatly appreciated by everyone. Not only is Spud a wonderfully talented piper but he is extremely knowledgeable, funny and friendly.
- 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?N/a
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?Yes
- 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 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