Alan The Piper

Alan The Piper

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Location Lancashire
Starting from £124
10 Reviews

With appearances on Coronation Street, SKY and BBC, Alan is one of the UK's most experienced and authentic bagpipers in the UK.

  • Highlights
  • Experienced piper covering the North West of England
  • The official Bagpiper at the prestigious Grand National
  • Several styles of dress to fit any theme of event

Absolutely brilliant! Highly recommend Alan to anyone wanting a bag piper.

Gary Belwood, Manchester

Added a special touch to our day. He was friendly and professional.

Debbie Jones, Cumbria


If you need a bagpiper for a wedding, party or any other function in the Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside areas, then Alan is the artist for you! Alan started playing at the age of 7 and by 9 was competing with the Chorley Pipe Band travelling the length and breadth of England and Scotland.

Under the pupilage of Joe Swarbrick and the late George Walkingshaw, brother of Bob Walkingshaw, the founding Pipe Major of Chorley Pipe Band, Alan has taken part in many contests, including all the major championships, such as the World Championship in Glasgow and the Dunoon Cowal Championship. Competing since the age of 9 Alan has maintained a standard of bagpiping to satisfy people’s needs and expectations.

Alan has recently also appeared in Coronation Street!

As a Wedding Day Piper Alan is able to provide a traditional highland experience and offers 3 styles of dress for the occasion:

• A black jacket with Fraser ancient hunting tartan
• A blue or navy jacket with the Macbeth modern tartan
• A Macleod of Harris ancient hunting tartan



By Alan The Piper




Traditional and Modern Songs

  • Lord Lovetts
  • Highland Laddie
  • Green Hills Of Tyrol
  • 51st Highland Division
  • Battle Of Waterloo
  • The Bonnie Lass Of Fyvie
  • The Barren Rocks Of Aden
  • Match Of The Day Theme
  • The Big Birl
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Glasgow Police Pipers
  • Caledonia
  • Kitchenpiper
  • Pupmpkins Fancy
  • O Suzzana
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down
  • When The Saints
  • Vindaloo
  • Wembley
  • Northern Lights Of Aberdeen
  • Leaving Of Liverpool
  • Flintstones Theme
  • Campdown Races
  • Wild Rover
  • Scotland The Brave
  • Maggie
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Amazing Grace
  • Mullof Kintyre
  • These Are My Mountains
  • Black Bear
  • Z Cars Theme
  • Distant Hills
  • Mairis Wedding
  • Blue Bells Of Scotland
  • Mexican Wavedance
  • Mingauly Boat Song
  • Abide A War
  • Morag Of Dunvegan
  • My Home
  • Cradle Song
  • Hovis Song
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Long Way To Tipperary

  • Solo

10 Reviews

Top reviews

Ross McCalman

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire

Very professional, superbly costumed and excellent piper. Enhanced our wedding, all our guests loved him. 100% recommend to anybody.

Gary Belwood

Event: Wedding
Location: Manchester

Absolutely brilliant! Highly recommend Alan to anyone wanting a bag piper for their next event.

Denise Norman

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria

We had Alan for our wedding, he made our day so special for us and our families. He was such a big part of our day and it will always be in our hearts and something we will never forget. Thank you to all that made this possible, we are over the moon, and feel extremely blessed.

Chris Cohen

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire

Alan turned up earlier than planned - Which was good, no worrying about him being late... haha! He was amazing!! Cannot recommend highly enough.

Robert Coates

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire

Alan was fantastic.

Tanya Mccluskey

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria

The booking process was simple and Alan was fantastic on the day! My guests all enjoyed the performance and I would highly recommend Alan, thanks again. Mr & Mrs McGregor

Mark Middlemiss

Event: Funeral
Location: Durham

Alan could not have been more professional, he rang a couple of nights before to ask what I wanted and was very friendly and cheerful. He basically just did it, he went above and beyond to make sure everything was right, he knew what he was doing and I had no problem leaving him to it. Under these circumstances it's good to have people who just "get on with it" and for that I would recommend Alan to anyone wanting this type of service.

Lucy Strange

Event: Private Party
Location: Leicestershire

Alan made the evening magical. We would definitely have him again and we would recommend him to others. To us... He made the feel of the party magical!!!

Dave Robinson

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire

Many thanks to Alan, we were so impressed with him. He looked great and he sounded amazing. It really made a difference to the ceremony. We could not have been more pleased. Thanks so much Alan.

Debbie Jones

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria

Alan played at our wedding on 10th August - he offered us a good range of music, was able to play the songs that we specifically requested and looked the part in his Highland outfit. He played a couple of sets and added a special touch to our day. He was friendly and professional so very much recommended.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    North West
    • Cheshire £124
    • Cumbria £124
    • Lancashire £124
    • Manchester £124
    • Merseyside £124
    • Anglesey £124
    • Caernarvonshire £124
    • Denbigh £124
    • Flint £124

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