Pipe Major Andrew

Pipe Major Andrew
Location Cheshire
Starting from £156.00
1 reviews
Location Cheshire
Starting from £156.00
Read 1 reviews

Pipe Major Andrew has been playing the bagpipes for over 30 years after learning the instrument at just 9 years old and since had the privilege to travel all over the world and play at many events and functions.

Pipe Major Andrew

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Andrew began to perform with the Great Highland Bagpipe when he was just 9 years old and learning the craft and travelling the country. At age 17, Andrew joined the army became a member of the world famous Pipes and Drums of the 1st Batallion - The Black Watch.

Andrew then travelled all over the world with the band, along with the 'day job' as a soldier. The Black Watch is one of the Army's premier pipe bands and Andrew considers himself very lucky to have continued to learn and develop his style of performance. This lead to him being selected to play at many high profile events over the world including the Hong Kong handover, playing for the Royal Family and several heads of state and of course, the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Since leaving the army, Andrew has become Pipe Major and competed in most of the official championships across the UK and Europe and also now performs at Weddings, Funerals, Burns Night events and much more. He has a number of full tartans in both formal and less formal options.

Andrew is happy to learn a song for your event providing it fits the instrument and suitable period of notice is given.

Popular

  • Amazing Grace
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Abide With Me
  • Mull Of Kintyre
  • Auld Langs Syne

Slow airs/songs

  • Caledonia
  • Cock of the North
  • Danny boy
  • Going Home
  • Happy Birthday
  • Hector the Hero
  • Maries Wedding
  • Mull of Kintyre
  • My Home
  • Scottish soldier
  • The Cradle song
  • The Dark Isle
  • The Flower of Scotland
  • The Leaving of Liverpool
  • The Mingualy boat song
  • The Mist covered mountains
  • The Sky boat song
  • These are my mountains
  • We're no awa tae bide awa

Laments

  • Flowers of the Forrest
  • Sleep Dearie Sleep

Hymns

  • Abide with me
  • Oft the Stilly Night

Marches

  • Bonnie Dundee
  • Donald MacLean of Lewis
  • Farewell to the Creeks
  • Highland laddie
  • Jeannie Mauchline
  • King George the V's Army
  • Liberton pipe band
  • Lord Lovat's lament
  • Murdo's Wedding
  • Scotland the Brave
  • The 25th KOSB's farewell to Meerut
  • The Atholl Highlanders
  • The Barren Rocks of Aden
  • The Bathgate Highland games
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • The Battle of Waterloo
  • The Black bear
  • The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
  • The Crags of tumble down mountain
  • The Green Hills of Tyrol
  • The Heights of Dargai
  • The Road to the Isles
  • The Rose of Allendale
  • The Roses of Prince Charlie
  • The Rowan Tree
  • The Steam boat
  • When the Battle's O'er
  • Ye jacobites by name

Burns

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • A Man's a man for a that
  • My Love she's but a Lassie yet
  • Corn rigs are bonnie
  • Ye Banks and Braes
  • Will ye no come back again
  • Ae fond Kiss
, Private Party, Cheshire
5/5

Pipe Major Andrew played beautifully covering all of my requests. My mum was both moved and delighted and I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew.


  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (1996, 1997, 1998, 2014)
  • Kenya (1996)
  • Tour of New Zealand (1997)
  • Piping for the Normandy veterans on their annual return to France (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • The Basel Tattoo (2015)
  • The Berlin Tattoo (2016)
  • The Malta Military Tattoo (2017)
  • Tour of North America (1994, 1998)
  • The Hong Kong Rugby sevens (1996)
  • The Hand over of Hong Kong (1997)
  • Kirklees Festival of Remebrance (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017, 2018)

Countries performed in

  • United Kingdom
  • America
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • New Zealand
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • France

How long do you play for?
Most requirements for a piper are for short performances during certain parts of the events. Due to the volume of the instrument, I wouldn't typically play for anymore than 10 minutes at a time but can play at various points in the day if required.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I am fully insured.

How much space do you require?
Just a room to get changed in at most. Not always required and dependant on the event.

My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Given enough notice and if it is a piece that can be played properly on the pipes, then yes.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

North East

Durham £288.00 Northumberland £288.00 North Yorkshire £288.00 South Yorkshire £288.00 Tyne and Wear £288.00 West Yorkshire £288.00 Yorkshire £288.00 East Yorkshire £216.00 Leeds £216.00

North West

Cheshire £156.00 Cumbria £216.00 Manchester £156.00 Lancashire £156.00 Merseyside £156.00 Liverpool £156.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £216.00 Leicestershire £216.00 Lincolnshire £288.00 Northamptonshire £288.00 Nottinghamshire £216.00 Rutland £288.00

East

Cambridgeshire £360.00 Norfolk £420.00 Suffolk £420.00 Norwich £420.00

Wales

Anglesey £288.00 Caernarvonshire £360.00 Denbigh £288.00 Flint £216.00 Cardigan £360.00 Brecon £360.00 Carmarthen £360.00 Glamorgan £420.00 Monmouth £420.00 Pembroke £420.00 Wrexham £216.00 Cardiff £420.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £240.00 Herefordshire £240.00 Shropshire £216.00 Staffordshire £216.00 Warwickshire £216.00 Worcestershire £288.00 Birmingham £240.00

South East

Bedfordshire £420.00 Berkshire £420.00 Buckinghamshire £420.00 East Sussex £480.00 Essex £480.00 Hampshire £480.00 Hertfordshire £480.00 Kent £480.00 Oxfordshire £480.00 Surrey £480.00 Sussex £480.00 West Sussex £480.00 London £720.00 Middlesex £480.00

South West

Cornwall £600.00 Devon £600.00 Dorset £600.00 Somerset £600.00
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