I play several different types of bagpipes, each having their own unique sound. The Great Highland Bagpipe (the 'normal', 'loud' bagpipe) is suitable for creating a Scottish ambience, whether loud and fast dance music or airs and marches for a solemn occasion. The Scottish small pipe has a much quieter and mellow sound, more suited for indoor performances. These pipes go well with other folk instruments such as fiddle, whistle, accordion, guitar, &c. The Northumbrian small pipe has a similar sound to the Scottish small pipe, but a little 'sweeter'.

The tunes I play are suitable for each occasion and range from traditional Scottish and Irish to contemporary and non-traditional songs. Tune requests are most welcome.

I have been playing and teaching the bagpipes for over 20 years, both in pipe bands, folk bands and solo performances. My performances include:

  • weddings
  • parties
  • folk music festivals
  • company promotions
  • funerals & services
  • pubs & clubs
  • rock concerts
  • private functions
  • busking
  • solo and pipe band competitions

My fee varies according to performance time and travel distance. Charity performances are also considered. All performances are in traditional Scottish attire (i.e. kilt, etc.) unless civvies are requested.

For further information, bookings or other enquiries, please send me an email or complete the form below. I usually reply within a couple of days. If you don't hear from me, please contact me again or by another method.