The London Bagpiper - Bagpiper

The London Bagpiper has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes since he was 10 years old and through-out his piping career he has played as an individual solo performer at multiple events across a wide range of platforms. He has performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, The Intercontinental in Mayfair (Ldn), Saxon Hall, Birkbeck University, Sony Pictures and plays regularly on the Great British Pullman steam train (otherwise known as the 'Orient Express').

Furthermore, The London Bagpiper has played for weddings at Horsley Towers, Horsted Place, Leeds Castle, Saddlers Hall, and Burns’ suppers for Panasonic, Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casino and Howling Hops Brewery etc.

The London Bagpiper has appeared on a range of well-known TV and Radio programmes, from Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, to Made in Chelsea and The Last Leg: Correspondents. He has also featured as a session musician with Right Said Fred and for Walkers Crisps, and has performed with The Chieftains, and the international bestselling classical group, Il Divo.  

The London Bagpiper is an accomplished skilled professional, highly versatile and flexible in his approach. He always works with his clients to ensure that every performance delivers the right impact for the intended audience.

Services offered:

Weddings:

Having a bagpiper at a wedding is lucky, so why not let the bagpipes bring that luck to the first day of the rest of your lives? The London Bagpiper can provide the below services, which can be be altered to cater for your specific requirements to make your day as unique as possible, including:

  • Play whilst guests arrive
  • Lead the bride/groom down the church aisle, then play married couple out of the ceremony suite on exit
  • Play a medley of tunes whilst the photographs are being taken, including a repertoire of traditional and contemporary
  • Lead the married couple to the top table at the wedding breakfast


Burns' Suppers:

Burns’ Suppers are a well-known Scottish celebration. There main purpose is to celebrate the life and birthday of poet Robert Burns who blessed Scotland with his poems, songs, and stories over 250 years ago. A Scottish inspired bagpiper compliments the day superbly and gives the evening a traditional ambiance. The haggis should not be brought to the table other than to the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe!

The London Bagpiper can provide the below services which can be altered to cater for your specific requirements to make your celebration as unique as you feel necessary:

  • Play whilst guests arrive
  • Lead the haggis to the top table
  • Lead the haggis out of the room
  • Play a medley of tunes whilst the starters and/or mains are being served

 

Birthdays:

Why not have something different at your birthday. The bagpipes will get the crowd clapping and make your birthday distinct and special.

The London Bagpiper can provide a selection of contemporary tunes can be provided to sing along to, such as:

  • Thin Lizzy – Whisky in a Jar
  • George Harrison – Here Comes the Sun
  • AC/DC – It’s a Long Way to the Top if you Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Oasis – She’s Electric
  • Blur – Tender
  • The Proclaimers – Walk 500 Miles
  • Pulp – Disco 2000
  • Rod Stewart – I Am Sailing
  • Happy Mondays – Step On
  • Faithless – Insomnia
  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
  • Jurassic Park
  • Harry Potter
  • Star Wars
  • Happy Birthday

 

Funerals:

A funeral is a time for reflection and remembering the life of a loved one. A bagpiper playing at the beginning or end is sure to leave a lasting memory.

The London Bagpiper can provide music for both a burial or cremation. Below is an outline of what could be arranged:

Burial:

  • Lead the hearse and coffin into the service
  • Lead the coffin to the burial site
  • Play during committal
  • Play in the background once the minister has completed his/her sermon

Cremation:

  • Lead the hearse and coffin into the service
  • Play within the service during committal
  • Play whilst guests gather their thoughts over the flowers

 

Corporate:

The London Bagpiper has worked with a range of leading corporations including Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Radio 2, Absolue Radio, Sony, RadioTimes, Burberry, Walkers, Panasonic, Flybe, Belmond, Marie Curie and many more.   

 

Media:

The London Bagpiper has appeared on a range of well-known TV and Radio programmes, from Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, to Made in Chelsea and The Last Leg: Correspondents. He has also featured as a session musician with Right Said Fred and for Walkers Crisps, and has performed with The Chieftains, and the international bestselling classical group, Il Divo.  

 

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The London Bagpiper - Bagpiper Repertoire

 

  • Highland Cathedral
  • Amazing Grace
  • Flower of Scotland
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Danny Boy
  • Scotland the brave
  • Maries' Wedding
  • Whisky in a Jar
  • She's Electric
  • Tender
  • Insomnia
  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Walk 500 Miles
  • Can Can
  • Thin Lizzy – Whisky in a Jar
  • George Harrison – Here Comes the Sun
  • AC/DC – It’s a Long Way to the Top if you Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Oasis – She’s Electric
  • Blur – Tender
  • The Proclaimers – Walk 500 Miles
  • Pulp – Disco 2000
  • Rod Stewart – I Am Sailing
  • Happy Mondays – Step On
  • Faithless – Insomnia
  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
  • Jurassic Park
  • Happy Birthday

 

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This Act's Average Star Rating

Thank you for your intrepid playing. Much enjoyed, and commented positively by many of our VIP guests that you welcomed so joyfully.

FlyBe, (2017)

In TV things are almost always last-minute with tight time restrictions - we threw him in at the deep end, turning up to a last-minute shoot to perform as a surprise for our contributor. Not only did he follow direction superbly, he was easy to communicate with, prompt, incredibly polite and easygoing. His performance was also terrific! Highly recommended for any filming purposes.

Open MIC, (2017)

Thank you so much for last night. Your fabulous piping helped make it the best event yet for the club.

Frank, (2017)

His playing was one of the highlights of our wedding day, especially for our Irish and Scottish families. Highly recommended!

Paula, (2017)

We were absolutely thrilled that we chose him as our bagpiper for our wedding in London. His playing was excellent, and he was extremely friendly, professional, and happy to accommodate our requests. We would highly recommend him!

Fiona, London (2017)

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