The Welsh Wedding Bagpiper

Bringing the sound of Scotland to South Wales

About me

I started playing the bagpipes many years ago as a young boy in the Newport Boys Brigade Pipe and Drum band in South Wales.  

During that time I played at various events and functions, including piping at the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena.  

Since leaving the band I have gained many years experience playing as a solo piper at weddings, parties, funerals, Burns Night suppers and corporate events.  I have played the bagpipes at many venues and locations across South Wales including St Pierre Hotel, the Copthorne Hotel, the Llansantffraed Court, Cardiff Castle, Glanusk Estate, the Canada Lodge, the Old Rectory Hotel, Cwrt Bleddyn, Castell Coch, the Glen Yr Afon, the Angel Hotel, the Maes Manor, St Fagons Castle, Peterstone Court, the Bear Hotel, Fonmon Castle, Clearwell Castle and the Celtic Manor in Newport.

 

What can you expect if you book me to play the bagpipes for you?

  • I am an experienced bagpiper of high standard and professionalism.
  • I am more than happy to meet with you, in person, prior to your wedding so that you can hear me play.
  • I can always be contacted and will always respond to any questions or queries you may have.
  • I have piped at many weddings across the UK and am more than happy to offer suggestions for your wedding.
  • I will provide you with written contract/invoice should you decide to book me.
  • Please note that I would normally request a non-returnable deposit of £20 to secure the date for any bookings.
  • I only ever take one booking for one wedding on each day; I will not be running off early to play at  someone else's wedding.
  • I usually don't post photographs from your special wedding day onto social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.

 

Repertoire:

My repertoire includes many traditional and favourite Scottish and Welsh tunes including:

  • Scotland the Brave
  • Mhari's Wedding
  • Calon Lan
  • Wings
  • Flower of Scotland
  • A Man's a Man for that
  • The Barren Rocks of Aiden
  • Mull of Kintyre
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Skye Boat Song
  • The Liberton Pipe Band
  • The Rowan Tree
  • The High Road to Gairloch
  • No awae to bide awa'
  • Cock of the North
  • Highland Catherdral
  • Flowers of the Forrest
  • Scottish Soldier
  • All The Blue Bonnets are over the Border
  • Guide me of thou Great Jehovah (Bread of Heaven)
  • O'er the bows to Ballindalloch

Uniform
I can offer a variety of styles of dress, depending on your preference, including:

  • No:1 full uniform including feather bonnet and long pipers plaid, worn with the MacKenzie tartan.
  • No:2 evening dress with Charlie jacket and cravat.

I usually wear the MacKenzie tartan (otherwise known as the regimental tartan of the Seaforth Highlanders).  During the hot summer months I may opt to wear the No: 2 uniform for comfort.  However if you would prefer the more traditional No: 1 uniform then please feel free to request this option.


   

If you would love to see more photographs, there are plenty on my Facebook page and also on my Pinterest page.