Hire A Scottish Wedding Bagpiper

What greater way to add a touch of Scotland to your wedding than to have a Scottish wedding bagpiper playing lively traditional tunes in full dress. Wow your guests as they are piped into your wedding venue on arrival. Watch heads turn and tears well up in everyone’s eyes as the bride is piped down the aisle to a beautiful Scottish melody. 

Over 25 Years Experience

I have been performing at weddings for over 25 years at events all over the North of the UK, the Midlands, as well as internationally and have gratefully received countless testimonials from clients happy with my services. 

 

Performance Options

I offer the following packages as examples of what’s typically required of a bagpiper at a traditional wedding:

Ceremony Package

From £165

  • Piping as guests arrive
  • Piping the arrival of the bride / groom
  • Piping the bride / groom down the aisle
  • Piping during the signing of the register 
  • Piping the newly weds back up the aisle or as they exit
  • Piping for 30 minutes whilst photos are being taken
 

Reception Package

From £165

  • Piping the arrival of the wedding party and guests
  • Piping for 30 minutes during drinks reception / photos
  • Piping the newly wed couple to the top table. 

Ceremony and Reception

Ed Arnold Bagpiper Clapham, Yorkshire

From £200

Package includes being available for the full day, from greeting guests pre-ceremony, to piping the happy couple to the top table .

Tartans and Dress Options

Unfortunately  my wardrobe just isn’t big enough to accommodate the many hundreds of available tartans! However I do have a good selection that I can offer as part of my attire to match your wedding party colours. 

Royal Stewart

Formal day wear / evening wear

Black Stewart

Formal day wear / evening wear / full regimental

Buchanan Tartan

Formal day wear / evening wear / full regimental.

Brown

Formal day wear / evening wear

American Universal

Formal day wear / evening wear / full regimental

Irish Diaspora

Formal day wear / evening wear

Mackenzie

Formal day wear / evening wear

Black Watch

Formal day wear / evening wear

Dress Options

Nottingham Bagpiper

Formal Day Dress / Evening Dress

Bonnie Prince Charlie / Argyll Jacket, Glengarry Hat, Shirt, Tie, Waistcoat, Kilt Sporran, Kilt Hose, Ghille Brogues

Full Regimental Dress

Feather Bonnet, Shoulder Plaid, Tunic, Crossbelt, Kilt Belt, Horsehair Sporran, Hose Toppers, Spats, Brogues

Repertoire 

I always play a suitable selection of upbeat, traditional, and contemporary highland bagpipe tunes whilst entertaining guests. The following tunes are very popular for leading the bride (or groom) down the aisle:

  • Highland Cathedral
  • Amazing Grace
  • For The Love of  A Princess (Braveheart)
  • Flower of Scotland

The following tunes are popular as the newly married couple exit the ceremony:

  • Highland Laddie
  • The Black Bear
  • The Athol Highlanders
  • The Glendural Highlanders
  • Cock O’ The North

The following tunes are popular for leading the happy couple to the top table;

  • The Athol Highlanders
  • Scotland The Brave
  • Flower of Scotland

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Areas Covered

Yorkshire – Derbyshire – Nottinghamshire – Lincolnshire – Manchester – Lancashire – Cheshire 

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