A Solo Highland Piper

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About A Solo Highland Piper

If you are looking for a bagpiper your search ends at A Solo Highland Piper, where Derek, a full time professional bagpipe player, will offer his 17 years of experience to keep your wedding even more special with the unique effect that a professional bagpiper can offer. He will be the ideal choice for the soundtrack of the happiest day of your life.

Services offered

Services include music for your church wedding:

  • Entertainment of the guests before and after the ceremony
  • Play you into and out of the ceremony
  • Take you into your reception and to your top table -giving a highland blessing, if required

Other services

Services offered by A Solo Highland Piper have added atmosphere to:

  • Christenings
  • Army and R.A.F. balls
  • Corporate events
  • Fabulous cathedrals and churches
  • Reunion parties in pubs
  • Private celebration in homes

Areas covered

He mainly covers the Durham, Bishop Auckland, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle on Tyne, Washington, Darlington, Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough, Cumbria areas. In addition, he will also travel further afield, should you require a professional bagpipe player in the north east of England.

Off to Seaham Hall
Off to Seaham Hall
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A Solo Highland Piper
A Solo HIghland piper
A Solo HIghland piper
I love my job
I love my job
Not Abbey Road, Tynemouth Road
Not Abbey Road, Tynemouth Road
Escorting the Bride
Escorting the Bride
Brave Heart
Brave Heart
Laying flowers for mam
Laying flowers for mam
Off to Seaham Hall
Off to Seaham Hall
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A Solo Highland Piper
A Solo HIghland piper
A Solo HIghland piper

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A Solo Highland Piper FAQ

  • What is included in the wedding package?
    A church wedding. Entertain the guests before and after the ceremony. Play you into and out of the ceremony. Take you into your reception and to your top table. Giving a highland blessing if required
  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    I have bookings for over 18 months. As If the client has booked for the Minsters or the Abbeys they have to book well in advance for these and also the large hotels are booked well in advance
  • Size of group:
    Soloist
  • Repertoire:
    Most of the scottish and irish tunes I have in my repertoire along with a few pop and classical ones as well. I also have tunes for the kiddies tunes and plenty of tunes for the older guests
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Yes as long as it is possible to play on the pipes and can download the music requested by the client
  • Experience:
    Having played for 17 years full time and about 20 years before that. But full time for 17 years
  • Do you have your own equipment?
    Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
    No
  • Are you able to travel?
    Yes, mainly North east of england but will travel further afield
  • Is there a charge for traveling?
    No
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
    No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    Alone
  • What is the length of time of the act?
    Up to 1 hour for parties. Usually 2 hours for a church wedding and the same for the reception
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
    10 mins to tune in only
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    Yes
  • How do you charge extra time?
    Depends on the time of day. I always discuss this with the client
  • What are the forms of payment?
    A 30% booking fee is taken to make this a concrete booking. The rest to be paid on the day to the piper

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    10% discount for couples at Hitched.co.uk
    If you're coming from Hitched.co.uk we'll give you a 10% discount on the services contracted. Don't forget to present your voucher when you come see us.

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