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See where I’ve been piping recently, find out my thoughts on the many venues I’ve play at, and more.


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Recent Posts

  • Black Arrow Rocket
    Rockets Away!
    January 25, 2019 by
    Penicuik, just south of Edinburgh has not been a place associated with...
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  • Hogmanay 2019
    Hogmanay 2019
    January 2, 2019 by
    Delighted to have been asked back to play as a Hogmanay Bagpiper for the second year in a row at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews for their Hogmanay celebrations. Playing with me as a Mini-Pipe band to play in the “Bells” and perform a short recital were...
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  • Jumble Sale Gems
    Jumble Sale Gems
    December 18, 2018 by
    My mother was a great frequenter of Jumble Sales, Car Boot Sales and Charity Shops over the years, and would regularly come home with some great finds. I remember when I she found this plaid brooch for me in one of the regular Jumble Sales held in the...
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  • Wedding Ceremony RRS Discovery Bagpiper
    Wedding onboard RRS Discovery
    November 17, 2018 by
    Not my first time visiting the Discovery, but the first time to be onboard as a Wedding Bagpiper! This was for Andy and Yvette’s wedding. I always like playing at outdoor weddings, and especially at a unique venue like this one. The Discovery, of course, is the...
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  • Wedding at Seacliff Beach
    Outdoor Wedding at Seacliff Beach
    November 12, 2018 by
    Today I played as a Wedding Piper at a fantastically informal Wedding Ceremony for an Italian couple at Seacliff Beach near Tantallon Castle, North Berwick. The wedding party was fairly small, but the numbers soon swelled with numerous curious dogs and their walkers who all stopped to...
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