Scottish Piper for Weddings; Funerals or Special Events
Very experienced player. Have played in solo competitions and several pipe bands. Played in several Tattoos: Canada, Edinburgh, Basel & Den Boss in the Netherlands. Have full dress kit including feather bonnet, plaid, white spats, & horse hair sporran. Most events are done with formal dress as in my profile picture. Full dress (with feather bonnet, plaid and white spats) is available. All fees are based on location, travel time, time required at the event and type of dress. Tunes for all occasions can be played expertly.
Price Range: $200 & up depending on details
Gig Length: 5 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I will arrange to meet you or a representative at a given location about 15 minutes prior to the starting time you have requested. I will usually be dressed as shown in my Profile picture, which is Formal Dress. Full Dress (with feather bonnet, plaid, spats, & horse hair sporran) is an option but rarely requested due to additional cost.
I will rehearse the plan for the event with you or a representative. For a wedding, funeral, or other special event, I will play for the time requested. This could be for 15-20 minutes as guests for a wedding arrive; could be for 1 tune like Amazing Grace at a funeral or gravesite; playing in Head Table guests at a special dinner or whatever. You tell me and I will do it. Fees are based on location, travel time, playing time, and time required to remain at an event between playing times. Payment is arranged ahead of time either on Gig Salad or when I show up for the event. I usually play solo but have played with other groups as well. Example, the Chieftains in the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC.
I currently play with The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band. Have played previously with the Canadian Scottish Militia pipe band in Victoria, BC. Well known within the piping community in Victoria. I am very familiar with tunes for weddings, funerals and special events.
Past Booked Events
|August 17, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Mill Bay Wedding|
|August 09, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Olympic View Golf Course|
|August 08, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||City of Victoria|
I can play a variety of well known Highland Bagpipe tunes but some of the more typical tunes include the following:
Funerals: Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, Abide With Me or other short laments/hymns
Weddings: Scotland the Brave, Mary's Wedding, Road to the Isles, Back to Donegal and a variety of 6/8 or 2/4 tunes, jigs etc.
Special Events: playing in a head table with Bonnie Dundee, Athol Highlanders, Highland Laddie, Scotland the Brave; birthdays playing Happy Birthday etc.
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