Pipers & Pipe Bands
We pride ourselves in providing a wide range of both pipers and pipe bands all accredited through our International Highlanders Network. You will find details on ceremonial and wedding day pipers, pipe bands and full pipe bands below. All pipers in our network are personally auditioned and selected by ourselves in order that we know they meet our high standards and so remove the risk that is sometimes inherent when engaging pipers or bands via the internet, agents or other sources. Naturally they are all covered by our public liability insurance.
A solo piper, two pipers or a larger group of pipers can add that extra dimension of uniqueness and memorability to any occasion and at any location. We provide both male and female pipers and with a few exceptions all our pipers wear the full traditional Highland dress ceremonial uniform.
The pipers can welcome guests to a function, escort guests into a formal meal, play around the tables after dinner, escorting dignitaries or VIPS arriving at an event or ceremony, play in the background during a reception and, of course, perform at sunset or the close of an event. A piper, or pipers, are also extremely effective in attracting people's attention at a trade or sales promotional event.
All our performers follow a strict code of conduct with regard to planning their performances, appearance, on site client liaison etc. See a video clip of some of our network's ceremonial pipers at an event.
Add originality to the most important day of your life by arranging for one of our Ceremonial pipers in full traditional Highland dress uniform to perform during this special day, whatever and wherever your wedding arrangement. We can also provide ceilidh bands and other Scottish themed entertainement.
Having arranged for pipers to successfully perform at over 1,000 weddings throughout the UK and worldwide, you can be assured that the quality of our service is of the standard you will be looking for on your wedding day... ...a day when you don't want to make any compromise. We specialise in tailoring our pipers' performances exactly to your requirements as no two weddings are exactly the same.
We provide a quotation based on your requirements so do please contact us with the date and location of your wedding together with your ideas as to how you would like to arrange the piper's performance. If you are unsure as to how the piper could be best used at your wedding then, don't worry, we will be quite happy to discuss a number of ideas with you!
Our pipers can be present at the ceremony, reception or both and we have even been asked to give a Groom a 'wake-up call' on the actual morning of the wedding! See a video clip of some of our network's wedding pipers.
New!...a bagpipe tune specially composed for your wedding day, played at your wedding, named as you wish and available to you to keep in written manuscript form or as an audio CD with your wedding photo on the cover.
We are able to supply both military and civilian pipe bands of the highest standard of both musical efficiency and presentation. We can also provide commentaries (and commentators if necessary) tailor made for your event. All the bands qualified to our standards are able to undertake marching displays that can be devised to suit your particular location and can offer a ceremonial 'Beating the Retreat' performance guaranteed to impress and entertain your guests or audience. This can be undertaken by one band or we can provide Massed Pipe Bands for a large event/arena and additionally provide civilian or military brass bands as a part of the total ensemble.
We also provide 'mini bands' which comprise of either 7 or 10 pipers and drummers for indoor events or other events to suit a budget which may not allow for the engagement of a full band which would normally comprise of approximately 20 band members.
Our pipers and pipe bands have played at many major events including the Ryder Cup opening and closing ceremonies at The Belfry, England; at the Suffolk Show; at the Palace of Verdailles, France; the Millenium Dome on December 31,1999; Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Royal Gala evening at Windsor Castle’ and as entertainment for passengers on the QE2.
See a video clip of some of our network's pipe bands.