Whatever your event, a piper will add a sense of occasion and ceremony, and provide a great welcome for your guests or clients. For visitors to Scotland, seeing a bagpiper in Piper’s No.1 Full Highland Dress and hearing the sound of the bagpipes is a must!
I frequently play as a Burns Supper Piper, and for coach parties, cruise ships, conferences, dinners, opening ceremonies and community events. No type of event is unusual for me to play at! No event is the same. If you wish get in touch to discuss your event I will be sure to give you helpful advice and suggestions to make sure your party or guest of honour receive the welcome they deserve!
Have your piper play for your guests as they arrive at your dinner venue. I can play outside when guests arrive, and to announce the start of the meal, I can pipe your guests and/or top table dignatories from any reception area to their seats in the dining room.
Give your conference a Scottish touch, and impress your overseas delegates by having a piper wearing Full Highland Dress welcome them to your conference. Give your Keynote Speaker a welcome like this before the serious business of the day begins!
No trip to Scotland is complete for a vistor without getting close-up to a bagpiper! There are many opportunities to perform for tour groups – dinner welcomes, airport arrivals, Piping and Highland Dancing displays, Bagpipe Workshops and much more.
Are you opening a new premises, or launching or promoting your brand or product? Having a piper wearing Full Highland Dress to mark your official launch greatly adds to the ceremony. Attention is guaranteed and will increase the footfall of potential customers!
Are you holding an Awards Ceremony? Add a sense of occasion and a Scottish touch by having me pipe your award nominees and guests into the venue and Drinks Reception. Following that I can pipe them into the dining room for the start of the formal proceedings.
A piper or pipers playing for a friend or family member’s special birthday is a great surprise and makes the event all the more memorable. Of course, Happy Birthday can be played on the pipes, and also any favourite tune of the birthday celebrant. Your piper can play as guests and/or the birthday celebrant arrive at the party.
Are you showing an international rugby or football game in your bar or restaurant? A piper wearing Full Highland Dress playing through your venue at the beginning, half time and at the end of a game really adds to the atmosphere and guarantees additional Social Media attention for your business.
Do you have a special guest or dignatory arriving at your event, whom you wish to receive a special welcome? I can play to welcome your VIP upon arrival, and perform a toast to them if you are hosting a meal.
A piper or a Pipe Band is a must-have for any Hogmanay celebrations. A piper can play early in the evening to welcome guests, and then play at midnight to “bring in the bells”. A Pipe Band or Mini-Band is fantastic at this time!
The Piper's No.1 Full Highland Dress is the ceremonial Piper's Highland Outfit, with the large hat (Feather Bonnet), Piper's Doublet, Piper's Plaid, Piper's Dirk, belts and a large horse hair sporran.
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