The Wiltshire Piper - The Piper for All Occasions

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Tony is an accomplished piper and has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes for 20 plus years. On discharge from the Armed Forces, after 22years service, both Regular and NRPS he attended the piper’s course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming, Inchdrewer, House Edinburgh. He went on to be tutored further under the watchful eye of an Ex Scots Guards Pipe Major, prior to launching his professional career. Tony is predominately a solo piper however also manages The Home Counties Pipes & Drums whom are available for larger corporate events, carnivals and fetes and Tony and the team have recently completed 8 stadium tours opening, and on stage with Sir Rod Stewart, members of the band have also played alongside The National Symphony Orchestra with the well-known and respected conductor, Anthony Inglis. The Band is made up of Members located throughout the South therefore subsequently can supply the number of Pipers and Drummers for you, according to your requirements. He and his colleagues will tailor the event to your specific requirements and can advise where needed, on the formal parts of your Event, including if necessary the best way to utilize your piper, or pipe Band to make it an occasion to remember. Tony has two tartans Royal Stewart and Black Watch, his family tartans, and can attend in Formal Ceremonial dress, Day or Evening dress subject to your preference. The Band also have several other additional tartans including Red Robertson and Lamont but Royal Stewart is their Formal Band Tartan All Band members experienced and highly skilled musicians, brought them together through a passion for their hobby and to promote traditional highland bagpipe music and Highland Dancing. The Band are available for large events such as fetes, festivals, parades and promotional launches or smaller events to suit the client’s individual requirements. The band members are located throughout the whole of the south of England from the South West, in Devon to the South East in Kent and North as far as Shropshire Leicestershire, and the Midlands, a majority belonging to pipe bands within their local areas They can travel overseas if required and therefore makes them the one stop place for your occasion from solo piper to full Marching Band and dance group. In the United Kingdom they have previously performed together at many Military, Corporate and celebrity events, Concerts, Weddings, Birthdays, Funerals, Burn's Nights, Birthdays, and TV and Radio presentations. In fact, no matter what your event they can provide a highly professional service, having also performed in many counties in Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA.

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Andrea Martin

Nov. 2, 2020

I can highly recommend Tony without any question. Not only was his playing 5* plus but Tony will go above and beyond to make your event as special as he possibly can. Thank you so much for giving my mum a beautiful send off. I couldn't have wished for anything more. Myself and my family would like to say thank you so much. Kindest regards Andrea

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Charly bushby

Oct. 19, 2020

Tony was amazing. He did my mums funeral and honestly made the service so much more special. He was in contact straight away listened to what me and dad wanted and advised when needed. Everyone at funeral commented how amazing Tony was. Thank you so much.

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Louise Ferguson

Aug. 1, 2020

It was an extremely enjoyable time and all enjoyed the Wiltshire Piper. I did receive a call during the event to ask for feedback which I think should have waited until the next day or on email rather than interrupting me at the time of the event however we enjoyed the music and my Fathers 85th was made very special due to this.

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Jayne Gazur

June 15, 2020

Tony played for our mum's funeral and he was so professional, he just new where to stand and when to play and made a very sad day memorable.

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Mark Price

May 21, 2020

Turned up on time very professional. He played an excellent variety of music. After the lockdown we would like to have Tony back again for my Mother's birthday meal.

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ella dunn

May 7, 2020

Thankyou so much Tony for your service. Sorry I never got to meet you in person yesterday. Absolutely beautiful music the best bag piper I have ever heard and it made the funeral for my uncle a special one and extra comforting. What a lovely genuine guy goes out of his way to make arrangements and advise what type of tune to have depending on the occasion. Will remember you forever xx

Services From The Wiltshire Piper - The Piper for All Occasions

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Corporate Event

The Band of the Home Counties Pipes and Drums are a group of professional musicians formed in 2009 following an event and during their annual BBQ. It was suggested that although most were members of existing Pipe Bands or Solo Pipers, they wished to have their own individual identity as a Pipe Band when performing together at functions. The Home Counties Pipes & Drums was agreed to be their collective name and the band continues to go from strength to strength Stadium Concerts and recently have performed on stage at 8 of the 9 Rod Stewart Stadium Concerts. All experienced and highly skilled musicians brought them together through a passion for their hobby and to promote traditional highland bagpipe music. The Band is available for large events such as fetes, festivals, parades and promotional launches or smaller events to suit the client's individual requirements.and will normally perform for between 20 - 30 minutes dependent on your requirement. The Price quoted is per musician
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Wedding Package

Having a piper creates a finishing touch to your wedding day, be it a church or civil ceremony. Bagpipes are a great addition to any part of your wedding day reception or ceremony but traditionally a piper can be used to: • Greet your guests prior to your arrival and then escort the Bride into the church. • Play inside the church during the signing of the register. • Play the Bride and Groom out following the ceremony and whilst photographs are being taken outside of the Wedding party and Guests. • Once the Bride and Groom have completed the receiving line (if Applicable) play them both up to their table at the Wedding Breakfast. • If a Separate Evening Wedding Reception is planned play whilst any additional guests arrive.
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Burns Night Bagpiper

It is traditional for anyone arranging a Burns Supper to have a Highland Piper to pipe-in the haggis, usually to the tune “A Man’s a Man for A’ That”. Following the ‘Address to a haggis’ it is then carried out by the chef and escorted by the piper to the tune “My Love she’s but a lassie yet”. Burns Suppers are now very popular on the social calendar and combine a celebration of Robert Burns and his poetry along with traditional Scottish fare and of course whiskey and song! Burns Night is traditionally celebrated on the 25th January, the birth date of Robbie Burns. However due to the popularity of this evening more and more organisers are tending to book the weekend before or after. It would be advised that due to demand, you should book your date as early as possible.
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Funeral Piper

Pipers have been used at military and state funerals for centuries, but today Piping is becoming more of a common feature at family funerals. I have a wide selection of tunes from which your family can choose, however, the most commonly used tunes are: • Flowers of the Forest (Normally played during the burial or committal) • The Dark Island • Mist Covered Mountains • The Skye Boat Song • Amazing Grace
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